May 17th is the first Carlina Railhawks Photographer of the Match Image Competition.
You can have the opportunity to shoot the Carolina Railhawks from the side lines. Also the winner will receive a voucher for 4 tickets to any Home Railhawks match.
This was very successful last season, so we continued this with the Railhawks again this season. The cut off for submission for the May 17th match will be Wednesday May 14th at 4pm. Please submit up to “4″ soccer related images.
We look forward to your submissions
Today Sigma finally announced the price on this beauty. Priced at $949.00 this 50mm is quite a bit more that what Canon and Nikon have, but according to Sigma, they have Zeiss in their cross hairs. Images from this lens are trickling in so it is sorta hard to really see how it measures up. We are taking pre orders for this lens. If you are interested, please call the store
Both Classes will be the very basics of the system, all the dials and buttons will be covered and how and when to use them to make wonderful images. The price for the Class will be $75 per person. Please call or stop by the store to sign up and pay for the class.
We have been waiting for a while but finally the silver editions of the X20 and X100s are back in stock. If you are looking for a small but still quite capable advanced point and shoot/ pocket camera ( this may be a tight fit for a pocket) these two ate the ones to get.
Come play and let us show you what you are missing.
The Nature Photo Weekend at Grand Father Mountain is one of North Carolinas Photography Hidden Gems. Many people are unaware of this workshop/lecture/photo contest/weekend/what have you. The history of Grand Father mountain is better described on their website. This is the kind of place that if you take a bad shot while on the grounds, you truly are a bad photographer. This place is beautiful and has many places to go to make wonderful images. The Photo Weekends has been ran by Don Nelson and his Boys. They put on a great show. Typically there are 3-4 guest speakers and then the photo contest. The contest alone is worth going and spending the weekend. You will see some wonderful work.
April First is when tickets open up and go on sale. They are $115 per person plus some other fees. That my friends is a steal. Here is why. Tony Sweet is one of the guest speakers. When Tony Sweet was here a month or so ago, I had the chance to see him. I learned or was reminded of stuff I should be doing in my photography in just the first 2 hours. I was blown away. So worth the money.
Looking through the work of the other guest speakers, i was quite impressed as well. I do not know them personally, but they can all make wonderful images. Also If the Nelsons pick them to speak they must be pretty good. Oh and any one that wants to follow Tony on the speaking schedule, is brave and must be a wonderful photographer. HAHAHAHA.
Please go visit the Grand Father Mountains Nature Photo Weekends site for full details. Cruz around the rest of the site so you can go back later and take the kids. Go show the guest speakers some love by checking out their personal websites and or blogs. Most of all, Go get motivated to get out and make wonderful images, Spring is around the corner and it is going to be a beautiful one!
Wednesday April 9th, 7pm will be the Intro to Nikon Digital SLR’s. The Cameras that will be covered will the the entry level cameras. i.e. the D3000, D3100, D3200, D3300, D5000, D5100, D5200 and the D5300. Aperture, Shutter speed and ISO and other basics will be covered as well as how to apply them to the camera to make better pictures with you Nikon DSLR. Cost of the class will be $75.
Wednesday April 16th, 7pm will be the intro to macro photography. A knowledge of basic elements of photography will be needed. We will not be covering Aperture, Shutter speed, ISO and other basics. This class is limited to DSLR cameras. This class is all about the technique, artistry and tips on how to get into the Macro realm. Also covered will be the cool tools that can be used to make macro photography easier. The cost of the class will be $75.
Look forward to a sports photography class scheduled here at the store shortly. Look for a Speed light portrait class taught by Bryan Rierson, A Westcott ICE light class taught by Westcott Guru Brad Matthews and finally an intro to Canon Rebel DSLR photography.
This spring we hope to up our game on Education and help you on your way to making better images. If there is a spectrum of photography that you need help with, keep in mind too that there is always One on One instruction with Bryan Gains. He can meet with you on your time and get you edjumicated on your many photograpy questions.