Becoming a Photographer
Photographic supplies that are essential to photographers are negative holders, matting material, portfolios, photo paper (for those who develop their own negatives) and of course, film. Frames and photo albums are also frequently essential to most photographers.
Negative holders prevent negatives from becoming damaged and dirty and also help in their organization. Matting materials are important for those who frame their own work. Matte material accompanies the actual print in the frame.
Photo paper is for those photographers who develop their own film. This is the paper onto which the negative impresses its image.
Film is essential for those photographers who use tradtional methods of photography. There are many different grades of film to choose from and each photographer must choose their film depending on the desired effects of their work.