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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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
For free tickets for our customers – visit EXPO2015NY.com and use code IGBC4PPT
THE BEST OF CANON, IN ACTION
100,000 Square Feet of Innovation & Opportunity
From September 10 – 11, Canon will host an extraordinary, invitation-only event, featuring 100,000 square feet of innovation inside the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center in New York City. This incredible event, five years in the making, will reveal the amazing range of Canon technologies, and showcase some of the promising developments that will transform tomorrow.
An Immersive Experience
At Canon EXPO 2015 New York you won’t just hear about our latest technology, you’ll get to experience it. You’ll get a chance to touch and try some of our newest products. You’ll witness some of our more complex systems at work addressing real world challenges. You’ll learn about our partnerships with other companies, as we strive to advance technologies in number of industries. You’ll hear Service & Support being delivered in real time. And you’ll see Canon’s powerful accelerating influence in business environments, from corporations to start-ups.
An Environment Enhanced by Experts
At Canon EXPO 2015 New York, you’ll be able to consult with knowledgeable experts about the technologies on display. You can also discuss the Canon applications and systems you use. You can engage experts on the business challenges you see looming in the near future, or have blue-sky discussions about possibilities that lie further ahead. Our goal is to inspire your imagination and create an environment where the impossible today might seem possible tomorrow.
Join us for the opening of Paul Florio’s “Sunday in New York City” on Thursday, August 20th from 7 PM until 9 PM at Bergen County Camera. Paul is a long time friend of Bergen County Camera and an outstanding Street Photographer.
After winning a camera in the Kodak Pavilion at the 1964 NY Worlds Fair I became fascinated with photography. My dad was my main influenced. He was an architect by trade and worked in New York City. He often took me there and exposed me to the many wonderful places that few 12 year old’s get to see. Although he was drawn to the “structure” of the city I was captured by it’s people. Since then I have always been interested in people and places and have always enjoyed the social atmosphere that so few people experience living 15 minutes from the greatest City in the world.
My work developed as I learned how to interact with people. I was a wedding photographer for a short time (thank God) ! I then did work for Diesel Fashion, the Apollo Theater Jazz Foundation as well as The Christopher Reeves Foundation and Epson. All of this brought me to where I am today.
I would be remiss if I did not mention my second greatest influence as a photojournalist. Without the time and help of Bob and Tom and many of the great staff at BCC over the past 25 years I would still be shooting that Kodak…and you know how hard it is to get bulbs for that!
To celebrate the 35th Anniversary of Bergen County Camera, we’re very excited to announce the next Your Point of View show! The theme is “35 Miles”. We want to see some of your favorite photos taken within 35 Miles of our store! For help with location distance, use this map. This will be our biggest show yet with 30 different photographers being showcased!
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 17th from 7-9 pm in Westwood during our 35th Anniversary Celebration and kickoff to the 2015 NJ Photo Expo. Photos will remain on display through the end on September. We look forward to seeing some fascinating work. Good luck!
Focus sessions are free and take place in our 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 4 – No Focus Session – Bergen County Camera Closed
July 11 – Wildlife Photography
July 18 – Sensor Cleaning
July 25 – When Things Go Wrong
August 1 – Infrared Photography – See what it can do for you – presenter Alan Schwab
August 8 – Mylio with Special Guest Harry Wendt
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!