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As you may know we are partners with the Carolina Railhawks. We have a nice banner behind the south goal, it is cool to see Akira Fitzgerald standing in front of the goal half the game. Part of the partnership with them we have worked out a cool contest. Photographer of the Match contest! So basically you, our customers submit soccer related pictures to us here at the store. We collectively vote and come up with the winner. That winner gets an opportunity to sit on the side lines and shoot the game. At the same time have a private tutorial about photographing soccer by our very own resident soccer shooter, Shelley! Photos to be submitted are of soccer related images. They do not have to be taken at a Railhawks match. They can be of anything really. Just Soccer related. It is up to you.
Out of all the images to be submitted, the Ten employees here at the store will judge and pick our favorite. The cut off date for the contest will be June 24th. The winner will be notified on June 25th. The winner will enjoy themselves. You get an opportunity to see the game from a very different angle. We look forward to all the submissions.
-Contest open between June 12th and June 24th.
-Winner gets to sit on the side lines and make images of the match, and learn about how to make better soccer images.
-Winner gets their forehead signed by Swoops
Indy Weekly every year hold a voting competition for best businesses in the Triangle. We were nominated a few months ago, and after the votes were tallied, you all voted us Best Camera Store in the Triangle.
Thank you for that, it does mean a lot to us that you like us enough to vote us the best. Indy Weekly stopped by this morning with a small video crew to film our reactions to being presented a plaque for the award.
We are corporate sponsors with the Carolina Railhawks. We have really enjoyed this relationship. We see many cool things coming from this. For example, Photographer of the game. You have the chance to win the option to watch and shoot one of the home games for the Railhawks from the field. Also win a voucher for some tickets to take your family to a game. Later on how to enter and win that chance will come later.
Many customers are concerned that they need to get better memories. memories of their family doing activities and or gathering together for special occasions. This sometimes can cost a lot of money to acheive. For example. The following images linked to this blog post were shot with a Nikon D3, Nikon D700. They were teamed up with a Nikon 400mm f2.8 and a Tamron 70-200 f2.8. The value of that gear can really add up. The 400mm new is close to 10 Grand. Here at the store we do not expect any one to just come on in and drop that kind of cash on a lens to take better pics of your kid playing quidditch. You can if you want to, we will be more than happy to sell you top end gear to do so. But also notice that the Tamron 70-200 f2.8 was also used. it is a great lens, and not overly expensive compare to what both Canon and Nikon have to offer.
One question that is commonly asked is, “Can I make images of my child doing…….?” Yes you can to some degree. Consumer cameras and lenses can make great images of our families. They just make it a bit more difficult to do so when the quality of light is bad. That is the point when we all get a bit frustrated with our blurry images. It is all about having good light to work with. Enjoy the images from the Railhawks/Galaxy match. Come on in and speak with us to help you get better images and help clear up all the confusion about what lens is the best, ETC……
June 26th, Brad Matthews our Westcott Rep will be in the store to Demo/ teach how to use the Wescott Spider lights and the Skylux in portraiture. Many people feel that when doing portraits the pop of a strobe is too much and could possibly disturb your subject. Both Strobes and Continuous lights have their spot in your studio. Some just do not know where to start in the Continuous world. For a few years now Brad has told me about how wonderful the Spider lights are. June 26th will be my, and your chance to see how awesome they are.
June 26th is the date, 7pm will be the time and Peace Camera will be the location. Please call the store to sign up for the class and pay to reserve your slot. Space is limited. Price will be $65.
Dad needs a 18-270 VC PZD. if you dont get one for him, you failed as a child. Just kidding around. Dad has worked hard to put you through 4 years of University to get that ever important Underwater Basket Weaving Degree. Pay him back with some love and a Tamron 18-270 VC PZD. For fathers day there is an additional $50 off through rebate. You have until June 17th, stop on by and pick one up.
Last night’s Basic Studio Portrait Lighting class went well- we covered a lot of information in a very short time. Special thanks to Jim Brusso for sitting in as our model, he’s got lots of new Facebook profile pics! Next class will probably be in the fall, call or come by the store and get signed up on the “I’m interested” list!
If over the past few months you had your eye on a new toy from either Canon or NIkon, please be aware that Both Nikon and Canon are ending the current rebates this week. Saturday June 1st will be the last day of the current rebates for both companies. So that toy you have been drooling over may be a bit more expensive if the rebate is not renewed.
Acratech has a new nifty cool toy for those that like to use the Black Rapid system. They have an attachment to allow you to use your Arca Swiss plates and or L-Brackets. Come on down and play.
Tomorrow, May 29th is the Basic Studio Lighiting Class, taught by our very own Bryan Rierson. Well, there are still some spots left for this class, if you are interested, come on in or call and secure your spot for this class.