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 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 private 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 537 Commonwealth Avenue in Boston's Kenmore Square.  

537 Commonwealth Avenue

Computers and Image Editing Software, Scanners, Printers

B&W Darkrooms, Common Studio, Private Studios

Summer Hours
EFFECTIVE: June 23th thru October 1st 2017
Monday through Thursday - 8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday - 8:00 am - 4:30 pm
Saturday & Sunday - 9:00 am - 4:30 pm

Regular Hours
Sunday through Thursday - 8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday & Saturday - 8:00 am - 6:30 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.

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

Private Portrait Studio Rental Rates

Please note that private 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 private 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 Office, Monday through Friday, between 9:00am – 5:00pm. Evening and Weekend rentals may be paid at NESOP's Stockroom 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's Stockroom at 857-302-2084 with any questions regarding darkrooms, studios or to check availability. Please call NESOP's Digital Lab at 857-302-2091 with any questions regarding computers, software, printers, scanners or to check availability.