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Photo Studio & Photo Labs

Einblick in die studentische Arbeit im Fotostudio
© Bernd Hiepe

In the photo studio, photos can be taken with the camera technology and by using the studio flash unit. In the photo labs, negatives can be developed and gradation adjustments from negative to positive can be made using colour mixing heads.


The use of the laboratories and the photo studio is only possible after successful participation in the respective introductory courses.


Within the framework of teaching, the following events take place at the beginning of the semester:

  • Theory SW Lab: 4 days (Mon),
    9.30 - 11.30 am each
  • Practical SW lab: 2 days (Mon, Tue),
    each 9.00 am - 4.00 pm
  • Practice repro lab: by arrangement
  • Practice photo studio: by arrangement

Opening hours

after consultation


by arrangement

Photography in the photo studio

  • Use of the studio flash unit
  • Handling the flash metering
  • Use of the camera equipment
  • Handling the repro equipment

B/W photo lab

  • Negative development
  • Gradation adjustment from negative to positive using colour mixing heads
  • Positive development and further processing of the image material

Repro lab

  • Reproduction technology for the digitisation of analogue originals up to DIN A2 and from DIN A2
  • Digitisation of analogue films



Camera technology

  • 35 mm, medium format and large format cameras
  • Lenses of various focal lengths
  • Tripods
  • Exposure meters

Photo studio

  • Studio flash system "Broncolor" (3 generators à 650 Ws, lamps with continuous light and flash, softbox, spotlight, reflector umbrellas, spot)
  • Studio tripod
  • Shooting table
  • Background holder for cardboard box 2.75 m wide
  • Cove approx. 7 x 7 m
  • Reprography equipment with daylight illumination

B/W Lab

  • Film developing cans
  • 2 drying cabinets
  • 8 enlargers 35 mm to 6 x 9 cm negative
  • 1 enlarger 35 mm to 9 x 12 cm negative
  • Lenses of various focal lengths
  • Chemical basin system with trays
  • 1 developing machine "Ilford 2150 RC" (max. feed width 50 cm)

Repro Lab

  • Repro table up to DIN A2
  • Magnetic board and magnets for repros from DIN A2
  • Nikon camera and camera tripod
  • Light stands and LED panels
  • Nikon Super Coolscan 9000ED for digitising 35mm and medium format negatives
  • EPSON scanner for analogue films
  • Light table
  • “Minolta Auto Meter IV F” light meter

Daylight room

  • Workstations with cutting machine
  • Light box
  • Light box
  • Dryer for PE papers
  • Dryer for baryte papers
  • Hot-assembly press


Kathrin Katzek
Head of Photo Studio/Labs, Analogue Photo Labs SW and Colour, Digital Print Lab/Photo Print