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Tips for Shooting at the Beach

Summer is in full swing and that warm weather means trips to the beach. Here are six tips to help you capture those perfect shots when you and your camera hit the beach this season.

1. With Beach, Comes Sand

Sand and lotion can be a dangerous combination when it comes to cameras. Be wary of windblown sand and oily fingers, and use extreme care if you have to change lenses. Consider using a filter to act as a barrier and protect your lens from sand scratches. Sand made its way in anyway? Blow it off or come in to Camera Land and have one of our professionals clean it for you.

2. Timing Is Key

Timing is key when shooting at the beach. There are two main reasons why you should consider shooting early in the day or later towards the evening – first is so that you can get the best shot with the best light. Shooting when the sun is closer to the horizon reduces shadows on the face and allows you to play with backlighting and haze. Too much haze? Don’t forget your lens hood. Experiment with using a fill flash to light your subject’s face and add detail to darkened areas without losing highlights. You’ll be pleasantly surprised with the outcome. The second reason is that hopefully the beach will be less crowded early in the morning or late in the evening allowing you to capture shots without added or unwanted subjects.

3. Maybe a Silhouette?

Go for drama with a silhouette. Once again, hit the beach when the sun is near the horizon and shoot into the light. Check to make sure that your subject is isolated so the silhouette looks good, change your settings to spot metering and meter for the sky, get down low, and don’t forget the rule of thirds (keep the horizon line at the bottom third).

4. Don’t Forget the Details

Think sandcastles, sandy toes, water droplets and splashes, patterns in the sand, etc. Don’t just shoot the obvious and have fun experimenting.

5. Horizontal Horizons

Get your horizons straight the best you can. Shoot wide and leave enough room for straightening and cropping when editing your images.

6. Embrace Bad Weather

Less than ideal weather can produce some really stunning shots. Stormy dramatic skies and clouds can make for some really amazing images, while fog may produce some ethereal photos.

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Shooting at the beach can be a lot of fun so embrace the weather and your surroundings, and have fun experimenting. Want to learn more? Visit our Learning Center or come into the store. Our in-store experts are happy to help you attain that professional look or answer any questions. Whether you are a beginner or an expert, Camera Land is here for you. For more information, give us a call at 516-217-1000 or visit our website.

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Special In-Store Event With Rick Berk

You don’t want to miss this! Camera Land, in partnership with professional photographer Rick Berk, will be hosting a special in-store event on Saturday, September 10th. Come join us from 11:00AM-2:00PM as Rick explains how to use long exposures to capture the passage of time. We recommend buying your seats well in advance, as we expect this event will sell out!

To purchase tickets and learn more visit: http://cameralandny.com/capturing-the-passage-of-time.html

Camera Land with Rick Berk

 

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Transfer Specials | Now – August 31st

Camera Land Transfer Special

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Digital Photography Class | DSLR-201| July 23rd

Our  next DSLR-201 Class will take place Saturday, July 23rd 11:00am-1:00pm. Come join us in-store and learn how to take control of your camera and it’s settings.

Find out more through our website: http://cameralandny.com/digitalphotographydslr-201.html

Digital Photography DSLR-201 - July 23rd

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July’s Challenge: ‘Moving Water’ | July 21st

Don’t miss out on this month’s Third Thursday Challenge: ‘Moving Water’.

Be sure to submit your photos by July 19th!

July 2016 challenge

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Camera Land voted ‘Best Camera Store on Long Island’

Happy to announce: Camera Land was voted ‘Best Camera Store on Long Island’!

Come visit us today!

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Find out what ‘Best of LI” said about us:

For nearly 60 years Camera Land has been the go-to spot for every camera-related product and service in New York City. Now relocated to Old Bethpage, Camera Land offers its vast array of cameras, gear and exceptional services to Long Islanders, carrying on a tradition of excellence that has spanned generations. Whether it’s finding that perfect piece of equipment, repairing or cleaning your all-important gear or providing expert advice on any number of camera, photo or sports optics-related questions, it’s no question why Camera Land has already made it to the top of this list: Camera Land is quite simply The Best to help capture every special moment in your life!

 

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Deal of the Day: Now – July 5th

With July 4th coming up we wanted to honor the holiday with some great deals. We are putting all of these offerings on our Deal of the Day page and running this sale through July 5th.

We have worked with the manufacturers to come up with some fantastic products at very reduced prices….

ProMaster XC525 Professional Tripod with Head – Green #6105 reduced from $169.99 to only $129.99

Manfrotto BeFree Compact Lightweight Tripod – Black #MKBFRA4-BH, includes case and Ball head – Reduced from $199.99 to only $159.99

ProMaster SG1000 Remote LED Studio Light #6840 reduced $100.00 from $349.99 to only $249.99

PROMASTER® VL380 LED 2 Studio Light Kit #2451 reduced from $499.99 to only $349.99, a $150.00 savings
Contents:
ProMaster VL-380 Studio Lights (x2)
7.75″ Reflectors (x2)
Double-Diffused Softboxes (x2)
AC Adapters for VL-380 (x2)
6′ Light Stands (x2)
Studio Carrying Bag (x1)

ProMaster Telescoping Background Stand Set #9811
Contents:
2 – Heavy duty stands (maximum height 10.6′)
2 Piece Telescopic background support bar (maximum width 12′)
Professional carrying/storage case

Canon EF 75-300mm F/4-5.6 III Lens reduced $50.00 from $199.99 to only $149.99

Canon EF-S 55-250mm f4.0-5.6 IS STM Lens reduced from $299.99 to only $239.99

ProMaster 200SL Speedlight for either Nikon or Canon reduced $130.00 from $349.99 to only $219.99

ProMaster FL190 High Power TTL Flash for your choice of either Nikon, Canon or Sony reduced from $249.99 to only $159.99

All Tamrac bags are reduced 25%

Vortex Diamondback 4-12×40 – Dead-Hold BDC #DBK-04-BDC Riflescope with the Vortex Hunter 1-Inch Rings Medium Height #RING-M for only $159.99 reduced from $219.98

Vortex Ranger 1000 Rangefinder #RRF-101 reduced from $379.99 to only $299.99

Vortex Ranger 1500 Rangefinder #RRF-151 reduced from $479.99 to only $399.99

Vortex Crossfire 10×42 Roof Prism #CF-4302 w/ Vortex Binocular Harness reduced from $201.98 to only $149.99

Minox BF 10×25 Compact Binocular #62032 reduced from $99.99 to only $59.99

Meopta MeoPro 3.5-10×44 – Reticle ZPlex with a Meopta Neoprene Scopecoat reduced $300.00, from $649.99 to only $349.99

Call in for any in stock Tactical Riflescope and get an extra 10% discount

If what you’re looking for is not listed here please give a call, 516-217-1000, and we will do our best for you as always.

Please feel free to call us @ 516-217-1000 with any questions or to place an order.

camera land deal of the day

 

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Swarovski Z6 & Z6i Riflescope Price Reduction

Yes, you read the header correctly….. Swarovski has lowered the prices on all their Swarovski Z6 & Z6i Riflescopes. To make this announcement even more exciting, we have all models in stock ready to ship.

WHEN SECONDS ARE CRUCIAL

The elegant appearance conceals the state-of-the-art technology that gives you maximum performance at the crucial moment. The Z6(i) makes no compromises when it comes to outstanding optical performance. The large zoom range, the reticle that can be used as illuminated or non-illuminated, and the large eye relief ensure greater flexibility, higher precision, and greater safety when hunting. Its smart SWAROLIGHT function to the reticle is switched on when you move into the firing position. It saves time and energy, and ensures that you can focus on the main business at hand

Swarolight:
Automatic shut-on and shut-off with inclination sensor for illuminated reticles, optimised electronics for higher battery life.

Swaroclean:
This non-stick coating on the lenses makes it easier to clean away dirt such as water marks, insect repellents, or tree resin.

6x Zoom:
The hallmark of the Z6 rifle scope: the 6x zoom combines a large field of view with pinpoint detail.

High Grid technology:
For even greater clarity and sharper delineation in the reticle of illuminated rifle scopes: even illumination for perfect reticle visibility. Maximum brightness in daylight and high-precision control into the night.

4A-300, BRX AND BRH Distance Reticles:
These reticles have been specifically developed for precise, accurate long-range shooting. Also available in illuminated versions.

Please feel free to give us a call to discuss these great scopes or anything else @ 516-217-1000.

 

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Camera Land Now Stocking Hawke Optics

We recently started stocking Hawke Optics.

The Hawke “about us” info for those not familiar with the brand:

Hawke Sport Optics was founded in the United Kingdom over 15 years ago and the company established the US headquarters in Indiana in 2007. Today Hawke is a worldwide market leader, offering an extensive range of innovative, quality products that offer value to the customer from rifle scopes and binoculars to spotting scopes and sporting optics accessories.

A family-owned business, Hawke’s head office is based in Suffolk, UK and the company now has presence in over 60 countries. Hawke has proven its staying power, becoming a force in sporting optics worldwide.
Hawke strives to provide customers with innovative products tailored to meet their specific needs. Working closely with industry professionals, Hawke integrates creative features that provide users with products that are rich in benefits, excellent value and are backed with exemplary customer service.

Hawke represents a lifestyle choice, appealing to the passionate and emotive side of optics reflected in Hawke’s passion for placing a premium on quality, value and devotion to outstanding customer service.

Hawke Products:

Riflescopes – Aimed at all areas of rifle, shot and airgun shooting (from Best, Better, Good): Frontier, Endurance, Panorama, Vantage, +Sidewinder, +Airmax

Crossbow scopes – XB30 Pro SR, XB1, XB

Binoculars – (from Best, Better, Good): Sapphire, Frontier, Endurance, Nature-Trek, Vantage

Spotting Scopes – (from Best, Better, Good): Sapphire, Frontier, Endurance, Nature-Trek, Vantage

Laser Range Finders, Red Dot Sights, Lasers & LEDs, Mounts, Sunshades,

Hawke’s Ballistic Software – X-ACT
One of the unique features of Hawke riflescopes are the specifically designed reticles. These reticles combined with the added support of the patented Hawke ballistics reticle software allows quick and easy reticle aim point calculation. (Matching the ballistic profile of many popular rifles in a number of different shooting scenarios and environments.) For further details please visit www.hawkeoptics.com/brc

To give you a heads up on a few of their most popular riflescopes….

Hawke Vantage 3-9×40 30/30 #14120 @ $89.99
11 layer fully multi-coated optics for excellent clarity
1 inch mono-tube chassis for superior strength
¼ MOA low profile ‘no-snag’ fingertip turrets
Fast focus eyebell and high torque zoom ring
Threaded objective/ocular for optional accessories
Waterproof, Shockproof, Nitrogen purged.
All calibre rated.

Hawke Vantage 3-9×40 RIMFIRE .22 HIGH VELOCITY #14222 @ $144.99
11 layer fully multi-coated optics for excellent clarity
1 inch mono-tube chassis for superior strength
Glass etched reticle with red and green illumination
Rheostat on saddle offers 5 levels of brightness
¼ MOA low profile ‘no-snag’ fingertip turrets
Fast focus eyebell and high torque zoom ring
Waterproof, Shockproof, Nitrogen purged.
All calibre rated.

Hawke Vantage 4-12×40 RRIMFIRE .22 WMR #14242 @ $159.99
11 layer fully multi-coated optics for excellent clarity
1 inch mono-tube chassis for superior strength
Glass etched reticle with red and green illumination
Rheostat on saddle offers 5 levels of brightness
¼ MOA low profile ‘no-snag’ fingertip turrets
Fast focus eyebell and high torque zoom ring
Waterproof, Shockproof, Nitrogen purged.
All calibre rated.

Hawke Endurance 3-9×40 LER 30/30 #16110 @ $219.99
16 layer fully multi-coated optics for exceptional clarity
Long eye relief for high recoil/magnum calibers
1 inch mono-tube chassis for superior strength
Glass etched reticle with red illumination
Stepless rheostat offers total brightness control
¼ MOA low profile ‘no-snag’ fingertip turrets
Fast focus eyebell and high torque zoom ring
Threaded objective/ocular for optional accessories
Waterproof, Shockproof, Nitrogen purged.
All calibre rated.

Hawke Sidewinder 6.5-20X42 20x ½ MIL DOT #17110 @ $479.99
High precision long range optical systems
18 layer fully multi-coated optics for superior clarity
Side focus control for parallax adjustment to infinity
30mm mono-tube chassis for superior strength
Glass etched reticle with red and green illumination
Rheostat on saddle offers 5 levels of brightness
¼ MOA exposed, locking and resettable turrets
Locking ocular and high torque zoom ring
Waterproof, Shockproof, Nitrogen purged

Hawke Frontier 30 SF 2.5-15×50 TMX #18221 @ $629.99
6x ratio precision engineered optical system
21 layer fully multi-coated optics for ultimate clarity
Side focus control for parallax adjustment to infinity
30mm mono-tube chassis for superior strength
Long eye relief for high recoil and magnum calibers
Glass etched reticle with red illumination
Rheostat on saddle offers 11 levels of brightness
¼″ @100yd low profile ‘no-snag’ fingertip turrets
Fast focus eyebell and high torque zoom ring
Waterproof, Shockproof, Nitrogen purged.

Did we peak your interest? Need help with something? Want to find out more about Hawke Optics? Please give us a call at 516-217-1000. It is always our pleasure to speak with you.

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