providing equitable access to professional studios and state-of-the-art equipment to make great work

Comprised of six studio areas across more than 4,000 square feet, the USU Photo facilities provide students access to exceptional learning spaces. Our robust inventory of digital and film equipment offers unique hands-on experiences with a range of formats and methodologies. We regularly consult with industry professionals to stay up to date on latest technologies and production standards so students are prepared for work immediately upon graduation.

With the USU Caine College of the Arts Differential Tuition Program, students do not pay lab fees for any coursework. Instead, tuition dollars go directly into providing students with equitable access to equipment and supplies––minimizing financial obstacles and maximizing opportunities to make great work.


  • Black and white darkroom with 9 Saunders/LPL 4x5 enlargers
  • 2 alternative process darkrooms
  • 9 private darkrooms for junior/senior BFA and MFA students
  • 3 film loading/processing darkrooms
  • 2 JOBO film processors
  • Archival print washers
  • 2 large format UV exposure units
  • Wet-plate collodion mobile tent darkroom

digital production studio

  • M1 Mac Studio computers with 27” BenQ PhotoVue Monitors
  • Adobe Creative Suite, PhotoMechanic, CaptureOne, Mirage, and QuadToneRip software
  • Epson SureColor P8000 and P5000 printers
  • Epson V750 scanner with wet-mount

print finishing studio

  • Dry mount presses
  • Professional print trimmers and mat cutters
  • Archival framing tools
  • Flat file storage
  • 16x20, 20x24, 24x30 frames

classroom studio

  • 8x30-foot magnetic critique wall with 5000k daylight balanced gallery lights
  • 72-inch flatscreen TV

lighting studio

  • 30-foot cyclorama wall
  • Studio tech multicart with MacBook Pro for tethered capture and editing
  • Studio camera stand
  • Strobes, hot lights, modifiers, backdrops
  • Booms and light stands

equipment for student check-out

  • Fuji GFX100S medium format digital camera system
  • Nikon Mirrorless Z8, Z7II, and Z6II camera systems
  • Toyo Field 45AII large format 4x5 cameras
  • Cambo SCX 8x10 large format rail camera
  • Mamiya RB67 and RZ67 medium format camera systems
  • Fuji GSW690III medium format camera
  • Rolleiflex, Mamiya, and Yashica Mat twin-lens medium format cameras
  • Hasselblad XPan 35mm panoramic camera
  • 35mm Nikon, Canon, and Minolta camera systems
  • Tripods
  • Light meters
  • Portable strobes and flashes
  • Changing tents, reflectors, and diffusers

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