Local and National Events

DateDescription Location Type
MARCH 2019
3/20

How to Shoot Action Photos with Bruce Bennett

Bruce will cover the basic principles of capturing great action photography as well as advanced techniques. Topics will include camera settings and appropriate lens selections, how to handle diverse lighting and a wide assortment of tips and techniques that will make your photography stand out from the rest of the crowd.

Commack, NY

Tamron USA

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$29 (100% of fee donated to Relay for LIfe)

Seminar
3/21-24

Nebraska Audubon Crane Festival

Audubon's Nebraska Crane Festival brings together hundreds of crane lovers from around the country to Kearney, Nebraska, to interact with a wide range of environmental speakers, take part in incredible birding trips, and, best of all, experience the world's largest gathering of Sandhill Cranes!

Kearney, NE

Holiday Inn and Convention Center

with The Camera Doctor

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Festival
3/22 Portrait Workshop

St. Louis, MO

Creve Couer Camera

6pm-8:30pm

Workshop
3/28-29

Flower & Macro Photography

Understanding and successfully seeing the world through macro photography brings a new perspective to life before your eyes. When considering the smaller scale, every detail plays a bigger role to identify the subject, decrease distraction, and create a truly impactful image. During the seminar, we will clearly define what macro means; discover how subtle decisions result in big changes; and make sense out of an abstracted scene. Put these ideas into practice in the field the following day at Kremp’s Florist during the hands-on portion of this event. Lenses will be provided. Tripods are highly recommended.

Philadelphia, PA

Jack's Cameras

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$49

Seminar/Demo
3/28-30

PhotoCon 2019

Our PhotoCon 2019 is in its 6th year and is the largest photography and imaging show in Oklahoma. The show will offer the ultimate experience in photography and digital imaging. Explore tons of different vendors and manufacturers all in one place. See an inspiring array of products and services. Discover and learn some cutting-edge innovations in digital imaging products and techniques from industry experts. 

Oklahoma City, OK

Bedford Camera

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Show
3/30

Twin Cities Area Council of Camera Clubs (TCACCC)

The day will begin with picking up your registration package from 7:30 a.m. to 8:30 a.m. Welcome and announcements will be made at 8:30 a.m. and then the programs begin! Two keynote speakers will start the day, each with a one-hour program followed by a variety of other presentations. Lunch, snacks and coffee breaks are included in your registration fee. Numerous vendors will be present, and the Raptor Center will bring birds, including a bald eagle, to photograph during the lunch period. The day will end with the 2019 Interclub awards for individuals and clubs.

Arden Hills, MN

Mounds View High School

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Spring break
3/30

The Science of Optics

What better way to know what the right lens is for you than to understand what makes a lens good. Come learn about modern lens design! We’ll go over autofocus systems, stabilization and its importance, while also considering a lens’s actual use in the real world. Bokeh, crop factor equivalence, transmission, rendering...

Roseville, CA

Action Camera

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$15

Seminar
3/31

Angel Island Adventure

Join Shutterbug and Tamron for an adventure to Angel Island where we will put into use everything that we’ve covered in the recent Travel Photography and Storytelling classes. This will be a hands-on experience where you will shoot landscape, macro, and environmental portraits, using your creativity to create compelling images through storytelling with your travel photographs. There will be a model on hand too!

Tiburon, CA

by Shutterbug Camera

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Workshop
APRIL 2019
4/2

How to Photograph Wildlife with David Akoubian

Join David as he shares images and discusses settings and equipment to help capture wildlife images. He will share how to prepare to photograph wildlife, whether in your backyard, a hike in the woods, or in a National Park, including building your own outdoor studio environment in your backyard that prepares you for time in the wild.

Commack, NY

Tamron USA

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$29 (100% of fee donated to Relay for LIfe)

Seminar
4/4

Tamron Travel Photography with Erica Robinson

Travel Photography is a broad genre covering so many bases. It’s an incorporation of landscape, environmental portrait and street photography all rolled into one. Because travel photographers are naturally wandering souls, we strive to document the world around is in its purest form.

Syosset, NY

Berger Bros

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FREE

Seminar
4/5-6

Portrait Masterclass - 2 Day Hands-On Location Portrait Photo Workshop with David Guy Maynard

In this lively 2 day, 8+ Hour (total) Boot Camp Workshop, you will not only learn straight forward, useful information for taking better portraits, but for taking better photos in general. An understanding of light and the proper tools are essential. Davids approach to these is simple, straight forward, and stresses minimum gear & maximum results.

From 6 to 8 PM on Friday 4/5/19, David will offer a classroom style presentation covering tools and techniques to produce stunning Portraits.

Then from 7:30 AM to 10 AM on Saturday, with guidance and coaching from David, the group will shoot with models at Meade Gardens through sunrise, and again at 5:30 PM through sunset. Learn to overcome and balance harsh sunlight, and achieve magazine quality photos the easy way. Bring your Cameras and gear! (Note, there will be some very cool lenses and lights on hand for you to try out!)

We will meet back at the store at 1 PM Saturday for a lunch, mingle, and Q&A session.
(Lunch will be provided)

Orlando, FL

Colonial Photo

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Early bird until 3/5: $249.99 ($259.73 w/service fee)

After 3/5: $299.99 ($311.48 w/service fee)

Workshop
4/5-6 Vendor Days

Livonia, MI

ProCam Photo

Vendor Days
4/5-8

New England Institute of Professional Photography (NEIPP)

NEIPP is held once a year for the purpose of providing photography education throughout New England and beyond.  Classes are available for professional photographers, aspiring creatives and anyone else that loves photography and creating art.

Melrose, MA

Hunt's Photo

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Educational
4/6 Detroit Zoo Macro Workshop

Birmingham, MI

Woodward Camera

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Workshop
4/12-13

The Bikini Boot Camp with David Guy Maynard

In this lively 8+ Hour (total) Bikini Boot Camp Workshop, you will not only learn straight forward, useful information for taking better beach photos, but for taking better photos in general. An understanding of light and the proper tools are essential. Davids approach to these is simple, straight forward, and stresses minimum gear & maximum results.

From 6 to 8 PM on Friday 4/12/19, David will offer a classroom style presentation covering tools and techniques to produce stunning beach photos.

Then from 6:30 AM to 9:30 AM on Saturday, with guidance and coaching from David, the group will shoot with Bikini models at Coquina beach through sunrise, and again at 5:30 PM through sunset. Learn to overcome and balance harsh sunlight, and achieve magazine quality photos the easy way. Bring your Cameras and gear! (Note, there will be some very cool lenses and lights on hand for you to try out!)

We will meet back at the store at 1 PM Saturday for a lunch, mingle, and Q&A session.
(Lunch will be provided)

Bradenton, FL

Johnson PhotoImaging

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Early bird until 3/12: $299.99 ($311.48 w/service fee)

After 3/12: $349.99 ($363.23 w/service fee)

 
4/12-13 Vendor Days

Aurora, IL

ProCam Photo

Vendor Days
4/16

Into the Little World with David Guy Maynard

Join Tamron Image Master David Guy Maynard in an immersive journey into photographing the smaller creatures nature has to offer. From frogs and flowers to bees and bugs, David will discuss his techniques and approach for obtaining breathtaking macro/nature photos.

Commack, NY

Tamron USA

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$29 (100% of fee donated to Relay for LIfe)

Seminar
4/18

Animal Portrait Photography with Alex Cearns

Join leading Australian animal photographer Alex Cearns for an informative and colorful look at how she not only survives but thrives in her niche animal photography market. Alex is a dynamic and inspirational speaker and photographic educator. Her deep passion for animals and photograph shines though in her uplifting visual storytelling as she engages her audiences with her warmth, knowledge and humor.
Alex will share her inspiring journey from law maker to image maker, which saw her leave behind a 19 year career with the Australian Government in policing and airport counter-terrorism, to pursue her love of animal photography. She now photographs over 1100 pets each year in her studio and is booked out months in advance, and has been called “One of our greatest dog photographers in the world” by Dogs Today Magazine in the United Kingdom.
In addition to presenting the top seven factors she believes are essential to taking remarkable animal portraiture, Alex will discuss how she selects relevant lenses for each subject and environment, and will introduce her recommendations on how to find your own niche in photography and succeed in the competitive photographic industry.

Los Angeles, CA

Samy's Camera

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$29

Seminar
4/23

Tamron Tuesday: Portrait & Lighting with hands-on shooting

What does it take to make a great portrait? You need to find the right lens as well as the right light. In this seminar you will learn about the right focal length lenses for Portrait Photography as well as learn the basics of lighting to help you create formal portraits. Learn how the right focal length works as well as how light works, and how to control both. Topics covered include understanding of the portrait lens, understanding the placement and quality of light, as well as creating the light you want that helps to build the image.

After the seminar, apply your skills while shooting a professional model with hands-on instruction using free Tamron loaner lenses.

Allentown, PA

Dan's Camera City

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$20 with $20 store gift card

Seminar
4/27

NYC Highline Photowalk with André Costantini

Join André as we explore street photography and the architecture of the wild west side, one of the most interesting neighborhoods in New York City. From the world famous High Line to construction of the new Zaha Hadid building, to the extension of the 7th avenue subway, this urban landscape is a treasure trove of visual imagery.

Commack, NY

Tamron USA

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$59 (100% of fee donated to Relay for LIfe)

Seminar
4/27 Vendor Day

Cincinnati, OH

ProCam Photo

Vendor Day
4/28-5/3

Texas School of Professional Photography

At the Texas School of Professional Photography, it is our goal to educate, inspire and invigorate you and your photography business. You will leave Texas School full of new ideas, new friends, new vision, and will anxiously await Texas School NEXT year! Come join us at the unrivaled Texas School of Professional Photography: The BEST photographic education at the best price…and SO much more!

Addison, TX

Renaissance Hotel and Conference Center

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Show
4/29-5/4

3rd Annual Yellowstone Photography Symposium 2019

Our goal presenting this symposium is to provide you with the opportunity to understand and photograph Yellowstone National Park and the surrounding Yellowstone Ecosystem with a level of understanding and insight few rarely achieve. You will listen, engage and learn from experts in the fields of geology, biology and herpetology of the Greater Yellowstone Basin. You will be busy, focused and engaged in those disciplines that will give you the opportunity to understand, practice and improve your nature photographic skills. This knowledge and skill will translate to facets of your photographic base which you can take forward in your local home environment while giving you a unique insight into one of the most magical geological and interesting natural systems in the world...Yellowstone National Park.

West Yellowstone, MT

Hoiday Inn

Presented by Perfect Light

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Symposium
MAY 2019
5/3

Newbo Photo Walk

We will meet up on Market Square in front of Newbo Market. After some introductory remarks, you can check out a lens and explore the Newbo area. Loaner lenses will be available from Tamron.

Cedar Rapids, IA

Newbo City Market

Hosted by Photo Pro

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$25

Photo Walk
5/3-5

Spring Expo

Austin, TX

Precision Camera

Expo
5/3-5

Hot Springs Photography Festival - 3 day Steampunk & Fine Art Photography Boot Camp with David Guy Maynard

Learn how to maximize quality in your photos while minimizing the fuss. For beginners through working photographers, this includes straight forward, easy to understand techniques for lighting, composition, and reducing workflow with an emphasis on staying portable.

In this lively, multi session workshop, you will not only learn useful information for taking better stylized photos, but for taking better photos in general. Using a combination of classroom style and Hands-On participation sessions, David offers a truly unique and effective learning and portfolio building opportunity to the attendees.

In the photo sessions of the workshop you will participate in a hands-on photo shoot with the models, learning and practicing multiple techniques taught in real time. So bring your cameras, lenses, and flashes. As a bonus, David will be providing some amazing lighting options for you to try out, from LED to speedlites, and even high power Mono lights and diffusion. (Triggers available for Canon, Nikon, and Sony users)

All activities will be at, or based out of the Central Theater, 1008 Central Ave. Hot Springs National Park, Arkansas 71901.

Hot Springs National Park, AR

Central Theater

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Early Reg until 4/3: $349.99 + svc fee

After 4/3: $399.99 + svc fee

 

Festival
5/3-11 FotoFest 2019

Fort Worth, TX

Fort Worth Camera

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Fotofest
5/4

Spring 2019 Feature Fair

Come in to Midwest Photo for a fun and informative Camera Feature Exploration Day!

Representatives from all your favorite photographic companies will be here to do live demonstrations of the awesome new features of all the gear that's new and hot!

Columbus, OH

Midwest Photo

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10am-6pm

FREE

Fair
5/4

Portrait and Macro Day

We will meet in the Greenhouse at Noelridge Park.

Our Schedule: 
- 9:00: Meet at the Greenhouse for instruction on how to take a good portrait. We will check out lenses for you to use. We will have 1-2 models that you can photograph.
- 9:30-10:30: Use the borrowed Tamron lenses for portrait photography using our model(s).
- 10:30-11:00: Break
- 11:00-11:30: Meet at the Greehouse for instruction on macro photography. 
- 11:30-1:00: Use the borrowed Tamron lenses for macro photography.
- 2:00-3:00: Photo Critique at the Hampton Inn and Suites.

Cedar Rapids, IA

Noelridge Park

Hosted by Photo Pro

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$45

Workshop
5/10-11 Multi Vendor Spring Expo

Downtown & North Stores

Roberts Camera

Expo
5/10-11 Digital Days Sales Event

Melrose, MA

Hunt's Photo

9am-6pm

Digital Days
5/17

Photography at the Park: Sports Photography Seminar & Baseball game

Live-shooting from your seats outside the suite where you’ll actually be closer to Home Plate than the pitcher is! Tamron loaner lenses available at no charge to shoot the game. Tickets include all-you-can-eat buffet, free soft drinks until the 9th inning, access to the finely appointed, climate-controlled indoor area behind the seats, and additional access to the Black Box Wines Club and the Yard Goats Club by Frontier.

Hartford, CT

Yard Goats Frontier Club

Hosted by Camera Bar

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$79.99

Workshop
5/17-18

The Bikini Boot Camp with David Guy Maynard

In this lively 7+ Hour (total) Bikini Boot Camp Workshop, you will not only learn straight forward, useful information for taking better beach photos, but for taking better photos in general. An understanding of light and the proper tools are essential. Davids approach to these are  simple, straightforward, and stresses minimum gear & maximum results.

From 6 to 8 PM on Friday 5/17/19, David will offer a classroom style presentation covering tools and techniques to produce stunning beach photos.

Then from 5:30 AM to 8 AM on Saturday, with guidance and coaching from David, the group will shoot with Bikini models at Pensacola beach through sunrise, and again at 5 PM through sunset. Learn to overcome and balance harsh sunlight, and achieve magazine quality photos the easy way. Bring your Cameras and gear! (Note, there will be some very cool lenses and lights on hand for you to try out!)

We will meet back at the store at 1 PM Saturday for a lunch, mingle, and Q&A session.
(Lunch will be provided)

Pensacola, FL

Calagaz Photo

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Early bird until 4/17: $299.99 ($311.48 w/service fee)

After 4/17: $349.99 ($363.23 w/service fee)

 
5/18-19

MAPSym 2019

Join us May 18 & 19 for the 2019 MAPSym Expo in Historic Eureka Springs, AR! With over 20 different vendor booths to browse and special event pricing on the latest camera gear, you won’t want to miss this! Visit with brand representatives to have any questions about products answered and take advantage of the opportunity to check out gear to shoot with over the course of the event. Make sure to bring any old camera equipment that has been lying around to the buyback booth, you may just end up leaving with a little extra cash in your pocket! Don’t forget special financing will be available!

Eureka Springs, AR

Inn of the Ozarks Convention Ctr.

Sponsored by Bedford Camera

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Symposium
5/18-19

Creative Photography Conference

Our workshops and seminars are designed to provide you as much information as possible to assist you in your photographic journey and improve your skills with your camera and with post-processing.

Southbridge, MA

Southbridge Hotel & Conference Center

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Conference
JUNE 2019
6/7-8

Spring Expo

Cleveland, OH

Dodd Camera

Expo
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