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SWC Photo & Digital

Southwestern College Websitehttp://www.swccd.edu

Off-Campus Checkout Equipment


Checkout Equipment Available To ALL SWC Photography & Digital Students:

  1. 35mm film cameras, lenses for 35mm film cameras, and related accessories)

  2. Lens filters (various sizes, contact lab tech for more information)

  3. Polarizer, circular polarizer

  4. Contrast filters (yellow, orange, red)

  5. UV Haze

  6. Holga cameras (Art 208 & 212 students have priority)

  7. Handheld analog light-meters (Sekonic & Gossen)

  8. Tripods

  9. Cable-releases for film cameras

  10. Sunpak hotshoe flashes


Digital SLR Checkout Policy & Availability:

  1. Students enrolled in Art 192 and Art 205 have priority on the checkout Digital SLR cameras.

  2. 5 Digital SLR Cameras are available to each Art 192 and Art 205 section.  Students must share cameras, and the class instructor must keep track of the cameras.  The cameras will be rotated accordingly.

  3. If Digital SLR cameras are available (not being used by Art 192 and 205 students), then students from advanced classes may checkout these cameras.

  4. SWC does NOT check out additional batteries for any equipment.  Digital SLR’s only get one battery at time of checkout.

  5. SWC does NOT check out battery chargers.


Digital Cameras For Graphic Design Related Classes (Art 192, 137, 138, 197):

  1. Nikon 8700 Coolpix Digital Mirrorless Cameras with built in lens and case (2)


Medium Format Cameras (off-campus):

  1. Yaschica Twin Lens (Art 208 & 212 students have priority)

  2. Mamiya Twin Lens (Art 208 & 212 students have priority)

  3. Mamiya RB 6x7 (Art 208 & 212 students have priority)


4x5 Cameras (off-campus):

  1. 4x5 Press Cameras (Art 208 & 212 students have priority)

  2. Polaroid Backs (Art 208 & 212 students have priority)

  3. Film Holders (Art 208 & 212 students have priority)


Off-Campus Checkout Equipment (Class Specific)


197 Students:

  1. Smith Victor Hot Light Kits (comes with 2 500 watt lights, 2 light stands, 2 umbrellas)


206 & 207 Students:

  1. Sunpak Hotshoe Flashes and related accessories (206 students have priority, others can request if available)

  2. Metz Hotshoe Flashes and related accessories (206 students have priority, others can request if available)

  3. Photoflex LIteDome (softbox) Kits For Hotshoe Flash (206 & 207 students have priority, others can request if available) (4)

  4. For more information click here.

  5. Smith Victor Hot Light Kits (comes with 2 500 watt lights, 2 light stands, 2 umbrellas)

  6. Hono Colored Gel set for hotshoe flash units


207, 210, 211 Students:

  1. Vivitar 283 Flashes (207 students have priority, others can request if available)

  2. Vivitar 285 HV Flashes (207 students have priority, others can request if available)

  3. Photoflex LIteDome (softbox) Kits For Hotshoe Flash (206 & 207 students have priority, others can request if available) (4)

  4. For more information click here.

  5. PocketWizard Transceivers (set of 2) (2)

  6. Smith Victor Hot Light Kits (comes with 2 500 watt lights, 2 light stands, 2 umbrellas)

  7. Nikon Bellows unit (207 students have priority, others can request if available)

  8. Nikon Extension Tube


On-Campus Use Only


On-Campus Only requests are for a limited amount of time.  This equipment can only be used when approved by an instructor & the lab technician.


Students enrolled in Art 207, 210, 211, 213, & 216 can request these items for use on campus:

  1. Hensel Portable Lighting Kit (2 heads, softbox, 2 stands, battery)

  2. Extra Hensel Battery

  3. Alien Bees Lighting Kit (2 x 400 w/s lights, 2 x 800 m/s lights, 1 x 1600 w/s light, 4 stands)

  4. Alien Bees 48”x72” Softbox

  5. Alien Bees 24” x 36” Softbox

  6. Alien Bees Beauty Dish

  7. Alien Bees Ring Light


4x5 Cameras (on-campus only):

  1. 4x5 View Camera

  2. Nikon Adaptor For 4x5 View Camera


On-Campus Use Only - STUDIO


Students enrolled in Art 207, 210, 211, 213, & 216 can request these items for use it the studio:

  1. Nikon 85mm Macro Autofocus Lens

  2. Nikon 50mm f/1.8 manual focus lens

  3. Lens Filters Kit (Coated For Digital:  Circular Polarizer, Neutral Density .6)


Special Considerations:

•Students who do not qualify to checkout a certain piece of equipment may talk to Micajah Truitt, John Pickelle, or Carlos Richardson.  Access is situation dependent.

Available Equipment:  Class Specific Items

Printable Handout (PDF)Equipment_files/Available_Equipment_f2012.pdf