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On Looking 8:04pm, 15 January 2015
Please feel free to add or request resource topics via comments. I will do my best to provide supplemental information here.

READINGS

For those who did not take the prerequisite for the course at PCNW, Digital Photography 1, I encourage you to purchase and read the full text used in the the course:

Photography, London, Upton, Stone (11th Edition)
www.amazon.com/Photography-11th-Barbara-London/dp/0205933...

Photography, London, Upton, Stone (10th Edition*)
www.amazon.com/Photography-10th-Barbara-London/dp/0205711...

*See if there is and updated edition: the 11th edition is c. 2013. Be careful if you purchase any earlier version that it includes the addition of digital (I believe the 6th edition is the first introduction of digital).

a.aaaarg.org
If you wish to join a free online article database (this is where I download many academic articles about photography, great for research and inspiration): a.aaaarg.org/

RE:
Susan Sontag, On Photography: a.aaaarg.org/text/7809/photography
John Berger, Ways of Seeing: a.aaaarg.org/text/4859/ways-seeing

Books:
Robert Hirsch, Exploring Color Photogrpahy: From Film to Pixels www.amazon.com/Exploring-Color-Photography-Darkroom-Digit... 5th Edition (TMK newest and digital relevant version, but check for new editions...)


Robert Hirsch, Exploring Color Photogrpahy: From the Darkroom to the Digital Studio www.amazon.com/Exploring-Color-Photography-Darkroom-Digit...

Richard D. Zakia, Perception and Imaging: Photography - A Way of Seeing (4th Edition)
amzn.com/0240824539

Video Tutorials for Software
www.lynda.com
Because software instructional books are updated/outdated with the release of each new version, I typically do not use text books that are software exclusive instruction, and subscribe to Lynda.com video tutorials.

Software
Adobe Student Store (student discounts on software, pick up PCNW student ID @ front desk, and inquire on eligibility for student discount)
store1.adobe.com/cfusion/store/index.cfm?&store=OLS-E...

RECOMMENDED COURSE MATERIALS

Recommended External Hard Drive:
EX
LaCie 250GB - 3TB www.lacie.com/us/products/product.htm?pid=11513

My personal Fav:
www.lacie.com/us/products/product.htm?id=10599

Western Digital External Hard Drive:
EX:
www.wdc.com/en/products/external/portable/

Archival Printing Paper (and photo supplies):
PCNW utilizes Epson printers for which you will need to purchase you own paper if not using the lab supplied stock. Paper should be professional, archival and compatible with the Epson printer you wish to use.

Glazers www.glazerscamera.com/ is a great local resource for this. Check with the front desk for lab hours (when classes are not in session and when a monitor is available to assist your printing).

PCNW Printers:
Epson 3800 (up to 17" wide, with photo/matte black ink)
Epson 4800 (up to 17" wide, with photo/matte black ink)
Epson 7600 (up to 24” wide, with photo black ink)
Epson 9800 (up to 44" wide, with photo black ink)

Suggested Papers:
The PCNW printers use pigment inks (that means ultraChrome Ink) they will not work with dye ink papers.
EPSON (3800 Premium Photo Paper Semi-Gloss sheets www.epson.com/cgi-bin/Store/ProductMediaSpec.jsp?BV_UseBV... & Media) for proof prints* and contact sheets.
3800 Printer: www.epson.com/cgi-bin/Store/pamPaperFinder.jsp?BV_UseBVCo...
4800 Printer: www.epson.com/cgi-bin/Store/pamPaperFinder.jsp?BV_UseBVCo...
7600 Printer: www.epson.com/cgi-bin/Store/pamPaperFinder.jsp?BV_UseBVCo...
9800 Printer: www.epson.com/cgi-bin/Store/pamPaperFinder.jsp?BV_UseBVCo...
ILFORD
ilford.com/en/products/consumer/premiumPlus.asp
Check out Ilford professional papers at Glazers

*keep in mind that final proof prints should use the same printer and paper of the final ouput. Initial test prints can be ran on the same paper as contact sheets, as they are intended for conceptual and pre-production review.

Free (sample swatches) Gels/Filters for flash and/or lens at local theatre lighting supply stores:
CALL AHEAD TO CONFIRM LOCATION AND AVAILABILITY OF THE FREE SAMPLE GELS.

www.hollywoodlighting.biz/
660 S. Dakota Street
Seattle, WA 98108-5226
Phone | 206.292.2353

RE: Hollywood Lighting should have larger "swatchbooks" available (3"x5" book) for $5 (the free sample filters/gels as demo'd in class are approx. 1.5"x4" and will fit over you lens).

www.av-pro.com/index.html
AV-PRO, Inc.
Audio-Visual Products, Inc.
825 South Dakota Street
Seattle, WA 98108

www.pnta.com/default.aspx
hours are 9am - 6pm, Monday through Friday
also open every third Saturday 10am - 2pm
2414 SW Andover Street C100 Seattle Washington 98106


Links to filter/gel supplying companies:
Lee Filters: www.leefilters.com/
GamColor: www.gamonline.com/catalog/gelfile/
Roscolux: www.rosco.com/us/index.asp

Online supplier:
PNTA: www.pnta.com/searchresult.aspx?CategoryID=659
swatchbooks: www.pnta.com/searchresult.aspx?CategoryID=756

Glazer's supplies the Rosco "Strobist" gel kit for $10 (on the lighting department side).


RESOURCES

Panda Photo pandalab.com/ is an excellent professional resource that can print your image, and they are very friendly with PCNW students. Let them know, and they will be accommodating.

Other helpful resources:

RAW file DNG converter (download):
www.adobe.com/products/dng/


www.faststone.org/FSViewerDetail.htm :
Fast Stone Viewer is a free RAW image viewer. When you go to download it, one of the available options is for a portable version -- the whole application can be stored and run from a thumb drive without actually installing anything onto your computer. Students have used it to look at unprocessed RAW photos on computers that don’t have any photo software installed on them. In addition to this, it has a contact sheet builder component that allows you to include some of the metadata for your images.

Freestyle Photographic Supplies
www.freestylephoto.biz/

B&H Photographic Supplies
www.bhphotovideo.com/

Paper and Printing supplies:
www.dtgweb.com/
www.epson.com/
www.lexjet.com/lexjet/
www.redriverpaper.com/

Light meter:
www.sekonic.com/main/
www.gossen-photo.de/english/

Websites for Photoshop Technique:
www.photocoop.org

Websites on Photography Technique:
www.kenrockwell.com
strobist.blogspot.com/

Resources for Digital Camera Reviews and Information:
www.imaging-resource.com/DIGCAM01.HTM

Nikon Resources:
www.nikongrapher.com/
nikonclspracticalguide.blogspot.com/
Off-Camera Flash nikonclspracticalguide.blogspot.com/2008/01/nikon-flash-t...

Canon Resources:
www.photography-on-the.net/forum
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