Back To School Shopping List




I graduated from Georgia State in 2014 with my Bachelor’s degree in Social Work . I planned on going to Graduate school and getting on Master’s in Social work . Then I brought a camera & took a graphic design class. My whole career plan changed. I was absolutely in love with being able to create a masterpiece out of nothing & being able to capture people’s special moments . Through photography & design I had found my passion. One day I was on Facebook & I saw and ad. You know those ad’s you see when scrolling down your new feed . The ad said ” Get your degree in photography. I really though this ad was a sign but when I clicked the link it brought a few schools online & the Art Institute. I am not a huge fan of the Art Institute. So I did some research on some local college’s  that  offered photography as a major. I found Savannah College of Art & Design.  



SCAD was everything & more!! Great program , great teachers , great campus etc. There reviews online where awesome. Even though you can’t believe everything you hear online. They where rated top 10 art school on the east coast. So I started building a portfolio , applied to SCAD. I told no one that I was applying , I didn’t want this now dream of mine to get shut down if I didn’t get in. So months went by I didn’t hear anything. I went about my regular life . So one early morning I got an email from Savannah College of Art & Design. Nervously I didn’t open until a week later.  I had got into SCAD like OMG! This was huge , little ol me had gotten into one of the top art school. Yay me. 


At this very moment I was so excited! I literally jumped around my apartment . I told a few of my closest friends & family. Then Facebook , Instagram lol don’t judge me. So as August is here now every college student is probably back to school shopping. So I put together some of the things I have gotten & thing I need to get . As going to an art school some things are slightly different from a traditional school. So Below you will find my favorites for class time as well as my shopping list.


Being a photography major , a DSLR camera was a most! I absolutely love canon camera’s & len’s. Some people prefer Nikon but I’m a canon ride or die. Some essential for class.

Memory Card – 32 Gig or higher
USB drive
Camera Case
Lighting Kit


Imagine a photography major without a laptop. Just tragic , tragic , tragic! Lol I love MacBook’s when it comes down to designing , editing photography or editing video. It has the magic for it. PC’s are nice for basic stuff but anything designing and up you need a Macbook. Eseentials list to go with my MacBook.

External Mouse



Essential School Supplies

3 Ring Binder

Notebook Paper

Plain Copy Paper

Spiral Note books

Legal Pads

Post It Notes

Pens – Multiple Colors


Highlighters – Multiple Colors

Uber excited to start this next journey. Another four years of undergrad is a bittersweet moment. Honestly I am a little scared to be a freshman all over again. I hope that you join me in this journey. I will be creating a series entitled #25collegefreshman. Where you’ll get at look my college life . Hope you enjoyed this post. Make sure you subscribe so you’ll get updated on new posts.

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