Virtual Photo & Video Expo

Join us throughout the month of November for FREE online classes on weekends, and special discounts and savings announced each day.

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Friday, November 6, 2020 - Presented by Canon

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10:00AM - 11:30AM:  Landscape Photography - with Jeff Leimbach

This class takes a look at Landscape Photography from a slightly different perspective. Gear Lenses, and Filters are discussed before breaking into ideas such as capturing details, long exposure, adding people, times to shoot, black and white, and getting creative. We even discuss Light Painting Landscapes. The class choses with presentation ideas to make your images live on.

11:30AM - 1:00PM: Fine Art Printing - with Peter Lee

This is your chance to learn more about Canon’s new PRO-300 professional photo printer and how to make the most of its features to produce remarkable prints. We’ll take you to the next step in crafting great prints, with details about its new matte black ink, panorama support and improved media compatibility

1:00PM - 2:30PM: Video Basics - with Tyler Beck

Do you already shoot stills and want to take your visual story telling further with motion? Learn the basics of video creation with Canon DSLR and Mirrorless cameras to bring your creative vision to life beyond a static image. Join Tyler Beck for a 60-minute crash course into the tools and techniques of creating better videos.

2:30PM - 4:00PM: Architectural Photography - with Jeff Leimbach

A simple guide to shooting architecture, this class goes over Gear, Lenses, Shooting, and Editing. We discuss what gear I take to every shoot, what lenses I use. What the differences are and why I use certain lenses. The shooting section is an illustrated look at the mode I use and the step-by-step process I use for Capture. Editing looks at RAW Capture and Final Image to illustrate how an image should be presented.

4:00PM - 5:00PM: Round Table Discussion with the Canon Reps.

Join us at the end of the day for an open discussion with your instructors. Don't miss this opportunity to video chat with the Canon Representatives, and your hosts from Mike's Camera, to answer any remaining questions about cameras, lenses, and the photography topics we covered throughout the day.

Saturday, November 7, 2020 - Presented by Nikon

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10:00AM - 11:30AM: Perfectly Imperfect - Kid Portraits

In recent times we have all been brought back to our core values, emphasizing what is really important in our lives. Family is at the top of that list for so many
of us. “The days are long and the years are short.” How will you look back and remember these days? Learn how to overcome some of the hurdles we all face when documenting our loved ones and how to capture a scene the way you see it.

11:30AM - 12:45PM: Nikon SLR/Mirrorless Conversation

In 2018 Nikon introduced the new Z mirrorless system. Learn about this system. The rapidly expanding Z system is always innovating: camera, lens and firmware advancements made possible by the Z mount. We will talk about unprecedented expansion. We will discuss how a legacy of innovation and know how goes into every Z series camera allowing users to achieve a thrilling new level of image quality. You will learn about the benefits of the Nikon Z system and why they are the right choice for you. We will discuss the features of the Z system and specific specs of each model. If you are interested in moving in to mirrorless, how this system will integrate with your current Nikon cameras or what is inside these powerful cameras, this class is for you.

12:45PM - 2:00PM: Beyond the Manual: Nikon Z Series

Come and explore the exciting Nikon Z 6 /Z 7 cameras with us! Mike’s Camera is pleased to welcome Nikon Reps Paul Van Allen and Mark Kettenhofen.Paul and Mark will be our guides through some of the cool and fun features buried within these cameras. EVF Settings, File Options, AF Point Settings, MenuCustomization and Focus Stacking are just some of the highlight of this fast paced, fun-filled on-line seminar. Make sure to stick around until the very end when Paul and Mark will answer your questions... live!

2:00PM - 3:00PM: Fun with Flash

Are you an available light photographer? Do you shy away from flash? This just might be the program that helps you get over that notion that flash photography just isn’t for you. Log-on with Mike’s Camera and Nikon as we explore settings and techniques of flash photography. As a bonus, we will even offer up some projects you can try while staying safe at home.

3:00PM - 4:15PM: Landscape Photography

Have you ever wondered how do you turn a scenic snapshot into a breathtaking Landscape photograph? If so, Mike’s Camera has the class you need! Nikon’s Professional Services Reps, Mark Kettenhofen and Tony Krup, will take a closer look at both the traditional and not so traditional gear and technique choices you should have in your camera bag. In short, this seminar will get you ready to make stunning photographs of your next great adventure!

4:15PM - 5:30PM: Round Table Discussion with Nikon Reps

Join us at the end of the day for an open discussion with your instructors. Don't miss this opportunity to video chat with the Nikon Representatives, and your hosts from Mike's Camera, to answer any remaining questions about cameras, lenses, and the photography topics we covered throughout the day.

Sunday, November 8, 2020 - Presented by Nikon

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10:00AM - 11:15AM: Basic Photography

Now that you are ready to make pictures with something more capable than your cell phone, you probably have a few questions. What is the difference between an ƒ-stop and a bus stop? ISO? Shutter Speeds? Aperture? And seriously... what is the difference between all those different scene modes? If you are new to the world of ‘real camera’ photography... that is, if you finally have one of those really cool interchangeable lens cameras... and have no idea where to start, but know you want better pictures, then this is the perfect class for you!

11:15AM - 12:30PM: Bringing Landscape to Life / Timelapse

Mark will start with how to choose locations and types of subject movement your time-lapse projects.  Next, we will look at which Nikon cameras can create an in-camera 2k time-lapse. Mark will demonstrate on how to set those cameras up to create an internal camera 2k time-lapse movie. Will also discuss how create a higher resolution time-lapse movie using your Nikon cameras. This class is for those who have yet to try to create a time lapse, or those of you that are just getting started.  Mark will offer technical tips and creative techniques that will help you move your photography to the next level with time-lapse.

12:30PM - 1:30PM: Backyard Macro

Are you feeling a bit cooped up? Us too! It is time to get out and walk the dog...stretch the legs... and change things up a bit. While you are at it, why not grab your camera and take it along? But what is there to photograph? What setting should you use? What should I look for? Join us for a quick, informative and entertaining look at Backyard Macro Photography...all from the comfort and safety of your home.

1:30PM - 2:00PM: Round Table Discussion with Nikon Reps

Join us at the end of the day for an open discussion with your instructors. Don't miss this opportunity to video chat with the Nikon Representatives, and your hosts from Mike's Camera, to answer any remaining questions about cameras, lenses, and the photography topics we covered throughout the day.

Friday, November 13, 2020 - Presented by Sony

10:00AM - 11:30AM: The World of Mirrorless Cameras: Which Sony Camera is for you?

Ever wish your camera was smaller and lighter, but unwilling to give up professional results? Many companies present their products with a “good, better, best” approach, but cameras don’t fit into that well. Different types of photography require different tools and we only want the “best” result. In this class we will discuss the benefits of mirrorless photography, and the differences in Sony extensive mirrorless camera lineup, helping you select which is right for you!

11:30AM - 1:00PM: Beginners Video w/ Sony Alpha: Capture, Play, Create!

Join Mike’s Camera as Sony Imaging Specialist – Joshua Needham shares simple techniques to help you capture great video during the holidays, as easy as taking a photograph! Create moments beyond what a single picture will convey and feel less intimidated to use your movie button. Learn how to manage video content from Sony Alpha cameras – Browse and playback on-camera for selecting the best moments. Understand the benefits of using FREE Sony software to organize your multi-media and to locate and transfer your videos to the computer as well as smartphones or tablets!

1:00PM - 2:30PM: Capturing the Holidays

The holidays can hold some of the most memorable moments of the year in regard to family photographs. Join Sony’s Gene Everett Szucs as he discusses the do’s. . . and don’ts in regard to taking perfect and elusive holiday images. Through this class, we’ll discuss creative ways photographers at every level can learn a new trick of the trade, Christmas and Holiday cards, family snapshots, all the while spreading the joy of Sony Mirrorless!

2:30PM - 4:00PM: Everyday Macro

Do you love taking photos of flowers, but you don't want to wait for the weather? In this class Sony Imaging Specialist Ashley Ondricek will discuss how to capture great closeup images all year around. Topics include lens selections, camera settings, helpful accessories and making better backgrounds.

1:30PM - 2:00PM: Round Table Discussion with Sony Reps

Join us at the end of the day for an open discussion with your instructors. Don't miss this opportunity to video chat with the Sony Representatives, and your hosts from Mike's Camera, to answer any remaining questions about cameras, lenses, and the photography topics we covered throughout the day.

Saturday, November 14, 2020 - Presented by Tamron + Fujifilm

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10:00AM - 11:15AM: Let's Go Cruising: A Guide to Taking Better Custom Car Images

Join Pro Photographer and Tamron Technical Representative Jeff Allen for a fast, fun look at what you need to know to capture great photos at a hot-rod auto show, all while using a single Tamron "all-in-one" lens! Jeff will cover shooting techniques, concentrating on details of the cars, showcasing the passion of car enthusiasts, while offering tips of composition and exposure settings, so you come home with a great visual story of your outing.

11:30AM - 1:00PM: Let's Go to the Botanical Garden: A Guide to Better Plant Photography

Stop and smell the roses with Janet Vuong. Whether you're visiting your local Botanic Garden or wanting to capture the alien plant that finally grew from that mysterious envelope you received in early summer, then this webinar is for you! This informative class will discuss the best time to visit your local garden, finding subjects other than plants and flowers, and helpful hints on how to best capture them.

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Friday, November 20, 2020 - Presented by Sigma and Panasonic/Lumix

11:30am -1pm MT “VIDEO BASICS” with Todd White

2:00PM-3pm MT "What's new with Panasonic LUMIX" with Sean Robinson.  Since we've got the S5 and the BGH1 product releases, and the webcam drivers all publicly released, I think we've got a great opportunity to hold a substantial session on all the new products we've got out. Sean will send you a class description for posting.

3:00pm-4:00pm MT class TBD.  Sean will send us a couple of class topics for us to choose from.

4:00pm-5pm MT Sean to be available to answer customers questions.

Saturday, November 21, 2020 - Presented by Olympus

Stay tuned! More information coming soon!