Free Saturday Focus Sessions – October

Focus sessions are Free and take place in our store from 9:30 am – 10:15 am. Focus Sessions are mini classes and discussions and classes about photography. All sessions will allow for questions and answers. Please bring your camera and any images along that you have questions about. Please share your thoughts for future focus sessions in the comment box below. No RSVP – Free for everyone – Please bring a friend!


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Here’s our upcoming Focus Sessions:

September 23rd – Mirrorless Camera Panel Discussion (featuring Sony, Fuji, Panasonic & Leica)

September 30th – Potpourri – Mini Lessons

October 7th – Scott Kelby Worldwide Photowalk (details to follow)

October 14th – Photo Assignment Review

October 21st – Rushing Stones & Tumbling Water featuring Alan Schwab

October 28th – Halloween 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!

Lakota Wolf Preserve Trip : October 8th

Out most popular trip is coming around again.

Join Bergen County Camera and Tamron on October 8th, 2017 as we return to the Lakota Wolf Preserve.

At Lakota Wolf Preserve, you will be greeted with 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 to 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 evening lecture on Wildlife Photography at Lakota Wolf in our Westwood store, on October 5th 2017 from 7-8pm. 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.

 

This trip is limited to 30 people so be sure to reserve early.

Tickets can be purchased below.

 

Eventbrite - Bergen County Camera Trips and Meetups 2017

Sunset Sunflower Photography Tour Meetup  – Sept 9th

Join Bergen County Camera for a meet-up trip to Donaldson Farms in Hackettstown, NJ for their Sunset Sunflower Photography tour. Rick Gerrity of Panasonic will guide us as we enjoy the highly sought after “golden hour” in the 25+ acres of Black Oil Sunflower fields. You’ll enjoy a hayride farm tour of the 500+ acre family owned and operated working produce farm with sprawling views of farmlands and long range mountain vistas.

Photo: Rick Gerrity

BCC staff will meet at The Farm Market at Donaldson Farms located at 358 Allen Rd, Hackettstown, NJ 07840 at 5:00pm on Saturday, September 9th. Our tour will begin at 5:30pm sharp. Water and a healthy snack will be provided for our tour.  Feel free to come early and stop in the Farm Market if you’d like to make any purchases before our tour. We’ll stop throughout the evening for you to capture your very best shots with the helpful instruction of professional photographer Rick Gerrity. You’ll learn how to adjust your camera for lighting and effect and go home with some amazing shots! BCC’s personnel will also be on hand to answer questions and help with your photography.

In the event of rain, a decision will be made on Saturday morning. The rain date for this trip is Sunday, September 10th.  All registered attendees will be notified on Saturday morning if the trip will be postponed. Anyone under the age of 18 must be accompanied by an adult.

Tickets are $35.00 each.

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National Park Lifetime Passes

Do you love to take pictures at National Parks? 

Did you know that if you’re aged 62 or older you’re eligible to receive a senior pass at only $10? Once known as the Golden Age Passport, it is a lifetime pass valid for entrance to over 2,000 federal recreation sites including national parks, monuments, historic sites, recreation areas, and national wildlife refuges which normally charge entrance fees. Pass holders that are driving into areas with entrance fees can also bring in traveling guests with them for free. At some areas, the pass even includes 50 percent discounts on camping, boat launching, etc. On August 28th, this pass’s cost is increasing 700 percent to $80.00. The price has been at $10.00 since 1994. The new $80.00 price tag will now be of equal price to that of a years pass for one person aged below 62. These passes can be purchased at locations in person as well as online at https://store.usgs.gov/senior-pass.

Focus Session: Macro Photography and First Look Bonus 24-70 with Tamron

Join Bergen County Camera and Tamron tech Armando Flores for our Saturday morning Focus Session on August 26th, all about Macro Photography. Armando will explore the world of the miniature as he addresses macro photography through correct exposure, white balance, lighting, composition, lens selection, and many more topics. This seminar, beginning at 9:30am, will show you how to use and select the right tools to master macro photography.

A little more about Armando Flores:

Armando studied photojournalism in college and has worked in the photo industry for over 30 years. He worked for Nikon, Sony and now Tamron. He photographed professional sports for more than 17 years and has also worked as a professional photographer for Reuters, AP, AMPAS, HFPA and IGLA. His interests are in sports, portraits, landscape and macro photography, but enjoys teaching just as much.                

Tamron will also be here to give everyone a first look of the new SP 24-70 VC G2 lens, including a bonus rebate for guests at the focus session. If purchased on the day of the event, there will be a bonus rebate of $50.00 on the new 24-70. Canon shooters can get in on this deal by preording and prepaying for the Canon mount SP 24-70 VC G2 lens. Read more about the new 24-70 2.8 Tamron lens here.

Tamron is also offering a one day bonus rebate of $25.00 on the new 18-400 VC lens, if purchased on 8/26/17.  Read more about the new 18-400 ultra-telephoto all-in-one zoom lens here.

Looking for Something to Do? Butterfly Fest Sunday 8/13

Butterfly Fest

Sunday August 13th

Noon – 3pm

Looking for something to do this weekend? Look no further than New Jersey’s own Botanical Garden. Visit the New Jersey Botanical Garden at Skylands, located in Ringwood, NJ on Sunday for their Butterfly Festival held by the Bergen County Audubon Society. Meet up at the Carriage House Visitor Center, to learn all about butterflies and how to attract them. Butterfly walks will also be led throughout the day. Guests will be able to walk through the Botanical Garden, and identify the butterflies that inhabit the area. 

The Botanical Garden at Skylands is also a great location for birding, and the 1117-acre property also includes a Tudor revival mansion built in the 1920s from stone quarried in the estate. Tours are led of the estate, and self-guiding tours are available of the grounds. Enjoy a stroll through history at the Skylands Botanical Gardens.

More information regarding this event and the Botanical Garden can be found on their website,  www.njbg.org/, as well as on https://www.mybergen.com/bergen-county-nj-events-entertainment-northern-new-jersey-plays-concerts-fundraisers-comedy/butterfl

 

ALternatives Focus Session

An Exploration of Exposures from Pinpoints to Pixels

Join us on August 5th at 9:30am for Alan Schwab’s Focus Session, ALternatives. Al will discuss various ‘alternative’ methods of photography, featuring infrared photography and pinhole cameras. He will bring in various homemade pinhole cameras he has constructed, as well as his infrared converted cameras. 

 

FujiFilm Clean and Check

                                                                                                   

Join us on March 18, 2017 for a FujiFilm Clean and Check event. Our sales representative from FujiFilm will be here along with FujiFilm’s factory technicians from 10 am – 4pm. The clean and check portion of this event is for FujiFilm cameras only and is limited to 1 camera and 1 lens.

Tamron Keep on Clicking Tour Stops Here April 29th

Registration is closed for this sold out event

We hope you can join us for this free event on Saturday April 29th. This event has a demo day from 11 am – 3 pm with the Tamron Tech Team and a Free Educational lecture from 6 pm – 7:30 pm. Topics for the educational lecture include travel, landscape and nature photography produced exclusively with Tamron lenses. Advanced  registration required to attend this Free event.  The full event details are shown below. Please let us know if you have any questions via email or the comment form below.

Dean Cobin – “Night Lights” Opening Reception June 16 – 7pm

You are cordially invited to an opening reception on June 16 from 7 pm – 9 pm, light refreshments will be served. Everyone is welcome.

Despite the “amateur” status due Dean Cobin since he does not earn his living from his passionate pursuit of photography, one would be hard pressed to find anything remotely amateur about his process and approach to photography.  Completely self taught, there is nothing that could be recognized as anything less than complete dedication to the highest ideals of the historic masters and their present day peers he emulates. He pursues mindful photography because it’s a deeply felt, integral part of the man he is.

“Photography is my passion, a labor of love, and a vision to share with the world. It is a moment in time captured forever; an image recorded as a part of history living on for eternity.“

Others in the world of photography have recognized Dean’s special talent for capturing a bit of “eternity now” by publishing and bestowing numerous awards for his work. The roster includes a virtual list of the most respected names in photography like Outdoor Photographer, Adirondack Life, National Geographic’s Your Shot and the UK’s Digital Photographer.

Shooting the aurora borealis was a quest that had long captivated Dean. It took his third trip to Yellowknife, Canada to be able to realize the phenomena as he had seen it in his mind’s eye. The appearance of the aurora is never a guarantee due to their quixotic nature. Add in the adverse and fickle weather conditions in a harsh environment with the temperature routinely at forty below and you have a better understanding as to why it took three trips, lots of groundwork and a bit of luck to realize the images for Night Light.

In addition, this photographer’s heart is as big as his talent. His proceeds from the sale of his work for Night Lights will go to the #1 rated Charity in NJ,*Table To Table. More of Dean Cobin’s work can be seen at www.deancobin.com