Chuck Dugand, president of Kingwood Photo Club, compares a printed out photograph to a digitally displayed one.

The Kingwood Photo Club, which meets every third Tuesday of the month at Kingwood First Baptist Church, held a recent meeting with a theme centered around showing one's work. They encouraged each member to make prints of their photography to show and tell. Humble Camera Center owner, Brad Crosby, was the guest speaker.
Chuck Dugand, president of the Kingwood Photo Club, said, “There’s a big difference when looking at a photo on a digital screen, compared to a printout. Digital doesn’t do your work justice. Print out your photos to see the difference yourself.”
Dugand elaborated on what he said by comparing his printed work to one on a PowerPoint screen. “A picture can look washed out on the screen. Computers do not all calibrate the same in color,” he said.
Darrell Hancock, a member of the photo club, printed his work from the Czech Republic, Sicily and Scotland on metal. He described metal prints as “more vibrant, more color tone and a glossy appearance. Expensive, but worth the display.”
The Humble Camera Center, located on 114 E. Main St. in Humble, does acrylic, matte, wood, metal and more for prints. They will accommodate to the customer's print size.
Crosby mentioned that his store has a full line of Canon, Sony, Nikon, Fuji, GoPro, full-frame digital single-lens reflex, and mirrorless cameras. He also carries lenses, flashes, hard camera cases varying in size, and surplus parts that are not carried by manufacturers anymore. 

Darrell Hancock, member of Kingwood Photo Club, poses with metal prints of his photos from the Czech Republic, Sicily and Scotland.

Camera rentals (along with an updated contract), repairs and cleaning are also offered at the Humble Camera Center. Crosby also purchases and sells used equipment, but it cannot be over five years old.
On Thursdays, the store processes film and has it ready by Saturday. This can be returned on a CD or thumb drive or in prints. Crosby also takes VHS tapes and transfers them to DVD with the ability to add music.

Brad Crosby, owner of Humble Camera Center, spoke at the July Kingwood Photo Club meeting to share what's in stock. Photos by Celine Wallace

The Humble Camera Center does custom framing and will match competitor's coupons. They carry hundreds of styles, shapes and colors in wood and glass.
Crosby said that the customer is his priority and they are there to assist the customer with anything they can.
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