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Photo Lab Policies and Procedures

PHOTO LAB WELCOME

We are happy to welcome you back into our spaces and once again support your creative endeavors. We know that the Labs, Shops, and Studios are a key part of your growth and experience as an art student. We intend on preserving all that we can of that experience in this challenging time. As with the college at large, the Labs, Shops, and Studios will adhere to all local and state mandates with regards to the COVID pandemic. Please help us keep our community healthy by familiarizing yourself and adhering to these key policies below:

HEALTH AND SAFETY

  • All students and staff must wear a face covering at all times.
  • Face shields are available and may be required.   Face shields will be cleaned thoroughly by each user after use with the cleaner provided.
  • All students and staff shall maintain a 6 foot distance, whenever possible, while in the space.
  • Thoroughly clean your work area and any tools/equipment you have used or borrowed at the end of your session.
  • All labs and shops shall be used by appointment only.  For information on how to do this, please see section titled “Using the Space” below.

USING THE SPACE

Photo Lab

Students may access the Photo Lab by appointment only. Up to 3-hour increments of time can be scheduled through the Live25 scheduling app.  There will be a limited amount of spots available each day to allow for social distancing.  The hours you can schedule time are below:

Monday 8:00am-10:00pm

Tuesday 8:00am-10:00pm

Wednesday 8:00am-10:00pm

Thursday 8:00am-10:00pm

Friday 8:00am-7:00pm

Saturday 9:00am-5:00pm

Lighting Studio

Students may access the Lighting Studio by appointment only.  Up to 3-hour increments of time can be scheduled through the Live25 scheduling app.  There will be a limited amount of spots available each day to allow for social distancing.  The hours you can schedule time are below:

Monday 8:00am-10:00pm

Tuesday 8:00am-10:00pm

Wednesday 8:00am-10:00pm

Thursday 8:00am-10:00pm

Friday 8:00am-7:00pm

Saturday 9:00am-5:00pm

Submitting files for the Digital Press: 

Printing will take place from 11-7, please allow 24 hours for completion. Submit the Digital Press Printing Request form along with your job. This document is found on the photo labs website https://www.otis.edu/photography-lab as well as here

Once your Printing Request has been submitted, you will upload your files using the Microsoft Forms app. Please have enough money in your PaperCut account to cover the cost of printing. If you need to add money remotely, you can use Splashtop to access your PaperCut account.  

Submitting files for Inkjet Printing:

Printing will take place from 11-7, please allow 24 hours for completion. Submit the Large Format Request form along with your job. This document is found on the photo labs website https://www.otis.edu/photography-lab as well as here

Once your Printing Request has been submitted, you will upload your files using the Microsoft Forms app. Please have enough money in your PaperCut account to cover the cost of printing. If you need to add money remotely, you can use Splashtop to access your PaperCut account.  

For cost and materials see https://www.otis.edu/computer-center/price-estimator 

Camera checkout policy: 

For this term, we will move to a week-long checkout with no renewals—curbside service on all checkouts. Please call the lab, and someone will come down for drop off and pick up. When your camera is returned, there will be a 3-day quarantine for the camera to ensure the safety of the photo lab staff. After three days, your camera will be returned cleaned and put back into circulation. Please be checking your Otis email for information on your checkouts. Reservations list is available a month at a time. 

FOR TECH SUPPORT

In order to provide students with immediate, virtual tech support, we will be available during all shop hours through the Microsoft Teams app.  Any time you have questions, either on or off campus, students can contact our techs and we will provide you with answers as quickly as possible.  For instructions on how to join our TSS Team, please follow instructions located  here.