Focus Sessions for May 2024 – Saturday Morning 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 check out our current schedule of free Saturday morning Focus Sessions for May 2024 below!

No RSVP necessary – Free for everyone – Please bring a friend!

May Photography


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Wildlife Photography Basics Class

Wildlife Photography Basics Class

Tuesday, May 7th from 6-8pm & Saturday, May 11th from 8-10am

Wildlife Photography Basics Class

 Wildlife Photography Basics Class – Lecture style class in-store and photo walk at Garrett mountain

Join BCC’s Matt Malwitz for a two part class on Wildlife Photography. Learn the basics in-store then join us on a photo walk at Garrett mountain to try out some new techniques!

Tickets are available now – $69.99/person – Click here to purchase your ticket

We hope you can join us! Read more to learn more about our new photo class

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Pints & Pictures: Photo Event

Pints & Pictures: Photo Event

An Evening of Live Music, Drinks, & Photography

Wednesday, June 19 2024 – 7:00pm – 10:00pm

Pints & Pictures: Photo Event

Pints & Pictures: Photo Event at Five Dimes Brewery!

Join Bergen County Camera, Fujifilm, and Sigma USA for an evening of live music and photography at Five Dimes Brewery this June!

Tickets are available now – $35/person – Click here to purchase your ticket

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Focus Sessions for April 2024 – Saturday Morning 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 check out our current schedule of free Saturday morning Focus Sessions for April 2024 below!

No RSVP necessary – Free for everyone – Please bring a friend!


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Spring 2024 Customer Spotlight – Tom Jolly

Spring 2024 Customer Spotlight – Tom Jolly

Welcome to our thirty-sixth Bergen County Camera Customer Spotlight. This seasonal 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 few months you will see this customer’s images displayed on our digital signs in store, in our emails, blog posts and social media.  

Tom Jolly is our customer spotlight for the 2024 Spring season. 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 bit about Tom, and a gallery containing some of Tom’s images.

Photography has been an important part of my life since I can remember, starting with my first camera before I was 10. Growing up in Tennessee and Pittsburgh, I photographed family, friends and sports events, and then spent hours in the darkroom, thrilling at the sight of my images emerging in the dim light. 

As time went on, though, my own photography gradually took a backseat to my career as a journalist, even as photography in the larger sense remained an important part of my job: I was Sports Editor at The New York Times and currently manage the team that designs and edits the newspaper.

But then around 2017, my daughter took up hockey. I started shooting her games and sharing the photos with the families of her teammates. They were appreciative, but I wanted to do better, so I started asking questions at Bergen County Camera, coming to the Focus Sessions on Saturday mornings, taking advantage of guest presentations there by the likes of Jean Fruth (backgrounds! shadows!) and Rick Gerrity (faces!) and learning from the many talented photographers who are regulars at BCC. 

Early on, Paul Carretta said something to me that hit home: “The best way to get better is to keep shooting pictures.”

It occurred to me that sports events represent a programmed way of doing that since they’re scheduled, they feature fast action, competitive passion and fresh storylines. It’s no surprise given my daughter’s interest that hockey has turned into one of my favorite subjects – and I always keep John Currens’s guidance in mind: “Get the puck in the picture.” 

Before long, I was getting requests to shoot all kinds of sports around the area. As those opportunities grew, I asked the former New York Times photographer Jose Lopez if he would critique my work and he has become a gracious mentor. Separately, my friend Ashok Ginde and I created a photography club that meets once a month at the Hillsdale Library. It’s a great opportunity to exchange ideas and inspire each other. (Let me know if you’re interested!)

In fact, in many ways, the community of photographers I’ve gotten to share a part in is as rewarding as the work itself. 

That makes me all the more appreciative of Bergen County Camera for featuring my work here. If you’d like to see more of it, you can find me on Instagram @tom.jolly.photography and on my website at tomjollyphotography.com

April Photography Classes – Upcoming Schedule

April Photography Classes at Bergen County Camera

April Digital Photography Classes

April Photography Classes at Bergen County Camera

Bergen County Camera offers a full assortment of trips, classes, workshops, free focus sessions, and other events.

Tickets are available for purchase online, or in-store. All classes require advanced registration. Please register online, or give the store a call at 201-664-4113 and we can handle all the reservation details for you.

Stay up to date on all our upcoming events – Events are emailed to our subscribers on a regular basis – signup for our email newsletter here and get a $10 coupon towards your next purchase.

Looking to learn more about photography? We host a variety of webinars, from weekly Focus Sessions to sessions with your favorite camera brands! Head over to our summit for links for registration, the webinar schedule and to view our replays.

Area Adult School classes and Camera Clubs are another great way to learn more and enhance your enjoyment of photography

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Greenbrook Sanctuary Nature Walk with Sigma

Greenbrook Sanctuary Photo Walk with Sigma

Greenbrook Sanctuary Nature Walk with Sigma – Photo Trip

Sunday April 21st 2024 – 10am – 1pm

Greenbrook Sanctuary Nature Walk with Sigma – Photo Trip

Join Bergen County Camera and Sigma USA for an exclusive photography outing at the Greenbrook Nature Sanctuary!

Tickets are available now – Click here to purchase your ticket

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Jefferson Hayman – Stillness in Focus – Photography Exhibit

Jefferson Hayman – Stillness in Focus – Photography Exhibit

Stillness in Focus – Photography Exhibit – There’s a photography exhibit opening on March 15 featuring the works of Jefferson Hayman and Stephanie Serpick. The show will be on display March 15 through April 28, 2024 at the Perry Lawson Gallery in Nyack, NY.


We hope you get a chance to visit this show and see the works in person at the Perry Lawson Gallery in Nyack, NY.

Jefferson Hayman previously exhibited at Gallery 270 at Bergen County Camera.

March Photography Classes – Upcoming Schedule

March Photography Classes at Bergen County Camera

March Photo Classes

March Photography Classes at Bergen County Camera

Bergen County Camera offers a full assortment of trips, classes, workshops, free focus sessions, and other events.

Tickets are available for purchase online, or in-store. All classes require advanced registration. Please register online, or give the store a call at 201-664-4113 and we can handle all the reservation details for you.

Stay up to date on all our upcoming events – Events are emailed to our subscribers on a regular basis – signup for our email newsletter here and get a $10 coupon towards your next purchase.

Looking to learn more about photography? We host a variety of webinars, from weekly Focus Sessions to sessions with your favorite camera brands! Head over to our summit for links for registration, the webinar schedule and to view our replays.

Area Adult School classes and Camera Clubs are another great way to learn more and enhance your enjoyment of photography

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Focus Sessions for March 2024 – Saturday Morning 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 check out our current schedule of free Saturday morning Focus Sessions for March 2024 below!

No RSVP necessary – Free for everyone – Please bring a friend!


Have suggestions for future focus sessions? Feel free to leave us a comment below.

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