A Photo Teacher |

Course Supplies

To successfully complete the course, you’ll need to purchase / have access to any of the following camera equipment, analog and/or digital materials, and presentation materials depending on the course(s) enrolled in at Grossmont College.  Click on Resource Links for photography equipment and materials suppliers.




Access to an analog SLR with manual focus and adjustable shutter / aperture controls (Auto-function cameras (focus/exposure) acceptable with manual override)

Depending on the course enrolled in, any combination of analog and/or digital cameras, including small-format analog and digital cameras, point and shoot, cell phone cameras, medium-format cameras as well as a large-format camera (successful completion of PHOT 152 – Photography III necessary) may be used for any of the assignments and final project.


Image Capture


Black & White Negative Film (approximately $3.00 – $6.00 per roll) | Freestyle Photo


Color Negative Film (C-41 process) (approimately $6.00 per roll) | Freestyle Photo


Color Transparency Film (E-6 process) (approximately $15.00 per roll)

Digital Memory Cards (minimum of 2 GB)


Image Storage


Negative storage pages (5 frames x 7 rows) for making analog and/or digital contact sheets
Flash Drive or External Hard Drive


Photographic Printing Paper

Digital Photo Paper

Digital photographic printing paper, 8.5 x 11, can include the following brands | Freestyle Photo

Epson Ultra Premium Luster (approximately $30.00 for 50 sheets)

Ilford Galerie Gold Silk (approximately $65.00 for 50 sheets)

Arista II Photograde Lustre (approximately $10.00 for 20 sheets | $37.00 for 100 sheets)



Black & White analog printing paper must be variable contrast, fiber base, double-weight and glossy surface only from the following brands | Freestyle Photo

Ilford Multigrade FB (Fiber Base – 8×10) (approximately $35.00 for 25 sheets | $115.00 for 100 sheets)


Matt Board

White, non-textured matt board only (2 ply and/or 4 ply)

Will also need dry mounting tissue if dry-mounting technique is used

Optional if submitting 8” x 10” or 8-1/2” x 11” photographic prints for completion of Final Portfolio


Portfolio Box


Sized Portfolio Box per Finished Print and/or Matt Size for Final Portfolio Presentation | Archival Methods

Metal Edge Drop Front Box – 8-3/4 x 11-1/4 x 1-1/2 (approximately $16.00) | Larger sizes available depending on finished print size

Onyx Portfolio Box – 8-3/4 x 11-1/4 x 1-3/8 (approximately $30.00) | Larger sizes available depending on finished print size

Digital Print Portfolio – 8-3/4 x 11-1/4 x 1/2 (approximately $30.00) | Larger sizes available depending on finished print size



Itoya Portfolio Book  – 8-1/2 x 11 – 24 pages (approximately $10.00) | Blick Art Materials




Manila envelopes for turning in assignments