Seven Ponds Nature Center Camera Club Photo Expo June 6 2015
Seven Ponds Nature Center Camera Club
Invites fellow photographers to join us for a day long Free Photo Expo.
This special event will be conducted on the grounds of
Seven Ponds Nature Center,
3854 Crawford Rd, Dryden, Michigan
on Saturday, June 6, 2015.
Imagine the chance to attend several photography related seminars from top instructors, test drive new camera lenses (on your own DSLR camera body in the great outdoors), and explore the Seven Ponds Nature Center area trails – all free of charge!
There will be special purchase discount certificates on cameras and accessories from our sponsors as well as additional raffle prizes – including a chance to win (Several very nice gift certificates) – available to all pre-registered attendees!
Reservations for this event are limited, and will only be made available to those who sign up for our Seven Ponds Nature Center Photo Expo newsletter email. So sign up today to insure you have a place in this unique upcoming opportunity! A reminder that the number of attendees will be limited for this event, so reservations will be assigned on a first come, first serve basis.
Note: A confirmed reservation will be required for admission to this event. Only one confirmed reservation will be issued per email submission. Every attendee must sign up individually. Standby reservations will be taken for those who register after all the available tickets have been taken. All information requested below is required for internal event planning purposes only. Your information will not be shared with any outside vendors. Additional event details will be sent out in the upcoming newsletters.
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Additional Event Details And News From Our Sponsors
Our Event Location
10:00AM - 5:00PM
Seven Ponds Nature Center 3854 Crawford Rd, Dryden, Michigan, has 486 acres which contain deep glacial lakes, ponds, marshes, fields, woodlands, and prairie. Excellent Photography of local plants and animals. Map
Our Event Speakers
Mike Moats is a pro macro photographer from Michigan. His articles and images have been published in many major photo magazines and he has written several how-to macro and photo business eBooks. For more on Mike visit:
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Mike Moats pro macro photographer from Michigan.
Free Mini (1 Hr ) Boot Camp Classes (Class size limited so sign up early)
Level One Class – The Properly Equipped Macro Photographer
Learn what is the best cameras, lenses, tripod/head, accessories, and
camera functions for the beginning macro photographer.
Level Two Class – Getting That Macro Shot
Most macro photographers struggle with depth of field and
understanding f/stops. We will cover different styles of macro and how
to make the depth of field work for each style.
Level Three Class – Creating A Great Macro Image
You will learn some of the elements of design to make a great image,
and also talk about finding character in subjects. What people like and
dislike about our images and what makes one image more successful
than another. “Sponsored by Tamron”.
Our Event Speakers
Ken Hubbard is the Field Services Manager for Tamron. He is responsible for the company’s events, including Tamron’s popular consumer workshop series. Ken has had nationwide gallery showings of his portrait and landscape photography and teaches enthusiasts how to take better photos at numerous events. His extensive background in the field of photography is unique and diverse. Ken has traveled extensively throughout the United States and the result is a consistent output of breathtaking photographs that continually challenge the boundaries of the genre.
Travel Photography: Travel Light and Capture the Images You Want
So, you’re getting ready to go on a trip, perhaps it’s a family vacation of 20 people or just you heading out on the trip of a lifetime? When it comes to your photo equipment a 25lbs bag of gear need not be on your packing list for the trip. This seminar will show you how to travel light, from the photo bag you carry to the gear that goes into it, and how to use that gear correctly to capture amazing images.
Ken Hubbard will also cover some of the basics of photography like
understanding your cameras features, composition, and correct exposure.
256 Shades of Grey: Seeing in Black & White
Ken Hubbard will demonstrate in this seminar how to create amazing Black & White images using Photoshop and a few of the plug in programs that are designed to bring your B&W images to the next level. The discussion will include the importance of shooting in Adobe RGB color and Raw file modes, what does and does not make a good B&W image, understanding the difference between tonal & contrast range, and much more. You will also learn about what aperture, shutter speed and what focal length lens to use to capture breathtaking images.This seminar is meant to improve your images from a quick snapshot to gallery worthy images.
Our Event Speakers
Dale Vronch is a nature photographer who resides and works out of his studio, Lone Willow Studio/Gallery in Lapeer, Michigan. Dale conducts classes and workshops in local venues in Lapeer County. His classes are listed on his website, dvnaturephoto.net and through Gallery 194, www.gallery194.com, in Lapeer.
Dale Vronch nature photographer from Michigan.
Free Mini (1 Hr ) (Class size limited so sign up early)
Subject Elements & composition techniques – A well designed composition accommodates the intended subject. To design such a composition can involve many elements. Among those elements are the numerous composition techniques that lay the framework for the composition. Another set of elements that can contribute to the formation of the composition are subject elements. These elements can often be common objects such as natural lighting, shadows, color, shapes, textures, and many other potential objects that are in the vicinity of the subject. In this class we will examine compositional techniques and how subject elements , when used in conjunction with those techniques, can help to highlight the subject.
Our Event Sponsor
Tamron Lens Loaning
Test drive the latest Tamron lens technology on your DSLR.
For registered attendees only:
$25 bonus rebate on select Tamron lenses when purchased, between June 6-12, 2015 from Camera Mart, 11 S. Telegraph Rd, Pontiac, MI 48341
Pick up your bonus rebate form from the Tamron Representative at the Photo Expo on June 6, 2015.
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Our Event Sponsor
Camera Mart USA - Pontiac Michigan
Visit our website: http://www.cameramartusa.com/
Camera Mart USA Sponsor Offers
•Special Event Only incentives for Tamron and MAC products
•Enter to win special Camera Mart Gift Cards
Our Event Sponsor
Tripod and Filter Test Drive
Take the latest tripods, monopods, and heads from Benro, Induro, and MeFOTO for a spin! Get hands-on with the new Vü filter system.
Plus, meet the representative from these companies and have your questions answered. www.macgroupus.com
For Registered Attendees Only
10% off certificate that can be used towards any Benro, Induro, MeFOTO, or Vü item purchased June 6-15, 2015 from Camera Mart, 11 S. Telegraph Road, Pontiac, MI 48341
Mike C. Northrup is the Regional Business Manager for MAC Group, the US distributor of Benro, Induro, MeFOTO, Vü, and other fine photography products. With 12 years of photo industry experience and a lifelong love of photography, Mike is always excited to answer your questions and help you with your photographic discoveries.
About the Brands
Benro is the largest tripod manufacturer in the world and offers a complete line of tripods, heads, and monopods designed and built to exceed the needs of photographers everywhere. www.benrousa.com
Induro delivers a growing range of tripods, heads, and monopods that offer the fine construction, advanced features, elegant designs, and less-expensive prices that today’s professional photographers want. www.indurogear.com
MeFOTO makes colorful gear for photographers with colorful personalities. Our line of travel tripods are designed and made to be durable, lightweight and easy. www.mefoto.com/
Vü is a new, US-based optical design company committed to handcrafting the best camera filters for filmmakers and photographers by utilizing only the highest quality materials, innovative coating processes, and patented technologies. www.vufilters.com
Lunch: Will be made available onsite for an additional charge.
Details on meals and price are currently being worked.
Info will be shared in a future email.
What to bring:
•A Digital Camera
•A stable Tripod that reaches eye level
•Extra camera batteries and memory cards
•Drivers Lic and credit card for lens loaning.
•Cash for any small purchases at the gift shop.
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Seven Ponds Nature Center
Attention: Seven Ponds Nature Center Camera Club
3854 Crawford Rd Dryden, Michigan 48428
Directions to Seven Ponds Nature Center
Event Contacts: LeeAnn McLaneGoetz 586-588-2000
Stu Davis 810-444-4274
Event Email:: 7PondsPhotoExpo@gmail.com
Seven Ponds Nature Center Camera Club Website