Visual Storytelling Photography Workshop

Englewood Camera is pleased to announce a new destination workshop based out of Fairplay, Colorado. This 2-day weekend workshop will offer a photojournalistic approach to photography with professional photographer Craig Walker of The Denver Post and Jamie Cotten, a freelance photojournalist and lifestyle photographer. Sponsored by Fujifilm, we will have X-Series cameras and lenses available for you to test out on site, and expertise on camera settings and all things tech from our Fujifilm rep! Sign up by September 10th and pay only $299, a savings of $50!

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IAN FISHER: AMERICAN SOLDIER BY CRAIG F. WALKER © 2007 THE DENVER POST

Photographers Craig and Jamie will challenge students on basic composition, starting with the question what makes a good image? Students can expect to gain new insight for photographing everyday subject matter and people, and learn how to create a narrative in their work. With Craig and Jamie’s instruction, students will learn to expand their photographic knowledge in the field. By first sitting through a series of lectures about specific photographic techniques, students will later apply the information in the field, and have hands-on learning in a later critique. In addition, students can expect to hone their creative skills and learn to create dynamic compositions, and will gain a hands-on experience photographing visually stunning images in a small town environment. The skills students will learn will allow for better, more interesting photography in any given situation.

FEAST FOR THE SENSES © 2014 JAMIE COTTEN
FEAST FOR THE SENSES © 2014 JAMIE COTTEN

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Southern Colorado Photography Workshop

Join Englewood Camera for this stunning workshop full of photographic opportunities in southern Colorado! We will be based out of Alamosa, with workshops at the Great Sand Dunes National Park, Monte Vista National Wildlife Refuge, and various small towns in southern Colorado. Professional photographers Glenn Randall and Dan Ballard will offer instruction for making high-quality, dynamic landscape and scenic images. You will have the opportunity to shoot sunrises, sunsets, night photography and the Milky Way, and small town photography—the possibilities are endless for capturing amazing images and learning more about photography.

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Fuji Demo Days Coming in March

Save the date! Englewood Camera is very pleased to announce upcoming demo days for Fujifilm products, where you can get your hands on the latest cameras and lenses! Check out the brand new Fujifilm X-T1, Fujinon XF 10-24mm f/4R OIS, and more! Join us Friday, March 14th and Saturday, March 15th for this event. Many Fujinon lenses are on sale right now, too, so don’t forget to check out great prices available in-store.

Fujifilm X-T1: the latest X-Series professional camera from Fuji
Fujifilm X-T1: the latest X-Series professional camera from Fuji

In addition to hands-on tests of gear here in the store, Englewood Camera will be offering a two-hour workshop for existing Fuji customers. Photographing with an X series camera is an experience. Make your experience more streamlined with this two hour workshop that will cover basic camera settings, custom camera settings and optimization of your camera so you get the shot. Our workshop is free of charge, and is taught by James Dewhirst. James is a seasoned professional, and has used a variety of Fuji products, including the new X-T1. If you feel like you aren’t getting the most out of your Fuji camera, are new to Fuji, or could just use a few pointers, this workshop is for you!

To register for this workshop, please visit our online registration form here.

Stay tuned for more exciting details about our Fuji event.

Basic Digital Camera Classes – January Dates now Available!

Did you receive a new digital camera for the holidays? Want to learn the basics of using it? Look to Englewood Camera! We have a two-hour class available to teach you what you need to know to get started. Englewood Camera has a class designed specifically for compact “point and shoot” cameras, as well as a class for SLR and interchangeable lens cameras.

Join us Wednesday, January 8th for the point and shoot class, or Wednesday, January 22nd for the SLR class. Cost is $35, or free with a qualifying purchase from Englewood Camera. Space is limited, so sign up today! You can visit our website to register, call the store, or stop on in. Happy New Year!

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Photo Safari to the Serengeti 2014

Join professional nature and wildlife photographer Russ Burden and Barbara Fleming of Fleming Safaris for a once-in-a-lifetime trip to the Serengeti in Tanzania next year! Space is limited, so contact either Russ or Barbara for more information and to register.

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Location Lighting: A Valuable Workshop for All Photographers

Learning lighting is a valuable–and necessary–tool for photographers of all skill levels. While many portrait photographers prefer to use natural light, there are many instances where light modifiers are crucial to make the perfect image and exposure. Using speedlights, or external flashes, as a tool is a handy method of modifying natural light to create dynamic, visually stunning images.

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Join Englewood Camera and award-winning photojournalist Matthew Jonas this weekend in a lighting workshop on location. In this workshop, you will learn how to use natural light and speedlights together to make perfect exposures and dynamic images. Whether you want to shoot family portraits, senior portraits, weddings, or just want to learn more about lighting, the techniques you learn in this course will help you grow as a photographer.

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What you can expect to learn this weekend:

  • Learning basic and advanced functions of off-camera flash
  • Using the environment around you for the perfect portrait
  • Gain a solid understanding of light, and how to use a combination of natural and strobe light to your advantage
  • Effectively using one light, one modifier, and available light together to create beautiful images without an assistant
  • Working closely with a model in the field; learning how to interact with and direct models effectively

Englewood Camera is still accepting registrations for this class, which runs Saturday/Sunday from 10:00am – 4:00pm. You can sign up online, or stop by the store to register. Cost is only $200, and includes a fee for a model.

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Portrait Photography Classes at Englewood Camera

Fall is in the air! For portrait photographers, this is the season for family pictures amidst fall colors in Colorado. Englewood Camera is proud to offer a hands-on workshop to learn the essentials of shooting portraits on location, with award-winning photographer Matthew Jonas. Check out his upcoming workshop in October. You can register for this workshop and find more information on our website.

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Looking to learn the tricks of the trade in a studio setting? There is still space in Englewood Camera’s Studio Lighting & Portraiture workshop with Grant Leighton this weekend. Learn how to work with studio lights and models in one of the coolest studio spaces in town! Find more information or register on our website.

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Photography Classes: Fall Schedule Announced!

Englewood Camera is not only passionate about photography, we are dedicated to helping our customers gain the most from their digital cameras too! Check out our programming for classes and workshops–anywhere from technical classes focused on your camera and the basics, to creative classes focused on specific styles. Englewood Camera provides the best instructors with years of photographic experience and professional portfolios; all of our instructors are full-time photographers. Our fall class lineup is now ready, and we’re accepting registrations; check out the list and call the store or visit our website to sign up. Please note that class dates may not be listed online yet–we are working on it! If you click to register, the dates will appear.

Photo classes in September:

Digital Photography I with Ellen Yeiser is a three week, comprehensive course in the foundations of photography. Learn how to take control of your camera and make better pictures! Class starts on Thursday, September 5th at 6:00pm. We also have dates available in October.

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Junkyard Abstract with Ellen Yeiser is one of the more creative classes you’ll find in the Denver area! Join us for a fun-filled morning exploring the unlimited possibilities of making abstract images at the best salvage yard in town. Learn how to train your eye for creative shots–great for stock photography and fine art! Class is scheduled for Saturday, September 14th.

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Digital Workflow in Adobe Lightroom with Rayna Tedford is a software class designed specifically for organizing and editing digital photographs. Learn about importing photos, using keywords and catalogs, and editing in this photographer friendly program! Class meets on September 21st for four hours.

Intro to Studio Lighting and Portraiture with Grant Leighton is a top-notch workshop designed to give you the skills and confidence you need to work in the studio with models. Learn to use studio strobes with power packs, umbrellas and softboxes, and wireless transmitters in a great studio location. This class runs on a weekend, September 28-29th.

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October Photo Classes:

Adobe Photoshop Elements 11: Part I with Rayna Tedford is a great class for learning the basics of organizing your photos and editing them. Learn basic tools, such as cropping, color correction, red-eye removal, sharpening, and working with layers (among others!). Class runs on Saturday, October 5th.

Location Lighting and Portraiture with Matthew Jonas is the best class in town designed for in the field portraiture! This weekend workshop teaches you how to use Speedlites to light a scene and work with models, with the intent of working without an assistant and understanding light. Class meets over the weekend, October 12-13th.

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Adobe Photoshop Elements 11: Part II with Rayna Tedford is a follow-up course teaching advanced tools in Adobe Photoshop  Elements. Learn how to work with Adobe Camera RAW, use layer masks, retouch skin, hand color black & white images, remove unwanted objects and more!

Can’t make a class but you want to? Englewood Camera offers private photography classes! Take advantage of individual learning with great instructors. Call us or email classes@englewoodcamera.com for more information.