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Christmas Shopping Day 2017


Celebrate Christmas & share your passion for photography at the PARK CAMERAS CHRISTMAS SHOPPING DAY 2017

London - 1st December 2017

Burgess Hill - 2nd December 2017

Join Park Cameras for our Christmas Shopping Day where you can share your passion for photography, and pick up some fantastic gifts for Christmas – either for yourself or others!!

Joining us in our stores in Burgess Hill or Central London, you’ll find some incredible one-day-only offers, a number of bite-size seminars from photography experts and product experts available all day from leading brands including Canon, Nikon, Fujifilm, Hasselblad, Leica, Olympus, Panasonic, Sony, Sigma, Tamron, Manfrotto and Vanguard - to name just a few!

On the 1st and 2nd December, we’ll have a range of special offers available just for the event and only available in store. The London store will open at 10:00am with the Burgess Hill store opening at 9:00am. For complete opening times and directions to each store, please click here.

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What you'll find at the Christmas Shopping Days!

Get hands on with the Fujifilm X-Series and GFX range of cameras and lenses

Visit our London store (1st December) or Burgess Hill store (2nd December) where we’ll have a technical expert fromFujifilm available to guide you through the range of X-Series cameras and lenses, as well as get hands-on with Fujifilm’s medium format range; the GFX. Plus take advantage of up to £190 cashback on X-series cameras and lenses!

Get hands on with the Fujifilm X-Series and GFX range of cameras and lenses

Free demonstrations on the latest products from Nikon, including the D850!

Visit our London store (1st December) or Burgess Hill store (2nd December) and get hands on with the Nikon range of cameras and lenses, and get hands on with the fantastic D850 – all with the aid of a technical expert from Nikon UK – PLUS take advantage of up to £140 cashback on selected Nikon lenses. .

Free demonstrations on the latest products from Nikon, including the D850!

See our new Olympus PRO area, and get hands on with the latest Olympus cameras / lenses

Visit our London store (1st December) and be one of the first to see our brand-new Olympus PRO area! Get hands on with the Olympus OM-D E-M1 Mark II and the new OM-D E-M10 Mark III as well as the Olympus PRO range of Micro Four Thirds lenses. In addition to this, join us for a free seminar on long exposure photography using the OM-D / PEN series of cameras (see below for details & to book your place).

Canon EOS C200

Get expert advice on the range of Sigma lenses in London

Visit our London store (1st December) where an expert fromSigma UK will be on-hand to demonstrate the range of Sigma lenses, including the popularSigma 150-600mm f/5-6.3 DG OS HSM Contemporary and the newSigma 16mm f/1.4 DC DN.

Get expert advice on the range of Sigma lenses in London

You have to be in it to win it!

Visit our London store (1st December) or Burgess Hill store (2nd December) where we’ll have a technical expert fromGoPro! Whether you want to sore through the sky with theKarma drone, or capture all your adventures using aHERO6, come in store and learn how the latest products from GoPro can help you capture your memories.

If this wasn’t enough, visit Park Cameras on one of Christmas Shopping Days at Burgess Hill or London, and you could WIN a GoPro HERO 5 Session or HERO6 Black. Just ensure you’re in the store at 3pm on the day for your chance to win!

Win a GoPro Hero5 Session or Hero6 Black at both our stores

Discover how wildlife photography has been made simpler than ever before with the Panasonic LUMIX G9

Join us at our Burgess Hill store on the 2nd December, where we’ll have the NEWPanasonic LUMIX G9 available for you to get hands-on with. A technical expert from Panasonic UK will also be available throughout the day to help answer any questions you might have regarding the Panasonic range of cameras, lenses and accessories. If that wasn’t enough, you can also benefit from up to £100 cashback on selected Panasonic products!

Discover wildlife photography with the Panasonic LUMIX G9

Take creativity to another dimension with Wacom

Visit our London store on Friday 1st December and learn how you can edit your photos with ease using the range of Wacom tablets available. In addition to this, join us at 4:4pm for a FREE seminar with Wacom and learn how you can unleash your creativity, whatever your style or level of skill, Places are limited, but can be booked byclicking here.

Take creativity to another dimension with Wacom

Meet the award-winning tripods, bags and binoculars from Vanguard

Visit our London store (1st December) or Burgess Hill store (2nd December) where we’ll have a product expert available to help you get hands-on with the latest products including theAlta Pro andVEO travel tripods, and their functionalbags. PLUS, benefit from some special in store only special offers!

Meet the award-winning tripods, bags and binoculars from Vanguard

Be ready for next year’s stories with Canon

Visit our London store (1st December) or Burgess Hill store (2nd December) where we’ll have technical experts from Canon available to guide you through the range ofDLSR andMirrorless Cameras, as well as the wide variety of lenses, to help you find the perfect gift for your or a loved one this Christmas. In addition to this, benefit from special offers and up to £215 cashback.

Be ready for next year’s stories with Canon

Refine your sense of reality with Sony

Visit our London store (1st December) or Burgess Hill store (2nd December) and get hands on with the latest addition to the Sony range of Mirrorless cameras; thea7R III. An expert from Sony UK will be on-hand to guide you through the camera, which offers speed, high-resolution imaging, pro-class operability, and reliable performance. In addition to this, try out the super zoom on theRX10 IV and benefit from up to £200 cashback on selected products.

Refine your sense of reality with Sony

Complete Christmas with the Manfrotto range of Tripods, Monopods, Heads and Accessories

Visit our London store (1st December) or Burgess Hill store (2nd December) and try out the wide-range of Tripods, Monopods, Heads and accessories.Manfrotto product experts will be on-hand throughout the day to help you find the perfect product for your needs, plus claim a free gift with every purchase!

Complete Christmas with the Manfrotto range of Tripods, Monopods, Heads and Accessories

Capture every detail with Zeiss

Visit our London store on the 1st December and be greeted by a technical expert fromZeiss. Whether you own a DSLR or Mirrorless camera, Zeiss have a fantastic range of high-quality lenses, designed to help photographers tall their stories without comprise.

In addition to this, join us at 2:30pm for a FREE photowalk with photographer Luke Woodfood capturing the Christmas Lights in London. Places are limited, but can be booked byclicking here.

Capture every detail with Zeiss

Get hands on with the latest lenses from Tamron and Samyang

Visit our London store (1st December) or Burgess Hill store (2nd December) and get hands on with the latest lenses fromTamron andSamyang, including theTamron 100-400mm VC USD andSamyang AF 35mm.

Get hands on with the latest lenses from Tamron and Samyang

WIN a GoPro HERO6 Black

Enter our free competition for the chance to have your entry featured on our 2018 calendar. We’re looking for any image that epitomises the month of November. Whatever your skill level, we’re keen to see your interpretations of the month of November.

The Winner this month will walk away with a fantastic GoPro HERO6 action camera! Two runners up will also take home a gorgeous 10x8 inch print of their image. The winning shot will also feature as the November image in our 2018 Charity Photography Calendar.

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Competition entry dates: 1st November – 30th November 2017

WIN a GoPro HERO6 Black

Christmas Shopping Day FREE Seminars

The Park Cameras Christmas Shopping Days have been designed in a way to not only help you find the very best deals in the run up to Christmas, but also to help you get the very best out of their passion for photography by holding a number of free seminars. This Christmas Shopping Day, we have a mix of different speakers and photo walks available to help you learn more about a wide-variety of genres of photography.

With seminars and some hands-on sessions, visiting Park Cameras will give you a fantastic opportunity to learn more about how to take great shots with advice from those talented and knowledgeable enough to do this for a day job!

Please note, due to the popularity of our bitesize seminars, places will be restricted to a maximum of two sessions per customer. We will try to allocate additional spaces, where possible.


London Seminars - Friday 1st December 2017

Christmas Shopping Day Opening Times: 10:00am - 6:30pm
Introduction to Shooting Long Exposure

Introduction to Shooting Long Exposure

10:30am

Join David Smith from Olympus UK on this free seminar, and learn how you shoot fantastic long exposure shots using the Olympus OM-D and PEN range of cameras.

David will show how you can shoot some beautiful night-time and low -light compositions using Olympus’ Live Time / Live Composite Mode, where you actually see the image build up on the screen as the picture is taken.

This session will cover shooting star trails, fireworks and shooting in low light conditions. After the session, a live demonstration will be performed focusing on the ins and outs of creating stunning light painting images with your camera.

Throughout the session there will be plenty of time to get your questions answers, as well as see the latest range of Olympus cameras and lenses – plus, some offers will be available to pick up a festive deal!

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The British Museum Photo Walk Experience

The British Museum Photo Walk Experience

11:30am

Join our resident photo-walk leader Steve Marley for a free photo-walk to the British Museum.

This walk will be at a leisurely pace, and is mainly on level ground. There will be plenty of time allowed for you to get your shots. At the start of the walk, you’ll be given a map and directions, as well as details for the photo walk leader.

On the walk, we recommend you bring a camera (compact, mirrorless or DSLR), a wide-angle, standard zoom and telephoto lens if you have them (don’t worry if you only own one lens).

It is also advisable to bring a bottle of water, as well as a waterproof coat and/or umbrella should the weather conditions be wet. If conditions are wet, the photo walk leader may adjust the route to allow shots from sheltered locations.

Limited FREE spots now available! When they're gone, they're gone.

FULLY BOOKED!
Advantages of Medium Format photography

Advantages of Medium Format photography

11:45am

Join Mark Witney from Hasselblad in our London store on Friday 1st December for a 45-minute seminar on the advantages of shooting medium format.

Mark will be discussing the various benefits that this format of photography can bring and how the large megapixel sensors differ to those found in 35mm DSLRs. You’ll also learn about some of the more technical aspects that medium format photography is used for, and the various scenarios where it is particularly useful.

After the session there will be the chance to get hands-on with the Hasselblad X1D-50C, shooting still life, as well as to get all your questions answered.

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Studio Lighting - ideal for on-location shoots

Studio Lighting - ideal for on-location shoots

12:45pm or3:30pm

Join Steve from Profoto at our Central London store, for an overview of the Profoto studio flash range with TTL exposure control featuring the B1X, B2 and the new Proftoto A1 – the worlds smallest studio light!

Throughout this session, Steve will show examples of what can be achieved with Profoto lighting and allow you to get hands on with their range of studio lights and accessories. Throughout the session, there will be plenty of time to get your lighting questions answered!

Please note that there are two different session times to choose from, to suit your needs.

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Shoot the Streets of London with John Clements

Shoot the Streets of London with John Clements

1:00pm

As part of the Park Cameras Christmas event in London, Hasselblad will be running a special X1D Photo Walk around the store’s local vicinity in West London.

Hosted by renowned photographer and photography trainer, John Clements, the walk will be suitable for photographers who wish to shoot urban landscapes and/or architecture, and each delegate will have the exclusive use of a Hasselblad X1D medium format mirrorless camera throughout the whole duration of the walk.

Taking in the ‘hustle bustle’ of Oxford Street at its busiest time of the year, John will guide and assist the group with various shoot ideas, while also allowing the flexibility for the group to influence the location and style towards the end of the walk, with a Hasselblad expert also being on hand to assist in your use of the camera and answer any questions, etc.

FULLY BOOKED!
The Chinatown and Soho Photo Walk Experience

The Chinatown and Soho Photo Walk Experience

1:30pm

Get to know your camera and join our resident photo-walk leader Steve Marley for a free photo-walk to Chinatown. On this walk, Steve will share a variety of tips and tricks to help you get some fantastic images and experiece Chinatowns unique charecter. This photo walk is suitable for all skill levels.

Starting at Park Cameras in Rathbone Place (just off Oxford Street – W1T 1JR), participants will head to the nearby area of Soho, situated in the heart of London’s West End. This area is often full of interesting characters to take photos of, as well as a varied amount of architecture.

From there, participants will head to nearby Chinatown with a range of colourful shop fronts, street signs and more! We’ll explore the people, places and architecture of this famous area of London and help you to capture some great photos.

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Capture the Christmas Lights of London with Luke Woodford

Capture the Christmas Lights of London with Luke Woodford

2:30pm

Get into the Christmas spirit with a street photography tour of the beautiful Christmas lights of London, with ZEISS Ambassador Luke Woodford. Guests will have the opportunity to use ZEISS lenses for the duration of the walk (subject to availability) on a first come, first served basis.

The walk will start with an introduction provided by both ZEISS and Luke Woodford. This will provide some background information on Luke himself, such as his photography background, previous work, the equipment he uses and a run-through of agenda.

FULLY BOOKED!
Get creative. Edit your images with ease with the help of Wacom

Get creative. Edit your images with ease with the help of Wacom

4:45pm

Join an imaging expert from Wacom for this 60-minute seminar demonstrating how the current range of Wacom tablets can help photographers exercise their own creative licence in ways you’ve not previously considered.

Products will include the Intuos tablets which are ideal to help unleash your creativity, whatever your style or level of skill, and with the Intuos Pen, will feel as natural to use as working with Pen and paper.

In addition to this, Wacom will show you how you can enjoy total creative freedom with the superior Cintiq and MobileStudio range. Attending this course you’ll also learn the advantages of using Wacom tablets from within Adobe Photoshop Lightroom and Photoshop CC to help edit your images.

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Burgess Hill Seminars - Saturday 2nd December 2017

Christmas Shopping Day Opening Times: 9:00am - 5:30pm
Creative portraits in tight spaces with Gavin Hoey

Creative portraits in tight spaces with Gavin Hoey

10:00am, 12:30pm or 3:45pm

Shooting creative portraits with small flashes is what this demo is all about. Olympus ambassador Gavin Hoey will be on hand to share some top tips for moving beyond the basic headshot.

Starting with simple lighting, Gavin will show you that you don’t need a big studio to shoot eye-catching portraits. Adding props, moving lights and being imaginative could just be the catalyst that takes you and your portrait photography to the next level.

During the demo Gavin will be shooting with theOlympus OM-D E-M1 Mark II and talk about his favourite settings and lenses. He'll also cover how to shoot in FP Sync mode (High Speed Sync) useful when shooting with large apertures.

Why not bring your camera and SD card along and (time permitting) try out Gavin’s tips for yourself. This session will be held at multiple times of the day, and will be held on the shop floor.

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Basic beauty lighting and beyond

Basic beauty lighting and beyond

2:00pm

Join us at our Burgess Hill store for this 60-minute seminar where professional freelance photography Gavin Hoey will show you how you can set-up a fantastic portrait to get some great shots this Winter.

Starting with the basics of setting up a beauty shot, Gavin will take the standard shot and enhance it in various ways. Props, lights and camera skills will all play their part in creating shots which go beyond basic beauty lighting.

Bring along your camera and SD card, as a live model will be on-hand for you to try out your new skills (time permitting)..

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