October Customer Spotlight – Filip De Vis

Filip De Vis, image courtesy of Willa Orshan Rudzin

Welcome to our twenty-eighth Bergen County Camera Customer Spotlight. This monthly posting features a customer who’s made an impression on us. They might have grown in their understanding of photography, gained a mastery of the craft and / or have become a strong advocate of our way of doing business in the world of photography. During the next month you will see this customer’s images displayed on our digital signs in store, in our emails, blog posts and social media.  

Filip De Vis is our customer spotlight for the month of October. We hope you both enjoy and are inspired by this new addition to In Focus and look forward to your comments and suggestions. Below you will find a word from Filip, followed by some of his images in the gallery below.

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Spotted Lanternfly – Be on the Lookout

The Spotted Lanternfly is a non-native insect that poses a threat to nearly 70 native trees, crops and plants. New Jersey Department of Agriculture has a program called “Join the Battle, Beat the Bug! — Stomp it Out!”

Since the Spotted Lanternfly is not know to everyone yet, it is important to become familiar. The photo below can innocently be a cool bug on a sunflower. Once you learn the facts, you will instantly take the appropriate action. As photographers, many of us our out in the field giving us the opportunity to help by stomping, reporting and checking before leaving an area. Spotted Lanternfly are great hitchhikers so check your camera bags and vehicles before leaving an area.

The State of New Jersey Department of Agriculture has full microsite on the Spotted Lanternfly. This page is great for learning, identifying, reporting in areas of concern and instructions about what do do when you see one. You don’t need to report in Burlington, Camden, Gloucester, Hunterdon, Mercer, Salem, Somerset, or Warren counties as they are already known as a quarantine county. This is just one way as photographers we can help protect our local environment.

To report directly to the New Jersey Department of Agriculture use this form. It is not necessary to file a report in Burlington, Camden, Gloucester, Hunterdon, Mercer, Salem, Somerset, or Warren counties.

Not in New Jersey a quick search will show information for your state.

New York State Department of Agriculture

Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture

Sundays in New York

Registration + Additional Information

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The date prior to the event date is the pre-class held at Bergen County Camera at 11 am. Exact details of the meetup will be distributed at the pre-class. The following Saturday the post-class review takes place at Bergen County Camera at 11:30 am. Full details – dates – times provide after registration. Refunds will be granted with advance notice and certainly if severe weather forces cancellation of the event.

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Focus Session: Landscapes

Hank Gans will present some amazing image from Maine – Tuscany – New York along with his strong support of the Micro 4/3rd system. We hope you can join us for this free webinar this Saturday October 2nd at 9:30 am.

Multi-award winning professional photographer/photo-educator Hank Gans, who began his career five decades ago, will reveal secrets behind his memorable images. He’ll discuss how his move to Micro 4/3 format cameras advanced his on-location photography AND his propensity for making very large prints for his worldwide clients and exhibitions.

Picture of Tuscan village pink clouds and valley fog - by Hank Gans

Additional works by Hank Gans are currently showing at the Belskie Museum Artwall at the Closter Public Library.

Covid-19 Update October 9, 2021


In-person – Virtual/Online – Delivery operations – Curbside Options

Current Updates:

  • We are open for both in-store shopping and curbside pickup
  • In-store shopping is available Monday – Saturday 10am – 5pm
  • Now offering passport photos again – please call for appointments for groups or families, walk-ins available for individual passport photos – please arrive before 4:30 pm
  • All business services resume
  • Merv 16 Filtration on 3 HVAC air Handlers
  • EME-H Halo In-Duct Air Purifier on 4 HVAC air Handlers
  • In store classes will resume soon as the state continues toward a full re-opening.

Current Safety Measures:

  • Masks are required for all employees working on sales floor
  • For customers, please mask up if unvaccinated or want peace of mind
  • Plexi-glass has been installed to provide physical barriers
  • Social distancing is encouraged at all times
  • Frequent hand washing practices (before and after interactions with customers)
  • Frequent disinfecting will occur storewide
  • Kiosk remain self-service with 6′ distancing

Please call us with any questions – 201-664-4113

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June Customer Spotlight – Lori Ordover

 

Welcome to our twenty-seventh Bergen County Camera Customer Spotlight. This monthly posting features a customer who’s made an impression on us. They might have grown in their understanding of photography, gained a mastery of the craft and / or have become a strong advocate of our way of doing business in the world of photography. During the next month you will see this customer’s images displayed on our digital signs in store, in our emails, blog posts and social media.  

Lori Ordover @lordover is our customer spotlight for the month of June. We hope you both enjoy and are inspired by this new addition to In Focus and look forward to your comments and suggestions. Below you will find a word from Lori, followed by some of her images in the gallery below.

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