Imaging Festival 2018
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Imaging Festival Seminars
For many years, the Imaging Festival at Park Cameras has been designed in a way to help our customers get the very best out of their passion for photography by holding a number of free seminars. For 2018 there's even more that you can involved with than ever before, with a real mix of different speakers available to help you learn more about a wide-variety of genres of photography.
With seminars and some hands-on sessions, visiting Park Cameras for the Imaging Festival 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 - Saturday 23rd June 2018
For directions to our London store, clickhere
Documenting world issues with photojournalist Mashid Mohadjerin
09:20 - 10:05OR13:40 - 14:25
Join award-winning photojournalist and visual artist Mashid Mohadjerin, as she takes a closer look at how the Canon range of cameras and lenses have helped her capture a variety of fascinating photos designed to help highlight a range of issues around the world.
During this free 45-minute session, Mashid will share her passion for photography, and how she has used the art of photography to document identity issues and the human condition around the world. Whilst showing a variety of different shots taken throughout her career, Mashid will explain what camera gear she uses and offer some tips and tricks.
During this session, there will be plenty of opportunities to get your questions answered, with a technical expert from Canon UK also available to offer help and advice.
After the session, there will be plenty of opportunity to speak with Mashid and get hands-on with the latest range of Canon cameras, lenses and accessories.Book Now
Tips & Tricks to shooting superior portrait shots with Jamie Stoker
10:25 - 11:10OR14:45 - 15:30
Join portrait and fashion photographer Jamie Stoker, as he shows you why he uses the FUJIFILM X and GFX series of cameras and lenses for the majority of his professional and personal work.
session, Jamie will share his in-depth knowledge of the FUJIFILM range, demonstrating how you can get some fantastic results, with cameras that are perfectly portable, and easily fit in your hands.
You’ll learn about a whole host of new cameras available in the Fujifilm range, as well as some of the exciting new lenses that have arrived in the last year, as well as pick up some top tips that you can use to improve your own photographic skills. Having worked for clients such as Burberry, Dior and T: The New York Times Style Magazine, Jamie has a fantastic knowledge about how to get the perfect shot in a variety of different situations.
During this session, there will be plenty of opportunities to get your questions answered, with a technical expert from Fujifilm UK also available to offer help and advice. After the session, there will be plenty of opportunity to speak with Jamie and get hands-on with the latest range of FUJIFILM GFX and X-Series range of cameras, lenses and accessories.Book Now
The Monochrome Photo Walk
11:00 - 12:30
Looking to get in to Black and White Photography? If so, then why not take a walk with our resident Pro Photographer Steve Marley who will take you on a tour around the local area for this FREE photo walk, where you’ll learn what makes a great monochrome image.
During the walk, Steve will shoot with aNikon D850 and covert images to monochrome, showing you the effect that different coloured filters have on a monochrome image. On this photowalk, Steve will provide a range of different tips on what to shoot and when to shoot for the best monochrome results, before returning to Park Cameras in Rathbone Place at approximately 12.30pm.
Once back at the store, there will be a chance to look back at the shots taken during the walk.Book Now
The One Lens Photo Walk
13:30 - 15:00
Join resident pro photographer Steve Marley for a ‘One lens’ Photo walk and learn how you can get the most out of just a single lens.
During this walk, Steve will show you how to get the most out of your lens using aperture and creative composition to get a fantastic range of different images.
This walk will be based in locations within Central London, starting and ending at Park Cameras in Rathbone Place.
As the name suggests, you should only bringone lens for this walk! Ideally a prime lens around 35-50mm would be suitable, although bringing a zoom lens is also fine.Book Now
Canon Sensor Cleaning
Throughout the Imaging Festival,Canon users can get their Digital SLR sensor cleaned for FREE by technical experts from Canon UKs service centre (although we are accepting charitable donations going to a local charity.) Please note that unfortunatley, this service is only available in our London store on Saturday 23rd June 2018 .
There are set times throughout the day to drop your camera in, and you can then collect it around 1 hour later. Simply click on the time that you would like to bring your camera into us to book your slot. We are able to allow one camera per person, and the camera must be a Canon. There is a maximum number of cameras we can clean per slot. You can also bring in your camera on the day, although we cannot guarantee the sensor clean will be done within the hour.
The Canon technicians will clean the accessible surface of the sensor as best possible. We cannot guarantee to remove every particle on the surface, but in the majority of cases, the sensor is left very clean. Very occasionally, particles can get between the filter and the sensor and if this happens, the Canon technicians will not remove the filter to clean beneath it. This would have to be booked in with Canon at a separate time.
Please help us to help you and ensure that when you deliver your camera for your FREE sensor clean that you do so along with the following:
- Camera Body Cap / Lens
- Fully Charged Battery
and that you have downloaded any image files or data to your satisfaction and have removed the memory card(s).
Whilst conducting the initial checks on the camera, we will contact you before continuing if we feel it is unsafe to clean the sensor - due to existing scratches or stubborn marks that could cause further damage.Book Now in London