Do you have the cool film or digital camera, but need help knowing how to use it? We offer individual instruction to help you feel more comfortable and to understand exactly how your camera works.
Our individual instruction services are scheduled before we open or on Saturday or Sunday.
We also do lens cleaning and calibrations, sensor cleaning, memory card recovery, firmware updates, and more.
If you're interested in learning about any of our services, give us a call at the shop 801-410-8141
Once a greenhouse, this daylight studio offers incredible, must-see light!
Missing an extra battery, another memory card, or any color of seamless paper during your shoot? We've got you covered! Our retail space is just steps from the studio so you can be sure your day is a success!
Rent by the hour or by the day.
Whether you are a professional, hobbyist, or a newcomer, you are welcome here! Our friendly staff has over 30 years of photographic experience they want to share with you!
Our mission is to support the local photographic community with a small, boutique-like store offering all the essential photo supplies you need.
Essential Photo Supply is not only a retail space for all things photo, it's a place where we seek to promote creative inspiration in photographers at all skill levels and from all walks of life. We hope you'll come see us!
-Ken, Thomas, Matt, Lisa, Ethan
NEWS & EVENTS
ESSENTIAL PHOTO SUPPLY Gallery Stroll
Friday, November 19, 2021 6:30 p.m. featuring Lane Peters
As with many photographers, my method of shooting and preferred subject matter has evolved over the years. Initially, I refused to capture people. I thought they ruined the shot. I then spent a large amount of time in a dense city in the Asian Pacific. On my lunch breaks from work, I would visit areas of the city with a high concentration of people. The more I observed, the more I noticed how groups of people appeared to flow as one whole mass rather than individuals. I wanted to capture this sense of movement, so I began shooting with very slow shutter speeds, which helped obscure the individual and create more of a flow. Occasionally a single person would remain static and escape this process, becoming the centerpiece of my image. I loved these little gems. It created not only a focal point, but a story to the image and a connection to the background.
I began shooting more and more street style photography. I wanted to capture the connection that people, things, or animals have with their surroundings, cities, and communities. I believe that connection is key for telling a story in a single moment. I do not care for typical portraits because they do not have a narrative. An association between subject and place is essential for this. It can be as simple as connecting the foreground to the background, it’s what makes an image for me. This is the driving force behind my work.
I’m excited to be part of the Salt Lake Gallery Stroll, and am honored to showcase my work at Essential Photo Supply on 9th and 9th. Looking forward to seeing you there.