Your Point of View: Thirty-five Miles

YPOV LogoTo 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!

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  1.  To enter, send your photos, the location they were taken, and your name to alfred@bergencountycamera.com.
  2. Photographers are allowed to enter up to two images.
  3. All submitted photos must be taken by the photographer entering the competition.
  4. All submitting artists are limited to one photo per show.
  5. 30 different photographers will have their photo selected to be shown.
  6. All entry images must be cropped to an 11×14 aspect ratio. Should you have any trouble with this, please feel free to e-mail alfred@bergencountycamera.com for help.
  7. All entrees must be sent to alfred@bergencountycamera.com by 6 PM on Saturday, August 29th, 2015.
  8. A panel of Bergen County Camera Employees will select the finalists.
  9. All images will be shown on Bergen County Camera’s Facebook page and the BergenCountyCamera.com blog. The 30 finalist images will be framed and hung at Bergen County Camera for our 35th Anniversary and The NJ Photo Expo.
  10. 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!

35 Years – 35 Events – Celebrate With Us

bcc35bannerTo prepare for our 35th anniversary, Bergen County Camera is excited to announce the start of “35 Years – 35 Events”. Beginning next Saturday, March 7th at 9:30 AM when Lytro joins us for an in-store demonstration and running throughout 2015. These upcoming events will culminate with a grand celebration on our 35th anniversary. We look forward to announcing many exciting events coming up soon.

1. March 7th – Living Pictures With Lytro Demo Day and Focus Session

2. March 14 – Drones Focus Session with special guest Tom Schiavone

3. April 11 – Nikon Demo Day

4. April 15 – Catch the Shot Photo Event Presented By Canon Sign Up Here

5. May 9 – Nikon Demo Day

6. May 21 – Rockland Boulders Opening Day In The Dugout Sign Up Here

7. October 18th – Lakota Wolf Preserve Sign Up Here

More Coming Soon!

Focus Session and Demo Day – Living Pictures With Lytro

lytro bannerJoin us on March 7th as representatives from Lytro will be in the store to discuss the new field of living pictures and their camera, the Lytro Illum. We’ll start the day with a Focus Session at 9:30 am featuring a walk through of the Lytro Illum and a look at what living pictures are. Then stick around after the focus session to try the Lytro Illum. We’ll have cameras available so you can experience light field photography yourself. Don’t miss this chance to experience a new field of photography.

The Bergen County Camera Advantage

BCC_Since1980_Spectrum_Iris-Outl copyIn this day and age when many stores are interested in selling you the box, Bergen County Camera is still selling what’s inside the box – and often priced remarkably close to thebig box stores. An approach that truly puts the focus on you!

Here’s what’s included

  • We’ll assess your needs and guide you to the right camera and accessories to meet your goals and objectives
  • We’ll set up your new camera so you’ll leave the store ready to take pictures
  • You’ll learn as much about your camera and photography as you want — we’re always available to answer your questions in-store, by phone or email.
  • We are authorized retailers for all the brands we carry and never sell grey market goods
  • Free Focus Sessions educate on a variety of photographic topics every Saturday at 9:30 am
  • We offer a yearly lineup of photo excursions and meetups to explore and enhance your enjoyment of photography
  • We offer classes on variety of digital photography topics from beginner to advanced
  • We take trade-ins towards your new purchase and also offer consignment sales
  • Should your camera ever require service we’ll arrange all the details to get
    your camera repaired
  • We’ve got you covered from start to finish for most photographic projects with rentalsprocessing, framing and more
  • A full service Fine Art Photography gallery, Gallery 270, located in Englewood, New Jersey
  • A local business since 1980 and proud donor to local charity Table to Table

Free Saturday Focus Sessions – September and October – updated

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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Hit the “Like Button” to let your friends know. Have suggestions for future focus sessions? Feel free to leave a comment. (Comments actually work now!)

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Here’s our upcoming Focus Sessions:

September 6 – What’s In Your Camera Bag

September 13 – NJ Photo Expo – No Focus Session

September 20  – Debra Rothenberg – Bruce Springsteen In Focus – 1980 – 2012

September 27 – Infrared Photography

October 4 – Fall Color / Harvest

October 11 – Kids Football Photography

October 18 – Video With Your Camera

October 25 – Halloween Photos

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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Your Point of View – Red, White, or Blue – Submission Rules

Untitled-1We’re excited to announce our second Your Point of View Show. The theme this time is “Red, White, or Blue”. Keep in mind our patriotic colors while your out with your camera. The catch however is no flag photos.

Submissions are limited to one image per person.

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

The show’s theme is “Red, White, or Blue”.

No Flag photos are allowed.

All submissions with artist information must be submitted to customerservice@bergencountycamera.com by 6 pm on May 24th, 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.

Submitted prints must be 9.5×13 if vertical or 9.5×12.75 if horizontal images on 13×19 paper. This will allow for a border to feature the artist’s signature. Any questions about this, please do not hesitate to ask.

The opening will be on Thursday, June 19th from 7-9 pm in Westwood.

The show will remain on display until July 10th.

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!

Bergen County Camera Photo Books Now Available

We are proud to announce that we now have the ability to create high quality photo books. These books can be ordered through our website or in store. These books are great for preserving all your favorite family memories. If you would like to have your old photo albums scanned and turned into a gift for your family this holiday season, multiple can be printed. Stop by Bergen County Camera in Westwood to find out more.

 

Free Saturday Focus Sessions – October and November

Focus sessions are free and take place in the Westwood store from 9:30 am – 10 am and our Englewood location from 10:30 am – 11:00 am. All sessions will allow for questions and answers. Please bring your camera and any images along that you have questions about.

Here’s the schedule for October and November

October 1 – Millbrook Winery Trip Review

October 8 – Show us your Photos – Please bring no more than 2 prints for review

October 15 – Outdoor Sports Photography

October 22 – What’s in Your Camera Bag or Should Be

October 29 – Halloween Photos

November 5 – How to Shoot a Great Holiday Card Photo

November 12 – Getting Better Flash Photos

November 19 – How to Shoot Great Party Photos

November 26 – Thanksgiving Weekend – No Focus Session in Either Location

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!