Monday – Thursday 11am – 10pm
Friday – Sunday noon – 8pm
Digital Lab Weekend Hours:
Sunday – Saturday 2pm-7pm
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or 206.720.7222 x10 for information about day to day availability.
Upcoming Closure Dates
June 16-18 – For routine maintenance
June 19-20 – Limited Hours: Facilities and Gallery open daily from 12-6pm
July 4 - In observance of Independence Day
August 19-30 – Limited Hours: Facilities and Gallery open daily from 12-8pm
August 31-September 2 – In observance of Labor Day
September 3-20 – Limited Hours: Facilities and Gallery open daily from 12-8pm
The facilities at Photo Center NW 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 Photo Center NW, 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 Photo Center NW 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/Photo Center 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|
|Alternative Process Room||Member/Photo Center Student||Public|
|Digital Lab||Member/Photo Center Student||Public|
|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/Ink Charge||$0.05/sq inch||$0.05/sq inch|
|Paper Charge 8.5×11″ sheet||$0.50/sheet||$0.50/sheet|
|Paper Charge Roll Paper||$1.00/sq foot||$1.00/sq foot|
|Daylight and Lighting Studio||Member/Photo Center 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.
|Other Services / Equipment||Member/Photo Center Student||Public|
|Dry Mount Press||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.
Facility rental rates include the use of equipment and materials such as an enlarger, film processing tank, darkroom chemistry, computer, scanner, studio lighting, etc. Members and students are expected to provide their own materials such as film, paper (for darkroom or digital printing) and digital file storage devices.