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Photography: Lighting Studio

Last updated on Jan 16, 2024

*Please see main Photography Studio page for hours.

Rayko Studios - 428 3rd Street Rm. First Floor

Access to the Lighting Studio is reserved for students that have completed or are enrolled in Tools IV and any current student or faculty that has had a Lighting Studio Demo from the Studio Manager. If you would like this orientation, please contact the studio manager, access will be decided on a case-by-case basis.

The Lighting Studio is open whenever the cage is open. Reservations can be made on WebCheckout or at the cage and can be up to two weeks in advance.

WebCheckout: WebCheckout

Rules and Regulations

  • Make sure all equipment is returned by the time the cage is closed
  • There is no unstaffed access to the Phase One Camera
  • Make sure that everything is put back and that the locker doors are closed and locked.
  • Put all lights that remain on the floor in the back of the room. Make sure that the center of the room is clear
  • There is no fire in the Lighting Studio.
  • There are no animals allowed in the Lighting Studio without the studio manager’s permission.
  • There is no drinking or smoking allowed anywhere on campus, this includes the lighting studio.
  • Make sure that the back door is locked when you are done.
  • Everything that you bring in for a shoot must be removed by the end of your shoot, there is no storage in the studio.
  • Make sure to turn off the monitor when you are done with your shoot.
  • Always back up your work.
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Race Dillon

Photography Studio Manager

About the Photography: Lighting Studio

The Lighting Studio is a 600 sq. ft. space for students to learn and use professional lighting equipment. The Lighting Studio is also where students get access to the Phase One digital medium format back system.



SPRING 2024 // 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//

To schedule your orientations please fill out the orientation form:

Orientation Fall 2023

Expect the orientation to take - 45-60 Minutes


  • You must have been completed or are currently enrolled in Tools:I, Tools:II or Tools: IV have at least 2-year experience in a Lightings studio and demonstrate a working knowledge of Lighting equipment to take part in a Lighting studio orientation

  • If you are seeking continued access to one or more of the Photography Areas or if you are a grad student, please contact Race Dillon, the Studio Manager, at to see if you are eligible to access the photography faculties.