dps
Technology / Digital Portfolio Studio

ABOUT

The Digital Portfolio Studio (DPS) provides support for SoA students to migrate their work into the professional environment. With some assistance from on-site staff and occasional workshops, Art students learn how to document their work using current technology. Art History students may use the digital copystand in the DPS to create images for presentations.

USING THE DPS

Students must sign a use agreement before their first reservation is made.
Reservations must be made in person.
All rules are explained on the use agreement.
There is a $5 lab fee for each two-hour time block.
Advance reservations are highly recommended, especially near the end of a quarter.
Equipment is for use only in the DPS during normal operating hours.

EQUIPMENT

There are four workstations available:

Copystand for smaller, flat work
Tabletops with background material for small, 3D work
Tented tabletop to control reflection for glass and metal work
Large space for large flat and 3D work

Tripods, lighting, and a digital SLR camera are provided.
There is also a computer workstation for processing your digital images and creating web galleries.

Additional equipment is available for checkout from the photomedia lab.

PORTFOLIO ASSISTANCE

Students using the DPS are provided with limited assistance from staff to learn how to use the equipment. Periodic workshops will provide students with strategies and resources for pulling together their work into a professional presentation. Workshops will be advertised each quarter.

FACULTY USAGE

The photography workstations and equipment are primarily for the use of SoA students. Student reservations take priority, and faculty who wish to use the equipment for teaching or personal use, whether in person or via their assistants, may do so only on a walk-in basis.

HOURS

Monday - Thursday, 10am - 6pm
Friday, closed

Closed during all school breaks and UW holidays

CONTACT

Art Building, Room 002

Phone: Photo Lab Monitors (206) 685-7455 (room 010 or 020)
Workshops & Training - Doug Manelski
Facility Supervisor - Michael Van Horn