Resources / Lab

Located at Clubhouse 4, our lab has a wide range of equipment and supplies for use by Camera Club Members and Laguna Woods Village residents.

The Lab provides Mac & PC computers, tools for scanning slides, photo, and prints, several versions of professional software for editing and creating digital images, three photo-quality printers, mat cutting tools, and more.

Lab hours: 10:00AM–2:00PM Tuesday-Friday.

Supervisors are available during open hours to provide guidance as needed.

Download this Supervisors Reference listing their names, time slots, and contact information.

Map of the Clubhouse (JPG, 175 KB)

The Digital Photo Lab

The Lab is equipped with four computers loaded with several versions of Photoshop, Photoshop Elements, ProShow Gold, and other professional software for editing images, as well as scanning slides and photos.

Our three photo-quality printers can be accessed from any of these four computers.

Slide and negative scanners, and a flat bed scanner are available.

Be sure to bring your images to the Digital Photo Lab on removable Flash Disk or Rewritable CD and store all your work onto the removable media when you end your session; images and files left on the computers will be deleted periodically.

Film Dark Room

There is a Film Dark Room available, equipped with an enlarger/lens for printing, and a wet area for developing. Various essential dark room tools are provided to help with both processes.

Scheduling required to use this lab resource.

Email the Photo Lab at cameraclub@cameraclublwv.org

Printing

Printing on our professional printers is available to Camera Club members during open hours.

Print sizes range from 4″x5″ up to 44″ wide.

Guidance for using the printers is available from the Supervisor on duty.

Our “CelCamLab” program allows any Laguna Woods Village resident to email photos to our club to be printed. These prints can be any size from 4″ x 5″ up to 8″ x 10″, at $1.00 per print, payable by cash to the Camera Club.

Click to download CelCam Printing Instructions (PDF, 1.1 MB)

Send you CelCam photos to CelCamLab@gmail.com

Matting

The Mat Cutting Room is equipped with tools and supplies for cutting Mats and mounting prints.

Cost

All users pay a small fee for any supplies used.

Print fees are dependant on the print size, but are very reasonable.

For example, “CelCamLab” prints , available for all Laguna Woods Residents, are only $1.00 each, up to 8″ x 10″ size.

All payments are to be in cash, payable at the time of usage.

Tutoring in the Photo Lab

Guidelines

The Club has some informative guidelines on using the facility and resources.

All documents are PDFs, ranging from 1/2 MB – 3 MB file size.

Resources List

  • MAC & PC COMPUTERS
    3 Maca and 1 PC that have printing capability by ethernet
  • DIGITAL PRINTING – LARGE FORMAT
    Epson 4800 printer ill handle up to 16” wide roll and sheet.
    The Epson 9000 will do a 44” wide roll. Rolls print up to 50 feet.
  • ADOBE PHOTOSHOP / LIGHTROOM / BRIDGE
    We use Photoshop as our primary print engine and use Lightroom and Bridgefor bulk image review.
  • 35MM BULK SLIDE SCANNER
    This Braun 35mm scanner will hold 50 slides at a time to scan at any resolution you need for social media or large format printing.
  • PHOTO SCANNING (MULTI FORMATS)
    We have Epson flatbed print scanners that will handle 10″ X 12”.
    And a new Epson 680 multi format print scanner that handles 2” to 8” prints.
  • MATT CUTTING
    Bainbridge Studio Matt cutter will handle 20 X 32 Matt board.
  • COPY STAND
    Bring your own camera to mount on our lighted copy stand and photograph your artwork.
  • LAMINATING
    8X10 is our max size. Bring in your passport photos and we can laminate them for you.
  • PORTRAIT STUDIO WITH LIGHTING
    We have temperature corrected lighting for your next glamour shot, just schedule in advance and bring your own camera.
  • PRIVATE CLASSES – FRED GRANGER LEARNING CENTER
    Smaller group class size (6-10). Photoshop and Lightroom classes are usually conducted several times a year, check the website.
  • COMPLETE FILM DARKROOM
    2 enlargers, so bing your own chemicals, papers and film to process and print. Scheduling in advance is required.
  • LIBRARY
    A wide range of photography instructional books for both analog and digital processes, creative and conceptual writings, and many “photo” books covering a wide range of styles and photographers.

 

If you need any assistance, please email cameraclub@cameraclublwv.org

MAC Computer
Dell PC Monitor
Epson 9000 Printer
Epson 4800 Printer
Braun MultiMag SlideScan 7000
All the Matt Cutters
Copy Stand
Heat Presses
Library