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Digital Photography DSLR-201 Class

Don’t miss out on this amazing class.
It is the next class for all beginners who took our DSL 101 class.
Even if you didn’t take DSLR 101, if you have a basic understanding of photography, you will love this class.
It takes all the concepts we learned in DSLR 101, and expands each of them to help you to understand them more,and shows you how to better apply them to improve your photography.

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December’s ‘Super Thursday’

Camera Land December's Super Thursday

 

Come join us! This is a FREE event!

This monthly group has been a great success for everyone involved.
Not one month has gone by that I don’t get comments from attendees about the knowledge they gain speaking to other like minded photographers, and viewing each others photos. Even if you don’t bring in photos that month, there is a great exchange of ideas amongst everyone.

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November’s EOS Discovery Day Basic 101 Class to be RESCHEDULED

**Due to scheduling conflicts, we will unfortunately have to reschedule our EOS Discovery Day Basic 101 Class. The Camera Land staff will announce as soon as possible, the rescheduled date for this class. (Class was originally scheduled for Saturday, November 12th)**

To check out our current list of classes and workshops, please visit the Camera Land Learning Center here:

http://cameralandny.com/camera_land_educational_center.html

EOS Discovery Day Basic 101 Class:

Essential Functions of your EOS Camera

Photo By: Jeff Mantell

Enter the world of the EOS digital SLR and learn about your camera and how to make great pictures. We will help you feel comfortable moving out of the “automatic” mode, so you can become more creative and really enhance your photographic expression.
You will see many examples of great photography and learn techniques to use to produce better imagery. We will also explore the different types of lenses and show examples of what they can do. Our Basic 101 Discovery Day class is part 1 in a module that focus’ more on button location, terminology, and lens options that controlling how an image looks.
During this class you will:
· Learn terminology that is relevant to your camera
· Become familiar with the button layout and operation of your EOS camera
· Explore what the basic buttons and dials control and how they can affect your image
· Customize the “My Menu” so that when that photographic moment presents itself, you can capture it
· Experience Live View Shooting and learn how it can be used effectively
· Learn how to care for your equipment so that you can get the most out of your investment
· Learn all about Canon lenses and how a lens choice affects your image
· Experience the full input to output solution that Canon has to offer with our EOS DSLR’s and PIXMA printers
· Have a first look at the software that came with your camera and see the benefits it has for your photography
· Find out what additional resources that Canon has to offer you along your photographic journey

Photo By: Jeff Mantell

Bio: Brandon Chin is a New York-based Technical Representative and Product Educator for Canon USA. He has forged a career after working for several commercial, wedding, and portrait studios, shooting both photography and cinematography. His biggest passion, outside of teaching, has been his work covering the National Hockey League as a photojournalist.
Name of Class: Canon Discovery Day: EOS Basic
Instructor: Brandon Chin of Canon USA
Length of Session: 3 Hours
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November’s Digital Photo Exchange – November 17th

Camera Land’s ‘Digital Photo XChange’

Our ‘Digital Photo Xchange’ evening for November will be held onThursday, November 17th,  6:15-8:00pm

This event has been an overwhelming success!!!

We offer a platform to share and expand your knowledge of digital photography.  This will be an evening event. We provide an open, friendly, and honest environment to participate in the critique process.

Make our ‘Digital Photo XChange’ your place to exchange creative energy with other like-minded photographers.

The Camera Land ‘Digital Photo XChange’ provides a forum for photographers who have an interest in keeping up with the ever growing world of digital photography. Monthly meetings will put the emphases on sharing and improving your digital photographic skills.

In addition, each month, Jeff will lead the group through informative demonstrations and discussions about current digital technology. Jeff has a unique approach to teaching digital processing techniques and shooting techniques. Discussions on the equipment choices on your photos will also be included. By utilizing audience image files using our large screen projector, we enter into friendly group discussions.

We invite each attendee to submit up to 3 images to be viewed and discussed by the group. All in attendance are encouraged to participate by offering input, sharing photographs and sharing technical advice. This open and relaxed environment creates a unique opportunity for an exchange of ideas and techniques about digital photography.

We will have some evenings with guest judges. An evening with a judge, just to discuss how they make their choices and what they look for, and an evening where we can submit work to be judged. Each month you are invited to submit your digital photographs for the evening discussion.

Digital files must be emailed to Jeff at jeff@cameralandny.com prior to the meeting.

File size: approx.: 3mb. ( 8×12 300dpi )

If you would prefer, we will supply you with a flash drive to bring to class.

Be sure to put “Photo XChange” in the email subject line.

Please limit your files to a maximum of three images. We will meet once a month on a Thursday night 6:15-8:00, here in the Camera Land Learning Center.

  • Thursday, November 17,  2016 | 6:15 PM to 8:00 PM
  • Camera Land : 720 Old Bethpage Rd, Old Bethpage, NY
  • PH# 516-217-1000

The ‘Digital Photo XChange’ is directed by Jeff Mantell. Jeff attended School of Visual Arts in the 1970’s and has been shooting and teaching photography even longer. His passion for photography and patience for sharing his knowledge makes him a real resource for anybody interested in learning more about photography. Jeff is the Director of Education here at Camera Land.

Please feel free to reach out to Jeff with any questions you might have about photography. Camera Land

516-217-1000

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Community Involvement: Girl Scout Troop 3051

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On Monday, October 10th we did another 1-hour interactive class, in our in-store educational center, this time with Girl Scout Troop 3051. This has been an on-going partnership that has allowed the girls to have fun while learning about DSLR cameras.

Starting with a PowerPoint presentation and ending with a ‘hands-on’ demonstration, the girls learned about the different camera controls and how they affect the photos they take. Armed with a Canon DSLR, the girls then took pictures of items in the educational center, as well as each other, and learned how to properly use the equipment with assistance from our camera experts. One of the biggest discussions we had was learning the reasons and importance for using a real DSLR camera versus a smartphone camera. These classes have been enjoyable for both the troops and their group leaders.

At Camera Land we passionately believe in supporting programs that enrich the core of our community’s well-being and improving the education of the community.gs-troop-1

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October’s ‘Digital Photo XChange’

Camera Land announces: Camera Land’s ‘Digital Photo XChange’.

A monthly group.

These first few group meetings were extremely productive.

Each attendee is invited to bring in a few images they want to display to the group. We discuss why we shot it the way we did, and discuss in an intelligent group arena, options for cropping, exposure, angle of view, perspective, lens choice and more.

The comment I’ve been getting most, is that these give and take sessions are a really great learning device.  The constructive input and positive criticism is a terrific way to grow one’s photographic knowledge.

Please know that you are not required to have images each time, everyone is welcome.

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Camera Land’s  ‘Digital Photo XChange ’ We are offering a platform to share and expand your knowledge of digital photography.  This will be an evening event.

We provide an open, friendly, and honest environment to participate in the critique process. Make our Photo XChange your place to exchange creative energy with other like-minded photographers.

The ‘Camera Land Digital Photo XChange’ provides a forum for photographers who have an interest in keeping up with the ever growing world of digital photography. Monthly meetings will put the emphases on sharing and improving your digital photographic skills.  In addition, each month, Jeff will lead the group through informative demonstrations and discussions about current digital technology.  Jeff has a unique approach to teaching digital processing techniques and shooting techniques. Discussions on the equipment choices on your photos will also be included.  By utilizing audience image files using our large screen projector, we enter into friendly group discussions.

We invite each attendee to submit up to 3 images to be viewed and discussed by the group. All in attendance are encouraged to participate by offering input, sharing photographs and sharing technical advice. This open and relaxed environment creates a unique opportunity for an exchange of ideas and techniques about digital photography.*

We will have some evenings with guest judges. An evening with a judge, just to discuss how they make their choices and what they look for, and an evening where we can submit work to be judged. Each month you are invited to submit your digital photographs for the evening discussion.

Digital files must be emailed to Jeff at jeff@cameralandny.com prior to the meeting.
File size: approx.: 3mb. ( 8×12 300dpi )
If you would prefer, we will supply you with a flash drive to bring to class.

Be sure to put “Photo XChange” in the email subject line.
Please limit your files to a maximum of three images.

The ‘ Digital Photo XChange ’ is directed by Jeff Mantell.
Jeff attended School of Visual Arts in the 1970’s and has been shooting and teaching photography even longer.
His passion for photography and patience for sharing his knowledge makes him a real resource for anybody interested in learning more about photography. Jeff is the Director of Education here at Camera Land.

Please feel free to reach out to Jeff with any questions you might have about photography. Thank you,

Jeff Mantell
Camera Land
516-217-1000

*Note: You do not have to submit images to attend the meeting. Please come and participate in the critique. 

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About the Camera Land Learning Center

Photography is a technical kind of art. The camera can be a tough tool to really learn and control, but here at Camera Land, we want to help. With this in mind, we’ve created a physical place where people can learn about photography from actual photographers that are also great teachers. We’ve established an educational space that is full of fun, offering easy-to-follow classes, all while providing a supportive environment for photographers to expand their knowledge.

Welcome to the Camera Land Learning Center. The Camera Land Learning Center is a reputable educational center where we teach, have fun, and make using your camera and its accessories easy.

Our basic classes help new photographers learn the technical aspects of digital photography. Brand new to photography and need to learn the basics? Consider taking our Digital Photography DSLR-101 class. Once you mastered that, take it a step further and take our Digital Photography DSLR-201 class to learn how to take control of your camera.

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Our more advanced classes expand and push photographers that already have experience and skill. These types of classes are offered in workshop form and often feature experts and  professional photographers as speakers and teachers.

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From our DSLR 101 class to our brand-specific classes as part of our “Get Acquainted with Your Camera Series” (Nikon DSLR, Sony Mirrorless, Canon Rebel DSLR, Olympus OM DSLR, etc), Camera Land’s classes help all types of photographers hone their craft.

Camera Land likes to also feature monthly workshops that cover a variety of topics and supports experimentation and foster a sense of community among local photographers. We frequently host expert speakers and offer special events. Whether it is our monthly Super Thursdays that challenges photographers with a homework challenge for our Third Thursdays Club or our Digital Photo XChange meetings, the Camera Land Learning Center is a photography community that encourages learning, sharing, and general enjoyment.

 

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‘Get Good, Get Work, Get Paid’ with Jim Lennon

Saturday, September 24, 2016

10:00 AM to 3:30 PM

At Camera Land (see map)

Price: $99.00 /per person

Jim Lennon Photographer175-H2 Commerce Drive Hauppauge NY631-617-5872

Many of you asked for this… here you go!!!

An inside look at making a Living in Commercial Photography.

Jim is a wealth of knowledge, and spending a day with him is an invaluable experience to any photographer.

Jim Lennon has been working as a photographer full time since 1977. He started by working as the technician in the Adelphi University photography program for 3 years, next as a staff photographer for the Times-Review newspapers on the North Fork for 2 years, then spent 3 years on Editorial Magazine & Freelance work in NYC. In 1985 Jim built his first studio in the old 1800 sq ft Firehouse at the Westhampton Airbase. In 1988 he moved to form a partnership, Brenner/Lennon Photo Productions, at a 3500 sq ft space in Plainview. In 1998 Brenner/Lennon moved across the street to a renovated 8600 sq ft location. In 2007, after 30 years in the business, Jim and his wife Mona decided to re-invent their business strategy in a way that would be best for them and their clients for the next 15 years. They opened Jim Lennon Photographer, Inc, a completely renovated 2500 sq ft Studio in the Hauppauge Industrial Park. Jim’s client base is made up primarily of Corporations and Ad Agencies. Work can be viewed at jimlennon.com.

Jim will be talking candidly about the creative & technical expectations, business strategies, client relationships, pricing realities, evaluating & estimating Jobs, understanding your cost of being in business, how to charge for your work and how to get paid.

This is a reality-based program based on 39 years of working directly with clients on photo assignments and projects. The program is geared toward serious business-minded photographers. Crybabies and whiners need not apply.

Jim’s work has been featured in Thousands of Ad campaigns and corporate communications. His work has been recognized with awards from Kodak, The Association of the Graphic Arts, The Long Island Advertising Club and Graphic Design Magazine. He has been featured in photographic industry magazines Studio Photography, Industrial Photography and The Photo District News.

Jim has taught Advanced and Studio photography at Adelphi University and sits on the advisory board for the photography program at Suffolk County Community College. He has also lectured at Stonybrook University, C.W. Post University, Nassau Community College, Suffolk Community College, The Southampton Cultural Center , East End Arts and many other regional photography and Arts organizations. He is Past President of LI Cares (The Harry Chapin Food Bank), Past President of ASMP-Long Island and is the President of the Board of Directors of The East End Arts Council.

Jim Lennon http://www.jimlennon.com

We will start with at 10:00 with a studio tour in Hauppague (about 20 min. from here), Lunch at 12:30 at Camera Land, and 1:30-3:30 “Business of Photography Program” and Q&A.

RESERVE NOW

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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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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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