Local and National Events

DateDescription Location Type
JUNE 2018
6/22-23

Tamron Tours Presents...A Trip to The Brookfield Zoo

This workshop will start with an instructional wildlife and nature lecture presented by Tamron’s Professional Photographers, Janet Vuong and Armando Flores. They will cover topics such as proper camera settings, capturing moving animals, composition, lens selection and much more. On Saturday we will meet at The Brookfield Zoo entrance (8400 31st Street (1st Avenue and 31st Street)) then make our way to the classroom where we will distribute loaner lenses and go over the days activities. Tamron Sales Representative Steve Ostrander will also be on hand to assist and answer any questions you may have.

Aurora, IL

ProCam Photo

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$139

Tamron Tours Presents
6/22-24

Out of Chicago Summer Conference

Join some of the world’s greatest photographers in one of the greatest cities for architecture and street photography in the world — Chicago! Experience the Windy City like never before, with photography classes, photowalks, panel discussions, workshops, photography shootouts and the one-of-a-kind Out of Chicago photo crawl.

Downtown Chicago, IL

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Conference
6/26

Pics & Pints

Join Camera Bar at City Steam Brewery for beer and photo gear! Representatives from Tamron, Olympus, and MAC Group will be joining us with a full range of cameras, lenses, lighting, and tripods for a casual night of making photographs and learning about new gear over drinks. This unique setting provides real-world evaluation and experimentation you wouldn’t normally get in our store, plus the fun of having a drink with your newest photography friends! This event is free for all, excluding alcoholic beverages, but appetizers will be provided. Demo of gear will be from 6-9PM, but feel free to stay later if you choose.

Hartford, CT

City Steam Brewery

Hosted by Camera Bar

FREE

 

 
6/26

Senior Perfection: The Art of Senior Portraits

Join Bob Sims, Tamron Rep. and professional photographer, as he shares some of his best Senior images (and how he photographed them!). Topics will include: Lens Selection (and stuff you never thought you’d need!); Posing; Lighting; & Building rapport with your subject.

Cleveland, OH

Dodd Camera

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FREE

Seminar
6/26

Inspire: Macro Photography at the NY Botanical Garden

Visit the NY Botanical Garden for a macro photography tour with David Schloss. Plus, test out the latest macro lenses from Tamron.

David Schloss is the Editor-in-Chief of Digital Photo Pro and Digital Photo magazines and a contributing editor at Outdoor Photographer. He is a veteran writer, photographer, editor, speaker, educator and product consultant, and a lifelong macro photographer and hypro-macro photographer.

Bronx, NY

Botanical Garden

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6/27

Travel Photography: The World Through Your Lens

It’s a big world out there, and we want to help you capture it! Join us to fine-tune your skills on how to photograph your travels, whether they be weekend jaunts, family vacations or the trip of a lifetime. Learning how to create the right exposure, how to approach your subject, how to compose new angles and perspectives, and how to pack your bag with the right lenses, are all layers to creating a better photograph. Open your eyes to the world of travel photography and bring home photo memories like never before!

Bryn Mawr, PA

The Camera Shop

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$20 with $25 gift card

Seminar
6/28

Capturing Fireworks

Join Tamron Tech Rep, Armando Flores, at The Photo Center as he walks you through a hands-on instruction on how to capture fireworks and other forms of night photography. He will address topics such as exposure, camera settings, lens selection and accessories needed. This will be an informative 60 minutes on how to capture better images at night.

Brick, NJ

The Photo Center

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$25 with $25 gift card

Seminar/Meet-up
6/29

Architectural Photography Seminar & Photowalk

SEMINAR: 5:00pm-6:00pm—This one hour exclusive class is to prepare for our photo walk. Join Jillian as she goes over the recommended lenses, how each will give a differing perspective and some tips on architecture photography technique. We’ll discuss looking for light, finding textures, minimizing distractions and highlighting unique building detail. Refreshments will be available at 4:30 p.m. for seminar participants.
PHOTOWALK: 6:00pm-8:00pm—Downtown South Bend Architecture Photowalk Participants will meet at Gene’s Camera Store, 513 Lincolnway West, South Bend. The architecture photowalk will end at Gene’s Camera Store.

South Bend, IN

Gene's Camera Store

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$49.95

Seminar/Photowalk
6/29-30

Tamron Tours Presents...A Downtown Photo Walk

Join Tamron USA and National Camera for a 2-part workshop that will start with a Friday night lecture then a Saturday night walk through the streets of Downtown Minneapolis during the golden hours of sunset. Photographers Erica Robinson and Damion Fearron along with staff from National Camera will guide and instruct you along the way, giving helpful hints on how to capture this beautiful city as the light begins to fade. Bring your cameras and comfortable walking shoes and join us for a summers night in the city.

Roseville, MN

National Camera Exchange

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$49.99

Tamron Tours Presents
JULY 2018
7/6-7

Tamron Tours Presents...A Trip to the Blank Park Zoo

This workshop will start with an instructional wildlife and nature lecture presented by Tamron’s Professional Photographers, Jillian Bell and Jeff Allen. They will cover topics such as proper camera settings, capturing moving animals, composition, lens selection and much more. On Saturday we will meet at the Blank Park Zoo entrance (7401 SW 9th Street, Des Moines) then make our way to the classroom where we will distribute loaner lenses and go over the days activities. Tamron Sales Representative Mike Pazandak will also be on hand to assist and answer any questions you may have.

Urbandale, IA

Christian Photo

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$99

Tamron Tours Presents
7/10

Tamron Tuesday Portraits 101

Join Bob Sims, Tamron rep and professional photographer, as he shares some of his best portrait work, and discusses how the shots were set up! Topics covered will include: Lens selection; posing; lighting; and other tips & tricks! Seminar is appropriate for all skill levels.

Lewis Center, OH

Dodd Camera

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FREE

Seminar
7/13-14

Tamron Tours Presents...A Trip to the Wild Animal Sanctuary

This workshop will start with an instructional wildlife lecture presented by Tamron’s Professional Photographers, Erica Robinson and Armando Flores. They will cover topics such as proper camera setting, capturing moving animals, composition, lens selection and much more. On Saturday we will board a bus from Mike’s Camera to The Wild Animal Sanctuary. After a brief orientation video we will make our way to the classroom to go over the days events and distribute loaner lenses. Tamron sales rep Marc Morris and Mike’s Camera sales associates will also be on hand to assist you with any questions you may have.

Lone Tree, CO

Mike's Camera

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$129

Tamron Tours Presents
7/13-15 NECCC Photography Conference

Amherst, MA

UMASS

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Conference
7/14

How to Create Photosthat Tell a Story

Join pro photographer and Tamron Tech Team memberJeff Allen for a fast-paced look at Telling Stories with Your Photos. Jeff’s quick overview will cover some photo basics, so you get the image you envision and the basics of arranging images to make a compeling story of your outings and adventures.

Pewaukee, WI

Art's Cameras Plus

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FREE

Seminar
714

Tips & Tricks for Portrait Photography

Tamron Tech Team member and pro photographer Jeff Allen will be on hand to provide information to easily take your portrait making skills up a notch. Starting with a few photo basics, Jeff will show some easy and affordable ideas to get your portrait game headed in a winning direction.

Pewaukee, WI

Art's Cameras Plus

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FREE

Seminar
7/19

The Art of Macro Photography

When considering the smaller scale, every detail plays a bigger role to identify the subject, decrease distraction, and create a truly impactful image. We will discuss how to use the equipment needed to successfully create macro images; composition and lighting; and common post-production practices.

Easton, PA

Dan's Camera City

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$20 with $20 gift card

Seminar
7/20-21 & 7/28

International Crane Foundation

Join us for this 3-part workshop with The Camera Company and Tamron.
Day 1 - Friday July 20, from 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.: Jeff Allen will hold a seminar at our Eastside store, providing tips on lens selection and photographing these majestic birds.
Day 2 - Saturday July 21, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.: We will meet up with Jeff at The International Crane Foundation, the only place on Earth where you can see all 15 of the world's crane species! We will begin our day with a presentation from the Foundations
educational staff. Then Tamron will loan out lenses to help you capture that perfect shot. As we wander the grounds photographing the Cranes and surrounding nature, Jeff will be on hand to answer any questions and guide us through the experience.
You are encouraged to bring a bag lunch (bottled water and a variety of light refreshments provided).
Day 3 - Saturday July 28, from 10 a.m. to Noon: Review and discuss the photos participants captured of the cranes.
If you have questions please call 608-246-9052

Madison, WI

The Camera Company

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Seminar/Workshop
7/25

The Unofficial Field Guide Live: Capturing Amazing Images Across America

After traveling millions of miles and taking hundreds of thousands of photographs professional photographers Ken Hubbard & André Costantini will share their secrets and techniques to getting amazing photographs anywhere. The presentation will feature images from your area in addition to their greatest hits from a collective 40 years of experience.

Kenmore, WA

Kenmore Camera

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FREE

Seminar
7/27-29 Southwestern Michigan Council of Camera Clubs (SWMCCC)

Holland, MI

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Conference
7/28

Capturing Great Landscape and Nature Photos

Join Tamron USA tech rep, Damion Fearron for a 1.5 hour presentation at Berger Brothers on Nature and Landscape Photography to ensure you capture the best shot from small world of macro all the way to magnificent landscapes! Register today to assure your seat.

Syosset, NY

Berger Brothers

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FREE

Seminar
AUGUST 2018
8/3-5 Carolina Photo Expo

Durham, NC

Sheraton Imperial Hotel

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Expo
8/4

Senior Perfection - The Art of Senior Portraits

Join Bob Sims, Tamron Rep. and professional photographer, as he shares some of his best Senior images (and how he photographed them!). Topics will include: Lens Selection (and stuff you never thought you’d need!); Posing; Lighting; & Building rapport with your subject.

DEMO: 12:00pm-12:30pm— See the latest lenses and get your photo questions answered by Bob Sims. Bonus rebates on select Tamron lenses.
SEMINAR: 1:00pm-3:00pm—Welcome bag for all attendees.

Indianapolis, IN

Roberts Camera

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FREE

Seminar
8/9-10

National Park Photography Workshop

Night Skies Workshop will give participants a sweeping course in sunrise, sunset, landscape, light painting and post-production techniques.

Rocky Mountain National Park, CO

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Workshop
8/23

Timing is Everything: Kids Sports Photography

Learn tips on how to capture action as it happens. Indoors or outdoors, we'll discuss the importance of light when photographing any sport. Discover how anticipation, panning focus, and multiple burst modes will decrease the number of missed shots and blurry images. This class will give you the tools to approach photographing your kid’s sports the correct way.

Easton, PA

Dan's Camera City

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$20 with $20 gift card

Seminar
SEPTEMBER 2018
9/4-7 The Portrait Masters Conference

Phoenix, AZ

Arizona Grand

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Conference
9/11

Tamron Tuesday Macro

Understanding, and successfully seeing the world through macro photography brings to life literally a new perspective. When considering the smaller scale, every detail plays a bigger role to identify the subject, decrease distraction, and create a truly impactful image. Through this seminar, we will discuss how to use the equipment needed to successfully create macro images; composition and lighting; and common post-production practices. Join us for this fun, creative photography topic that is accessible to every photographer.

Mentor, OH

Dodd Camera

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FREE

Seminar
9/11-14

National Park Photography Workshop

National park photography workshops will be held over four days, giving participants a sweeping course in sunrise, sunset, landscape, night skies, light painting and post-production techniques.

Yellowstone National Park, WY

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Workshop
9/21-23

American Birding Expo

The American Birding Expo is North America’s most extensive gathering of birding-related products, services, companies, destinations, and organizations. That's why we call it "the world of birding in one place!" Whether you’re a world-traveling bird chaser, just starting out as a bird watcher, or only interested in the birds in your backyard, the Expo has everything you need! Entry to the Expo is just $10* for the entire weekend. Come connect with the community of birders from North American and beyond!

Philadelphia, PA

Greater Philadelphia Expo Center

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Expo
9/28-30 Black Hills Photo Shootout

South Dakota

Black Hills National Forest

Shootout
9/30-10/6

PSA Conference

A great way to meet people, view extraordinary photography, and renew longtime acquaintances.

Salt Lake City, UT

Sheraton Salt Lake City Hotel

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Conference
OCTOBER 2018
10/5-9

Out of Moab

A unique hands-on landscape photography conference

Moab, UT

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SOLD OUT

Conference
10/16-19

National Park Photography Workshop

National park photography workshops will be held over four days, giving participants a sweeping course in sunrise, sunset, landscape, night skies, light painting and post-production techniques.

Yosemite National Park, CA

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Workshop
10/25-27

PhotoPlus Expo (PPE)

PDN PhotoPlus International Conference + Expo was founded in 1983, and is the largest photography and imaging event in North America. The show features over 100 educational seminars, Photo Walks and Master Classes, special Filmmaking and Drone sessions, the Palm Springs Photo Festival Portfolio Reviews sponsored by WordPress.com & FUJIFILM, the Lucie Technical Awards, and over 200 exhibitors and brands displaying thousands of the latest equipment, products, and services for you to touch, try, and compare.

New York, NY

Javits Convention Center

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Expo
10/27-28

Mike Moats Macro Conference

This is a unique annual photo conference dedicated to macro photography. The conference is for all skill levels. There will be 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.

Middleburg Hts, OH

Crowne Plaza

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Conference
NOVEMBER 2018
11/2-4

Nature Visions

3 Full Days of Seminars, Lectures, and Workshops, along with a public exhibit of 500 photos juried in from members of the 8 sponsoring camera clubs in Maryland and Virginia.

Manassas, VA

Hylton Performing Arts Center, George Mason Univ.

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Seminars/Workshops
11/7-8

National Park Photography Workshop

Night Skies Workshop will give participants a sweeping course in sunrise, sunset, landscape, light painting and post-production techniques.

Saguaro National Park, AZ

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Workshop
11/13-15 Project Lunacy

Houston, TX

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Workshops
11/15-18

Festival of the Cranes

Come celebrate the return of sandhill cranes to Bosque del Apache during the 30th anniversary of Festival! This nationally recognized wildlife, birding, and photography festival offers 156 event sessions in 6 days.

Bosque del Apache

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Festival