Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Shopping List......

On our first day we were provided with a list of Equipment and Materials we'll need.  Looks like I'll be doing a little shopping

Must Have:
  • Best Digital camera you can buy (Thank you mom and dad!!)
  • Camera User Guide (To be with you at all times!)
  • Computer with CD/DVD burner and internet access
  • At least 2 4GB cards (You never know when your card might die on you.  So he suggests that when you're out taking a lot of pictures, you rotate your card just incase.  That way you won't loose it all.  He suggested storing in a Gepe.
  • External Hard Drive (Learning from the recent death of my desktop - I've got this one covered.  By the end of the class he'll want us to purchase a second.  He's big on backing up your files!)
  • Small notebook and pen (He suggests you take notes on the location of your photos)
  • USB Jump Drive (Each week he'll put our homework assignments up on a projector so we can all review)
  • Micro fiber lens cleaning cloth (Sorry dad....he's not a fan of the tissues and drops you gave me)
Should Have:
  • Adobe Lightroom (They offer a student discount - so I'm harassing a co-worker currently a MBA student at NYU.  Saves me $100.  Poor Steve......)
  • Card Reader
  • Assortment of lenses (Thanks to mom and dad I already have a 55-200mm)
  • Adobe Photoshop (Elements is fine)
  • Cable release or electronic release (Helps take a steady picture)
  • Small flash (Apparently he things our built in flashes are pretty sucky)
  • Circular polarizing filter (This might fall off the list)
  • Tripod
  • A good basic digital photography book
  • Subscription to National Geographic Magazine (Great source of pictures and inspiration.  Crossed this one off the list today.)


  1. Yikes! Looks like this is going to be an expensive hobbie, but definitely worth the cost. Let us know if you want any early birthday or Christmas gifts.

  2. Like any of us pick-up cheap hobbies.

  3. Gerry recommended one more - UV filter.