Since I don't use a Mac (my wife has an iMac) I would say go to http://www.apple.com
use the customer forum to get the correct answer.
Usually, to copy photos from most phones, you either use a USB cable and connect the phone in USB Mass Storage (or disk) mode if the phone supports it. Then just drag and drop files from the phone disk that appears on the Mac desktop. Alternatively, if the phone has Bluetooth capability you send photos via Bluetooth using the File Manager of the phone (consult your phone manual on how exactly to do this), or using the "Bluetooth File Exchange" application on your Mac. From the apple forum:
Hi there Bill@34!
Backing up your precious memories is a super smart idea. I will be delighted to provide some additional information for your Mac!
What model device do you have? Do you have an SD Card? Is there an abundance of photos or only a handful?
If you have an SD Card here's some helpful info for basic phones: http://vz.to/16OCSWL
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