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.
The next Photo 101 Class will be held September 4th at 7pm. The cost of the class will be $75 and it once again will be held at the store. Please call or stop by the store to sign up and pay for the class. Space is limited so please sign up early.
These Rebates go until January some time.
There is a special T4i rebate that ends Dec. 1st. Do not miss out on this one!
Wednesday December 12th at 7pm is the new date for the Photo101 class. Please call the store to sign up and pay for the class. Also the Nikon DSLR class has been postponed. I did not realize it was the day before Thanksgiving when i set it up. Come on in and see all the cool new toys you should get your loved ones that have a Photo Addiction. Oh and last thing. NO more Twinkies. So instead of donuts bring us all a box of Twinkies.
Come in and save some money!
this evening the photo 101 class will be cancelled. A date will be set in the near future for the next photo 101. Please stat tuned. Those on our lists will be emailed when the new date is selected.
Got a shipment of both the D800’s ang MK lll’s. They will be gone in, 5,4,3,2………………
So come and get your new toy!
Somehow our phone lines were taken out last night. So if you try calling we will not be able to get your call. The same goes for email. Please be patient. The phone company is on it as I post.
Fun new toy from westcott. We went legit and now our logo is along the edge. They look great and will help make your pics better.