Hunt's is sponsoring the Essex National Heritage Photo Safari program this year. The Safaris are nature excursions done in conjunction with a camera manufacturer; bring your own equipment, or, if you're thinking of switching brands or upgrading, the company rep will have cameras and lenses available for you to borrow and use during the Safari (first-come, first-served).
Each event will feature demonstrations, lectures, and tips from professional photographers and the camera manufacturers, and you'll be able to take your images home on Delkin Devices memory cards. As a bonus, everyone will receive a gift certificate for Hunt's.
Each Safari runs from 7 a.m. to noon: The first hour is registration, orientation, equipment checks, etc.; the next three hours are the excursion, and the last hour is for equipment return and a wrap-up. There is a limit of 35 photographers, but if there is a waiting list of at least 10, another session will be held that afternoon. The cost is $45 plus a $3 online ticketing fee. If you're an Essex Heritage "Explorer", the charge is $30 plus the $3 online fee.
Register online using the links below, and make sure you bring your printed receipt with you the day of the event.
Photo Safari - Olympus Photo Seminar
Historic Salem Maritime with photographer Lou Manna
National Parks Service Regional Visitors Center, 2 New Liberty St., Salem, MA 01970
Saturday, May 16
Photo Safari - Canon Photo Seminar
Ipswich's Cranes Beach and Castle Hill with photographer Barbara Ellison
The Crane Estate, Argilla Road, Ipswich, MA 01938
Saturday, June 20
Photo Safari - Tamron Photo Seminar
Rockport's Halibut Point with photographer Ken Hubbard
Halibut Point State Park, Gott Avenue, Rockport, MA 01966
Saturday, July 25
Photo Safari - Nikon Photo Seminar
Saugus Iron Works with photographer Gary Stanley
Saugus Iron Works - National Historical Site, 224 Central St., Saugus, MA 01906
Meanwhile, Calumet is holding several classes at its store at 65 Bent St., Cambridge / 617-576-2600:
Olympus Owners Workshop
10 a.m. to noon Saturday, May 2
Fee: $10 (Get $10 off Olympus equipment bought within two weeks)
Exploring the Canon 5D Mark II
1 to 3 p.m. Saturday, May 2
Fee: $10 (Get $10 off Canon equipment bought within two weeks)
The Power of RAW
10 a.m. to noon Saturday, May 9
Hasselblad Day: Demos, Lunch and Training
Friday, May 15
10:30 a.m. to noon: Hasselblad Camera Orientation and Overview. Free.
Noon to 1 p.m.: Meet and Greet Lunch. Free.
1 to 4 p.m.: Hasselblad Phocus Software Training. $49 (includes $100 rental coupon off any Hasselblad H3D II system)
Understanding Your Nikon D300 and D700
10 a.m. to noon Saturday, May 16
Nikon Flash Photography
2 to 4 p.m. Saturday, May 16
Check the calendar on the right side of each RAW page for more photo events and classes.
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