Unless you have deep pockets to replace the SSD every few years (long discussions I won't repeat here) I'd go with the old classic HDD if possible.
Maxing out the RAM in video and photo editing is always a good idea.
If you meant the usual clip work to some video web work, then I'll recant the above and go with the size and display you like.
Hi. I'm going to buy a Mac for studies, and really can't decide which model to chose. I'm considering the Macbook Air 13", Macbook Pro Retina 13" and the Macbook Pro 13". The computer will mainly be used for writing, surfing the web, photo apps (iPhoto, PS and such. Not for heavy film editing), occassional programming and gaming (not the most graphics-heavy games like crysis, skyrim and such).
If I decide to go for the Macbook Pro, I will trade the HDD for a 240GB SSD and also add additional RAM (depending on the model, but 8GB is minimal).
In advance, thanks for all the help I get