The Cabrillo College Photography program has facilities that allow for studio work, digital imaging, black and white film photography, alternative photographic processes, and video arts. The department has DSLR cameras, 35mm film cameras, large and medium format cameras, pinhole cameras, Holgas, film processing tanks and reels, and other equipment for student use. In addition, students may use or checkout tripods, cable releases, light meters, flashes, lights with stands, books, changing bags and more.
The lab space consists of two separate darkroom areas. One side of the lab is dedicated for use by beginning photography students. The other side is used by students continuing on in photography. Each darkroom has 24 variable contrast enlargers with the ability to print 35mm to 4x5 film sizes. The spacious darkroom has large stainless steel sinks with state of the art ventilation hoods.
There are two large film-processing rooms each equipped with chemicals, film loading rooms, film washers and a film dryer.
The facilities also provide ample print finishing areas equipped with matt cutters, mount presses, paper cutters, and large countertops.