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Facilities Use Policy

  • Facilities available on a reserved or first-come basis.
  • Rental billable in ¼ hour increments, with a one hour minimum.
  • Print washing and drying time is offered at no charge in the darkroom.
  • Renter is responsible for any intentional or accidental damages to the equipment.
  • No food, drinks, or mobile phone use in the darkrooms. Food and drink is ok in the lounge. A refrigerator is provided.
  • No smoking in the building.
  • PhotoSynthesis provides ventilation, aprons, safety goggles, print tongs, an eyewash station, and a first-aid kit for renters’ safety. Renters are welcome to protect themselves with other equipment if they are so inclined. Material Safety Data Sheets available on request.
  • Darkroom renters are asked not to handle chemical concentrates without permission.
  • Renters are expected to clean up after themselves.
  • PhotoSynthesis is not responsible for any personal items.
  • Darkroom renters must have a basic understanding of darkroom processes or are asked to first enroll in a basic darkroom course or workshop.
  • PhotoSynthesis will make every effort to maintain regular hours. Irregular anticipated closings, including those for holidays and vacation, will be posted  in advance. We are not responsible for inclement weather and unforeseen closure due to emergencies.
  • Certain aspects of the facilities will sometimes be available to workshop students only. Please check our schedule if in doubt.
  • Please report any problems immediately. Complaints will be taken seriously.
  • PhotoSynthesis has the right to revoke member privileges if a member does not comply with the facilities use policy.
  • Respect others. Respect the equipment. Have fun.