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Photography: Photo Equipment Cage

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Due to the county-wide shelter in place order, the CCA campus, shops, and studios will be closed to all students, faculty, and staff after 5pm on Monday, 3/16/2020 until further notice. If you are unable to retrieve personal belongings, do not worry, as your items will remain safely stored in the studios.

Please do not hesitate to reach out to the Photo Studio Manager Brianna Tadeo if you have any questions or concerns.

MANX (Martinex Annex Photo Studios)
Oakland Campus

All undergraduate students, graduate students, staff, and faculty who are enrolled in or have completed the course that addresses the area of the Photography lab they wish to use are eligible to use the Photography facilities during staffed hours.

Anybody who has taken a corresponding course at a school other than CCA who wishes to use the lab must get permission from the studio manager and go through an orientation before lab access is permitted. Contact Brianna Tadeo, Photography studio manager, at 510.594.3718 or, for additional information.

Take-home equipment is only available to Photography majors and those students who are currently enrolled in a Photography course.

After-hours access is available to advanced Photography majors currently enrolled in a Photography course. Undergraduate majors are required to have completed at least 60 units, completed Tools I-III and Investigations I, and passed or be currently enrolled in Tools IV and Investigations II in order to be granted after-hours privileges. Photography graduate students are granted after-hours access based on knowledge and previous experience.

*After-hours students are responsible for lab clean up and break down when working without a lab monitor present.

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Brianna Tadeo

Photography Studio Manager

About the Photography: Photo Equipment Cage

CCA's Photography studios and checkout center have been designed and equipped to enable students to realize any photographic project they wish to pursue.

In addition to the college's top-of-the-line digital facilities, the Photography Program maintains a large analog black-and-white printing and film-developing facility, including a dedicated large-format mural darkroom.

Equally important is the Photography checkout center (AKA "The Cage"), which provides students overnight access to all of the equipment they need to complete their assignments. Contact the Photography checkout center at 510.594.3618.


Spring 2021 Photo Checkout/Returns/Extensions

Are you a student with campus access and without the photo resources you need for class? Are you looking to return your checkout? Or maybe you’re looking to request an extension on your current checkout! Well–look no further!

START HERE ⇨ Complete the CCA PHOTO SP21: Photo Equipment Form

STEP 2. If your request is approved, the photo studio manager Brianna Tadeo will contact you regarding your equipment request and a timeslot for curbside pickup/drop off.

[Tuesday, May 18th ~ All equipment will be due back and you will be notified with a time slot to return your equipment loan]

Notes: if you don’t show up within 15 minutes of your scheduled appointment time, you will need to reschedule your appointment.

Available Pickup/Return dates (by appointment only!)

February Tuesday 9th

March Tuesday 9th

April Tuesday 13th

May Tuesday 11th

May Tuesday 18th

Photo equipment pickup/return will be scheduled for the second Tuesday of every month until the end of the Spring 2021 semester. This is subject to change depending on health and safety orders from the Country/State.

If you have any question about this process, please don't hesitate to reach out to the photo studio manager, Brianna Tadeo (

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