Nikon D810 Demo Event with the Nikon rep

This Saturday, stop in during the Super Sale and have your opportunity to get Nikon’s newest camera in your hands. The D810 offers 36 Megapixel stills with substantial upgrades to ISO range, the metering system, and video recording. Also available is the Nikon Switch and Save Program.

Purchase the Nikon D810 and any combination of Nikon Lenses or Speedlites totaling at least $1,750 and receive a Nikon Voucher for between $200 and $1,000 towards a future Nikon purchase.

Spend $1,750 on the Nikon Lenses and Speedlites and recieve a $200 Nikon Voucher by mail.

Spend $3,500 on Nikon Lenses and Speedlites and receive a $400 Nikon Voucher by mail.

Spend $7,000 on Nikon Lenses and Speedlites and receive a $1,000 Nikon Voucher by mail.

Learn More about Nikon’s Switch and Save Program

Summer Sale – We’re buying your old cameras and lenses

Join us this Saturday, July 26 for this year’s Super Sale. This One Day Event will feature sales, coupons, classes, and more!

Bergen County Camera Ad (Bergen Rec) (1)- Stop in to receive a free coupon pack featuring a coupon valued at $10, $20, $50, or $100 off! (Excludes some items with vendor MAP programs. See store for details)

- Receive future savings coupons to save on future purchases.

- Used Equipment Buy & Trade In Event - A special trade in event for anyone looking to sell or upgrade their camera.

- Try out and learn about the new Nikon D810.

- Incredible discounts on Panasonic cameras and lenses.

- Vendors in the store from Nikon, Canon, Olympus, Vanguard, and Lowepro will be in the store from 10 am until 5 pm to answer all of your questions.

- Sales on Display Models, Closeouts, Rarities, Overstocks, and One of a Kind Items!

This Saturday, July 26th only at Bergen County Camera in Westwood!

Free Saturday Focus Sessions – July and August

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:

July 19 - Mirrorless Cameras

July 26 – Sensor Cleaning

August 2  - HDR Photography

August 9 – Concert Photography

August 16 - Show Us Your Photos / Print Critique – Limit of Two 8×10″ Photos in Print Form

August 23 – Pet Photography

August 30 – Circle of Fun –  Questions and Answers

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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Nikon D810 Launch Party and Switch and Save Program

1407-0424_BergenCo_Email_D810_LaunchInvite_July16On Wednesday, July 16th from 11:00 am until 6:00 pm Nikon representatives will be joining us in store for your opportunity to learn about and try out the new Nikon D810. Presentations on the features and benefits of the D810 will be given at 11:00 am and 2:00 pm in the store.

This is your chance to get the new D810 in your hands before it arrive in stores!

You can pre-order your D810 at the event or right now by calling or visiting Bergen County Camera in Westwood.

Plus for a limited time Nikon will be featuring a Switch and Save program on the D810. Purchase the Nikon D810 and any combination of Nikon Lenses or Speedlites totaling at least $1,750 and receive a Nikon Voucher for between $200 and $1,000 towards a future Nikon purchase.

Spend $1,750 on Nikon Lenses and Speedlites and recieve a $200 Nikon Voucher by mail.

Spend $3,500 on Nikon Lenses and Speedlites and receive a $400 Nikon Voucher by mail.

Spend $7,000 on Nikon Lenses and Speedlites and receive a $1,000 Nikon Voucher by mail.

Learn more about the D810 Switch and Save Program.

Super Summer Sale, Trade-In Day, and Vendor Demo Day – July 26th

On Saturday, July 26, we’re holding a Super Summer Sale, so come by for great deals on used equipment, overstocks and display models! It’s also our Used Equipment Buy & Trade-In Day. We will be purchasing used equipment, too, so bring in your old items! In addition, vendor reps will be present  for Vendor Demo Day. Come on in to have any of your questions answered, vendors participating will be announced shortly.

Try the new Nikon D810

1407-0424_BergenCo_Email_D810_LaunchInvite_July16On Wednesday, July 16th from 11:00 am until 6:00 pm Nikon representatives will be joining us in store for your opportunity to learn about and try out the new Nikon D810. Presentations on the features and benefits of the D810 will be given at 11:00 am and 2:00 pm in the store.

This is your chance to get the new D810 in your hands before it arrive in stores!

You can pre-order your D810 at the event or right now by calling or visiting Bergen County Camera in Westwood.

Your Point of View – “Motion” Show Guidelines

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We’re excited to announce the next Your Point of View Show! Strap yourself in because this show’s theme is “Motion”.

Entrees are limited to one image per photographer. Multiple submissions will result in disqualification.

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

All entrees must be sent to customerservice@bergencountycamera.com by 6 pm on August 10th, 2014.

A panel of  judges will select sixteen finalists.

All images will be shown on Bergen County Camera’s Facebook page and BergenCountyCamera.com and the 16 finalists images will be framed and hung in the gallery for the show.

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

The opening will be on Thursday, September 4th from 7-9 pm in Westwood.

A sale price of $200 will be placed on all finalist art. You are welcome to refuse to sell your photo during the show.

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!

Coming Soon – Nikon D810

1542_D810_leftNikon has announced a new upgrade to their popular D800 series, the D810. Featuring a 36.3 megapixel sensor with no Optical Low Pass Filter, similar to the D800E and a brand new Expeed 4 Processor which is 30% faster, provides less noise, supports 1080p 60fps video, and allows up to 1,200 shots or 40 minutes of video per battery charge. The ISO range has been increased with a minimum ISO of 32 (was 50) and a maximum of 51,200 (was 25,600). A brand new highlight metering mode has been added which should help with shooting spot lit environments, such as a play or concert. The biggest advancement on the D810 though is in its video features. The D810 features an internal stereo microphone with optional preset frequency ranges for better audio. It is both compatible with external recorders and allows for dual recording to both the memory card slot and the external recorder. The rear LCD screen has also been enlarged from 3 to 3.2 inches.

Pre-order your Nikon D810 now at Bergen County Camera by stopping in, messaging us on facebook, or giving us a call.

 

Fireworks Photography

Bergen County Camera employee and photography expert Alan Schwab recently hosted our focus session on fireworks photography and created this tip sheet!

Bergen Record – July 4th Celebrations List  Check bestofnj.com for a list of upcoming fireworks shows

How to Shoot Fireworks

96161. Set your camera to Bulb Mode. If there is no Bulb mode on your mode dial, check in Manual Mode. Change the shutter speed to the longest possible (Often switches from 30 seconds to “Bulb”). In Bulb Mode, the shutter will stay open as long as you hold down the shutter release.

2. Use a Low ISO. (100 or 200)

3. No Long Exposure Noise Reduction, high ISO NR can stay on but is not needed.

4. Set your Aperture between f/8 and f/11

5.Set your White Balance to Auto

6. No Mirror Lock Up

7. Focus your lens manually on infinity. Test where infinity is by focusing on the furthest possible object your lens can resolve sharply.

8. No Dynamic Lighting or Auto Light Optimizer

9. Vivid color mode, leave saturation at normal, landscape (picture style) for Canon users.

10. Turn the Image Stabilizer (IS or VR) off

11. Metering – Matrix or evaluative

12. You will not need to meter anything while shooting. (f/11, Bulb mode, ISO 100)

13. Tripod, short zoom lens 18-70, 24-70, 18-105, 18-140, 24-105, cable release (No need to lock)

14. Tripod will possibly need to be re-positioned (tilt etc.) once show starts. I’ll shoot vertical more often then horizontal.

15. Vary your focal length for composition

16. Fire Shutter (Cable Release) hold rather then lock. Hold for multiple bursts. (2-up to 8 maybe more) Check monitor, exposures should average 2-4 seconds although exposures can last up to 15 seconds. Disregard the histogram.

17. Finale shots need to happen quicker then the rest of the show. These shots can become over exposed quickly due to the number of fireworks exploding. Shutter speeds during the finale can range between 1 second and – 1/30th of a second.

18. JPEG or RAW format. RAW is not necessary unless you feel the need to recover highlights. Shoot JPEG or RAW together or just JPEG. Use a fast card for recovery of write speed times. Raw will offer more color bit information.

19. Bring extra cards, batteries, mini flashlight. The show may be 30 minutes to an hour long. Be careful inserting a memory card in the dark.

20. Add an element of scenic interest to your pictures. Look for a location which has a bridge, skyline, or crowd.

Check out our earlier blog post on Fireworks Photography

As always, if you have any questions about this or any other photographic subject, feel free to stop by, give us a call, message us on facebook, or comment below.

Photo Trip to the Lakota Wolf Preserve October 12th

IMG_4660bOut most popular trip is coming around again. Join Bergen County Camera and Tamron on October 12, 2014 as we return to the Lakota Wolf Preserve.

Featuring numerous opportunities to get unobstructed pictures of the wolves in their natural settings. Since you will be photographing the wolves where they live, in a stress free environment, you will get the best possible photo opportunities. Come as close as 3-4 feet of the wolves during our private photography session.  We will end our morning at the Brook Hollow Winery for a wrap up session and complimentary wine tasting.

There will be a pre-trip lecture on Creating Great Images at Lakota Wolf in our Westwood store, the date is October 9th. The lecture will cover the layout and rules of Lakota, what to expect, what lenses are best suited, and how to get that great shot! The lecture will be presented by Tamron.IMG_4355b

Tamron will be providing free loaner lenses for Nikon, Canon, Sony, and even Pentax cameras. Bonus rebates on all current Tamron lenses will also be offered.

BCC will open a half hour before our 6:00 am bus departure for coffee, bagels and any last minute photography needs. Tickets are $250.00 each and include round trip bus transportation and admission. The bus will depart around 11:00am with a scheduled arrival of 1:00 pm back at the store. This trip is limited to 30 people so be sure to reserve early.

Tickets are available now on Eventbrite. 

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