Jean Fruth Grassroot Baseball: Route 66 – Talk and Book Signing

Thursday July 28, 2022 – 6pm talk – 7-9 book signing
Learn more by watching the preview video below or reading below. Hope you can join us!

Free Registration

Both the talk and book signing are Free – Please RSVP either or both these events

Jean Fruth will be visiting Bergen County Camera in Westwood, NJ on Thursday, July 28th from 6 pm – 9 pm for a talk and book signing. At the center of this event is her new book “Grassroots baseball – photographs by Jean Fruth” You can meet Jean Fruth and have your book[s] personalized at this free event. No purchase is required to attend either of these events.

6 pm – 7 pm – Jean will present a short talk on the book

7 pm – 9 pm – Book signing with Jean Fruth

We hope you can join us for Jean Fruth’s Grassroots Baseball – Route 66 edition.

About the book: Grassroots baseball – photographs by Jean Fruth

Hardcover – 256 pages – $70 Purchase is not required to attend this free event.

“I’ve learned that the game is more than just a sport – it is dreams and aspirations for so many youngsters wherever I go. The culture of baseball is so much bigger than just what happens on the field.”

Jean Fruth Bio

Sports Photographer Jean Fruth does more than take pictures.  She tells stories — of vibrant personalities, local cultures, and distinctive communities.  From a small darkroom to the most iconic stadiums flooded with lights, Jean’s trajectory as one of photography’s preeminent visual storytellers has taken her on a round-the-horn tour of the world’s most indelible landmarks – from the world of baseball to the world at large.  Sports have always been Jean’s most compelling subject, and from her earliest days in sports photography, she covered everything from wrestling to sailing to basketball — and on any given Friday, she could be found taking full advantage of those Friday night lights, shooting northern California’s storied football rivalries.

Soon Jean was called up to the big leagues herself, as she spent nearly a decade shooting the crown jewels of Bay Area sports — the Giants, the A’s, the 49ers.  Her portfolio quickly expanded when she was invited to Cooperstown and the National Baseball Hall of Fame & Museum, where she helped build the museum’s archive and bring to life the story of baseball.  America’s most eminent historical institutions – including the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Museum and the Smithsonian — have featured her work.

What drives Jean now is to serve communities through her storytelling – as the co-founder of Grassroots Baseball, a non-profit that promotes participation in baseball at the youngest levels, and as a traveling photographer for La Vida Baseball and La Vida Sports, digital media companies that shares the stories of Latino sports around the globe.  As one of Sony’s select Artisans of Imagery, and through her popular workshops, she shares her techniques, her insights, and her love of images — both the power of pictures and the stories they tell.

Jean’s first book, Grassroots Baseball: Where Legends Begin, was released in 2019. Her latest, Grassroots Baseball: Route 66, was just released in June 2022, with proceeds benefitting the non-profit program.

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New Assignment Water

Photo Assignment: Water Details of the assignment and discussion during our online webinar. We hope you join the fun.

Experience Level: Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced.

Due Date: Images emailed to focus@bergencountycamera.com by July 15th. Be sure to include you name and brief description of image

Follow the instructions, get your shot and submit to our email. We’ll have a online Focus Session on July 23rd to review and discuss all the submissions. Sign up for the July 23 review webinar – 9:30 am

Watch the Assignment Webinar and learn about the assignment

Assignment instructions handout

As always we are here to help with any questions you have about your photography.


Special thanks to Matt Malwitz for sharing the “water” images below.

Photography Meetup – Holland Ridge Tulip Farm Friday April 15

The Tulips are finally going to peak and we’ll be there on Friday April 15 from Noon until 5 pm. 

Please purchase your tickets online on Holland Ridge Farm’s website before departing. Holland Ride Farm is located about 2 hours from Bergen County. Google Maps

Suggestions for this meetup
Paul Carretta will be on location from 12 pm – 5 pm to help guide you through taking great shots of the tulip fields.
Please purchase your tickets online in advance on the Holland Ridge Farm website
Macro and wide angle lenses recommended
You may be shooting at very low angles to make great photographs so do not wear dress clothes or shoes.
Low angle tripods, diffusors, and reflectors are also a good idea to bring along but not necessary
You are responsible for tickets to enter and getting yourself to the meetup

Questions? Please give the store a call.

Chasing Light Webinar – Online Saturday Focus Session

Join us Saturday April 9, at 9:30 a.m. for a one hour webinar presented by Sigma’s Marc Farb.

Chasing Light: Learn how to choose the right lens for the task at hand. Join photographer and Sigma tech rep, Marc Farb for a lesson on going past the kit lens and picking the next lens to make more impactful images. He will explain depth of field, bokeh and how to get the most out of your tools to make great images.

Signup on our Bergen County Camera Summit for this free webinar.

Jean Deer – Special In-Person Opening Reception April 14 at 7 pm

Twenty-five years after surviving a massive stroke, Jean Deer, once a renowned photographer, traded his camera for a simple ballpoint pen. His collection includes over 18,000 original drawings, all expressions of a life which cannot be verbally communicated as a result of his global aphasia. His daily devotion to drawing has kept his spirit shining and Stroke of Genius is proof that creativity can never be silenced.

Join us on April 14, 2022 from 7 – 9 pm for this special event for an in person opening of this very special limited edition show.

Free Registration

This is a free event — Please RSVP to let us know you will be joining us. Hope you see you.

Canada Jays, Red Squirrels & More: A Trip to the Adirondacks

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The Adirondacks are a magical place for photographers. From stunning vistas, to wildlife like Black Bear, Bald Eagle and Moose, the Adirondacks have it all. While these mountains are home to some of the Northeast’s largest wildlife, it’s the small creatures that drove Bergen County Camera’s Matt Malwitz up there. One bird in particular actually did the trick. The Canada Jay to be exact. What’s a Canada Jay, you may ask? Check out Canada Jays, Red Squirrels & More: A trip to the Adirondacks to find out!

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