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Bergen County Polaroid Camera Club @ Wholesale Photo

We are interested in starting a Polaroid Camera Club in the Bergen County NJ area. We want to begin stocking our store shelves with Polaroid products but want to be sure there is enough interest in our area. So we want to start simple and first collect enough email addresses to create a small newsletter that will keep you informed on when we have Polaroid film and products in-stock.

If you are interested in being a part of this newsletter group please send an email to us with the words “Polaroid Club” in the title, to:

polaroid@wholesalephoto.com

When Polaroid closed a few years ago we – as a photo store – moved to selling Fuji Instax cameras and film in our shop. The Fuji instant cameras are great and Fuji has brought some interesting improvements to the instant picture market. Like a mini-printer (Instax Share) that make printing wirelessly from your smartphone a breeze.

We have noticed that there are still customers that are interested in Polaroid and wish we would be their local one-stop shop for Polaroid film for their Spectra, SX-70, OneStep 600 and Polaroid “pack” film cameras. But we need your help before we can invest in bringing in these films. We need to know that we have a group of people that have an interest in buying and using this unique film. So please signup with our newsletter and let’s see if we can get a Polaroid “movement” going in Northern New Jersey. Wholesale Photo wants to do this. Do you?  Let us know.

Polaroid Films we were thinking of starting with:
600 B/W Hardcolor Edition
600 B/W Round Frame
600 Magenta Type Monochromatic
600 Color Poison Paradise Edition (Hibiscus)
600 Color Poison Paradise Edition (Fuchsia)
600 Color Poison Paradise Edition (Frangipani)
SX-70 Color Lulu Guinness Edition

Are there any other types of Polaroid film that are not listed here that you know you would buy if we stocked it?

Wholesale Photo Cafe
Midland Park Shopping Center
85 Godwin Ave.
Midland Park, New Jersey 07432
polaroid@wholesalephoto.com

Tim’s Photo Tips: lightning Photos

lightning storm blogI  was lucky enough to spent some time at the beach this past week and came away with lots of photos. One of my favorite things is to shoot summer lightning storms over the water. A lot has to do with timing so it is not something you can schedule but there is a greater chance of thunder storms at the beach. You just have to be prepared and patient.

In order to take these kind of photos you will need a Digital camera with manual control and a good wide-angle lens. Probably a 24mm or 28mm lens is ideal to get the most coverage. A  D-SLR is preferred for this type of photography because of how much more light it gathers. Some of today’s Point and Shoot cameras have the capability to take this type of photo but it is much harder to do. You will also need a good stable tripod. It takes a longer time exposure to get the photo so the camera has to be steady while the shutter is open. To start , you need to take the camera off of Auto ISO and to set the ISO manually to a low setting. (100 ISO or 200 ISO) The simplest way to shoot is to then set the camera for manual exposure. You will have to set the shutter speed and aperture. For shutter speed you want to set it to “B”. This stands for “bulb” which means as long as you hold your finger on the shutter release the shutter stays open. Another option is to use a remote control and lock the shutter open so that you do not risk shaking the camera with your hand. Then you want to start with an aperture somewhere in the middle like F-8. As you shoot and check out your images on play back you will then raise or lower the aperture for the correct lighting.

So, the camera is on the tripod and locked in the proper position to over see a wide view of the lightning. Turn the Auto Focus off on the lens and set the focus for infinity. If you are using a Point and Shoot camera set it for the Mountain setting in Scene Mode.Also, because you are using a tripod you have to turn off the image stabilization (VR). Open the shutter and keep it open until you see your 1st good strike. Close the shutter and check out the image on the LCD. If it looks too dark open the aperture another stop to F-5.6 or lower. If it looks too bright close the aperture down to F-11 or higher. Depending on how close to your postion the lightning strikes are will determine how bright or dark the light will be. For my photo, the strikes were very far away and required a 32 second exposure time at an aperture of F-5.6. Of course it is a double-edged sword. The closer you are to the lightning the better the photo but the closer you are to lightning. I waited until the storm had passed over head and then when it was miles away and the rain had stopped I went out to shoot.

Hopefully I have not left anything out but I’ve gone on long enough. Happy shooting. I would love to see your results so please share. And I am always willing to give more advice here in the store.
The best thing I can tell everyone is that if you ever take a photo and it is not what you thought it should be then that is when you need to learn. That is what we are here for at Wholesale Photo. Bring in your camera and the photo and let us help you understand how to get the photo the way you would like.

Over flowing with Used Equipment SALE!

Used blogUsed – film cameras, digital cameras, lenses, telephoto, wide-angle, macro, prime, ED,  tele- extenders, flashes, extension tubes, point-n-shoot, SLR, D-SLR. Nikon, Canon, Minolta, Ricoh, Yashioca, Fuji, Casio.

The merchandise will move fast because of the SALE. Don’t wait and miss out. Now is the time to treat yourself or to give the gift of Photography.