The staff of Bergen County Camera and Gallery 270 wish you peace, joy, and inspiration this holiday season, throughout 2023, and always. As the destination for photographic inspiration, we’re grateful to each of you for your support in 2022 and continuously for the past 42 years of our growth! We recognize that we’re only able to continue our work and pay it forward, because of your ongoing kind patronage. We extend our heartfelt gratitude for your overwhelming support, and for allowing us to help you capture, create, exalt, cherish, and celebrate life’s important moments. And in your honor, as part of our commitment to our community and in honor of both customers and staff, we’re continuing our donations to some of our area’s most worthy and deserving non-profits that you can learn more about by clicking on their logos here- Bergen PAC,BVMI,Fyke Nature Association,NY/NJ Trail Conference,Palisades Nature Association,Table To Table.
Be safe, be merry, be well!
Tom and Bob Gramegna Co-Founders and Staff of Bergen County Camera and Gallery 270
Despite the “amateur” status due Dean Cobin since he does not earn his living from his passionate pursuit of photography, one would be hard pressed to find anything remotely amateur about his process and approach to photography. Completely self taught, there is nothing that could be recognized as anything less than complete dedication to the highest ideals of the historic masters and their present day peers he emulates. He pursues mindful photography because it’s a deeply felt, integral part of the man he is.
“Photography is my passion, a labor of love, and a vision to share with the world. It is a moment in time captured forever; an image recorded as a part of history living on for eternity.“
Others in the world of photography have recognized Dean’s special talent for capturing a bit of “eternity now” by publishing and bestowing numerous awards for his work. The roster includes a virtual list of the most respected names in photography like Outdoor Photographer, Adirondack Life, National Geographic’s Your Shot and the UK’s Digital Photographer.
Shooting the aurora borealis was a quest that had long captivated Dean. It took his third trip to Yellowknife, Canada to be able to realize the phenomena as he had seen it in his mind’s eye. The appearance of the aurora is never a guarantee due to their quixotic nature. Add in the adverse and fickle weather conditions in a harsh environment with the temperature routinely at forty below and you have a better understanding as to why it took three trips, lots of groundwork and a bit of luck to realize the images for Night Light.
In addition, this photographer’s heart is as big as his talent. His proceeds from the sale of his work for Night Lights will go to the #1 rated Charity in NJ,*Table To Table. More of Dean Cobin’s work can be seen at www.deancobin.com
Enter your favorite photo that in some way reinforces the gratitude, the change or seasons, or a notable moment. It may be a Fall or harvest landscape, a seasonal celebration, a special family moment, or perhaps something humorous yet engaging.
The entry selected will win a $3.000 Gallery 270 “Portfolio 2” – A collection of 6 stunning, limited edition photographs. The winning image will be featured in Bergen County Camera’s Thanksgiving Card. See a store employee for complete details.
We’re requesting an entry fee of $10 per image ($5 per image for students.) The full entry fee will be donated to Table to Table, which successfully and tirelessly fights hunger in our region.
Photos may be submitted in-store only. Deadline for submissions is October 18, 2011. All formats welcomed. Submissions must be accompanied by a 5×7 print for judging.