It’s summer time in Colorado, which means a wonderful opportunity to get your creative juices flowing at any number of events, local parks, or on a cool escape to the mountains! To celebrate summer photography, Englewood Camera is offering a unique photo contest, where participants can check out the very awesome Lensbaby Velvet 56 to push the creative boundaries of photography.
What is the Lensbaby Velvet 56? A take on the classic portrait lens–such as a 50mm f/1.2–the Velvet 56 has 3 primary uses. When used with its fastest apertures (f/1.6, f/2, f/2.8), the lens functions as a soft focus, creative effects tool. When used with mid-range apertures (f/4-f/16), the Velvet 56 offers a classic portrait-lens look, with sharp focus and creamy bokeh that rivals the Sigma Art lenses. Lastly, the Velvet 56 functions as a pseudo-macro lens, with a minimum focus distance of one-half an inch, or a 1:2 macro. So, whether you specialize in fine art photography, or portrait photography, this lens is a wonderful tool to add more creative kick to your images!
Englewood Camera is pleased to announce that we are currently offering the new Petzval 85mm f/2.2 lens from Lomography. Last year, Lomography launched a Kickstarter campaign to recreate a classic portrait lens, based off of 19th century design, for modern digital cameras. This campaign was largely successful, and Lomo started shipping these brass lenses in August 2014. We received our first shipment, and staffer Erin Brinkley-Burgardt took the lens out for testing over Labor Day weekend. For portrait photographers, the results are absolutely stunning.
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!
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.