Photography Technology Requirements

We recommend purchasing your laptop online from the KCAD Apple Store.


The minimum system requirements for this program:

  • Macbook Pro (13", 14" or 16") 2019 or newer
  • Macbook Air (13") 2019 or newer
  • 16 GB or 32 GB RAM recommended
  • 512 GB or 1 TB SSD internal storage recommended

Required Software

Recommended Accessories

  • 1 TB or larger external hard drive for image storage
  • Thunderbolt 3/USB-C to standard USB adapter
  • 20 Megapixel of higher DSLR camera (full sensors are encouraged but not required)
  • External card reader for DSLR memory card
  • 35mm SLR film camera with 50mm lens


Recommended for Protection and Security

  • Laptop Bag or Cover for your MacBook Pro
  • Portable Laptop Lock

Software Ordering