Photographic Courses - Hire Facilities

Digital Hire | Darkroom Hire | Studio Hire


Photographic Courses Hours: Mon-Sun 10am-5.00pm

ACP Photographic Courses facilities include a digital suite, a fully equipped lighting studio, black & white darkrooms with film processing facilities and a library of specialist photography books and magazines from around the world. ACP Membership is mandatory for access to all facilities and courses (with the exemption of Camera Craft 1,2 & 3).

For more information contact the Photographic Courses team on (02) 9332 0555 or email info@acp.org.au

Digital Hire

The digital media suite features brand new Quad-core 21.5 inch i7 iMacs each with 16GB of Ram. All computers come equipped with CD/DVD burners. Software includes: Photoshop and Bridge CS5.1, InDesign CS5.5, Illustrator CS5.1 and Lightroom.

We are proud to announce that the ACP is now an official teaching space for Wacom. We have Wacom intuos 4 tablets available.

Scanning facilities include: Epson Perfection V700 (up to A4 print and up to 8x10” film). Printing is available via the large format Epson Stylus Pro 4880 and 4000, capable of producing archival images up to A2 (420 x 594mm) in size.

Time can be paid for by the hour or purchased in packages which offer bulk-rate discounts. Once purchased bulk time can be used for either darkroom or digital facilities. Bulk rates are paid in advance and are non-transferable and non-refundable.

Digital Hire

Darkroom Hire

The darkroom is fitted out with black and white LPL enlargers, capable of working with negatives up to 6x7cm. A 4"x5" sheet-film enlarger is also available.

Black and white printing is wet-tray and caters for prints up to 16”x20” in size. Film processing is available for black and white in 35mm and medium formats. Chemistry is supplied for all darkroom facilities.

Members are required to supply their own photographic paper and negative sleeves. Kodak black and white film and colour lomography film is available to purchase from reception.

Time can be paid for by the hour or purchased in packages which offer bulk-rate discounts. Bulk rates are paid in advance and are non-transferable and non-refundable.

Digital Hire

Studio Hire

The lighting studio is 7.4 x 5.6m and features an entire wall of windows facing north, offering an abundance of natural light. There is also the capability to black the studio out completely.

The studio is also equipped with various tripods, stands, lighting accessories and backdrops.

Hire also includes:

  • 3X Visatec lights
  • CyberSync CRSB+ trigger and receiver
  • 1X Soft box or beauty dish

For further information on any of the studio facilities of equipment, or to make a booking, please contact us on 02 9332 0555.

Studio Hire
IMAGE © Tom Luscombe (detail)

ACP Membership Fee

ACP Membership costs $50, is valid for 1 year and entitles you to:

  • 10% discounts on all ACP catalogues and publications
  • Discounts at selected photographic stores and labs
  • Free use of the Library

Membership is mandatory for access to all Photographic Course department facilities and courses*.

*excluding Camera Craft 1, 2 and 3.

Digital and Darkroom Rates

Hire Period Standard Concession ACP Students
1 hour $17.50 $15.00 $10.00
10 hours $150.00 $110.00 $85.00
20 hours $250.00 $200.00 $150.00
40 hours $500.00 $400.00 n/a

Digital Printing Rates

A4 = $20
A3 = $30
A2 = $40

Drop off service only.

Rate includes paper - Canson Infinity PhotoSatin, Photogloss or Arches Velin Museum Rag.

Studio Rates

Time can be purchased by day rates or half-day rates only with additional fees for over run. Please see terms and conditions.

Hire Period Standard Concession ACP Students
4 hours $250.00 n/a $200.00
6 hours $350.00 n/a $300.00

† ACP students are those members currently enrolled on an ACP course