PHOTOGRAPHY LOANS AND RETURNS TIMES during term time
Camera equipment is available from room C100b in the Henry Grattan building
During Semester 1, September 2016 to December 2016,
loan hours are:
Loan times will be confirmed in week three after class timetables are locked down and my class commitments are established.
Please note: the above times are subject to change depending on workshop requirements
and teaching commitments.
Any changes will be posted on the door of C100b or notified by email.
It is a requirement that anyone who borrows equipment from the School of Communications must have completed the appropriate course of instruction first.
Due to class and other commitments, loans will NOT operate outside of these times
All photographic equipment borrowed is for a two-day period only unless otherwise stated at the time of borrowing and is due back before 10.30 on the day of return.
If a camera is needed for a workshop you will be given specific instruction as to when to return it.
If you are late you will be banned from equipment loans.
Equipment will not be renewed immediately upon return and anyone who returns a camera must wait until the next loan period before they can borrow again. You should coordinate your shooting arrangements and your borrowing time to ensure they coincide.
THE SMALL PRINT-
(The above is a brief summary of the rules for borrowing equipment.
It is a requirement that all students have read and agree to the full set
of regulations for borrowing equipment before they are allowed loan
out any equipment from the School of Communications.
This is emailed out to all Photography students at the start of semester
and non-familiarity is not accepted as an excuse for non-compliance)
conditions for borrowing equipment
IT IS IMPORTANT THAT ALL STUDENTS
READ THESE RULES BELOW
CONDITIONS FOR BORROWING:
It is a requirement that anyone who borrows equipment from the School of Communications must have completed (or are currently attending) the appropriate course of instruction first.
When a camera or other piece of equipment is borrowed by a student, that student assumes all responsibility for its safety. You are fully responsible for any breakages, losses, thefts, etc until its safe return to me.
When you borrow a camera you should check the contents of the bag to ensure all items are present. All kits come with a camera and lens, lens cap, lens hood, charger with power lead and a USB cable.
1. The equipment being borrowed is exclusively for the use of the named borrower and must not be passed on to any third party under any circumstances.
2. The use of this equipment is for class assignments only and must not be borrowed for non-class use or publications.
3. The equipment must not be taken to an environment or situation which could pose a risk to the safety of the piece. A student will be personally liable for any damage incurred under such circumstances.
4. Never force anything on a camera. If you have a problem see me straight away, if the camera is faulty I will replace it immediately.
5. All equipment borrowed is the responsibility of the borrower. Students are responsible for all breakages and losses.6. Always return equipment at the specified time. Equipment will not be renewed immediately upon return and anyone who returns a camera must wait until the next loan period before they can borrow again. You should coordinate your shooting arrangements and your borrowing time to ensure they coincide.
When you borrow a digital camera ALWAYS format the card before using it and ALWAYS format the card again before you return the camera. Please ensure that you use the CAMERA to format the card and NOT a card reader. If you format the card in a card reader on a networked computer in a lab such as C101, a user folder may be installed which can crash the camera and corrupt any files on it. FORMAT USING THE CAMERA ONLY!
All digital cameras are supplied with a battery installed, a battery charger in the bag, a USB lead, lens cap and lens hood. It is your responsibility to ensure that they are all returned. If you don't return all the bag contents you will be barred from borrowing equipment again UNTIL YOU HAVE REPLACED IT!
NO EXCUSES ACCEPTED, it is your responsibility.
Please ensure that the battery supplied with digital cameras is fully recharged (recharging takes about two hours) before you return it.
Flashguns supplied are not supplied with batteries. They use AA batteries and it is your responsibility to supply your own.
For those of you that have your own digital camera, there are card readers available for borrowing which will handle various types of memory cards, not just Compact flash. If you have Sony, Olympus, Canon or whatever, most likely I have a card reader to accommodate it. The card readers I supply may be used on Macs or PCs. In general you will not need to install a driver to use the card reader if the computer you are using is working on a relatively new operating system. This means that you may use the card reader on practically any computer in DCU or on your home computer/laptop. All that should be required is a USB connection.
If you sign out a piece of equipment you must not give it to anyone else. It is borrowed in your name and you personally are fully responsible for it.
You must return it to me personally, do not give it to anyone else to return on your behalf and do not leave it with another member of staff. If special arrangements need to be made they must be made through me.
Please let common sense prevail, if you feel that what you are doing might be wrong, then maybe you shouldn't do it. Check with me first!
On occasions I run extra curricular workshops subject to demands and requirements, such as camera skills, studio lighting, darkroom skills, etc. If there is anything that you feel you would like covered then feel free to contact me and we can make arrangements. If you have identified an area that you and a few colleagues would like to see expanded, or explored in the photographic labs/studios, then we can organise it.
EXTRA CURRICULAR WORKSHOPS AND TUTORIALS
This is open to students across all communications/journalism/multi-media modules and does not need to be from common class groups.
FINALLY, if you have any problems with any equipment you have borrowed then come to me with it immediately. If the camera/lens is faulty, I will replace it. If you don't know how to use any functions on the camera or just don't understand any features, then always ask for it to be explained. I don't care if you have to ask me the same question over and over, I will deal with it.