Wolverhampton School of Art

Photography facilities

State of the art photography facilities that include:

  • 8  industry standard professional photographic studios
  • 2 double height photography studios with motor vehicle access 
  • 4 photography studios with multiple backdrops
  • 2 table top Studio facilities for product shots, glass and ceramic photography
  • A  client focussed meeting space

State of the art equipment:

  • Digital Medium Format cameras Pentax 645Z
  • Double height photography studio with vehicle access
  • Permanent black and white infinity scoops
  • Access to a great range of Broncolor & Bowens studio flash lighting
  • Professional black and white darkroom with 16 professional Durst 805 enlargers
  • B&W film processing facilities – chemistry supplied
  • Excellent traditional fibre-based printing facilities – chemistry supplied
  • Ilfolab B&W print machine for 1min dry to dry resin coated prints
  • Experimental room for solo B&W printing and alternative processes
  • Colour darkrooms with year round access to RA4 dry to dry colour print machine
  • Dedicated Mac scanning/IT suite with Hasselblad Flextight film scanners & Nikon Super Coolscan 9000ED scanners
  • Access to a comprehensive range of professional digital photographic printing papers, via our digital print room
  • Free Wi-Fi access throughout the university
  • Access to the Technical Hub; an online resource packed with information, videos and links to enhance your learning experience

Photographic equipment available for hire (free of charge)

  • Digital Medium Format cameras including: Hasselblad H3DII, LEAF Aptus & Valeo
  • Nikon Digital SLRs: D300 & D90s · 10 Hasselblad 501 & 12 Mamiya 645 medium format film cameras with a wide range lenses
  • Horseman (Studio) & Wista (Field) Large format cameras (4x5)
  • Nikon FM2 & FM3a 35mm SLR cameras with a wide range lenses
  • Everything for the darkroom: Contact Printers, Multigrade Filters, Focus Finders, Blower Brushes

The Photo Store also sells film and paper to make sure you always have what you need when you need it.

Photography facilities gallery: