Tamron State Park Photography Series

March 6, 2013 | Zoltan Arva-Toth | Events | 0 Comments |
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Tamron USA will host an in-the-field photographic workshop series at eight state parks in 2013. “Tamron USA is uniquely positioned to help novice and enthusiast photographers harness the beauty of these natural resources to improve their own landscape and nature photography skills,” says Stacie Errera, Tamron USA’s Chief Marketing Officer. “Plus, because the state parks on this tour, as well as the other parks in the system, are so accessible and conveniently located, workshop attendees have a great venue to go back to season after season to continue honing those skills.” Photographers participating in Tamron’s state park photography workshops will be able to borrow Tamron lenses to take out in the field. Workshop leaders will conduct an instructional seminar during the included lunch; optional sunset sessions may be available at some locations. Click through / read on for the detailed workshop schedule.

Tamron Press Release

TAMRON USA ANNOUNCES NEW STATE PARK PHOTOGRAPHY WORKSHOP SERIES

Professional landscape and nature photographers to lead full-day workshops at eight state parks in 2013.

Commack, N.Y., March 4, 2013 - Tamron USA announced that it will host an in-the-field photographic workshop series at eight state parks in 2013. From the scenic mountains of northern Georgia to California’s awe-inspiring redwood forests, America’s greatest environmental gems will serve as the backdrop for workshop leaders Ed Heaton and David Akoubian, who will lend their nature and landscape photography expertise to help attendees enhance their own photography skills.

It’s hard to resist the photographic allure of the country’s state parks: More than 725 million people visit them annually, according to the National Association of State Park Directors (NASPD). With more than 6,600 state park units at our cameras’ disposal, there are seemingly endless imaging opportunities nestled into every hiking trail, mountain range, and lakeside sunset. “Tamron USA is uniquely positioned to help novice and enthusiast photographers harness the beauty of these natural resources to improve their own landscape and nature photography skills,” says Stacie Errera, Tamron USA’s Chief Marketing Officer. “Plus, because the state parks on this tour, as well as the other parks in the system, are so accessible and conveniently located, workshop attendees have a great venue to go back to season after season to continue honing those skills.”

Photographers participating in Tamron’s state park photography workshops will be able to borrow Tamron lenses to take out in the field. Workshop leaders will conduct an instructional seminar during the included lunch; optional sunset sessions may be available at some locations.

State parks currently included on the Tamron USA tour:
Unicoi State Park (Helen, GA): May 18 with David Akoubian
Hocking Hills State Park (Logan, OH): June 1 with Ed Heaton
Ricketts Glen State Park (Benton, PA): July 27 with Ed Heaton
Henry Cowell Redwoods State Park (Fenton, CA): August 17 with Ed Heaton
Letchworth State Park (Castile, NY): October 5 with Ed Heaton
Eldorado Canyon State Park (Golden, CO): October 12 with David Akoubian
Anza-Borrego Desert State Park (Borrego Springs, CA): November 9 with David Akoubian
Spring Mountain Ranch State Park (Blue Diamond, NV): November 16* with David Akoubian (*dates to be confirmed)
For workshop registration information, go to http://www.tamron-usa.com/events. For directions and lodging information, as well as a full list of state parks, go to http://www.americasstateparks.org. Tamron organizers may be able to recommend hotel options for attendees requiring an overnight stay.

Tamron will run a complementary series about photographing at America’s state parks starting in the May 2013 Tamron enewsletter - sign up at tinyurl.com/TamronNewsletter.

About Tamron USA’s State Park Workshop Photographers
David Akoubian has been behind the lens for nearly 40 years, specializing in nature photography. Akoubian’s love of the outdoors and travel leads him on a never-ending trail of nature adventures, both near his Georgia home and in more exotic locales. Akoubian has lent his nature photography services and writing skills to a diverse roster of clients, including Coca-Cola and the Georgia Department of Natural Resources. He also teaches classes and workshops year-round, primarily in the Southeastern United States. Go to http://www.bearwoodsphoto.com for more information.
 
Ed Heaton is an award-winning professional photographer/educator from Chester County, Pennsylvania. Hailed by Outdoor Photographer as a “landscape master,” Heaton has conducted instructional workshops, seminars, and classes for more than a decade. Thanks to Heaton’s years of experience as a professional photographer, his mastery of composition and technique, as well as his passion for the outdoors, is evident in each of his signature images. Go to http://www.edheaton.com for more information.

About Tamron
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 elements 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 category of lenses with the award-winning 18-270mm Di II VC PZD - the world’s smallest and lightest 15X zoom lens featuring Tamron’s proprietary VC (Vibration Compensation) system for blur-free hand-held shooting of photos in low light and at 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.



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