*The studios are only available to be checked out by students currently enrolled in a photography program – these programs are The Narrative Tableaux and Photography: Foundations. If you are in either of these programs, you will still need a studio proficiency before you can check out the studio for usage. Due to limited staffing and unpredictable conditions amid COVID-19, the lab may have to close suddenly. In the event of a sudden closure, we will put an announcement on the front page of our website, photo.evergreen.edu and an email will be sent to your class. Always check our website before coming in to work in the lab.*
Anyone working in the studio must first receive a studio proficiency. You may reserve one two hour long studio session at a time up to a week in advance. Visit the Photoland desk to make a studio reservation. You may also call the desk at (360) 867-6274 to make a reservation. The studios may not be reserved during class times. **You may drop in to use the studio but there are no guarantees that a studio will be available for your use if you do not make a reservation in advance. If no one has the studio reserved, you can use the studio during open lab hours**
You must arrive for your studio session within 15 minutes of your reservation time or your time slot will be forfeited. Studio reservations are 2 hour time blocks. You must be cleaned up and out of the studio by the end time of your reservation. When coming in for your studio reservation, check in at the Photoland front desk. A lab aide will take your Evergreen ID and checkout any equipment to you that you may need. Then they will walk you down to the studio and look over the equipment with you to make sure everything is in order.
Have a question while working in the studio? Use the phone on the wall by the door to call up to the lab aide for assistance at (360) 867-6274. They will also be in and out of the studio frequently to check on you. It is important to understand that the studios are public spaces – do not expect privacy in the studio. If you are doing a more sensitive shoot, communicate the need for privacy to the lab aide in advance.
When you are about 10 minutes from being ready to leave the studio, use the phone on the wall by the door to call up to tell the lab aide you are ready to checkout (360) 867-6274. Do not come back up to Photoland – the lab aide will come down to look over the studio with you and you’ll come back upstairs together to return your equipment and to get your Evergreen ID back. The studio should be cleaned and left in the same condition as when you checked in. Please take care of the space and clean up after yourself. Repeated neglect of the studio will result in loss of studio privileges. Studio equipment must never be removed from the studio. Please put everything back in its proper place when you are finished using it.
- The Profoto B10 kits are available to be checked out for use on location. The checkout period for the B10s is 2 days. Late fines will apply and checkout privileges will be revoked for repeated late returns.
You may prop the door open to leave the studio to go to the bathroom. The doors will lock behind you so be careful and see the lab aide if you get locked out.
Do not tear or cut any of the seamless paper. If paper is looking ragged, inform the lab aide. Please treat the backgrounds carefully – remove shoes before walking on it, no paint or liquids on the backdrops, etc. We will not be able to replace backdrops mid-quarter so please be kind to them and eachother! When finished with the seamless paper rolls, re-roll the paper back onto the rolls. Do not leave the paper unfurled.
Safety Procedures for using the studio:
College-wide COVID health and safety policies must be observed at all times. Stay up to date with these at evergreen.edu/covid19. In short, masks are required and keep your distance from others working in the space. Only students enrolled in your class are permitted in the studio at any time. That means no portraits of people can be made in the studio of any individuals who are not in your class. Masks must remain on at all times. This includes models. No unmasked portraits at this time.
No eating or drinking is permitted in the studio. No ladders may be used in the studio. If you have need of anything involving a ladder, see the lab aide for assistance.
Be conservative with extension cords and do not overload the outlets by plugging multiple cords in to one outlet. Power cords should have plenty of length, so that they do not become a trip hazard. Never work in the lighting the studio with wet shoes or clothes that are dripping wet. Also, never use the lights in or around standing water.
Do not force the equipment. If you are unsure about a specific piece of equipment, then do not use it until you consulted with a faculty or staff member.