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Hampton Photo Arts

Hampton Photo ArtsWhether you’re just starting out in photography or you’re a seasoned pro, Hampton Photo Arts in Bridgehampton has everything you need to make your work a success. We offer digital cameras and camera accessories, camera repair, photo paper and much more. Prefer film photography? We supply that too! Read on to find out more about Hampton Photo Arts and what we can do for you.

Digital Cameras & Accessories

Hampton Photo Arts supplies digital cameras as versatile as our photographers. Our selection ranges from simple point-and-shoot to high-end technology. If you need a camera bag, batteries, a tripod or an extra memory card, we’ve got that too.

Camera Repair

Hampton Photo Arts has teamed up with Pix Camera Repair to offer a digital and film camera repair service. We offer the lowest camera repair estimate fee on Long Island! All camera and lens repair estimates are just $15.00.

Color and Black & White Film

For those who prefer a more traditional approach to photography, Hampton Photo Arts supplies both color, slide and black & white film in 35mm and 120. We carry Kodak, Fuji, Ilford and more. We also carry disposable cameras and advantix film (APS). For those photographers who prefer to develop their own film, we stock darkroom chemicals and photo papers as well.

Digital Photo Paper

No matter your preference, Hampton Photo Arts is sure to carry the inkjet photo paper you need. We provide everything from simple matte & glossy paper to high-end watercolor, pastel, velin and HDR (high dynamic range) pearl.

Scanning

To print or enlarge your digital art, we provide scanning. Bring digital media in to us on a CD, DVD or USB drive and we’ll make a high-resolution scan. If you intend to create larger prints of any images, it is best to scan them at the highest resolution to preserve the integrity of the image. Most people find that a resolution of 2000 dpi (dots per inch) meets their needs. However, cropping an image reduces how much it can be enlarged so a higher resolution of 3000 to 4000 dpi is best for photos you plan to crop.

Pre-Cut Mats

Hampton Photo Arts offers pre-cut mats for photography display. Our standard, double and windowless mats come in an array of colors to suit individual needs.

Mats & Matboard

Our 32 x 40 matboard comes in many colors to suit any particular project. Our 40 x 60 matboard comes in 2 colors.

Fine Art (Giclee) Printing

If you’re looking to avoid the expense of mass-producing photography, we provide fine art printing called giclee (pronounced zhee-clay). It is a process of making fine art prints from a digital source using ink-jet printing.

Sell Your Photos Online

Here at Hampton Photo Arts we offer this unique service to our photographers. We supply you with the storefront (photo gallery) to add landscapes, portraits, events, etc. to sell. Customers can view the photos and pick the ones they want to have printed. We take the orders, print the photos and ship them directly to your customers. Then, we send you a check for the money. This service is ideal for event or model photographers whose customers tend to order a lot of prints. Giving your photos that ‘extra touch’ not provided by traditional printing kiosks will keep customers coming back.

Digital Recovery and Rescue

If you’ve accidentally deleted photographs or some files have become corrupt, Hampton Photo Arts can recover lost items from most all camera manufacturers. Simply bring in the memory card and fill out the digital recovery form and we’ll get started.

Additional Services

Hampton Photo Arts offers a wide variety of photo albums and photo frames. We provide enlargements and photo posters as well as a CD and DVD duplication service. If you’re looking to turn photos into unique gifts, we can turn those favorite creations into jigsaw puzzles, T-shirts, mouse pads and more! On the road? Get your film developed by mail. We process all 35mm, APS, black & white and 120/220 film and mail them to your home via First Class mail. Prints are available in glossy or matte finish, and with or without white borders. Photo CDs are available upon request.

Hampton Photo Arts in Bridgehampton, NY ensures quality & expertise in our work and we guarantee the very best for our photographers and graphic artists.

Stop by the Bridgehampton Commons in Bridgehampton or give us a call at 1-631-537-7373. We are open Monday through Saturday 10am to 6pm and 10am to 2pm on Sundays.

 
Canvas Printing

Printing on canvas is incredibly versatile and a great way to create a ready-to-hang image or artwork. Every canvas that we print  is protected with a UV coated acrylic finish to guard the print from dust, moisture and fading. Do you want your canvas stretched on bars or non-stretched? Framed or unframed? Customize the work to make it truly your own.

 
Art Prints – How are they made?

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Photography by Laurie Barone-Shafer
Nowadays just about anyone can take a good quality photographs with a digital camera. Or take a few hundred pictures and the chances are few will be good, and even one or two outstanding.

Here are a few tips, tricks and techniques on how to make art print poster ready photographs and print ready digital files. Don’t get overwhelmed, there is a lot of information here, but a lot of it is just intuitive. Well, a bit of patience will always help.

First thing – Photo Size

If you taking a digital photo of you family or friend the largest size you would print is usually 5 by 7 inches, maybe 8 by 10 at the most. Even small size digital photographs (2MB or less) are ‘good enough’ to create a decent print. But if you want to create prints that are 16 by 20, 20 by 24 inches or larger you need more pixels (in pixels 20 by 24 inches photo is actually about 40 times larger than 3 by 4 inches photo assuming they have the same resolution).

 
Learning to Paint Watercolors

Watercolor is an easy, fun medium for creating art.  Color theory, composition and design can be explored freely with watercolor paint, paper, and brushes.  Several techniques may be used with watercolors for varying effects including painting wet on wet, wet on dry, layering washes, and more.

Watercolor paper comes in cold press, hot press, and rough.  Rough paper has the most texture, and its hills and valleys can result in interesting effects when paint is added.  Hot press is the smoothest and has the finest texture.  Cold press has a moderate amount of texture and is the paper most commonly chosen by watercolor artists.

Watercolor paper comes in several weights ranging from 90 lb. to 300 lb. based on the pounds per ream of paper.  Most artists prefer to use at least 140 lb. paper.  Papers vary somewhat between manufacturers, so sampling different papers is advisable.  Paper can be purchased in pads, in blocks or in large sheets.  The large sheets are usually the most economical and can be torn into whatever size is desired.

 
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