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Photography: Black & White Darkroom

Last updated on Nov 22, 2021

Fall 2021 Hours

Nov. 24th - Nov. 28th

Staffed Hours
[Darkroom + Photo cage]
24th Wednesday: 11:00 AM - 6:00 PM
25th-28th: Closed

Unstaffed Hours
24th Wednesday: 6:00 PM- 12:00 AM
25th Thursday: Campus Closed!
26th Friday: Campus Closed!
27th-28th: 7:00 AM -12:00 AM

Nov. 29th - Dec. 14th

Monday—Thursday: 11:00 AM- 9:00 PM
Friday: 11:00 AM- 7:00 PM
Saturday: CLOSED
Sunday: 2:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Monday—Sunday: 7:00 AM- 12:00 AM

Here's what you need to qualify for UNSTAFFED HOURS :

You must be a Photography Major that has completed at least 60 units at the beginning of the semester. 

Have already Passed:

Have already passed or are currently enrolled in:

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

FALL 2021: Access to the black & white darkroom is reserved for:

  • Undergraduate students that are enrolled in or have completed Tools 1
  • Graduate students that have had a darkroom orientation
  • Current faculty

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.

The black and white darkroom is open whenever the cage is open, except when it is reserved for a class. Please refer to the calendar in the darkroom hallway for class schedules. There are no reservations, enlarging stations are checked out on a first-come, first-served basis.
See Rules and Regulations in the resource section for more important details

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Brianna Tadeo

Photography Studio Manager

About the Photography: Black & White Darkroom

You should come prepared with photo paper, negative sleeves, negative cleaning cloth or brush, and a negative binder. Although the photo lab supplies film developing tanks and reels, we encourage you to buy your own. Other inexpensive items to consider for your personal lab kit includes lens tissue and cleaner, a pair of small scissors, print bags, and an archival print storage box.

Tools and Equipment

  • 18 black-and white Omega D-5 enlarging stations
  • 1 RC print washers
  • 16 x 20 Fiber washer




Fall 2021 // Photo Lab Orientations

For those who are not familiar with space or would like a refresher, orientations are required before any students/faculty can work in the Darkroom, Lighting Studio, and Digital Darkroom.

Orientations are by appointment only// There will be NO MORE orientation for FA/21 after Oct.21st.

If you are seeking continued access to one or more of the Photography Areas, please email the Studio Manager, Brianna Tadeo at


  • You MUST have taken a class at CCA in the area of Photography you are seeking access in to gain permission.'
  • If you are a grad student, you MUST have completed or are currently enrolled in Tools 1: Intro to the Darkroom, or have at least 2-year experience in a darkroom and demonstrate a working knowledge of darkroom equipment to take part in a darkroom orientation. Contact Brianna Tadeo, the Studio Manager, at to see if you are eligible to access the photography faculties.