Nine Favorite Photography Resources in Metro Phoenix

Categories: Visual Art
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Stephen Marc
3. Norton Photography Gallery at Phoenix Art Museum
When Phoenix Art Museum teamed up with the Center for Creative Photography (CCP) at the University of Arizona in Tucson, the local photography community was abuzz. The result is a gallery at the museum dedicated to showcasing a collection of historical and contemporary photographs that include more than more than 80,000 works by 2,000 photographers. Curator Rebecca Senf from the CCP has brought in work by Ansel Adams, Lola Alvarez Bravo, Richard Avedon, Louise Dahl-Wolfe, W. Eugene Smith, and Edward Weston, to name a few. Currently on view is work by ASU Faculty member Stephen Marc. Admission is included in a museum pass.

2. Capture 12 at monOrchid
Stephen Gittins is no stranger to teaching photography. The local artist has taught at ASU for years after getting his MFA, and this year, he found cool new digs at a studio inside monOrchid where he plans to do the same. Gittens' studio is called Capture 12, which aims to provide classes in photography that's not in a classroom. For more information on upcoming classes, check out the Capture 12 website.

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Tempe Camera

606 W. University Drive, Tempe, AZ

Category: General

Tilt Gallery

7046 E. Main St., Scottsdale, AZ

Category: General

Phoenix Art Museum

1625 N. Central Ave., Phoenix, AZ

Category: General

Art Intersection

207 N. Gilbert Road, Gilbert, AZ

Category: General

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All my gear was stolen and I wanted to try out some lenses before I purchased anything new. I went to the rental department at Tempe Camera and my experience there was terrific. I am a moderately experienced armature and I found the guys at the rental counter to be welcoming, non-intimidating and very much willing to work with me on both suggestions for what I should try, how it works and rental pricing. I took a lens out for a week, didn't like it because of the focus mechanism, and they let me swap it out for another lens mid-week at the same price. The pointers and tips they offer are a free bonus.

 

I've had the same experience in the sales department. Unfortunately, their prices are a little higher than you pay at the big internet retailers and you have to pay taxes, but you are paying for their expertise and assistance that you can't get online. You also get to touch and play with everything before you buy it, which you can't do online. I hate paying more than I have to, but also think it is unfair to use them as a showroom and then go buy from Amazon so I have mixed feelings, but I try to buy from them when the pricing is relatively close.

 

I highly recommend Tempe Camera.

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