Archive for February 2014
Howdy, Olympus and M43 shooters! Englewood Camera just brought in a great selection of pre-owned Olympus micro 4/3 cameras and lenses! Save money when you buy pre-owned from Englewood Camera. Your satisfaction is our #1 priority; used cameras and used lenses are backed by a 6-month warranty!
A glimpse of our Olympus pre-owned:
Olympus OMD E-M5 Kit with 12-50mm and FL-14
Olympus M 17mm f/1.8
Olympus M 75mm f/1.8 (Wow!)
Olympus E-P5 Body Only with VF-4
Olympus M 12mm f/2
Olympus M 45mm f/1.8
Hey photographers! Have you always wanted to make a custom book with your own photographs? Now is the time! Design a custom photo book with Englewood Camera’s easy to use online ordering tool. Choose as many photos and pages as you want, incorporate text, and design the book exactly how you want it to look. These high quality silver halide books are printed by Fujifilm, and are a great way to showcase your work. Whether you shoot journalism, weddings, landscape, or wildlife, the creative possibilities are endless!
Englewood Camera is pleased to announce Craig Walker and Jamie Cotten as the official contest judges. Craig Walker is a Pulitzer Prize winning photojournalist, and currently shoots for The Denver Post. Jamie Cotten is an award-winning freelance photojournalist, specializing in candid portraiture and social issues. Craig and Jamie are married and live in Littleton with their son Quinn. You can read their complete bios at the end of this post, as well as link to their work online.
The winning book design gets you a brand new Fujifilm X100s camera–a value of $1299! Second place will win a Fujifilm Mini 90 Neo Classic Instax camera and film (up to a $200 value!). Books will be returned to the entrants after the winner is announced.
Deadline to enter is Saturday, April 12th at 5:00pm. No late entries will be accepted. Winners will be announced on Saturday, April 26th at an awards banquet at Englewood Camera. Download a copy of our official contest rules and an entry form. Please note: the minimum number of pages is 4 (8 sides). Visit our website to start designing your book, or watch our video (below) to learn how!
Jamie Cotten is an award-winning freelance photographer, specializing in candid portraiture and social issues.
Her work has appeared in The Denver Post, The Dallas Morning News, The Telegraph (UK), the Daily Mail, Colorado Life Magazine, and in media outlets via Polaris Images, among others.
Jamie was recently invited to the 5th Pulitzer Prize Winners Workshop as a guest speaker in Hong Kong, where she presented her project on motherhood that she shot using the Hipstamatic iPhone app. Shortly after returning from Hong Kong, her story was featured on both the San Francisco Chronicle and The Dallas Morning News’ photo blogs.
She’s also volunteered her photo services for the nonprofit organization PEACE Mexico, shooting staff portraits and documenting PEACE’s involvement in its local community throughout Nayarit, Mexico.
“It’s amazing to see the way people open up to photographer Jamie Cotten,” says Colorado Life Magazine assistant editor, Matt Masich. “Her genuine and irrepressible zest for life puts her photo subjects at ease, letting her capture them as they truly are in unguarded moments.”
Jamie studied fine art photography at the School of Visual Arts (SVA) in New York before returning to her native Colorado where she graduated from Metropolitan State College of Denver with a Bachelor of Arts in photojournalism and international business.
Upon graduating in 2010, Jamie worked at Law Week Colorado as the paper’s first staff photographer, though the paper had been open eight years.
Twice the Society of Professional Journalists (SPJ) awarded Jamie first place in feature photography – once for her photo story on Burmese refugees in Colorado struggling to navigate the complicated U.S. legal system, and once for her story on an inspirational boxing coach.
She was also recognized by SPJ for feature writing on her story of a quadriplegic father, Adam Scaturro, which she photographed as well.
“My ultimate goal as a journalist is to help people relate to one another,” Jamie says.
Craig F. Walker joined the staff of The Denver Post in 1998 and has covered a broad range of stories including the aftermath of the collapse of the World Trade Center in New York, the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq, the United States military, post-traumatic stress disorder, the Occupy movement and daily life in Colorado.
Raised in York, Pennsylvania, Craig graduated from the Rhode Island School of Photography and began his career working for the Marlborough Enterprise and the Berkshire Eagle in Massachusetts.
In 2010, Craig’s photo essay Ian Fisher: American Soldier, an “intimate portrait of a teenager who joins the Army at the height of insurgent violence in Iraq, poignantly searching for meaning and manhood,” won the Pulitzer Prize for Feature Photography. Craig’s work was exhibited at The International Photojournalism Festival of Perpignan in 2010.
In 2012, Craig was awarded a second Pulitzer Prize for Feature Photography for Welcome Home, The Story of Scott Ostrom, a “compassionate chronicle of an honorably discharged veteran, home from Iraq and struggling with a severe case of post-traumatic stress, images that enable viewers to better grasp a national issue.” Craig was also named Newspaper Photographer of the Year in the Pictures of the Year International competition.
Craig’s photography has also been honored by the Sidney Hillman Foundation, Harry Chapin Media Awards, National Press Photographer’s Association Best of Photojournalism Contest, Pictures of the Year International, National Headliner’s Awards, Unicef Photo of the Year Contest, American Society of News Editors and Society of News Design.
Craig’s work can be seen on The Denver Post website, but you can see his award-winning work here.
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.
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.
For those non-believers who say film is dead: at Englewood Camera, we are inclined to disagree! With more and more companies switching to digital photography, analog photographers are left with minimal resources for purchasing and processing film.
Englewood Camera offers a great selection on 35mm and 120mm film; check out top films from Ilford, Fujifilm and Kodak in C-41 color print, E-6 slide film, and B&W print film. Are you a student? Save 10% on film! We process C-41 and B&W in house with fast turn around times too, and can scan your negatives onto a CD. So analog photographers: don’t fret! Englewood Camera is your one stop shop for all things film.
Exciting new analog products at Englewood Camera
2014 is an exciting year for us! We just became an Impossible Project dealer, offering our customers a great selection of instant films, refurbished Polaroid cameras, and more. Read our post from earlier this week.
In addition, we now stock a great selection of the Fujifilm Instax products–including the new, very cool Mini 90 Neo Classic camera!
Specifications on this awesome camera include:
- Lithium Ion rechargeable battery
- Macro mode, landscape mode, kids mode, and party mode for better exposures in unique shooting situations
- Bulb mode for long exposures (up to 10 seconds): bring night photography to a whole new level!
- Multiple exposure mode to superimpose images on top of each other
- Real image viewfinder with target spot and parallax adjustment for macro mode
- Self-timer so you can be in the shot!
- Tripod socket to take control of your long exposures
- Brightness control to add low-key or high-key effect to your photos
We have these cameras in stock, as well as a great selection of other Mini Instax cameras, and Instax film too. Stop by and check them out today!
Used Analog Gear at Englewood Camera
Looking for a deal on a film camera? Englewood Camera specializes in pre-owned 35mm, medium format and large format cameras. Complete with a 6-month warranty, we stock brands like Nikon, Pentax, Canon, Olympus, Hasselblad, Mamiya, Linhoff, and more. Currently available in our used analog department:
We also have a variety of 35mm cameras available:
- Pentax K1000 with 50mm f/2
- Zeiss Ikon Contessa
- Nikon F4 Body
- Canon EOS 1V HS Body
- Canon EOS 1 Body
Check out a fantastic selection on Leica lenses, Nikon manual focus lenses, and other analog odds and ends at Englewood Camera.
Canon USA announced yesterday a new DSLR to its lineup of EOS cameras; the new Rebel T5 will be available sometime next month! For photographers looking for their first SLR, the Rebel T5 is perfect.
- 18 megapixel CMOS Sensor
- 3″ LCD Display
- 9-point Autofocus (including one center cross-type AF point)
- Full 1080 HD movie with multiple frame rate settings
- In-camera editing available
- Fun, creative settings in camera, such as Toy Camera, Fisheye, and Miniature Effect
- Built-in feature guide helps users understand how different modes and settings work
The EOS Rebel T5 sells with an EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS II lens for $549.99
Canon also announced an exciting new waterproof compact camera to their lineup–the PowerShotD30! This camera is adventure ready with a record-breaking depth of 82 feet!
- 12.1 Megapixel High-Sensitivity CMOS Sensor
- 5X wide optical zoom (equivalent to 28-140mm)
- Rated to 82′ waterproof, giving divers more coverage of the underwater world!
- Temperature resistant, from 14 to 104 degrees Farenheit
- Built-in GPS tracker allows photographers to document where and when images were taken
- Sunlight LCD mode helps reduce glare for outdoor picture taking
- Shockproof to 6.5 feet
- Record stunning videos in full 1080 HD
The PowerShot D30 will be available in April 2014 for a retail price of $329.99
Check out more PowerShot models announced yesterday on Canon’s website by clicking here.
Miss Polaroid film? Well, miss it no more! As of today, Englewood Camera is a stocking dealer of The Impossible Project products. In 2008, founders Florian “Doc” Kaps and Andre Bosman bought the last Polaroid factory in the world; the company name was founded on the seemingly impossible task of redeveloping Polaroid film. With many of the chemicals found in original Polaroid films banned, The Impossible Project sought to recreate this much loved medium–and as a result, photographers can use their beloved type 600 and SX-70 cameras once again!
Now in stock: type SX-70 color film and type 600 color film. We are waiting for some very cool B&W instant film to ship; be on the lookout for that! Don’t have a Polaroid camera? We have refurbished, classic 600 cameras in stock–and they come with 2 packs of film! Stop by the store to check out this very cool, very classic film.
Some excerpts from The Impossible Project website worth reading:
Impossible instant film is an integral film: the film itself contains all the chemicals necessary for photo development. When an Impossible photo comes out of the camera it is blue. What you then see as the image appears is a chemical reaction. On ejection, the rollers of the camera distribute a re-agent paste, stored in a pod inside the frame, over the whole image and start a photochemical process. The re-agent then causes special chemicals (developer layer, image layer, timing layer and acid layer) to react, and silver compound layers to process – thus producing blue, green and red light patterns, which then result in an image. Getting this reaction right is extremely difficult. So manufacturing Impossible film in our factory in Enschede is far from easy. In fact, it is really complicated: A single photo consists of more than 27 components that have to be put together in the right way in order to make things happen. That’s why we are working hard to constantly improve the whole process and the quality of our film.
And don’t forget about all the creative things you can do with instant film! According to The Impossible Project:
Impossible film can be used and abused in hundreds of ways – some of which even we haven’t heard of. The Impossible community is famous for it’s creativity and drive to challenge our material: Emulsion lifts, experiments with heat, multiple exposures, collaging… the possibilities are endless. Our ever growing user gallery is testament to that. So get your feet wet (and your fingers) and start experimenting with Impossible instant film. We can’t wait to see what you come up with!
In the market for a new camera? Need additional lenses for your current set up? Check out instant savings this week (2/9/14-2/15/14) from popular brands like Canon, Fuji and Sony.