Free Saturday Focus Sessions – August Schedule

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.

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Here’s our July Focus Sessions 

August 3rd – Metering with Steve Burns

August 10th – Beach Photography

August 17th – Relive Woodstock – 50th Anniversary – Wear Your Tie Dye

August 24th – Tripods

August 31st – BCC’s 39 Year Anniversary – Relive from the Beginning

 

These are free events – bring a friend along if you’d like.
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Hope you can join us!

Free Saturday Focus Sessions – July Schedule

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 necessary – Free for everyone – Please bring a friend!


Hit the “Like Button” to let your friends know. Have suggestions for future focus sessions? Feel free to leave a comment.

Here’s our July Focus Sessions 

July 6th – Mirrorless Cameras with Paul Brodek

July 13th – Rockland Boulders Trip Review

July 20th – All About the Fuji GFX100 led by Fuji

July 27th – Bird Photography with Matt Malwitz

August 3rd – Metering with Steve Burns

 

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!

Alan’s Guide to Shooting Fireworks

How to Shoot Fireworks

  1. Use the bulb setting available in manual (M), see tip 17 for the finale’!
  2. Use a low ISO 100-200
  3. No long exposure noise reduction, high ISO NR can stay on, but it’s not needed
  4. F8-F11
  5. Use auto white balance
  6. No mirror lock up
  7. Use infinity focus, switch to manual focus, tape the lens focus ring @ infinity. Some lenses are not marked. Test focus in manual at farthest subject your lens can resolve sharply.
  8. O D lighting or auto lighting optimizer, these control contrast and brightness.
  9. Vivid color mode, leave saturation at normal, landscape (picture style) for Canon uses.
  10. IS-VR off, since you will be on a tripod.
  11. Metering: use matrix or evaluative
  12. Note: you will not have to meter anything for shooting (F11, ISO 100, bulb = done)
  13. Tripod, short zoom lens 18-70mm, 24-70mm, 18-105mm and a cable release (no need to lock)
  14. Tripod will possibly need to be repositioned (tilted etc) once the show starts. I’ll shoot vertical more often than horizontal.
  15. Vary zoom length for composition
  16. Fire the shutter (with a cable release) hold rather than lock. Hold for multiple bursts 2-8 or maybe more. Check the monitor, exposures should average 2-4 or 4-7 seconds, and can even be as long as 8-15 seconds. Disregard the histogram.
  17. Finale’ shots need to happen quickly in manual mode, burst or continuous 1 second, ½ second, ¼ second, 1/8 second, 1/10 second, 1/25 second, 1/30 second. These shorts can be blown out if taken for longer time periods (such as with bulb). Still maintain the F number 8-11.
  18. JPEGS or Raw? Raw is not necessary unless you feel a need to recover highlights. Shoot JPEG or raw together, or JPEG alone. Use a fast card for recovery of write speed times. Raw will offer a bit more color information too.
  19. Bring extra cards, batteries, and a mini flashlight. The show may be 30 minutes to an hour long. Be careful about inserting memory cards in the dark.
  20. Add an element of scenic interest in your picture. Bridges, skylines, crowds, etc

June Customer Spotlight – Reed Gidez

Welcome to our twentieth 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.  

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Get Your Camera Cleaned on Saturday!

When was the last time your camera was cleaned? If you’re planning on taking some summer photos, you should make sure all your gear is clean, to ensure you get the clearest and highest quality photos possible. Prolonged time between cleanings can lead to everything from fingerprints on your filters to unwanted sensor spots, which will show up in your images, and can be removed with sensor cleaning. Stop by from 10 am – 5 pm on this Saturday, June 1st, to get your gear cleaned for free! We will be cleaning camera exteriors, lenses, filters, and screens, as well as evaluating your camera’s sensor and shooting a reference photo for you. Come learn more about sensor cleaning, and even leave your camera to get the sensor cleaned if necessary. Please note there is a limit of one camera and lens per customer.