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December 14, 2015 13:36 ET

This Week at Adorama: Vincent Ricardel, The Photo Brigade, Daniel Norton, Bryon Summers, and Al Espinosa

Manhattan-Based Photo, Video, and Electronics Store Adorama to Host Free Workshops, Panel Discussions, Live Podcasts, and Seminars in Store Week of December 15th through 20th

NEW YORK, NY--(Marketwired - Dec 14, 2015) - Adorama, one of the world's largest photography, video and audio, imaging and electronics retailers, will host two free workshops, a panel discussion, a live podcast recording, and a seminar from Tuesday, December 15 to Sunday, December 20 in its Manhattan-based super store.

Learning from renowned subject matter experts, attendees will walk away with valuable and actionable insights. Adorama will host the following free events:

Workshop: Understanding Studio Lighting with Vincent Ricardel

Tuesday, December 15th, 2 Sessions: 4PM - 5:30PM & 6PM - 7:30PM

Sponsored by Dynalite, this workshop will be headed by the award-winning photographer Vincent Ricardel. Participants will learn about the fundamentals of photographic lighting in a studio environment through a mixture of lectures and demonstrations.

Participants will be shown how the four basic lighting techniques can be used to create effective portraiture. Plus, they'll be introduced to various light shaping tools and equipment to strengthen their skills as portrait photographers.

This workshop is recommended for a wide variety of participants, ranging from amateurs with a working knowledge of camera functions to advanced enthusiasts who'd like a better understanding of studio lighting techniques.

Photo Brigade Panel Event: Women in Photojournalism

Wednesday, December 16th, 6PM - 8PM

The next Photo Brigade panel event will be moderated by SheKnowsMedia Photo Director and photojournalist Tiffany Hagler-Geard. Award-winning photojournalists Nancy Borowick, Brigitte Stelzer, and Jennifer Altman will participate in the discussion.

Although men dominated the history of photography, women are playing an increasingly important role in contemporary photography. Attendees will learn more about the powerful images and stories being shared by these accomplished photojournalists. All participants can join in the discussion on what it's like to be a cutting-edge female photojournalist paving the way for future generations.

Participants can attend the panel event or watch it live online:

Workshop: Shoot Beautiful Fashion Models and Actors for Free with Daniel Norton

Thursday, December 17th, 3 Sessions: 12PM - 1:30PM, 2PM - 3:30PM, & 4PM - 5:30PM

Join Daniel Norton, seasoned photographer and Senior Lighting Consultant and Trainer at Adorama Pro, for a free open model shoot. Adorama will be providing two models/actors and some lenses, while Broncolor will be providing both Flash and HMI constant lighting. Participants are advised to bring their cameras, memory cards, and an enthusiasm for taking great pictures.

Daniel will set up a new lighting scenario at the start of each session, and attendees are free to shoot and use the images for their own portfolios and non-commercial work.

Podcast: "We're Getting Better" with Bryon Summers

Friday, December 18th, 12PM - 1PM

Adorama will host a live recording of the weekly podcast "We're Getting Better" with host Bryon Summers, the resident photographer of the hip-hop podcast "The Combat Jack Show."

"We're Getting Better" focuses on photographic situations, experiences, and lessons to help aspiring photographers improve their craft.

New episodes of "We're Getting Better" can be accessed on iTunes:

Seminar: 12 Things to Have in Your Bag with Al Espinosa

Sunday, December 20th, 2 Sessions: 12PM - 1:30PM & 2PM - 3:30PM

In anticipation of the season of giving, Al Espinosa -- an award-winning photographer and graphic designer -- will be going over 12 items that photographers should have in their camera bags. Photographers always need an endless variety of accessories, and nothing can be more frustrating than picking the wrong ones.

Attendees don't need to bring their camera gear but should definitely arm themselves with a notepad and pen. Al Espinosa (also known as Brooklyn Born) will be answering questions at the end of the seminar.

Each of the two sessions will last 90 minutes.

ADORAMA: More Than a Camera Store

Adorama is more than a camera store -- it's one of the world's largest photography, video, audio and computer retailers. Serving customers for more than 35 years, Adorama has grown from its flagship NYC store to become the leading online destination for imaging and consumer electronics. Adorama's vast product offerings encompass home entertainment, mobile computing, and professional video and audio, while its services include an in-house photo lab, AdoramaPix; resources and gear for photographers, filmmakers, production studios, broadcasting and post houses, and recording artists through Adorama Pro; pro equipment rental at Adorama Rental Company; and the award-winning Adorama Learning Center, which offers free creative education in online channels such as the popular Adorama TV.

Adorama is listed as one of the top five electronics retailers by Consumer Reports, "Best of the Web" by, Internet Retailers Top 100, and is the official Electronics Retailer of the NY Giants.

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