One of my favorite things about the photo industry is how close-knit the community is. Case in point? The annual pre-holiday Photo & Video Expo at Mike’s Camera, happening November 22nd–24th. (Note: the free classes in Sacramento will be on the 22nd!)
I’m a huge techie—I’ve worked with a seemingly-infinite variety of programs and hardware from a wide variety of developers and manufacturers. That being said, even though I love hunting for deals on components or reading up on the latest from off-the-wall developers, there are precious few brick-and-mortar hangouts and there’s a certain something missing from the online experience… and it’s certainly nothing that big box stores can provide!
Walking into your local camera store, in contrast, is a little like walking into Cheers. Your fellow customers are the kind of people you’d like to meet. The people working there are knowledgeable, passionate, and probably a little kooky. After a few visits, you’ll probably know each other well enough for a solid “hurray!” when you see one another. It’s the kind of industry that attracts artists, perfectionists, and archivists in equal measure, but we’ve all got one thing in common: love and respect for the power of images.
Celebrating that love is what the Photo & Video Expo is all about. We’ll be in peak form for fun, offering free seminars to help you become a better photographer, special Expo-only prices on select items, and taking trade-ins towards ever-cooler equipment in your imaging quest. All new camera purchases will include an exclusive bonus gift and a ticket to one of our famous post-holiday manufacturer classes. Naturally, there will be a raffle contest, too. You might even get to try lenses rarely visible in the wild!
The only thing better than a room full of like-minded shooters at a fever pitch? Well, for Expo, just about every manufacturer sends out emissaries to show off their gear and share their knowledge! We’ll have reps from Nikon, Canon, Sony, Olympus, Panasonic, Fujifilm, and Tamron in-store so you can pick their brains all day… except when they’re busy presenting the seminars!
Don’t miss the photography celebration of the year. Reps will rotate between stores, but the fun and promotional prices will apply across all of our locations.
Try out the latest and greatest with your very own hands, with an expert from the people who made it right across the counter. Meet like-minded & local fellow photographers!
Get Expo-only deals on cameras, accessories, prints, and more. As if the Perfect Picture Pak wasn’t enough, all camera purchasers will receive a special bonus gift!
Ready to upgrade? Expo is a trade-in extravaganza! Bring in any gear you’ve outgrown and we’ll help you evolve.
Free, manufacturer-led seminars will be sure to inspire and inform. Check out the schedule below. See you there!
Basics of Time-Lapse Photography
Mark Toal, Panasonic
Paul Van Allen, Nikon
Capturing Great Images in Low Light
Dave Rhodes, Sony
Fundamentals of Scenic & Travel Photography
Jared Powers, Tamron
Compact Cameras, Full-Size Features
Jamison Ford, Fujifilm