All seminars will be held in our Melrose store location
Friday November 3rd
9:00-10:30am: Understanding & Controlling Light for Portraits with Tony Gale: Understanding and controlling light is crucial to creating great photographs. In this session Manfrotto Ambassador Tony Gale will demonstrate how to use studio strobes along with Lastolite modifiers to create and control beautiful light. We will cover using single strobes, multiple strobes and how and why to use different modifiers to shape light.
10:30am-12:00pm: Portraits and Portrait Lighting, featuring Sony with guest photographer Rick Friedman: Join Sony Tech Rep Jon Helgason and professional photographer Rick Friedman for a seminar on portraits and portrait lighting. Jon will discuss some of the advantages and features on the Sony Alpha cameras, followed by a hands-on portrait instruction with Rick. Lighting will be on-hand, as will Sony Alpha cameras and lenses to use and test!
12-1p: Choosing and Using Binoculars: Join Scott Crawford from Nikon’s Binocular and Sport Optics division as he discusses how to choose and use the best binocular for your purposes. Bring any questions you may have, and we’ll have a good supply of binoculars for you to test out, as well as a detailed description of how they differ.
1-2pm: Macro Photography with Shiv Verma:
Using the latest features of the Lumix cameras for creating tack sharp images with total control of the background. This presentation will cover both in camera and post processing techniques for macro and landscape photography.
2-3pm: Finding Your Shooting Sweet Spot: Join Hunt’s Educator Otha Sonnie as he discusses how to identify your key camera settings in a variety of circumstances. He will discuss “sweet spots” in your settings and gear that are important to know for every photographer.
3-4pm: RØDE Microphones: Assessing Audio for Video: Join RØDE Product Specialist, Ryan White for a workshop on properly designing audio for video. We will discuss how to assess the sound source to be recorded, choosing the correct type of microphone for that source, and applying basic techniques to achieve the audio outcome desired.
4-5pm: Nightscapes with Hunt’s Photo Education:
Join Hunt’s Educator Emily Hojnowski as she shares the fundamentals of night photography. This presentation will cover techniques to use in the field, gear needed, and tips for achieving your best shot.
5-6pm: Travel Light and Create Fast, with Don Toothaker:
To travel and create means being versatile and having the right tools for the job. In this seminar, Don Toothaker will discuss his experience travelling with lots of gear, how to manage that gear, what to bring and what not to bring, and how to maximize the potential of your camera.
Saturday November 4th
9-10:30am: Controlling Light using Flash with Tony Gale: Controlling light on the go with speedlights can be extremely useful. In this session Manfrotto Ambassador Tony Gale will demonstrate how to use speedlights along with Lastolite modifiers to create and control beautiful light. We will cover single speedlights, multiple speedlights, balancing ambient and strobe and more.
11am-12pm: A Closer Look at the Nikon D850: Join our Nikon Tech rep as he presents the new Nikon D850. This amazing camera is being described as the finest DSLR ever made. Come learn about all of its innovations and features. This camera along with Nikkor lenses will help you make some of the finest, most detailed images you have ever seen.
12-1pm: RØDE Microphones: Assessing Audio for Video: Join RØDE Product Specialist, Ryan White for a workshop on properly designing audio for video. We will discuss how to assess the sound source to be recorded, choosing the correct type of microphone for that source, and applying basic techniques to achieve the audio outcome desired.
1-2pm: Creative Travel Photography with Olympus: Learn how to take travel images creatively with Olympus Technical Representative Brian Rycyk. Discussions will include how be prepared to travel with the right gear and specific travel requirements.
2-3pm: Macro Photography with Tamron: With an entire new world only inches away, it is no wonder that more and more people are getting the bug for macro photography. During this seminar, we will start by defining macro basics and then discover how subtle movements can mean better results. Learn how to identify unique subjects, reduce background distractions and make sense out of an abstracted scene. We will also cover all of the equipment you need to create macro images with impact.
3-4pm: Creative DIY Macro with Lensbaby: Explore macro photography in a new way and learn creative techniques you can do yourself. Lensbaby lenses offer a variety of ways to get close to get truly unique macro looks for flowers and more. We’ll teach you the technical know-how to enable you to confidently use our lenses to shoot macro. Then we’ll inspire you with fun, DIY floral set-ups – and let you experiment with oil and water for magical abstracts and colors. Bring your tripod if you prefer one and Lensaby will supply the lenses.
4-5:30pm: An Open Panel Discussion about Anything Photography: Having trouble with how to shoot a subject; wondering which lens or accessory to use for a given situation; or just want to know which setting to use? Come join us in an Open Panel Discussion about Photography: Techniques, Methods & Gear. If you are having trouble or are not sure how to do something; undecided about the proper gear to use or how to use it? This is the session to get your questions answered.
This will be an open-topic free-form discussion with our panel of experienced photographers and technical wizard featuring: Marc Farb, Sigma, USA, Jared Powers, Canon, USA, Hunt’s Educator Emily Hojnowski and moderated by photographer/Hunt’s Educator, Otha Sonnie
Sunday November 5th
10-11am: Canon’s Tips & Tricks:
If you want to know a little bit more about your Canon camera, join Canon rep Jared Powers as he shows you some of the cool tips and tricks buried in the menus of your Canon camera. While the emphasis of this seminar is on the Digital Rebel line, those with higher-end cameras may also find benefit to what we will discuss. A “must attend” for all who wish to get the most out of their camera.
11am-12pm: Lighting & Portraits with Tamron: Understanding light is the key to great photography. When it comes to photographing people, knowing how to look for and manipulate light is a skill that often takes years to master. But once you start to see it, you can’t un-see it! In this seminar, we will teach you a few shortcuts that you can replicate virtually anywhere, with anyone.
12-1pm: Inspirational Images from Around the World, with Shiv Verma: Join photographer Shiv Verma for a collage of inspiring images captured using Lumix Mirrorless cameras from around the world. The presentation will include tips on “How To” maximize the features of mirrorless cameras.
1-2pm: Getting Better Images in Sports Photography with Sigma: Join Sigma Tech Rep Marc Farb for an informative Digital 101, Sigma style. Learn about our lineup of lenses and how to control shooting better images. Learn some of the techniques to getting better images for fast action sports and also some lens selection choices to making more impactful images. Take advantage of Marc’s knowledge and select the right lens(s) for your shooting needs and also get the real story on how to get the best use out of a tele-converter and what lenses they actually add benefit to.
2-3pm: Macro Photography with Olympus: Explore the world of Macro Photography using mirrorless cameras with Olympus Technical Representative Brian Rycyk. Brian will discuss the “Mirrorless Advantage” utilizing many tools that mirrorless cameras have to offer over the traditional DSLR.
3-4pm: Painting with Light: It’s relatively easy to shoot when you have a whole bunch of light, but when the sun goes down and the lights go out things change. Light Painting is a fun and challenging technique to stretch your creativity. In this seminar, join Hunt’s Educator Otha Sonnie and learn the basics of bringing things to lighting, in the dark!