Local and National Events

Date Description Location Type
AUGUST 2019
8/17

All Owl Photography Workshop

Join Mike's Camera & Hawk Quest for an owl-exclusive, three-part photography workshop and Tamron lens Test Drive!

Workshop includes an evening of classroom instruction at Mike’s Camera, followed by a Saturday morning photo session with an exclusive showing of owls at Bear Creek Lake Park in Lakewood, complete with FREE lens rentals from Tamron, and a follow up critique & in-store gallery showing.

This workshop is a unique opportunity to learn about and photograph owls exclusively. Your participation helps support Hawk Quest, a Colorado nonprofit organization that takes care of at-risk birds of prey and they raise awareness about conservation issues.

 

Lakewood, CO

Bear Creek Lake Park

Hosted by Mike's Camera

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$149.00, plus low Eventbrite processing fee

Tuition includes evening lecture on 8/13, hands-on photo session with FREE Tamron loaner lenses on 8/17, follow up critique on 8/22, plus a matted 12 x 18 inch print that will be displayed in the store gallery and is yours to keep!

Workshop
8/17-19

Mid-South Photo Expo

The Mid-South Photo Expo is an interactive hands on event for photo enthusiasts from beginners to seasoned professionals. The 3-day event will be held August 17-19 at the beautiful Marriott Cool Springs in Franklin TN. The event will feature hands on photography classes, live photo shoots, industry leading speakers, and a fantastic merchandise trade show. Early bird tickets are currently on sale for the Full Expo, as well as one day early bird passes for the day of your choosing!

Franklin, TN

Cool Springs Marriott

Hosted by Dury's

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Expo
8/22-25

Sedona Photography Symposium

Join master photographers in one of the world’s most stellar landscapes
Learn through inspiring presentations, breakout sessions, hands-on field excursions, and special workshops
Expand your creative vision and artistry
Strengthen your mastery through elective in-depth workshops in Sedona or the Grand Canyon
Build confidence in your artistic process

Sedona, AZ

Sponsored by Rollie's Camera

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Symposium
8/23-24

Birding Photography Workshop at Kensington Metro Park

Event also includes access to a Tamron Birding Photography Seminar led by Tamron Representative, Armando Flores, on Friday, August 23rd 6PM-7:30PM at CameraMall. This event is sponsored by Tamron, who will be offering instruction during the event and loaning out telephoto lenses for use at the event in addition to the seminar on bird photography the night before this event. There's an extensive community of people devoted to watching and photographing birds. Why? They're spectacular creatures with varied size, coloring, and behavior across countless species. One thing birds share in common: they're not so easy to photograph--they don't pose where you want them to and it's often tricky to get close enough to photograph them. Birding photographer, Jocelyn Anderson, will be teaching you how she captures her spectacular bird photos and guide you through Kensington Metro Park to her favorite areas to photograph birds.

Ann Arbor, MI

CameraMall

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8/27

Tamron Tours Presents : Tamron Portrait Tuesdays

What does it take to make a great portrait? Sometimes you need to find the right light and other times you need to create it. In the seminar portion of this event we will go over the basics of portrait photography, discussing lighting, posing and lens selection. All of which will help you create a more dynamic image. You will then take what you’ve learned in the seminar and put it into practice during the hands on model shoot. Topics covered include understanding the placement and quality of light, creating the light you want, building the image, posing your subject and what lens to use and why.

Omaha, NE

Rockbrook Camera

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Tamron Tours
8/27-30

Grand Teton National Park 4-Day Photography Workshop with Lodging

Imagine the sunset lighting up the majestic peaks of the Tetons after a day spent in close proximity to raptors. This workshop will immerse you and a small group of participants into the art of landscape and wildlife photography in Grand Teton National Park. We’ll take advantage of the park’s stunning sunrises, sunsets and abundance of wildlife to capture the beauty of the West.

Jackson, WY

Anvil Hotel

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Workshop
8/30-31

Visual Storytelling with Jonathan Thorpe

Join Precision Camera and Tamron for a Friday evening lecture and demonstration with commercial and editorial photographer Jonathan Thorpe. In the lecture and demonstration, Jonathan will discuss where he started, how he got to where he is and walk through a portrait lighting demonstration with a model.

Join us for an intimate narrative horror-themed shooting experience with professional models at the New Republic Studios 200-acre production backlot with a cabin made by "Blair Witch Project" director Eduardo Sánchez. You'll be able to capture the perfect spooky story! This workshop will be limited to 15 students.

Austin, TX

Precision Camera

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Friday Lecture: $9

Saturday Shooting Experience (includes Fri lecture): $129

Seminar/Workshop
8/31-9/1

Yellowstone National Park Night Skies Photography Workshop

Imagine the Milky Way arching over basins full of geysers. This photo workshop will immerse you and a small group of participants into the art and science of night skies photography with an emphasis on capturing the Milky Way. As an added bonus, Tamron USA will have their full complement of lenses available to loan out to you for the entire program, including their award-winning 15-30 (FX and DX in Canon, Nikon, and Sony mounts).

Yellowstone National Park, WY

Old Faithful Lodge

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Workshop
SEPTEMBER 2019
9/6-8

Annual City-wide Art Fair

Casper, WY

Wyoming Camera Outfitters

Demo
9/7

Demo Day at Denver Botanic Gardens

Photograph a wide range of gardens and collections across 24 acres with an ever-widening diversity of plants from all corners of the world. These distinctive gardens define and celebrate a Western identity, and a unique high altitude climate and geography. Whether you’re thinking of changing your camera or have your eye on a lens you’ve been hoping to try out, Demo Days provide a unique opportunity to try out all sorts of gear and capture some spectacular photographs. Best of all, all demo loaner gear for the test drive is FREE! Our Demo Days are fun for kids and grown-ups alike

Denver, CO

Hosted by Mike's Camera

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Demo Day
9/7

Macro Workshop Food Photography

Join Tamron tech rep, Armando Flores on Saturday, September 7th, for a 2-part macro photography workshop. On today’s menu, Armando will discuss the finer details of food photography in store at Camera Bar before heading to Feng Chophouse, where the chef will have a variety of plated sushi for you to photograph. Armando will instruct you on how to set up a shot, explain lens selection, reason for composition, and much more.

Hartford, CT

Camera Bar

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9/8

Demo Day at Cheyenne Mountain Zoo

Enjoy using the FREE gear while you wander throughout the Zoo and capture your best shots of the local inhabitants. You’ll also want to head up to The Overlook to capture the spectacular panorama of the City of Colorado Springs and the plains below.

Whether you’re thinking of changing your camera or have your eye on a lens you’ve been hoping to try out, Demo Days provide a unique opportunity to try out all sorts of gear and capture some spectacular photographs. 

Best of all, all demo loaner gear for the test drive is FREE! Our Demo Days are fun for kids and grown-ups alike.

 

Colorado Springs, CO

Hosted by Mike's Camera

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Demo Day
9/10

Tamron Tours Presents : Tamron Wildlife Tuesdays

In the world of wildlife photography, we can’t exactly ask our subjects to stop and pose for us, but the more we practice the better we get! In this wildlife and nature seminar, we will cover topics such as understanding our cameras, researching our subjects, and how to create unique image compositions. In the second portion of our day, we will have time to put our newly learned photography skills to the test with an in-store hands-on photography session with a local animal handler.

Old Bethpage, NY

Cameraland

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Tamron Tours
9/12-13

Pinners Conference

100 creative classes & fun shopping

Dallas, TX

Kay Bailey Hutchison Conv. Center

Attencded by Arlington Camera

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Conference
9/13-15

Pixel Photo Fest

An immersive, three-day photographic experience offering informative workshops, award-winning speakers, hands-on activities, gear trials, and so much more. It's a can't miss event for creatives of all levels.

Cleveland, OH

Pixel Connection

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Photo Fest
9/17

Tamron Tours Presents : Tamron Portrait Tuesdays

What does it take to make a great portrait? Sometimes you need to find the right light and other times you need to create it. In the seminar portion of this event we will go over the basics of portrait photography, discussing lighting, posing and lens selection. All of which will help you create a more dynamic image. You will then take what you’ve learned in the seminar and put it into practice during the hands on model shoot. Topics covered include understanding the placement and quality of light, creating the light you want, building the image, posing your subject and what lens to use and why.

Overland Park, KS

Overland Photo Supply

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Tamron Tours
9/17

Tamron Tours Presents : Tamron Portrait Tuesdays

What does it take to make a great portrait? Sometimes you need to find the right light and other times you need to create it. In the seminar portion of this event we will go over the basics of portrait photography, discussing lighting, posing and lens selection. All of which will help you create a more dynamic image. You will then take what you’ve learned in the seminar and put it into practice during the hands on model shoot. Topics covered include understanding the placement and quality of light, creating the light you want, building the image, posing your subject and what lens to use and why.

Mobile, AL

Calagaz Photo

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Tamron Tours
9/18

Tamron Tours Presents : Tamron Portrait Wednesdays

What does it take to make a great portrait? Sometimes you need to find the right light and other times you need to create it. In the seminar portion of this event we will go over the basics of portrait photography, discussing lighting, posing and lens selection. All of which will help you create a more dynamic image. You will then take what you’ve learned in the seminar and put it into practice during the hands on model shoot. Topics covered include understanding the placement and quality of light, creating the light you want, building the image, posing your subject and what lens to use and why.

Pensacola, FL

Calagaz Photo

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Tamron Tours
OCTOBER 2019
10/19-20

Macro Photo Conference 2019 with Mike Moats

This is a unique annual photo conference dedicated to macro photography. I’ve always wanted to design a program where professional photographers could come together and teach their skills in macro photography and post processing techniques to those who want to learn, and advance their macro photography to the next level.

This Macro Photo Conference will have plenty of how-to lectures and five hours of photographing with varying subject matter. The speakers will be available to help participants with composing subjects and technical aspects. So you need to bring your camera, macro lens, and tripod. The Macro Photo Conference is for all skill levels.

Speakers will have their books available, and will be happy to sign them for you.

New England photo retailer Hunt’s Photo will be there selling lots of photo products. Tamron will have a tech rep on hand with lenses available for you to try out.

There will be a limit of 100 participants, and it should sell out quick. Last year we had participants from 27 different states.

Middleburg Heights, OH

Crowne Plaza

7230 Engle Road

Sat: 8am-6pm

Sun: 8am-3pm

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$199

Conference
10/19-20 Alliance Air Show

Fort Worth, TX

Attended by Fort Worth Camera

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FREE

Show
10/27-28

Saguaro National Park Night Skies Photography Workshop

With saguaro cactuses standing 40-60 feet tall and crisp skies, Saguaro National Park in Tucson is a spectacular destination for photographers. This workshop will immerse you and a small group of participants into the art and science of night skies photography with an emphasis on capturing the Milky Way with saguaro cactuses in the foreground. As an added bonus, Tamron USA will have their full complement of lenses available to loan out to you for the entire program, including their award-winning 15-30 (FX and DX in Canon, Nikon, and Sony mounts).

AZ

Saguaro National Park

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Workshop