Our photography department has a fully equipped photography studio, one of the last darkrooms and film photography programs in the state, and a digital lab to meet all of your photography needs. The Sawtooth photo department offers workshops, classes, private instruction and lessons in experimental techniques. We have open studio hours and studio sessions to build your portfolio. The Sawtooth Photo League brings together photographers who share feedback on each other’s work, watch photography-related movies, and participate in photo walks. Sign up for our photography email list to learn about upcoming meetings and workshops.

For more information about Sawtooth Photography programming please contact department director C. Stephen Hurst at photo@sawtooth.org, or 336.723.7395 x1230. 



The photography department houses a professional photography studio complete with lighting kits, backdrops, iMacs, printers and more. Our fully equipped black and white darkroom is one of the last of its kind. Our digital lab has both iMacs and PC’s loaded with Adobe CC software, and students receive a complimentary subscription to Adobe CC for the duration of their class.