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Photography: Irwin Digital Darkroom

Last updated on Nov 22, 2021

7:00 am - 12:00 am

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

1st Floor
Irwin Student Center
Oakland Campus

Rules and Regulations

  • Access permitted only after an orientation.
  • No food or drink allowed.
  • Never prop the door open.
  • Flextight Film Holders must never leave the room and should be returned to the lock box at the end of a scanning session.
  • Access Three Strike Rule:

-First: Stern warning

-Second: No after hours access

-Third: No access for the remainder of semester

-If you break scanners or computers you lose unstaffed access to this space.


  • Reservations for scanners must be made in advance (Limit of 2 per week) and a lockbox key for film holders must be checked out from the Photo Cage. Holders must be returned to lockbox at end of the night.
  • Computer editing stations and networked printers are available on a first come, first served basis.
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Brianna Tadeo

Studio Manager, Photography

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Johnny Galvan

DFAS Studio Manager

About the Photography: Irwin Digital Darkroom

The Digital Darkroom is designed to meet the increased specialized needs of CCA’s Photography Department. Additionally, it functions in collaboration with the Digital Fine Art Studio (DFAS) and is a place where students can scan film, work on digital files, and make small-scale prints.

Tools and Equipment

  • 9 iMac Retina 5k machines
  • Adobe Creative Cloud
  • 2 Hasselblad Flextight scanners
  • 3 - Epson v850
  • 1 - Epson 10000lx





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.

Expect the orientation to take 30 Minutes

  • You will be noticed by the studio manager to confirm your Orientations appointment
  • Please note orientation will not run if there are fewer than 2 people signed up or have not confirmed their appointment time.

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

Requirement: You must have been completed or currently enrolled in Tools III or a Photo Major in their Junior and Senior year. If you are a grad student, please contact Brianna Tadeo, the Studio Manager, at to see if you are eligible to access the photography faculties.