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Digital Darkroom 

HCP's Learning Center features a Digital Darkroom that is outfitted with 8 iMac workstations and used for many of the classes and workshops offered throughout the year. 

Digital Darkroom Amenities 

8 Apple Intel Dual Core iMacs with the Adobe Creative Cloud (PhotoShop, Lightroom, InDesign, Muse), Photoshop Elements and Microsoft Office
3 Epson Photo R2400 printers with K3 Ultrachrome inks (prints up to 13 in x 19 in)
1 Canon IPF 8300 Printer (prints up to  44" wide)
1 Epson 7600 Printer (prints up to 24" wide)
1 Epson V700 scanner 
- Scans both Prints (up to 8.5 in x 11.7in) and Film (35mm, 120, 4x5, & 8x10 slides and negatives)
1 Microtek Scanmaker 9800 XL (For scanning large format prints)
1 Nikon CoolScan 35mm film scanner
1 Nikon Super CoolScan 8000 medium format film scanner
- Scans 35mm and 120 film

Becoming a Digital Darkroom User

HCP Members can gain access to the Digital Darkroom for personal use outside of classrooms for an additional fee. 
Digital Darkroom Users are required to have a working knowledge of any equipment you may use. HCP staff can answer questions and help troubleshoot but we are not able to give indepth instruction on how to use equipment. We offer a variety classes and private lessons to hone your scanning and printing skills, and we will be happy to help you find one to suit your needs.  
HCP's computers do not retain files saved on the desktop so it is important for you to bring your own type of external device for file storage.

Digital Darkroom Orientation
After purchasing your access to the Digital Darkoom as a user, you need to schedule an Orientation session that will familiarize you with the equipment and setup of the space. This orientation is mandatory prior to use the Darkroom, but it is not required for taking workshops in the Digital Darkroom. Orientations are available from Monday to Friday, from 11am to 5pm. To schedule your orientation, please contact or 713.529.4755 ext.16.


Digital Darkroom Users can access the space during regular Gallery Hours*:
Wednesday and Thursday: 11am - 9pm

Friday: 11am - 5pm
Saturday and Sunday:  11am - 7pm
* Open Lab will not be available during scheduled workshop times, see schedule below
** During gallery installation the Open Lab is available by appointment

*** Call us at 713-529-4755 to confirm availablity

Computer and Scanner Usage
      Yearly Fee: $120 HCP Members Only
      Monthly Fee: $25 HCP Members Only
      (Fee includes Orientation Class and use of computers and scanners)
$0.05 per square inch
Members interested in printing in medium or large formats using the Epson Stylus PRO 7600 printer or the Canon IPF 8300 Printer must be familiar with printing in those formats. We recommend students to take the our Printing Your Photographs classes to learn or refresh your knowledge on preparing your photographs and printing in all formats.
  • $0.05 per square inch - paper not included
  • Bring your own paper for printing
  • Standard paper available for purchase - please inquire about current stock


  • HCP members only 
  • Must attend Orientation session
  • Bring your own paper for printing
  • Must be familiar with equipment: medium or large format printing, scanning.

If you need to contact us, here is how!
You can send us an email at, call us at 713.529.4755 or visit us during gallery hours at 1441 West Alabama Street.  

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Digital Darkroom Orientation - Year
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$Members Only $120
Digital Darkroom Orientation - Monthly
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$Members Only $25

Related Files

Digital Darkroom Calendar - January (pdf)

Digital Darkroom Calendar - February (pdf)

Digital Darkroom Calendar - March (pdf)

Digital Darkroom Calendar - April (pdf)

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