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About peacecamera

Local, Independently Owned, Camera Store in Raleigh, North Carolina. We carry a large selection of camera gear for both film and digital cameras. We have a large variety of digital cameras (including used film cameras), and camera equipment and supplies. We carry products for both the amateur and professional photographer.

Classes and workshops announced

March 23rd, 7-9pm Westcotts,”The power of the portable flash”

April 1st, 7-9pm Intro to Canon Rebels

April 8th, 7-9pm Intro to the Nikon D3000’s cameras

April 22nd, Tamron Tailgate Tour

April 29th, 7-9pm Intro to the Nikon D5000’s Cameras

More info will be posted in the workshops section, or just call the store to sign up and for further questions.

New Full Frame Tamron 15-30mm f2.8 Di VC USD

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Today we received a couple of Tamron’s new superwide 15-30mm f2.8 full frame lenses- one each for Canon and Nikon! This is a must-have focal length for interior architecture and superwide landscape shooters. We shot a few test shots and it’s nice and sharp, even wide open.

IMG_6861Makes our store look pretty big!

IMG_6862Shoot superwide portraits for an interesting effect.

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From above a 15mm is very slimming…

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100% crop from the shot above- sharp at f2.8.

 

 

Studio Portrait Lighting Class 1/28/15

Portrait Studio Lighting – Wednesday, Jan 28th, 7pm-10pm – Here in the store. $100 per student

This class is taught by Bryan Rierson and touches on all aspects of studio portrait lighting- studio spaces, backgrounds, types of lights, and types of light modifiers. While we will focus on lighting for people indoors, many of these techniques can be applied to object lighting and outdoor photography. You should have a good knowledge of the basics – exposure, shutter speed, ISO, and aperture. If you need a refresher, consider our Photo 101 class held 2 weeks earlier.

Space for the class is limited, so we encourage you to pre-register to reserve your spot.

New Class Dates Announced!

We’re pleased to announce dates for 2 of our photo classes this January!

Photo 101 – Wednesday, Jan. 14th, 7pm-9pm – Here in the store. $65 per student

Learn about the basics of photography. What is an f/ stop? What is aperture, ISO, and shutter speed and what does it have to do with exposure?  What are the different camera shooting modes and when do I use what? This is a good starting point for those with no experience or those with experience who want to get beyond Program mode and learn to take control of the camera.

Portrait Studio Lighting – Wednesday, Jan 28th, 7pm-10pm – Here in the store. $100 per student

This class touches on all aspects of studio portrait lighting- studio spaces, backgrounds, types of lights, and types of light modifiers. While we will focus on lighting for people indoors, many of these techniques can be applied to object lighting and outdoor photography. You should have a good knowledge of the basics – exposure, shutter speed, ISO, and aperture. If you need a refresher, consider our Photo 101 class held 2 weeks earlier.

Space for both classes is limited, so we encourage you to pre-register to reserve your spot.

Fall Print Contest Winners

Judging is complete for our Fall Print Contest. And the winners are…

FIRST PLACE (and the winner of a $150 gift card)

DSC_0019Untitled, by Marcy Creech

SECOND PLACE (and winner of a $75 gift card)

DSC_0023Untitled, by Paul Atkinson

And THIRD PLACE (winner of a $25 gift card)

DSC_0025Cold Rain, by Phil Bisei

Thank you to all the artists who submitted their work. We had 21 excellent entries, all of which will be displayed in our gallery through the end of January. Come see them all!