Digital Lab

Access:
Our Day Pass provides access to all Stills’ production facilities, including our Digital Lab (iMac computers, printers and scanners) and Photographic Darkrooms.

Day Pass — £15

Induction:
Before using our facilities for this first time, a 1-hour induction is required at a one-off cost of £20. These are designed for photographers with some prior experience of the relevant process(es) they wish to undertake in Stills.

If you would like to book an induction please email [email protected] and we will endeavour to schedule one ASAP. Please note, due to ongoing COVID precautions we are having to limit our induction time slots but will notify users of any restrictions where applicable.

Please be aware that our inductions consist of an overview of the available equipment, best-practice guidance in it’s usage as well as the Heath & Safety of the building and facilities. It provides a brief refresher session for those with prior experience, but is not intended as tuition.

We recommend that users with no previous experience take one of our courses instead of the induction, in order to gain the fundamental skills and insight into darkroom and digital processes. An additional induction is not required for course participants as both the cost and information is covered as part of the course.

Please note that we have had to limit our facilities operation in line with Government guidance. More information on our current procedures can be found here.

Stills’ digital lab are situated alongside our darkrooms below the gallery. We are dedicated to providing access to the latest digital technology in a friendly, comfortable and professional environment.

Our facilities have been designed to allow you to take full control of your production process, from start to finish. Apple Mac workstations allow you to deal with large files quickly and easily while our Epson SureColor P7000 A1 printer enables you to produce large scale, archival quality, ink jet prints on some of the best fine art papers.

Projects

Digital Facilities include:

Hasselblad X1 Flextight film scanner

High-end virtual drum scanner, with magnetic holders for 35mm single frame, panoramic 35mm Xpan, 35mm strip (4 frames), single 6×6/645 frame, 120 strip (4 frames) and 5” x 4”.

A3 flatbed scanner

Epson Expression 10000XL Pro flatbed scanner. A3+ Document table allows for large image capture. Comes complete with holders for scanning 35mm mounted slides, 35mm negatives, 120 and 5×4 negatives.

Epson SureColor P7000 Printer

A1 Archival Inkjet printer stocked with Hahnemühle PhotoRag Baryta or Matt Fine Art PhotoRag Roll papers. Best suited for large format printing, this roll printer offers high quality archival prints suitable for exhibition, sales and portfolio.

Apple Mac workstations with Adobe Creative Cloud

27” iMac workstations running Adobe CC – including Photoshop, LightRoom, Illustrator, InDesign, Dreamweaver and Bridge. A4 and A5 Professional Wacom graphics tablet are also available for accurate drawing and retouching with all creative software. These provide a pressure-sensitive stylus for precise brush strokes and fast workflow.

Video Editing

iMac Workstations running Adobe Creative Cloud sotware including Premiere Pro CC, After Effects CC as well as Final Cut Pro X, Compressor and Motion.

Consumables

A wide range of consumables including paper and ink are available to buy in the centre at reasonable prices. Ink Prices for the printer can be found here: Digital Print Costs 2021