Westchester Community College Center for the Arts maintains one of the most extensive black and white wet darkrooms in the region. Digital facilities include two computer labs equipped with Macintosh computers, flatbed and slide scanners, as well as high-res inkjet printers. A well-equipped lighting studio provides an invaluable instruction environment for both digital and traditional photographic practices. An extremely knowledgeable technical staff maintains the facilities and is available to assist students enrolled in photography courses.

Available Photography Equipment:

Darkroom Facilities:

Fully equipped wet black & white printing darkroom:

13 Durst M 805 enlargers w/ negative carriers and Scheider lenses

Durst Laborator 1200 4×5” enlarger w/ VLS 501 head

Paper processing sinks

1 Resin Coated paper print washer

1 Fiber based paper print washer

One color photography lab with five color darkrooms:

Durst Laborator 1200 4×5” color enlargers w/ CLS 501 head

Durst M 805 color enlargers (up to 6 x 4.5 mm) w/ negative carriers

Kreonite KMIV color paper processor

Color viewing filters, black & white contrast filters, film processing tanks

Professional film processing sink

Drying cabinets for paper & film

Chemicals for processing black & white film, paper; color paper

Exhaust system

Lighting Studio:

Rack system:

Smith-Victor hot lights

Photogenic studio strobes


Bogen backdrop large w/ 3 racks

Calumet heavy duty light stands

Smith Victor hot lights (2)

Lowel Omni Pro (3)

Calumet Travelight monolight (studio strobe) (2)

Profoto monolights (2)

Various light controls: grips, gels, stands, barn doors, boxes, tripods, sand bags, weights, booms, super claps, A clamps, reflectors, grids, five-in-one reflectors (3), scrims, gobos, cords, sync cords, extension cords

clamp-on lights


Nikon D300 and Nikon D90 digital SLR cameras

Mamiya RZ67 W/ normal and portrait lenses; Polaroid & film backs


Digital Photography:

In Focus X2 Multi-use Performance Digital Projector (portable)

Nikon V film scanner

multi card readers

flash card reader

Macintosh work stations equipped with Adobe Creative Suite.

2 Epson flatbed/transparency scanners

1 HP DeskJet 995ck

1 HP DeskJet 990 cxi

1 HP color laser jet 4500

Epson Stylus Pro 3880 inkjet printer

3 Epson Stylus Photo R2400



5 paper cutters

4 light boxes

One large dry mount press

Two small dry mount presses

2 tack irons

4 paper platens

1 professional mat cutter