Northcutt Steele Gallery

Lecture on Photographic Equipment
by Neil Chaput de Saintonge

Library Room 148 (next to Northcutt Steele Gallery, 1st floor of Liberal Arts Building)

*Free & Open to All. No Reservations Necessary.*


Neil TeachingOn Friday, March 24 at 10:30am Neil Chaput de Saintonge will offer a free public lecture on developments in digital photographic equipment in Library Room 148 (the lecture hall next to Northcutt Steele Gallery). This highly informative lecture will be of benefit to photographers just getting started and to seasoned shooters who could benefit from learning more about today’s cameras. 


The first part of Chaput de Saintonge's lecture will offer an overview of today’s photo market. While covering both mirrorless and DSLR camera systems, Chaput de Saintonge will touch on over 20 different features to look for when buying a camera such as GPS, wifi capabilities, high ISO performance and fast auto-focus capabilities. He will provide information on various makes and models of camera, and many of their features, and offer a list of helpful websites for attendees to reference.


The second part of the lecture will cover the multitude of lenses on the market. Chaput de Saintonge will cover several lens features that are important to consider before purchasing, and he’ll offer tips on how you can save money in the process. He will discuss on- and off-brand models for DSLR and Mirrorless camera systems. Whether you photograph sports, landscapes, people or a bit of everything, choosing a lens is an important decision that will greatly impact your images. This lecture will open your eyes as to what lenses are available and make sure you are able to make an informed decision before your next purchase.


Neil Chaput de Saintonge is a former student of Ansel Adams. He founded Missoula’s Rocky Mountain School of Photography with his wife Jeanne in 1989 and has been teaching photography for over 45 years. 

The Northcutt Steele Gallery  is supported in part by the Associated Students of MSUB (ASMSUB). The gallery is open Monday–Friday from 8am–4pm, and by appointment. 


For media inquiries or more information contact Gallery Director, Dr. Leanne Gilbertson; 406-657-9203,


Photograph of Neil Chaput de Saintonge © Paige Baker