Mon – Thu | 12-9pm
Sat – SUN | 12-6pm
Fridays | Closed

Hours may change during holidays or between quarters. Darkroom, Digital Lab and Studio availability varies due to class schedules. Please contact the front desk at frontdesk@pcnw.org or 206.720.7222 x0 for information about day to day availability.

Upcoming Closure Dates/Changes in Hours
July 4 | PCNW Closed in observance of Independence Day
Aug 15 – Sep 5 | PCNW Closed for Summer Break
Nov 23 – 25 | PCNW Closed for Thanksgiving Break
Dec 19 – Jan 2 | PCNW Closed for Winter Break


The facilities at PCNW are open to all individuals from amateurs to professionals to hobbyists. Individuals may reserve a space in the darkroom, digital lab, or studio up to a week in advance of the desired appointment date. If you are new to PCNW, you will be asked to participate in a free orientation of the facilities which covers equipment use, check-in procedure, safety issues and policies. Students currently enrolled in courses and Members of PCNW receive special discounts on rental rates for the facilities. Enroll in a class or become a Member and take advantage of this great benefit! To schedule an orientation or training session, contact the front desk at 206.720.7222 x10.


Rental Blocks*
Member/PCNW Student Public
20 hour pre-paid block $140.00 +tax ($7/hr) n/a
40 hour pre-paid block $200.00 +tax ($5/hr) n/a
60 hour pre-paid block $225.00 +tax ($3.75/hr) n/a
Unlimited Use Pass $650 +tax – Unlimited facilities use for two consecutive quarters n/a
Black and White Darkroom
Member/Photo Center Student Public
Film Processing $8/hr $12/hr
Enlarger $8/hr $12/hr
Alternative Process Room
Member/PCNW Student Public
$8/hr $12/hr
Digital Lab
Member/Photo Center Student Public
Computer Rental $8.00/hr $12.00/hr
Dry Scanning $16.00/hr – Students currently enrolled in a Scanning class may rent a scanner for $8/hr or deduct the hours from a pre-paid rental block $20.00/hr
Wet-Mount Scanning $24.00/hr – Students currently enrolled in a Scanning class may rent a scanner for $8/hr or deduct the hours from a pre-paid rental block $30.00/hr
Print Charge / PCNW Paper $0.06/sq inch (based on paper size) $0.06/sq inch (based on paper size)
Print Charge / Personal Paper $0.05/sq inch (based on image size) $0.05/sq inch (based on image size)
Daylight and Lighting Studio
Member/PCNW Student Public
Studio Rental $24.00/hr – Students currently enrolled in a Studio class may rent a studio for $8/hr. All usage can be deducted from a pre-paid rental block. Please note that only current students who are taking, or have passed our Light Control class, are eligible to rent the equipment. Other renters must provide their own equipment but may use our backdrops and modifiers. $40.00/hr
Other Services / Equipment
Member/PCNW Student Public
Grey Card $8/hr $12/hr
Copy Stand FREE $8/hr
Dry Mount Press FREE $8/hr
Matt Cutter FREE $8/hr
Matt Cutter Blades $0.25/blade $0.25/blade
Portable Lighting Kit FREE to students currently enrolled in a Studio class; not available to members n/a
4×5 Camera FREE to students currently enrolled in a Large Format class; not available to members n/a
Storage Locker $35.00/quarter + $25 key deposit

*FACILITY RENTAL BLOCKS – Rental blocks are valid for hourly usage only; digital scanning and studio time is multiplied by 2 or 3 respectively when deducted from rental blocks (some exceptions for Students may apply). Digital printing fees (ink + paper) are charged separately. Rental blocks are valid for two academic quarters and expire at the end of this time frame. Blocks will be valid from the first day of an academic quarter (or time of purchase if after the start of the quarter) and will expire on the last day of the following academic quarter. No exceptions. Not available to public users.

What’s included?
Facility rental rates include the use of equipment and materials such as an enlarger, film processing tank, darkroom chemistry, computer, scanner, studio lighting, etc. Renters are expected to provide their own materials such as film, paper (for darkroom or digital printing), digital file storage devices and means of transporting prints.