Renting Facilities

Renting at NESOP

NESOP rents space in its digital imaging lab (provided the renter has taken a class in NESOP’s digital imaging classrooms or lab), studios and traditional darkroom, as well as a developing area for black & white film. Facilities rentals allow you access to develop and print black & white in our traditional wet darkroom, shoot in our common studio, work in our digital lab on the most updated imaging software, use our scanners or print using our Epson printers. From June through September, we make available our portrait studios. It is always advised that renters call ahead for availability. NESOP rents on a per-day basis with discounted rates when purchasing multiple days upfront.  The NESOP facilities are located at 274 Moody Street in Waltham, MA.



274 Moody Street

Computers and Image Editing Software, Scanners, Printers

B&W Darkrooms, Common Studio, Semi-Private Studios


Monday through Thursday - 8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday - 8:00 am - 4:30 pm
Saturday 9:00 am - 4:30 pm
Sunday - CLOSED

Facilities Day Rates

One full day is the smallest time slot available to rent (no 1/2 days, per hour, etc.) Large Format Digital Printing on Epson 7800 or 7880 is $55.00 per hour. Price based on use of printer only.
Use of additional computer processing, smaller printers, and scanners require additional day rate. Renters supply own paper.
Graduates of the Full-time Program receive 20% off the above rental rates up to one year after graduation.
Rental rates include use of black & white darkrooms and digital labs and main studio bay.

One Day

$80 / 1 day

Two Days

$140 / 2 days

Three Days

$200 / 3 days

Four Days

$260 / 4 days

Five Days

$315 / 5 days

Six Days

$330 / 6 days

Seven Days

$350 / 7 days

Portrait Studio Rental Rates

Portrait studios are semi-private, reservered in one block sessions. 1 rental day equals 1 rental block. Blocks vary in length, but are generally two-and-a half to three hours each. The studio rental discount applies only to time slots reserved within the same rental day.

One Block

$80 / 3 hrs

Two Blocks

$140 / 6hrs

Three Blocks

$200 / 9 hrs

Rental Terms

Rentals may be paid for in the form of cash, check or credit card at the main entrance reception desk, Monday through Thursday, between 9:00 am – 5:00 pm and Fridays between 9 am - 4:30 pm. Evening and Weekend rentals may be paid in the form of a check ONLY.  Graduates of the Professional Photography Program are offered a 20% discount on rental rates for one year after their date of graduation.

Please call NESOP at 617-437-1868 with any questions regarding darkrooms, studios, computers, software, printers, scanners or to check availability.