Supply Resources

Supplies, Equipment, Photo Stores and Services Etc.

Local Business:

Artist and Craftsman Supply – Relatively new to the neighborhood, they are a utility art store which has a lot to offer, but like most general purpose art stores they do not stock photography supplies.

Service Photo – “Supply located in Baltimore, is Maryland’s source for cameras, photographic equipment and professional imaging supplies.” Service Photo is a good place to get started, they have most of the supplies that will be found on your Syllabus. They have a long standing relationship with MICA Photo and are happy to help with your questions.

Tech Lab -Do you have some medium format film that needs to be processed? Well Tech Lab has you covered. Located in the Belvedere Square shopping area, you can drop film off grab a soup and sandwich from Atwaters, and then catch a movie at the historic Senator Theater. Oh! and don’t forget to ask Tech Lab about their student discounts.

Severn Graphics – Located in nearby Glen Burnie, Severn is a good resource for those looking to have negatives processed, specifically medium format and Large Format films. They also will do very large Lambda printing, from digital files. Check em out.

Penn Camera – Like Service Photo, Penn just about does it all, they have most of you bases covered with supplies and they also process film, up to 120 and 220 B & W. Check them out, located in nearby Pikesville.

Plaza Art Supply – Another art supply store, two locations: Cathedral Street near Eager Street (close to campus) and York Road near the Towson Mall, but hey maybe you want to make a day of it? Like Utrecht it doesn’t really have a lot to offer in way of Photo Specific needs but there is more to the MICA curriculum than just what is taught in the Photo Department.

Utrecht – A wonderful art supply store located close to campus. They don’t carry a whole lot in terms of Photo Supplies, but hey you have to take a drawing class or two, and probably could use some acid free tape right? So  if the MICA Store doesn’t have it, or you are looking for a little variety in your shopping experience give them a try.

Non Local:

B and H Photo – Large Selection, typically good prices, and fast delivery, an happy addition to any photographers list of resources.

Bostick and Sullivan – If you are interested in doing alternative processes this is a great place to start! Remember MICA Photo has an approved list of Photographic Chemicals that may be used in our Darkrooms! If you are unsure if what you are hoping to try is allowed, please check with your teacher before making a purchase! Some chemicals are highly toxic, and your health and safety is one of our primary goals!

Freestyle Photographic Supplies – Similar in style to B&H, worth checking out, and they carry Arista FBVC if you are trying to make those supply dollars stretch.

Photographers Formulary – Like Bostick and Sullivan they specialize in photo grade chemistry for the amateur and professional photographer, if you are interested in doing alternative processes this is a great place to start! Remember MICA Photo has an approved list of Photographic Chemicals that may be used in our Darkrooms! If you are unsure if what you are hoping to try is allowed, please check with your teacher before making a purchase! Some chemicals are highly toxic, and your health and safety is one of our primary goals!

KEH – The largest retailer of Used Photographic Equipment in the US. Reliable dealer that can help you save on your must have equipment.

MAC on Campus. A online site that has various articles, reviews, and equipment for sale at student discounts.

Blurb. Have a good idea that needs to be published in a book? Blurb is a wonderful on demand, self publishing site that is relatively affordable, Design your book, publish it, and then shop it around to all the majors, become famous, and then remember all of the little people!

Artist Associations:

CAA . College Art Association an excellent source for various show opportunities.

Maryland Art Place. A beautiful gallery located in Baltimore’s inner harbor. They have an annual call for curatorial proposals, an arts mentor program, as well as many other opportunities, a real arts resource.

NYFA. New York Federation of the Arts, has a large listing of art opportunities, most are NY centric but worth looking at.

Saatchi Gallery Online. A good place to to have your work hosted and looked at by enthusiast, curators, collectors, etc.

SPE. This is a great resource for photo specific show opportunities!

ASMP. A great resource for legal and financial aspects of commercial photography. They have sample model releases, invoices etc. If you join they also have insurance.

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