Local and National Events

Date Description Location Type
JULY 2019
7/16-19

Olympic National Park 4-Day Photography Workshop with Lodging

Imagine photographing the stunning Pacific beaches, misty rainforests, captivating lakes and majestic whales of the Olympic Peninsula alongside professional photographers with top-of-the-line lenses. This workshop will immerse you and a small group of participants into the art of landscape and wildlife photography at Olympic National Park. We’ll take advantage of the park’s stunning sunrises, sunsets and close proximity to the ocean to capture the majesty of Olympic National Park.

Port Angeles, WA

Red Lion Hotel Port Angeles

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Workshop
7/18

Tamron Tours Presents : Tamron Pet Portrait Thursday

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.

Topeka, KS

Wolfe's Camera

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Tamron Tours
7/18

Tamron Tours Presents : Tamron Tours After Dark

This Tamron After Dark event will start with a free demo day hosted by Tamron sales Rep Andrew Martin and Tamron Photographer Erica Robinson. Come down and get all your camera and lens questions answered from 1:00–5:00pm. After the demo join photographer Erica as she takes you on a visual journey of images from the setting sun, through the darkness of night and onto first light of morning. Erica will explain all her techniques for capturing these stunning images. This lecture will take out some of the mystery of night photography by covering topics such as "Knowing your camera", "Proper exposures", and most importantly, "Equipment and lens needs". For the third and final part of the day, go out into the field with the Hunt’s and Tamron representatives and put everything you learned in the seminar to use. It’s a big world out there, and we want to help you capture it!

Providence, RI

Hunt's Photo

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$29.99

Tamron Tours
7/20-21

Photo Safari at the Detroit Zoo

Woodward Camera will be back at the Detroit Zoo on July 20-21 to help you take better photos during your visit. We will be loaning digital cameras, lenses and other equipment. Photo Safari Leaders will be around the Zoo to answer any questions you have about photographing the amazing animals that live there.

Royal Oak, MI

Detroit Zoo

Hosted by Woodward Camera

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Zoo Day
7/20-21 Tamron Demo Days

Ft. Collins & Loveland, CO

Jax Outdoor

Demo Days
7/24

Looking into a small world, Macro Photography

Understanding, and successfully seeing the world through macro photography brings to life 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 hands on event, Jillian will show you techniques to capture detail with multiple Tamron lenses. Experiment with several stations in store after a brief lecture. Loaner lenses will be available. Recommended accessories include a tripod, remote, circular polarizing filters and small LED lights.

Lansdale, PA

Cardinal Camera

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Seminar
7/25 Looking into a Small World, Macro Photography

Bryn Mawr, PA

The Camera Shop

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$20

Seminar/Meet-up
7/25

Tamron Demo Day

2pm-5pm: counter demo

5pm-8pm: lens class taught by Jack's

Exton, PA

Jack's Cameras

Demo Day
7/26 Tamron Demo Day

Tempe, AZ

Tempe Camera Repair

10am - 4pm

Demo Day
7/27

Butterfly Beauty Photo Event

Our special photo shoot will take place inside the largest indoor rainforest conservatory in the United States. The flowers, trees and plants within the atrium have been chosen precisely for the butterfly species within. More than 3,000 butterflies from around the world flutter among the lush tropical plants and flowers, landing for just long enough to capture the perfect photograph.

Marc Morris of Tamron will be there to loan Tamron's award-winning lenses and to demonstrate creative techniques to make your shots memorable. The Butterfly Fairy Model will be there as well!

Ticket includes admittance to Butterfly Wonderland, Tamron lens tryouts, instruction and access to the Butterfly Fairy Model!

Scottsdale, AZ

Butterfly Wonderland

Hosted by Tempe Camera Repair

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$39.99

Workshop
7/27

Birds Of Prey Day At Wild Wings

Learn how to photograph birds in the wild from nature photographer and retired DEC Lieutenant Dick Thomas!
Try out camera lenses from Rowe Photo, Video and Audio and photograph live birds of prey like Eagles, Owls, and Falcons

Honeoye Falls, NY

Wild Wings Inc

Hosted by Rowe Photo

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Workshop
AUGUST 2019
8/2-3

Memphis Photo Expo

We are back in Tennessee for Photo Expo 2019: Memphis at Graceland! This year’s expo will be a unique experience in an iconic city, at a venue that would make the KING proud. Experience a jam-packed weekend with hands-on training, keynote speakers, model shoots, an interactive trade show, and incredible networking opportunities. This will be a rock’n’ photography experience for everyone involved at the Birthplace of Rock and Roll and Home of the Blues.

Memphis, TN

Memphis at Graceland

Hosted by Bedford Camera

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$129.99

Expo
8/2-3 YM Summer Sizzler: Two Day Extravaganza

Boardman, OH

YM Camera

10am-6pm

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FREE

Extravaganza
8/5-7

Clickcon

A photography and videography conference where the community comes together to innovate, create and collaborate. ClickCon is one of the largest photography and video conferences to hit the Midwest. It is happening August 5-7 of this year at The Hilton on Michigan Avenue in Chicago. ClickCon is featuring the top speakers and educators from all over the world, over 100 models for you to use to help build your portfolio, over 50 scenic and historic Chicago locations for you to photograph your models in, themed excursions, a real wedding give away, scavenger hunts, an interactive trade-show floor with rock bottom deals, hourly prizes, the best vendors and pros, elaborate shooting bays, the latest camera gear to try.

Chicago, IL

ProCam

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Show
8/6

Macro Photography Seminar/Demonstration with David Guy Maynard

In this lively 3.5 Hour Macro Photography Seminar and Demonstration, you will not only learn straight forward, useful information for taking better Macro photos, but for taking better photos in general. An understanding of light and the proper tools are essential to macro photography. Davids approach to these is simple, straight forward, and stresses minimum gear & maximum results.

David will offer the classroom style presentation and live demonstration with real time results being shown, covering tools and techniques to produce stunning macro images. He will cover topics including long exposure macro, constant light and flash, managing color and the all important focus management (DOF).
This will include a complete demonstration of Focus Stacking (with and w/out rails), from set up to finished stack/image!

Auburn, AL

CameraGraphics

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Seminar
8/7-11 Southeast Arizona Bird Festival

Tucson, AZ

Doubletree by Hilton

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Festival
8/8

Tamron Tours Presents : Tamron Tours After Dark

This Tamron After Dark event will start with a free demo day hosted by Tamron sales Rep Andrew Martin and Tamron PhotographerJillian Bell. Come down and get all your camera and lens questions answered from 1:00–5:00pm. After the demo join photographer Jillian as she takes you on a visual journey of images from the setting sun, through the darkness of night and onto first light of morning. Jillian will explain all her techniques for capturing these stunning images. This lecture will take out some of the mystery of night photography by covering topics such as "Knowing your camera", "Proper exposures", and most importantly, "Equipment and lens needs". For the third and final part of the day, go out into the field with the Hunt’s and Tamron representatives and put everything you learned in the seminar to use. It’s a big world out there, and we want to help you capture it!

Melrose, MA

Hunt's Photo

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$29.99

Tamron Tours
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
8/27

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
8/31-9/1

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
9/8

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
9/12-13

Pinners Conference

100 creative classes & fun shopping

Dallas, TX

Kay Bailey Hutchison Conv. Center

Attencded by Arlington Camera

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Conference
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