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Though we do not require a membership to use the facilities, membership does have its benefits. Membership gives one the sense of belonging to a community of like-minded individuals with similar interests. Members are more likely to spend time sharing their work with others, as well as getting involved in meaningful discourse with others in the community about the technical, artistic, cognitive, and social aspects of their work. We offer various memberships based on your needs.

Membership Options & Benefits

Individual Membership: $149/Year
  • Use of darkroom, alternative process equipment, print finishing equipment, and digital print station for only $10 per session.*
  • 4 hours of lighting studio use per month included. Additional studio rental at a discount.
  • Discount on workshops and seminars.
  • Bio and gallery entry on the PhotoSynthesis website.
  • Representation in an annual gallery show for members only.
  • 10% discount on our fine art inkjet printing service
  • 10% discount on framing materials
  • Occasional members-only activities (seminars, field trips, etc.)
Family Membership: $219/Year

All the benefits of a standard Yearly Membership for two people living at the same address. Additional memberships at the same address are only $49 each per year.

Student Membership: $99

All the benefits of a standard Yearly Membership, but discounted for students enrolled in school photography programs. This membership is limited to high school and college students who provide school identification.

Supporter Membership: $30 per year

The supporter membership is for those who enjoy and support photography and the arts, but do not necessarily practice it themselves.

Supporter members receive notification by email and post, when applicable, about any gallery shows and special events at PhotoSynthesis. Supporters of the arts is appreciated.

Our membership year runs November 1–October 31, though you may join at any time. Your second year will be prorated depending on your initial signup date. Membership fees are not refundable. Rates are subject to change without notice.

* A session is your time here on a given day, whether it’s for one hour or eight hours, and covers all spaces with the exception of the shooting studio.

Memberships can be paid in person or online.


Type of Membership