Free Saturday Focus Sessions – January

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:

December 31 – Year End Review – Bring your best photo
January 7 – White Balance
January 14 – Camera Focus Modes
January 21 – Lens Bokeh
January 28 – Photo Assignment – Introducing a new Focus Session component — during this session we’ll talk about how the assignments will work and all the rules of the road.

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Free Saturday Focus Sessions – December

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:

November 26 – Mystery Savings – Specials for Small Business Saturday & Our Expo
December 3 – Holiday Bucks for the first 50 customers
December 10 – Winter Photography with Alan Schwab
December 17 – Holiday Lights
December 24 – Breakfast with Santa
December 31 – Year End Review – Bring your best photo

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Free Saturday Focus Sessions – November

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:

November 5 – Ask and Learn – Q&A (bring your questions)
November 12 – Give the Gift of Photography – cards, videos, mashups and more
November 19 – Family Holiday Photography
November 26 – Mystery Savings – Specials for Small Business Saturday & Our Expo

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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:

October 8 – Fall Foliage with Alan Schwab
October 15 – All about Memory Cards – special guest Lexar
October 22 – Photo East New Gear – Lakota Trip review
October 29 – Halloween Picture Taking + Halloween Party

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Free Saturday Focus Sessions – September

ocus 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:

August 27 – Portraiture – Jeremy Lebled
September 3 – Labor Day – No Focus Session
September 10 – Save Your Photos – Archiving & Organization
September 17 – Football & Soccer Photography
September 24 – Flash Photography

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Free Saturday Focus Sessions – August

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:

August 13 – Choosing What to Print from your Vacation
August 20 – Pet Photography – John Currens
August 27 – Portraiture – Jeremy LeBled

 

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Free Saturday Focus Sessions – July and August

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:

 

July 23 – What Brand and Type of Camera Should I Buy?
July 30 – Panoramics Prints and Photography
August 6 – Special Guest Jeff Scott – Cambodia and Laos
August 13 – Choosing What to Print from your Vacation
August 20 – Pet Photography – John Currens
August 27 – TBA – Jeremy LeBled

 

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Harmon Kaplan – Focus Session Special Guest – July 9

Focus Session Special Guest Harmon Kaplan – July 9 at 9:30 am

It is said that some people are born with a silver spoon in their mouth. I feel that I was born with a camera in my hands! When I was four years old I began photographing with my father ‘s Leica. It was the start of a lifetime addiction. By the time I was nine years old I had my first darkroom. I looked for opportunities to make photographs …. in school, at home or on vacation.

At age 11 I worked for a newspaper photographer and worked “wet-printing for the early edition of the paper. I apprenticed for a fine-art photographer in Vermont and worked as an assistant for a commercial/industrial photography studio. Photography has offered me the opportunity to continue learning and challenging my vision. Today I find myself photographing people, buildings, landscapes, street scenes, and the list goes on and on!

I have been lucky to have photographs in the collections of President George Bush, Mayor Giuliani and Kirk Douglas as well as in many private collections. I have had solo shows in Piermont, NY, Secaucus, NJ, Morristown, NJ and Brooklyn, NY.

To this day (and hopefully a lot longer) I carry a camera wherever I go, continuing to find subjects to photograph. It is a challenge that never ends. For 2016, I have been lucky to have been chosen as an Honorary Luminary for Panasonic Lumix.

Recently I have entered the world of digital photography (kicking and screaming) I still maintain my darkroom and shoot with film when I need to slow down and have my day of Zen. With the constantly evolving technology there has never been a time when advice and information has been needed more. The corner camera store has vanished and the Internet has forced many brick and mortar stores out of business. Luckily there are a
few holdouts where one can find information and help. Sadly some stores offer help from salespeople who have photography degrees from universities but no real world experience. Some offer salespeople who have graduate degrees from the photography university of experience and hard knocks. Luckily Bergen County Camera falls into the latter. They offer a chance to speak with people who have lived in the world of photography, used the equipment in the real world situations. In addition you can always find great people at the free Saturday focus sessions. Spend an hour and leave with newfound information as well as some free coffee and Munchkins. It doesn’t get better than that!

{Focus session take place most Saturdays at 9:30 am – full schedule}

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Free Saturday Focus Sessions – June and July

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:

June 4 – Bronx Zoo Trip Review and Picture Show

June 11 – Preparing your Camera for Vacation

June 18 – Panasonic Luminary – Class and Photo Walk – Special Guest Ben Grunow

June 25 – Get ready for Fireworks Photography

July 2 – To be Announced

July 9 – Special Guest – Harmon Kaplan – A Life behind the Camera

July 16 – All about mirrorless cameras presented by Sony

July 23 – What Brand and Type of Camera Should I Buy?

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Free Saturday Focus Sessions – April

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:

March 26 – Easter Flowers / Easter Egg Hunt for the Grown-Ups (discounts a freebies hidden around the store) Limit 1 egg per customer

April 2 – April Showers – Protect your gear

April 9 – Baseball Photography

April 16 – Using Your Camera as an Artist – with special guest John Aiello

April 23 – Night Photography – City Lights

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