October Customer Spotlight – Michael Campanile

Welcome to our twenty-first 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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Free Saturday Focus Sessions – October 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 Upcoming Focus Sessions 

October 5th – Industry News from the Pro Convention

October 12th – Studio Lighting Day 

3 additional events – Information and Reservations

 

October 19 – Shooting Sports in Dim Light
 
October 26 – New Photo Assignment Announcement 

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Free Saturday Focus Sessions – September 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 Upcoming Focus Sessions 

August 24th – Tripods

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

September 7th – Archiving Event
 
September 14th – Focusing — How Many Ways Can You Focus?
 
September 21st – Getting Ready for Fall Foliage
 
September 28th – Industry News from the Pro Convention

 

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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

 

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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.

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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

 

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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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April Customer Spotlight – Penny Polakoff

Welcome to our nineteenth 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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Free Saturday Focus Sessions – April 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 upcoming Focus Sessions

April 6th – Meet Lumix S1 and S1R with Panasonic 

Presentation at 9:30 followed by Demo Day 11am-4pm

April 13th – Okavango- The River that Never Meets the Ocean

Come join Dr Patel and his daughter Yogita for a visit to this living laboratory for conservation.  

April 20th – Landscape Mix by Alan Schwab 

April 27th – Baseball Photography

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