Instax vs. Polaroid

If you think you haven’t seen one of the Fuji Instax cameras, whether it be prints, or the film camera itself, we’re betting you have. Except, they were probably referred to as “Polaroid” cameras. The Fuji Instax instant film cameras are not actually “Polaroid” cameras. However, today, it is the common misconception of many people that any camera that takes a photo and prints instantly, … Continue reading Instax vs. Polaroid

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What IS the “Gather Box?”

What the heck is this Gather Box Spartan Photo Center has been talking about?? Well, we’re glad you asked!  The Gather Box is part of our “Digitize to Share BUT Print to Preserve” campaign! With this box, you may put in negatives, slides, printed photos, SD cards, CF cards; or video tapes and movie reels- you name it, and have them digitized and organized. The Gather box is offered … Continue reading What IS the “Gather Box?”

Did You Miss the App Release Party? Here’s How it Works!

Spartan Photo Center has a NEW APP! In case you weren’t able to make it to our release party, here’s what you should know. Blake was instrumental in making the new APP that allows you stay in touch with what is happening at our store. The APP is simple and yet surprisingly sophisticated. When you open it it shows the Contact Us screen that will … Continue reading Did You Miss the App Release Party? Here’s How it Works!

What do UHS-1 and UHS-2 Mean on my SD cards

The markings on memory cards can be confusing, especially since the introduction of UHS-2 cards to the market. Here is a quick primer on what these markings mean. A. The “number inside the ‘U’ marking is the UHS Speed Class. Having A UHS Speed Class 1 indicates a 10 MB/s minimum write speed, and a UHS Speed Class 3 indicates a 30MB/s minimum write speed. (It … Continue reading What do UHS-1 and UHS-2 Mean on my SD cards

Fuji X-T2 Camera Has Arrived!

  The long awaited Fujifilm X-T2 camera body and X-T2 18-55mm kit are finally unveiled! The X-T2 is a splash resistant premium interchangeable lens camera with a large OLED electronic viewfinder. It incorporates the latest generation 24.3MP X-Trans CMOS III with an APS-C sensor with no low-pass filter and boasts the highest performance in the history of X Series. The X-T2 supports 4K video recording that … Continue reading Fuji X-T2 Camera Has Arrived!

You’re Invited to the APP Release Party!

You are invited to our APP Release Party! Saturday, September 17th from 6pm to 8pm   We will be demonstrating and helping download the our new APP and service APP themed snacks.  Anyone looking for some APPle cider or APPle cake??? You will find a lot is happening with our APP! Meet the APP developer and ask questions.. Continue reading You’re Invited to the APP Release Party!

Download our NEW APP!

Spartan Photo Center has a NEW APP! Blake was instrumental in making the new APP that allows you stay in touch with what is happening at our store. The APP is simple and yet surprisingly sophisticated. When you open it it shows the Contact Us screen that will take you to our contact page.  You can call us, email, find us on Facebook, see our … Continue reading Download our NEW APP!

Piedmont Interstate Fair – Annual Photography Contest

It’s almost fair time again! This year, the Spartanburg Photo Guild will be hosting its annual photography contest. Every one is invited to enter! All entries will be received on Thursday, October 6th from 10:00 am – 6:00 pm!    For more information, please check the photos below, or click the link here. Continue reading Piedmont Interstate Fair – Annual Photography Contest

Dorm Decor- PRINT STYLE!

College season is fast approaching, and so is move-in day! While the whole process is super scary, daunting, exciting, exhausting, and over-all, pretty fun, you will start to miss some people or things you used to see/do every day. One way to feel super “at-home” in your dorm is to print your photos! Miss mom and dad? Well, you TOTALLY cannot tell them you miss … Continue reading Dorm Decor- PRINT STYLE!

Light and lighting terms you may not know

Here are a few lighting terms you should know: Kelvin – is the Color Temperature of the light.  The lower the K the redder the light, the higher the K the bluer the light.  Daylight from the sun is about 5500 degrees Kelvin.  Photographic daylight is usually considered from about 4800K to 6500K  this is partly due to the natural variation in colors the sun has … Continue reading Light and lighting terms you may not know