Park Cameras Imaging Festival!Editor - 6th July 2015
Park Cameras recently held their annual Imaging Festivals at their Burgess Hill store in West Sussex and at their store in Central London, just off Oxford Street.
Headlining this years event were the free seminars and photo walks from guest speakers including David Noton, David Newton, Wayne Johns, Michael Wayne Plant, Mark Lawrence, Rob Pugh and Matt Hart. The show also featured a range of special offers and discounts on their usual range of products, plus some one-offs from the likes of Canon, Olympus, GoPro, Sony and Panasonic.
This event has been held since 2008 and has grown in popularity each year. Customers attending this year’s event were some of the first in the UK to try out the Canon PowerShot G3 X with premium features and a 25x optical zoom, the Leica Q and the new Panasonic LUMIX G7 with 4K photo feature.
At the Burgess Hill store on the 20th June, there were over 800 visitors and there were a wide range of photographic talks and seminars open to all. Sessions included talks from David Noton, Michael Wayne Plant, Mark Lawrence, Wayne Johns and Rob Pugh and were based on Beauty Photography, Colour Management, Portrait Photography, Shooting Video among many other topics.
The imaging Festival also continued a week later at the Park Cameras London branch, also offering up exclusive offers available and a range of technical experts from the leading photographic companies for customers to speak to. Here, talks were given from the likes of David Newton, Matt Emmett, Matt Hart and Rob Pugh. Park Cameras also held a range of free to attend photo walks where customers could test out some of the latest cameras and lenses on the streets of London.
There was also a range of free prize draws where customers from each store could win an Epson SureColor SC-P600, Canon PIXMA PRO 10s, Manfrotto Off Road Hiker Backpack or Think Tank Mirrorless Mover 30i shoulder bag – over £1,400 worth of prizes. Park Cameras and Canon also offered customers the chance to have the sensor of their DSLR cleaned for free and took donations to go towards children’s charity Charlie’s Beach Hut and Pancreatic Cancer UK. Customers gave charitably, with the stores raising over £100 for these two charities.
Roscoe Atkins, Managing Director at Park Cameras said “A huge thank you to all our customers, the Park team and our suppliers for making the events a great success. It’s extremely rewarding to hear back the positive comments from customers, who’ve attended the day, learned a great deal more about photographic techniques and products and who’ve been able to pick up a bargain to then put the theory into practice. We look forward to seeing everyone again at our further upcoming in-store events.”