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Education

Seminar and Expedition to Shalom Wildlife

The Camera Company and Tamron lenses welcome you to take part in our expedition to Wisconsin's wildest zoo.

SEMINAR: Friday, May 4th from 6-8 p.m.
Learn how to capture the beauty of wildlife by attending our seminar at our Eastside store, located at 4232 East Towne Blvd. This seminar will last about 90 minutes with plenty of time left for questions and answers.

WORKSHOP: Saturday, May 5th from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Put the skills you’ve learned from the seminar into practice, and get some great pictures at our outing to Shalom Wildlife.
We will meet at Shalom Wildlife at 1901 Shalom Drive in West Bend, Wisconsin.

Tamron will have all their lenses on hand ready to loan out to participants. Shalom Wildlife is set up for people to have good views of the animals, so we will get fantastic pictures. Professional Photographer, Armando Flores will be on hand during the shoot and will be providing great tips to get the best shots.

The Zoo has over 400 animals in large, natural environments. There are over three miles of roads, and you can interact with some of the animals.

FEE $129 - Includes welcome bag, lunch, admission & bonus rebates

YOUR INSTRUCTOR
ARMANDO FLORES
studied photojournalism in college and worked for several major camera companies before joining Tamron, where he honed his photographic skills. During his 30-year career, he's photographed professional sports and worked for Reuters, AP, AMPAS, HFPA and IGLA as a contributing photographer-but his passion has always been to lend a hand to aspiring photographers.


MACRO PHOTOGRAPHY 2-dAY WORKSHOP

Are you eager for springtime and getting outside with your camera? It’s a great time of year to capture beautiful close-up shots of flowers and plants. Come join us for a two-part workshop and get live, hands on practice. We’ll have you ready to capture the first signs of spring and continue shooting throughout the season.

WORKSHOP: Friday, April 20th from 6-8 p.m. 
Friday’s workshop will be at our Eastside store, and will introduce and explore macro photography techniques, tips, and equipment. This is a hands-on experience, so bring your camera and flash!

OUTING: Saturday, April 21st from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
On Saturday we will meet you at Kopke’s Greenhouse located at 1828 Sandhill Rd, in Oregon. The great people at Kopke’s have invited us to walk through their greenhouses and get photos of their beautiful flowers and plants. You’ll go home with images you can share and print. So, don’t leave your camera at home! This provides you a great opportunity to get fantastic images and fine tune your macro skills for the upcoming season. See you there!

FEE $49 - Includes use of macro lenses & lighting gear


ONE ON ONE INSTRUCTION

If our group class sessions aren’t quite what you are looking for, we also offer one on one training sessions personally fit for you. Spend some time with one of our camera experts to teach you the ins and outs of your photography equipment and camera. Topics include camera settings, sports photography, macro photography, low light photography, photo software, or what ever you would like to learn. Your session will be geared to your skill level and needs.

Affordable at $40 for the first 30 minutes and $30 for each additional 30 minutes.


THE CAMERA COMPANY PHOTOGRAPHERS GROUP

IIf you would like to meet some great people and go out and have fun shooting pictures while getting some tips and trying out some equipment join our Camera Company Photographer's Group. Every month we find an interesting place to go out and shoot as a group. There is no cost or commitment to joining our group..


CANON DSLR BASICS

Designed to get you off the auto setting, this class will introduce you to the main features of your Canon DSLR camera. This class is perfect if you just bought a Canon DSLR, or have had one for a while and want to know how to use it better.
Key points – 

  • Understanding ISO, aperture, and shutter speed, and how they work together
  • How autofocus works, and when manual focus works better
  • How to capture the moment by using continuous shooting mode
  • How to achieve better images when you use flash
  • Why choosing the right AF mode will result in sharper images
  • What modes to choose to control depth of field and motion

This is a 2 ½ hour class, and is limited to 12 people. Cost $49.99

    • Westside Classes
    • Eastside Classes

    Date
    Tuesday, April 17th
    Wednesday, May 23rd
    Thursday, June 28th

    Time
    5:30pm - 8:00pm
    5:30pm - 8:00pm
    5:30pm - 8:00pm

    Date
    Saturday, May 5th
     

    Time
    9:30am - Noon

    Eastside
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    CANON DSLR intermediate

    Want to take your Canon DSLR camera to the next level? This class explores some of the basics in greater detail, while introducing new concepts. Attendees will also have the opportunity to share images for review during the second session.
    Key Points -

    • What is white balance, and using custom white balance to get accurate colors
    • Why you and your camera see the same thing differently, and what to do about it
    • Understanding how your camera measures light
    • What is a histogram, and how to use it.
    • Dialing in perfect exposure using exposure compensation and the histogram together
    • An overview of the relationship between ISO, aperture and shutter speed
    • Using the cameras bracketing feature
    • How to use metering modes to get a well exposed image

    This class consists of two 2 ½ hour classes, and is limited to 12 people. Cost $95.00

    Photo Class Image Submission Form

      • Westside Classes

      Date
      Thursday, April 26th / May 3rd

      Tuesday, June 19th and 26th

      Time
      5:30pm - 8:00pm

      5:30pm - 8:00pm

      Westside
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      nikon DSLR BASICS

      Designed to get you off the auto setting, this class will introduce you to the main features of your Nikon DSLR camera. This class is perfect if you just bought a Nikon DSLR, or have had one for a while and want to know how to use it better.
      Key points – 

      • Understanding ISO, aperture, and shutter speed, and how they work together
      • How autofocus works, and when manual focus works better
      • How to capture the moment by using continuous shooting mode
      • How to achieve better images when you use flash
      • Why choosing the right AF mode will result in sharper images
      • What modes to choose to control depth of field and motion

      This is a 2 ½ hour class, and is limited to 12 people. Cost $49.99

        • Westside Classes
        • Eastside Classes

        Date
        Tuesday, May 22nd
        Wednesday, June 20th

        Time
        5:30pm - 8:00pm
        5:30pm - 8:00pm
         

        Westside
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        Sign Up

        Date
        Saturday, April 14th
        Saturday, May 19th

        Time
        9:30am - Noon
        9:30am - Noon

        Eastside
        Sign Up
        Sign Up


        nikon DSLR INTERMEDIATE

        Want to take your Nikon DSLR camera to the next level? This class explores some of the basics in greater detail, while introducing new concepts. Attendees will also have the opportunity to share images for review during the second session.

        Key Points -

        • What is white balance, and using custom white balance to get accurate colors
        • Why you and your camera see the same thing differently, and what to do about it
        • Understanding how your camera measures light
        • What is a histogram, and how to use it.
        • Dialing in perfect exposure using exposure compensation and the histogram together
        • An overview of the relationship between ISO, aperture and shutter speed
        • Using the cameras bracketing feature
        • How to use metering modes to get a well exposed image

        This class consists of two 2 ½ hour classes, and is limited to 12 people. Cost $95.00

        Photo Class Image Submission Form

          • Westside Classes

          Date
          Wednesday, May 2nd and 9th
           

          Time
          5:30pm - 8:00pm

          Westside
          Sign Up


          sony DSLR BASICS

          Designed to get you off the auto setting, this class will introduce you to the main features of your Sony DSLR camera. This class is perfect if you just bought a Sony DSLR, or have had one for a while and want to know how to use it better.
          Key points – 

          • Understanding ISO, aperture, and shutter speed, and how they work together
          • How autofocus works, and when manual focus works better
          • How to capture the moment by using continuous shooting mode
          • How to achieve better images when you use flash
          • Why choosing the right AF mode will result in sharper images
          • What modes to choose to control depth of field and motion

          This is a 2 ½ hour class, and is limited to 12 people. Cost $49.99

            • Westside Classes
            • Eastside Classes

            Date
            Thursday, May 10th
            Thursday, June 21st

            Time
            5:30pm - 8:00pm
            5:30pm - 8:00pm

            Westside
            Sign Up
            Sign Up

            Date
            Saturday, April 28th
            Saturday, May 26th

            Time
            9:30am - Noon
            9:30am - Noon

            Eastside
            Sign Up
            Sign Up


            SONY DSLR INTERMEDIATE

            Want to take your Sony DSLR camera to the next level? This class explores some of the basics in greater detail, while introducing new concepts. Attendees will also have the opportunity to share images for review during the second session.

            Key Points -

            • What is white balance, and using custom white balance to get accurate colors
            • Why you and your camera see the same thing differently, and what to do about it
            • Understanding how your camera measures light
            • What is a histogram, and how to use it.
            • Dialing in perfect exposure using exposure compensation and the histogram together
            • An overview of the relationship between ISO, aperture and shutter speed
            • Using the cameras bracketing feature
            • How to use metering modes to get a well exposed image

            This class consists of two 2 ½ hour classes, and is limited to 12 people. Cost $95.00

            Photo Class Image Submission Form

              • Westside Classes

              Date
              Thursday, May 17th and 24th

              Time
              5:30pm - 8:00pm

              Westside
              Sign Up


              ON LOCATION SPEEDLIGHT TECHNIQUES

              Learn how to maximize the use of your speedlights on location. Bring your own light to events, portrait sessions or still life. Controlling the speedlights will take your onsite photography to a new level. Save the date and join us! Grab your flash, come to class, and get started!

              Key points – 

              • When to use TTL or go Manual.
              • Getting the most of your speedlight on and off camera.
              • Basic single-flash and multiple-flash on location setups.
              • Modify your light for full CREATIVE CONTROL.  

              This is a 2 ½ hour class, and is limited to 10 people. Cost - $59.99

                • Westside Classes

                Date
                Tuesday, May 15th
                Tuesday, June 12th

                Time
                5:30pm - 8:00pm
                5:30pm - 8:00pm

                Westside
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                Sign Up


                STUDIO SPEEDLIGHT TECHNIQUES

                Learn to light like a pro with speedlights in the studio, bring your portrait sessions or art photography to a whole new level. Save the date and join us! Grab your flash, come to class, and get started!

                Key points – 

                • Controlling your speedlight light output.
                • Get your lights off-camera to instantly improve your image.
                • Basic single-flash and multiple-flash studio setups.
                • Modify your light for full CREATIVE CONTROL.  

                This is a 2 ½ hour class, and is limited to 10 people. Cost - $59.99

                  • Westside Classes

                  Date
                  Tuesday, May 8th
                  Thursday, June 14th

                  Time
                  5:30pm - 8:00pm
                  5:30pm - 8:00pm

                  Westside
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                  INTRO TO ADOBE LIGHTROOM

                  In this streamlined two-part class, we will walk you through an entire Lightroom workflow from import to export. We’ll cover the essentials of organizing and importing photos in part one, and in-depth editing and exporting in part two. Both sessions are packed with only the most useful info, laid out in practical terms..

                  It’s strongly recommended that you bring your laptop, with Lightroom installed, to class so you can follow along.
                  Key points –
                  First week

                  • How to import and organize images using keywords and ratings
                  • Basic editing including crop, exposure adjustment, white balance and color enhancement

                  Second week

                  • Advanced editing techniques including cloning & healing, adjustment brush, and graduated adjustments
                  • Exporting photos as slide shows, files to print, and uploading to social media  

                  This is a 2-part, 5-hour course. Cost - $90.00

                   

                    • Westside Classes

                    Date
                    Thursday, May 31st / June 7th

                    Time
                    5:30pm - 8:00pm

                    Westside
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