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Free Saturday Focus Sessions – May

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Focus sessions are free and take place in the Westwood store from 9:30 am – 10 am. All sessions will allow for questions and answers. Please bring your camera and any images along that you have questions about. Feel free to use the comment option to make suggestions for future focus sessions.

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Here’s our upcoming Focus Sessions:

May 3 – Outdoor Portraits

May 10 – Video with an SLR

May 17 – Sports Photography

May 24 – Graduation Photos

May 31 – Get Ready For Vacation

These are free events – bring a friend along if you’d like. Share with your friends on Facebook – Click the Like button below. Hope you can join us!

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Written by Alfred Hess

April 15th, 2014 at 2:04 pm

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Tamron Announces New 16-300mm f/3.5-6.3 Di II VC PZD Macro Lens

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Tamron 16-300mm Di II VC PZD MacroExciting news from Tamron as the makers of the extremely popular 18-270mm lens have improved their all in one lens at both ends. The Tamron 16-300mm f/3.5-6.3 Di II VC PZD Macro will be the world’s first 18.8x zoom SLR lens. Stop in to Bergen County Camera to be reserve yours.

Written by Alfred Hess

April 14th, 2014 at 1:30 pm

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Your Point of View: Water Entries

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Thank you to everyone who participated in our first Your Point of View Photo Contest. Our gallery opening was a huge success. Thank you to everyone who came out to the opening to see the beautiful final photos.

At this time we’d like announce the next “Your Point of View” theme, “Red, White, and Blue”. We’re looking forward to covering our gallery with the colors of old glory. However, the catch to this show is no flag photos. We’re looking forward to seeing more of your fantastic creativity.

In the below gallery  is all the entries for this contest. Thank you to everyone again!

Upcoming Canon and Nikon Classes

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If you recently started taking photos with, are looking to buy, or have never felt comfortable with your Canon or Nikon Digital SLR, we have several upcoming classes to help you enjoy your camera.

On Tuesday, March 18th from 6:30 pm – 9:30 pm at the Westwood Community Center, we will be hosting Canon Discovery Day – Essential Functions of Your SLR Camera. Enter the world of the digital SLR and learn about your camera, and how to make great pictures with it. We’ll take you out of “automatic,” but we won’t overload you with too much detail.

You’ll see many examples of great photography, and learn techniques to use exposure, composition, flash, and a variety of lenses to get the same types of results. Our Basic Discovery Day class is a three-hour investment in your EOS digital SLR that will pay dividends over and over as you grow with your camera system.

During this course you will:

  • Become familiar with the operation and features of your EOS camera, and discover how and when to control them for dramatic results
  • Learn to expand your creative options, using different camera features and photographic techniques to evolve your pictures from snapshots to photographs
  • See actual examples of how Canon lenses and Speedlite flashes can be used to add impact to your pictures

Tickets for Canon Discover Day – Essential Functions of your SLR are available now on eventbrite or at Bergen County Camera in Westwood.

We have two upcoming Nikon Seminars. A Basic level seminar on April 2nd entitled, “Introduction to your SLR” and a Intermediate seminar on May 6th entitled, “Tips and Tricks”.

The Basic Level Class on April 2nd, covers the very basics of Auto mode, followed by how to get out of auto mode. The class focuses largely on scene modes and camera controls for exposure, white balance and focus. Composition and tips on improving photos are the main, non-technical areas that the class covers. This class is good for absolutely anyone with a camera, especially beginners and new DSLR owners.

Tickets for Nikon’s Basic Seminar on April 2nd are available now on Eventbrite or at Bergen County Camera in Westwood.

The Intermediate Class on May 6th, covers many of the topics that one might explore after learning the basics of camera terminology and exposure. Topics covered include flash photography, custom settings, lenses, autofocus settings, metering and more.

Tickets for Nikon’s Intermediate Seminar on May 6th are available now on Eventbrite or at Bergen County Camera in Westwood.

We hope you can join us for at least one of these excellent learning opportunities from Canon and Nikon.

Bergen County Camera Presents “Evening With An Artist”

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Westwood, NJ – March 3, 2014 – Bergen County Camera proudly announces an upcoming series of lectures entitled, “Evening With An Artist”. Each lecture will feature a professional photographer discussing their topic of mastery. The “Evening With An Artist” series begins March 26th as local photo legend, Melchior Digiacomo, joins us from 7 pm until 9 pm at the Westwood Community Center. Mel has spent much of his life photographing everything from the streets of Antigua to the US Open and specializes in capturing the moment naturally. Mel will discuss the importance of getting to the right place at the right time to create photographs that capture the essence of the moment.

“Evening With An Artist” lectures are intended to provide knowledge and inspiration to both amateur and professional photographers. Each lecture will be two hours in length and cost $50 per person. Future “Evening With An Artist” lectures, featuring Canon Explorers of Light and Nikon ambassadors, will be announced on bergencountycamera.com in the coming weeks.Tickets are now available for “Evening With An Artist” featuring Melchior Digiacomo.

For more information, call Bergen County Camera at (201)664-4113.

Written by Alfred Hess

March 3rd, 2014 at 5:30 pm

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Hazardous Waste Days for 2014 – Open to Bergen County, NJ Residents Only

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Hazardous Waste Days open to Bergen County, NJ Residents Only

Most photo chemicals are considered hazardous waste – ID is required. Also please do not bring computers, electronics, batteries, latex paint or tires to these collections. If you have questions please call the Bergen County Hazardous Waste Hotline 201-807-5825. Information for other New Jersey Counties can be found at the NJ Hazardous Waste Co-ordinators website. Businesses must pre-register before the collection day by calling 201-807-8696 to make arrangements.

View the Bergen County Utility Authorities Hazardous Waste Day Flyer

Campgaw Mountain Reservation 9 a – 3 p

200 Campgaw Rd., Mahwah

Saturday, May 17, 2014
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Saturday, November 1, 2014

Bergen Community College 9 a – 3 p

400 Paramus Road, Paramus, NJ

Bergen Community College, 400 Paramus Rd., Paramus

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Sunday, April 6, 2014
Sunday, June 22, 2014
Sunday, October 19, 2014

Bergen County Utilities Authority 9 a – 3 p

Foot of Empire Boulevard, Moonachie, NJ

Saturday, March 8, 2014
Saturday, July 19, 2014

Written by John Tworsky

February 26th, 2014 at 12:53 pm

Stop in and check out Tamron’s Low Aperture Lenses

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Low aperture zoom lenses are ideal for anyone looking to improve the quality of their images. If you’re shooting high action in a low light situation or trying to achieve a unique look with a smaller depth of focus, these lenses are ideal for you. Both the Tamron 24-70 f/2.8 and Tamron 70-200 f/2.8 lenses are stabilized and cost hundreds of dollars less then the Nikon or Canon versions. Stop in to check out these Tamron lenses and more at Bergen County Camera.

Written by Alfred Hess

February 20th, 2014 at 10:47 am

Free Saturday Focus Sessions – March – April

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Focus sessions are free and take place in the Westwood store from 9:30 am – 10 am. All sessions will allow for questions and answers. Please bring your camera and any images along that you have questions about. Feel free to use the comment option to make suggestions for future focus sessions.

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Here’s our upcoming Focus Sessions:

March 1 – Decorating with Photography

March 8 – Flash Photography

March 15 – Time Exposures

March 22 – Critique Your Photos

March 29 – Walk About Westwood

April 5 – Sensor Cleaning

April 12 – Phone Photography / Apps

April 19 – Great Landscape Photographs

April 26 – Flower Photography

These are free events – bring a friend along if you’d like. Share with your friends on Facebook – Click the Like button below. Hope you can join us!

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Tamron Mail in Rebates Arrive Just in Time for Valentine’s Day

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Looking for a lens for your DSLR that will make your life easier. Stop in and check out the Tamron 18-270mm f/3.5-6.3. This all in one lens eliminates the need to carry multiple lenses. No need to swap lenses, whether you’re looking to take a photo of your family in your living room or the bird in the tree across the street. This lens now carries a $50 mail in rebate. Looking for a solid dedicated zoom lens? The Tamron 70-300mm f/4-5.6 now features a $100 mail in rebate. This lens is perfect whether you own a full frame or crop sensor camera. Plus as a stabilized zoom lens, you’ll get clearer images with slower shutter speeds then non stabilized lenses. These mail in rebates are valid until March 31st 2014.

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Written by Alfred Hess

February 4th, 2014 at 11:56 am

Submission Rules for Upcoming Your Point of View Show

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Submissions are limited to one image per person.

All images should be color corrected and cropped to an 11×14 aspect ratio.

The show’s theme is “Water”.

All submissions with artist information must be submitted to customerservice@bergencountycamera.com by March 1st, 2014.

A local photographer or panel of photographers will judge the show and select approximately 20 final images to be featured in the show.

All images will be shown on Bergen County Camera’s Facebook page and BergenCountyCamera.com and the top 20 images will be framed and hung in the gallery for the show.

The finalists will need to submit their own 11×14 print. We will mat and frame all finalist images. Finalists will be offered a Free Consultation and a Special Price for images printed through Bergen County Camera.

The opening will be on Thursday, April 10th from 7-9pm in Westwood.

The show will remain on display until April 26th.

At this time there is a possibility of a second showing at an off site location. More details on this show will become available at a later time.

Sale price of images will be determined after finalists have been selected. We will advise customers on sale prices if needed.

Bergen County Camera shall be entitled to a 20% commission for any featured art sold during this show.

We look forward to seeing some fascinating work. Good luck!

Written by Alfred Hess

January 23rd, 2014 at 4:43 pm