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Lighting Studio

photo of lighting studio


  • AlienBee strobe lights
  • Totalight and omni light continuous lighting kits
  • Elinchrome strobes
  • C-stands
  • Collapsible light stands
  • Portable backdrop stands and rolls
  • Flash meters
  • Gels
  • Diffusion umbrellas
  • Grids
  • Omniboxes
  • Softboxes
  • Large seamless backdrop with various colors (standard bright white, black, and chromakey green)
  • Large wall mounted light box
  • Display and Mac Mini for tethered shooting



All Corcoran students may have access, but which equipment they can use or checkout is dependent on which class they are enrolled in. Only students who have taken Studio Lighting or have been trained to use strobes have access to the AlienBees (both for use in studio and for checkout). Students currently enrolled in studio lighting classes have priority for checkout and their names are on a list in the tech office. All other students may use hot lights within the studio, but should be given instruction by a faculty member prior to their reservation.



Students are not permitted to use the room when a class is scheduled in it. The room is kept locked when not an “open studio,” during which a student worker is able to check out the space to a student. Even if the space is reserved, students can come to check out equipment and even take a portable backdrop kit elsewhere in the building.

Check the Lighting Studio schedule here.

Sign Up

Students can submit reservations for 2 hour blocks using the form at the bottom of the studio schedule page in accordance to the “open studio” slots in the schedule. It is the most helpful for students to view it on “weekly” view instead of monthly so they see the length of open studio blocks.