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 darkrooms*, as well as developing areas for black & white film*. Facilities rentals allow you access to develop and print black & white in our traditional wet darkrooms*, 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.
*Please note: In late September 2017, NESOP moved from Kenmore Square in Boston, MA to its new, expanded Waltham, MA location. The only thing our new location did not offer was a traditional darkroom, so, in keeping with our history and institutional identity and in response to the many members of our community who love and appreciate the darkroom as much as we do, NESOP is building one into our space! We hope to unveil the new darkroom in January 2018 and continue to be that rarest of institutions--one in which you can take advantage of the latest in digital imaging technology AND 19th century photo processes under the same roof. When our new darkroom is fully built out, it will be available to rent.
274 Moody Street
Computers and Image Editing Software, Scanners, Printers
B&W Darkrooms (coming January 2018!), Common Studio, Semi-Private Studios
Monday through Thursday - 8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday - 8:00 am - 4:30 pm
Saturday & Sunday - 9:00 am - 4:30 pm
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.
$80 / 1 day
$140 / 2 days
$200 / 3 days
$260 / 4 days
$315 / 5 days
$330 / 6 days
$350 / 7 days
Portrait Studio Rental Rates
Portrait studios are semi-private and studio rentals are only available during the summer months (June through September), in one block sessions. 1 rental day equals 1 rental block. Blocks vary in length of time depending on which studio is selected. Blocks 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.
$80 / 3 hrs
$140 / 6hrs
$200 / 9 hrs
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.