When you say ‘workshop’ around this time of year, the one at the North Pole probably springs to mind…but only slightly less famous are the in-store workshops at London Drugs. They’re free to attend and always cover informative subject matter, like demonstrating new camera tricks or how to create holiday photobooks or gift cards.
In fact, each London Drugs store will be hosting a workshop on December 3rd, a date that’s also officially recognized as Make a Gift Day. Hey, there’s a coincidence! So mark the date on a calendar and be sure to stop by your local London Drugs. While there won’t be any elves cobbling toys to load on a magic sleigh, it’ll nevertheless be a really fun and interesting workshop.
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London Drugs is pleased to present its first #LDFotoCon Consumer Photography Show taking place in six locations throughout the month of May. Customers can learn the ins and outs of digital cameras and photography with the help of expert photographers and representatives from top manufacturers such as Canon, Nikon, Sony, Panasonic, Microsoft and Fuji.
With workshops happening throughout the day, amateur and prosumer photographers can discover how easy it is to capture images that will take their photos to the next level.
Spring flowers, Sports Day, weddings, outdoor activities…if you ever needed good reasons to put your photo taking into hyper drive, they have arrived—because it’s spring!
My photographic inspiration in spring is capturing the way morning light illuminates my neighbourhood’s surroundings—especially flowers and other growing things. I have a good friend who likes to wander her neighbourhood in Vancouver capturing “found” objects in alleyways. I have yet another friend who takes graceful photos of her daughters activities. And between all of us we use different cameras to do it.
For many of us who have reached a certain age, today’s cameras are barely recognizable. The cameras of our youth were very different: much bulkier and made of wood.
Figure 1: Way back in the 1970s, cameras were made of wood.
I am exaggerating a little. Nevertheless, the cameras of my childhood were very different. They had newfangled names like Instamatic and Polaroid, and they were super easy to use: one shutter release button, one lever to advance the film to the next frame. The pictures were terrible, of course, but it sure was straightforward.
Figure 2: Truthfully, this is more like my first camera. Note the flash cube—after only one flash, the plastic casing would be melted and singed around the edges. You would then turn the cube for the next picture.
Fast forward a few decades, and cameras have as many buttons and settings as the Starship Enterprise.
To help us wade through the new technology, every London Drugs store offers workshops on the basics of the digital camera. Called Photo Experience workshops, this is a casual evening where you can learn the ABCs of your camera.
Here are 10 reasons why you should take a Photo Experience workshop:
Every London Drugs holds Photo Experience workshops, usually on the first and third Tuesdays of every month. If you have a brand new camera, or you just want to get more out of your camera, this workshop is the perfect way to learn in a casual, fun setting.
For more information, drop by the Camera Department and our experts would be happy to give you all the details.
By Angela Ford, photo blogger