Nine Favorite Photography Resources in Metro Phoenix

Categories: Visual Art
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photo by Esther Groves
Art Intersection
1. Art Intersection

In January, Alan Fitzgerald, with the help of local artists Carol Panaro-Smith and James Hajicek, transformed an enormous dance studio into a gallery/workspace in Gilbert. Yes, Gilbert. They founded the 7,000-square-foot space on photography education and built a number of classrooms for creative workshops and public lab space for alternative and digital processes. And then they put artwork on the walls. Since its 2011 opening, Panaro-Smith has curated shows that include daguerreotypes, platinum/palladium prints, photogravures, and gelatin silver prints from local emerging and established photographers.

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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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