Topic outline

  • Digital Darkroom (DDR)

    The Digital Darkroom (DDR) is the primary still imagery scanning and color critical editing facility at SFAI. Located on the Chestnut Street campus adjacent to the Digital Imaging Studio. The DDR provides students with access to variably sized flatbed reflective/transparency scanners, dedicated film scanners, and color calibrated LCD monitors. This facility enables the creation of large archival scans from reflective media, oversize media, and film of multiple formats and stocks, providing users an easy transition between analog and digital workflows.

  • Hours and Contact Information

    Current Hours of Operation

    Monday:  9:00 am to 9:00 pm 
    Tuesday: 9:00 am to 9:00 pm 
    Wednesday: 9:00 am to 9:00 pm 
    Thursday:  9:00 am to 9:00 pm 
    Friday:  9:00 am to 9:00 pm 
    Saturday:  11:00 am to 9:00 pm 
    Sunday:  Closed

    Hours subject to change during holiday and winter and summer breaks.


  • Policies

  • Equipment List

    3 Epson Perfection V800 scanners

    1 Epson Expression 10000XL scanner

    1 Hasselblad X5 Flextight film scanner

    10 workstations equipped with Mac Pro Towers and color calibrated Eizo displays.

    We have several light boxes, scissors, gloves, and film cleaning supplies.

    Negative sleeves are available for purchase at $.25 each.

    • Supporting Staff

      Digital Imaging Manger:

      Charlie Byrne


      DIS Monitors:
      Sophie Zlotnicki 
      Zack Sumner zack

      Marco David Castaneda   


      Ryan Molnar   

      Wesaam Al-Badry
      Benjamin Jones 
      Laura Kiernan 
      • Resources

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