Light it up!  Studio for photography and video projects, documentation and motion capture.  Appointment required.

The Lightbox is a fully equipped, professional photographic lighting studio located in the Carnaghi Arts Building (CAB) just off campus.  From hot lights and strobes, to backdrops, stands, and everything in between is available for use in the space.  Lightbox is the perfect space to document your artwork, create portraits or still lifes, run a fashion shoot, or even work on video capture with our awesome green screen!

Have you attended a demo? Great, feel free to book an appointment. No? See below.

Have any questions? Contact Jabari Townsend.

Spring 2023 Lightbox Hours: 

Fridays 12pm-5pm

Appointments are mandatory, made at least three days in advance. Staff will be there for your setup, but they are not required to stay for the entirety of your appointment; your shoot is yours to run. If you foresee needing extended help, please email staff well in advance.

Please be aware that students who are unable to attend the appointment they scheduled must go back and cancel the appointment and or notify the Lightbox monitor in a prompt and timely manor, the day of the appointment is not prompt. More than two no-shows will result in a loss of privileges.

Before you book an appointment:

  • In order to work in the LightBox, you must have attended the basic training demonstration.  If you have not, your appointment will be canceled without notice.
  • LightBox is located in room 1421 of the Carnaghi Arts Building (CAB).
  • Appointments are two hour blocks.  If you require more time than this, make sure to extend your time while scheduling your appointment
  • Once you schedule a time, you will receive an automated email from the booking service with a summary of the details concerning your appointment. If a conflict should arise on our end we will notify you as soon as possible.
  • If you arrive 15 minutes or more late without notifying the monitor in charge of your appointment, it will be automatically canceled.
  • If you fail to show for an appointment more than twice in a semester, you will lose access to LightBox.

Make appointments here: Book An Appointment


To schedule an appointment to work in LightBox, you must have been granted access through attending a basic training demonstration. This session covers basic studio usage and etiquette, as well as instruction on tungsten (hot) lighting.

Demos will be given throughout the semester based on the need for them. Please contact Jabari to inquire about taking a Demo. Only 6 people will be allowed in each demo session.

Please talk to Jabari to arrange and schedule class demos.


All equipment in Lightbox stays in Lightbox. There is no discussion on this. The items in LightBox do not have the proper gear needed for travel. Items needed for checkout/travel are in Equipment Checkout.


Documentation of wall works can now be made on the wall to the left upon entering.  Please speak to Jabari in advance if you anticipate any damage to the wall at all.


The last appointment of the day (5pm) can often stay late, which is great for slightly longer projects. Please speak to Jabari in advance about this if you anticipate a project lasting into the evening.


Use of the motion capture requires previous training.  If you require training, please see Keith Roberson. Exceptions to these rules are made only by Keith Roberson.

Resources/Helpful Guides:

Click this link ( to access some resources/helpful guides created by the Photo Area. These resources will continuously be updated.