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


Have suggestions for future focus sessions? We’d love your feedback – feel free to leave us a comment below.

Read more

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!


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

Read more

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.

Read more

Winter Photo Assignment: Looking Up & Looking Down

Announcing our latest winter photo assignment, Looking Up & Looking Down! If you missed this past Saturday, check out the details below!

Watch our winter photo assignment webinar on demand.

Rules:

  • -The photo must be taken looking up or looking down, simple enough. We don’t want to see any horizon lines or full blown landscapes.
  • -Images must be taken between February 10th and March 15th of 2024.
  • -You may either submit one image looking up or looking down, OR one of each – one looking up and another looking down.
  • -Your image(s) are due Friday, March 15th by 12:00pm (noon). Please email submissions to focus@bergencountycamera.com
  • -Please have your images sized no smaller than 2000 pixel wide/tall in JPEG format

The review session will be held in-store on Saturday, March 16th at 9:30am. Doors open at 9:00 for coffee! As with all of our past Focus Session Assignments, this is a chance to get creative and try new things. We’re not grading you, so have have fun with it. We can’t wait to see what you capture!

Here are some example to get the creative juices flowing. Again, we want you to be creative, so don’t feel the need to replicate any of the following. Just use them as a guide!

Focus Sessions for February 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 February 2024 below!

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

Free Saturday Morning Focus Sessions
Level Up Your Photography Skills


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

Read more

Free Saturday Focus Sessions – January 2024 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 January 2024 below!

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

Free Saturday Morning Focus Sessions
Level Up Your Photography Skills
Have suggestions for future focus sessions? Feel free to leave us a comment.

Read more

Focus Session: Analog Photographers in a Digital World

The Who, What, Why and How of “slow” photography

A visit with Mel Evans, Jim Fitzgerald, Marty Frank, Phil Mc Auliffe and Rob Tucher of the Monalogue Collective and Tom Gramegna, Gallery 270 Director. 

Bergen County Camera’s Focus Sessions begin Saturday mornings at 9:30 AM, doors open at 9 AM. The artists will speak in greater depth about their process and motivations for choosing to work only in B+W, only using film, and don’t employ any digital process in any aspect of their process! 

Showcasing an amazing variety of vintage/traditional processes such as platinum/palladium, silver gelatin and carbon transfer prints, the artists will speak in greater depth about their process and motivations for choosing to work in “slow” photography.

The show opens tonight and the public is invited to the gala opening, we’re expecting seven of the nine artists whose work is on display in Gallery 270 to attend. It happens this Thursday 11/2/23 from 7-9PM with refreshments and snacks and the show runs through 1/31/24. 

Join us for an exciting exploration of the work of some of the photographers from the Monalog Collective, a group of like-minded stalwart artists who choose to work in “slow” processes of monochrome film photography to express their vision. We’ll discuss their one of a kind works as displayed in the 2023 -2024 iteration of the show The 21st Century Handmade Print. 

Watch Jim’s PBS interview here

Winter Self-Assignment

Below you will find the images along with the photographer’s name. Below all the photos is the assignments that were chosen. Lots of great images with many pushing to learn new techniques in the process. Great assignment everyone! As always, let us know if you have any questions about anything photographic. We’ll have our new assignment ready to go in about a month — details to follow.

Read more

New Assignment – Webinar Replay – Join the fun

Join Paul Carretta and Bergen County Camera for the unveiling of our new Assignment. We promise this will be different from our usual assignments. Please register below for this free Webinar. Hope you can join us.

Skill Level: Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced

Free Registration

Step One:
Watch the Assignment Video above and choose your assignment

Step Two:
Register your assignment by February 19 by sending to focus@bergencountycamera.com
Be sure to include your name, assignment choice

Step Three:
Get your photographs that best represent your assignment and email to focus@bergencountycamera.com

Be sure to include your name, assignment description and your phone (Limit one)

Advanced Exposure presented by Canon Webinar

March 25, 2023 – 9:30 am EST

Free Registration

Advanced Exposure Techniques with Canon – Intermediate Level

Enter the world of EOS and gain an advanced understanding of exposure. We will help you learn more about how your camera sees light and how that information is conveyed to you. Learn how to take advantage of that information to make intelligent exposure decisions. You will see many examples of great photography and learn techniques to improve how you use your camera as a creative tool.

During this class you will:

· Review the various methods your camera uses to meter your environment and leverage your camera’s light meter to take full control of your exposure.

· Understand what the histogram is really telling you, what affects its profile and how to use that information to properly expose your photo.

· Learn what “Expose To The Right”, or ETTR really means and how best to take advantage of it for your landscape, architecture, macro or product photography.

About our presenter Peter Lee

Peter has over a decade of experience working with Canon’s printers and imaging products before he joined the camera product educator team in 2013. As a Canon technical representative, he is a passionate teacher and enjoys interacting with everyone from full time professionals to beginners. He enjoys various genres of photography including: architecture, aerospace, landscape, portraiture, macro and sports.