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Friday, December 30, 2011


December 29, 2011, Commack, NY - "Beyond the Kit Lens" is a series of seminars that will offer attendees a new perspective on photography. Under the instruction of professional photographers, André Costantini & Ken Hubbard, the 2-day seminar is designed to inspire the beginner to enthusiast photographers to make great images by understanding the choices that can be made when shooting. By dissecting a scenario, the instructors will explain how the camera works and how to improve images. Topics that will be discussed include lens choice, focal length, distance to your subject, aperture and shutter speed.

The 2-day event begins with a Meet & Greet followed by a 3 hour-long seminar. The following day, attendees are encouraged to participate in a 45-minute small group session with the instructors for Q and A and discussion. Seating for each seminar is limited and reservation is required. The cost of the seminar is only $59. Payment and time selection for the 2nd day group session is due at the time of the reservation. For more information on Beyond the Kit Lens, please visit

Tamron USA recently launched the "Beyond the Kit Lens: Tamron Ten-Minute Lens Lesson" video on the TamronVids YouTube channel. Tamron Field Technician and expert, Rob Moody explains the advantages of 5 major types of lenses. This is just one of the many topics that will be presented at the Beyond the Kit Lens event. The video can be accessed at

Select Participating Retailers*
Bel Air Camera - Bel Air, CA
Christian Photo - Urbandale,
IA Midwest Camera Exchange - Columbus, Ohio
National Camera - Minneapolis, MN
Nelson's Photo - San Diego, CA
Penn Camera - Washington, DC
Pitman Photo Supply - Miami, FL
Precision Camera - Austin, TX
Showcase Photographic - Atlanta, GA
WB Hunt - Boston, MA

About the Instructors:

André Costantini is a photographer, filmmaker, and educator. André's approach to photography is enjoyable, engaging, and informative. He has taught photography seminars throughout the United States, Canada, and the Caribbean and has written articles for Studio Photography and Design and Shutterbug. Clients include American Repertory Theatre, Discovery Channel, Criterion Collection, and Tamron USA. To view André's work, visit

Ken Hubbard is the Field Services Manager for Tamron USA. He is responsible for the company's events, including Tamron's popular consumer workshop series. A talented photographer himself, Ken has had a nationwide gallery showings of his portrait and landscape photography and teaches enthusiasts how to take better photos at numerous events. Ken's extensive background in the field of photography is unique and diverse. He has traveled extensively throughout the United States and the result is a consistent output of breathtaking photographs that continually challenge the boundaries of the genre. To view Ken's work, visit

About Tamron Tamron is a leading manufacturer of photographic lenses. Among its many optical and mechanical innovations since the founding of the company in 1950, Tamron's development of mass-produced hybrid Aspherical elements paved the way for today's compact high power all-in-one lenses when, in 1992, this technology was incorporated into the ground-breaking 28-200mm. Tamron continues to lead in this category of lenses with the new 18-270mm Di II VC PZD - the world's smallest and lightest 15X zoom lens featuring

Tamron's propietary VC (Vibration Compensation) system for blur-free hand-held shooting of photos in low light and at telephoto settings and PZD (Piezo Drive) autofocus system for fast and quiet AF operation. Tamron has garnered international acclaim for its extensive line-up of professional and consumer lenses.

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