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Tamron U.S.A. has announced a series of complimentary photo seminars entitled, “Simple Secrets to Better Pictures”. Any customer that purchases a DSLR kit of any brand from one of 26 select retailers between tomorrow and the end of the year is invited to attend at no charge a Tamron “Secrets to Better Pictures” Seminar during the first half of 2012. The topics discussed during the seminar include understanding light, point of view, composition, and knowing your lens. Instructors include Jeff Allen, Jillian Bell, Andre Constantini, Ken Hubbard, Rob Moody and John van Steenberg..Click through / read on for a list of participating camera dealers.
Tamron Press Release
TAMRON ANNOUNCES “SIMPLE SECRETS TO BETTER PICTURES” SEMINARS FOR NEW DIGITAL SLR CAMERA PURCHASERS
Complimentary photo seminars will be given at select Tamron authorized retailers* to new purchasers of digital SLR cameras this holiday season.
November 23, 2011, Commack, New York - Tamron will be conducting a series of complimentary seminars through the US at select authorized dealers. Beginning November 25, 2011 thru December 31, 2011, any customer that purchases a DSLR kit from one of 26 select retailers (*see list below) is cordially invited to attend at no charge a Tamron “Secrets to Better Pictures” Seminar during the first half of 2012.
Attendees of the event can expect to go behind the lens and learn a multitude of useful photographic tips and insights that will improve their picture-taking abilities with their new DSLR camera. The topics discussed during the seminar include understanding light, point of view, composition, and knowing your lens in order to shoot the types of pictures the new DSLR user desires.
*Select Participating Retailers
Tickets for the seminars will be distributed upon the purchase of any brand digital SLR camera kit from 11/25/11-12/31/11 at the following participating camera specialty retailers. Seating is strictly limited and attendees must register online for the complimentary event in order to reserve a seat.
Wolfe’s Camera, KS
Casey’s Camera, NV
Horn Photo, CA
Murphy’s Camera, KY
Rowe Photo, NY
Nelson Photo Supplies, CA
Harold’s Photo Centers, SD
Samy’s Camera, CA
Hunt Photo, MA
Ft. Worth Camera, TX
Shutterbug Camera, CA
Norman’s Camera, MI
Precision Camera, TX
Milford Photo, CT
National Camera Exchange, MN
Penn Camera, VA
Pitman Photo, FL
Rockbrook Camera, NE
Kenmore Camera, WA
Art’s Camera, IL
Unique Photo, NJ
The Camera Company, WI
Robert’s Imaging, IN
B&C Camera, NV
Meet the Instructors
Jeff Allen is a member of Tamron’s technical team. He travels the country extensively helping people to choose equipment that’s right for them and speaks on behalf of Tamron dozens of times a year.
Jillian Bell is the newest member of Tamron’s technical team. She travels the country educating consumers on choosing the right equipment for their needs. Photography is a useful tool, and her goal is to inspire others and build on photographic skills creating better, more consistent results.
Andre Constantini is a freelance photographer and artist based in New York City. Constantini is also a member of Tamron’s technical team and conducts seminars on photography and lighting at professional schools and consumer trade shows.
Ken Hubbard is the Field Services Manager for Tamron. He is responsible for the company’s events, including Tamron’s popular consumer workshop series. A talented photographer himself, Ken has had nationwide gallery showings of his portrait and landscape photography and teaches enthusiasts how to take better photos at numerous events.
Rob Moody is a member of the Tamron technical team and has a strong knowledge of the SLR market. Moody speaks regularly at Tamron consumer events.
John VanSteenberg is Tamron’s Senior Education Manager. John has photographed everything from landscapes to rock stars to prize fughters. His strong technical background combined with artistic abilities makes John a great speaker and writer about all things photo-related.
For more on Tamron’s technical team, please see the Tamron Blog with contributions from them and many other Tamron sponsored photographers at http://tamrontechtips.typepad.com.
Tamron is a leading manufacturer of photographic lenses. Among its many optical and mechanical innovations since the founding of the company in 1950, Tamron’s development of mass-produced hybrid Aspherical elemnts paved the way for today’s compact high power all-in-one lenses when, in 1992, this technology was incorporated into the ground-breaking 28-200mm. Tamron continues to lead in this catagory of lenses with the new 18-270mm Di II VC PZD - the world’s smallest and lightest 15X zoom lens featuring Tamron’s propietary VC (Vibration Compensation) system for blur-free hand-held shooting of photos in low light and at a telephoto settings and PZD (Piezo Drive) autofocus system for fast and quiet AF operation. Tamron has garnered international acclaim for its extensive line-up of professional and consumer lenses.