The photography facilities at NMSU include several distinct areas for creating and processing images. The state-of-the-art digital classroom includes the latest iMacs with the complete Adobe Creative Suite. Students have access to large format inkjet printers for up to 44-inch-wide printing, as well as laser printers and a Risograph for larger editions, bookmaking, and experimental output. The lab is complete with scanners with transparent and reflective capabilities, GTI print viewers for color management, and finishing equipment for creating custom mats.
The 500-square-foot lighting studio is outfitted with a variety of seamless backdrops, strobe and continuous lighting kits, and an array of light modifiers. The analog darkroom facilities house six black & white enlargers equipped for 35mm, medium format, and large format development, with additional room for alternative processes. There are two film-loading rooms, a large dry area with individual lockers, flat files for student storage, and a copy stand.
The photo area has a wide array of digital and analog equipment for student checkout including full-frame Canon DSLR camera bodies; a Fuji GFX 100S Mirrorless Medium Format digital camera; a variety of prime and zoom lenses; Toyo 45 CX film view cameras; Seagull Medium Format film cameras; a range of 35mm film cameras; Bowens and Digibee lighting kits; Canon and Godox flash units with off-camera transceivers; standard and fluid-head Manfrotto tripods; Moza gimbals; Rode microphones; Canon projectors; a 32” monitor; Wacom tablets; an Insta360 X2 camera; and a DJI Mavik 2 drone.