Join us in Cincinnati on December 7th and 8th for our annual winter expo! We'll have some of our vendor representatives available to chat about their gear and answer any questions you may have. It will be a great time to do some of your holiday shopping too!
Dodd Camera Cincinnati
6475 East Galbraith Rd.
Cincinnati, Ohio 45236
December 7: 10am-7pm
December 8: 10am-5pm
Below is a list of some of the free tech sessions being offered:
Sony Tips and Tricks
Whether you’re new to Sony cameras or a seasoned owner, Sony cameras have a lot to offer. In this one hour class, Sony Tech Rep, Barrett McGivney will introduce some of Sony’s innovative features and get you on the road to maximizing your creative potential. Some of the topics include: focus peaking, Eye AF, Creative Shooting modes, HDR/DRO, Capture One software, in-camera apps... and that’s only the beginning.
Beginner Vlogging with Rode and Sony
This class will be an overall run through of audio/video options and techniques for beginner Vloggers. RØDE Product Specialist, Ryan White, and Sony Tech Rep, Barrett McGivney, will present tools commonly used in recording active vlogs. They will show the cameras and microphones used in many applications, as well as show you why they’re important. If vlogging is a goal of yours, this class is for you.
Olympus Live Compositions
In this hands-on class, Olympus Representative Mike Amico will show you how to set up your Olympus camera to shoot in “Live Composite” so that you can capture light in a way you have never captured light before! Come get inspired and let’s paint with light! If you don’t have an Olympus camera, Mike will have a few cameras on deck for you to use, so that you can see this creative way to create! Perfect for creative “cold weather” ideas!
Saturday, December 8th
The art of Senior Portraits with Tamron
Join Bob Sims, Tamron Representative and professional photographer, as he shares some of his best portrait work and discusses how the shots were set up! Topics covered will include: lens selection, posing, lighting, and other tips and tricks! This seminar is appropriate for all skill levels.
Nikon Z-Series: Mirrorless Reinvented
Sit down with Jeff Penn from Nikon in this 1 hour presentation as he discusses the new Nikon Z series full-frame mirrorless camera system. Cutting edge cameras with classic Nikon feel and handling, a stunning EVF, pro-grade video features and compatibility with approximately 360 F-mount NIKKOR lenses that represent the ultimate in optical quality.
Landscape Tips and Tricks with Fuji
In this class, Fuji Representative, Christopher Gilbert will examine equipment options and shooting techniques that will help you capture that ideal landscape photo. This will include an overview of camera settings, various approaches to composition, and camera accessories that will make getting the image in camera much easier. A basic understanding of exposure theory is favored, but not required.
Stop by our Cleveland store on May 4th and 5th for our Annual Spring Expo! Our vendor reps will be available to discuss the latest products and offer tips and tricks, and we are hosting FREE Tech Sessions, FREE sensor cleanings, 20% off used gear, and we will be giving away $1000 worth of Dodd Camera gift cards!
Check out our tech session schedule below:
Arrive early as seating is limited!
The NEW Sony A7 III
Join Sony Tech Rep Barrett McGivney as he discusses the features of their latest release, the A7 III and why it’s taking the Photo Industry by storm.
Friday, May 4th 10AM 30 minute session
Fuji Tech Talk
with Jackie Hillyer from Fujifilm
Join Jackie for a fast fun-filled session about the latest products from Fuji including the brand new X-H1 Mirrorless Digital Camera!
Friday, May 4th 11:00AM 30 minute presentation
Creative Food Photography
Take your food photography to the next level and utilizing light, shadow, and lenses to enhance your best shot. Join Mike Amico from Olympus for this fun and exciting session.
Friday, May 4th 12:30PM 90 minute presentation
Lighting for the Face
presented by Ruben Cruz from Westcott
Join Ruben Dario Cruz as he walks you through creating common lighting patterns for the face used in Professional Portrait work. Ruben will use the NEW Westcott Solid lights utilizing one, two, and three light set ups demonstrating simple and effective methods for producing pleasing and striking portraiture.
Ruben will cover these typical concerns in his presentation:
- Light placement relative to the subject
- Metering light
- Quality of Light
- Soft boxes and modifiers
- Lighting patterns include: Short, Broad, Rembrandt, Butterfly, and Split lighting
Bring your camera for a hands-on shooting opportunity.
Friday, May 4th 3:00PM 90 minute presentation
Making Money with Mirrorless
with Joe Krehlik sponsored by Fuji
Mirrrorless camera technology has continued to evolve at a blistering pace, and is quickly
becoming the tool of choice for many photographers worldwide. Whether you are an
emerging artist or a seasoned professional, we will discuss what makes these cameras
diferent, and how they provide features that are another tool in your arsenal to enable
you to be more profitable.
In our shooting bay, we will demonstrate tethering capabilities and discuss
shooting with purpose, which is a key strategy of proftable photographers. From there
our discussion will turn to workfow, and ways we can harness the power mirrorless
cameras provide to save time.
Saturday, May 5th 12:30PM 2 hour presentation
This week, Panasonic tech rep Jack Salamanchuk visited our Cleveland and Cincinnati stores for in store training and a Panasonic Lumix GH5 Launch Event! Our store staff had the opportunity to get their hands on the GH5 and learn about some of the exciting new features that this camera offers. We put together a list of 5 things that we love about Panasonic's Lumix GH5 for anyone that wasn't able to make it to the event!
5 Things We Love About the Panasonic Lumix GH5
10 Bit Color:
The Panasonic Lumix GH5 offers 10-Bit color in video recording mode. This is huge because most cameras today only offer 8-Bit color video recording. The addition of 10-Bit color means that you can capture many more shades of color in your video compared to what 8-Bit recording can offer. To put it simply, 8-Bit recording captures 16,777,216 different colors. 10-Bit color offers you the ability to capture over a billion different colors, or 64 times the number that 8-Bit allows.
Dual I.S. Image Stabilization:
We did a live comparison between the GH4's image stabilization and the Panasonic GH5's Dual I.S. Image Stabilization and were blown away! There is a night and day difference between the two, and the Dual I.S. system allows you to create ultra smooth handheld video without the use of gimbals or any other stabilizer. Panasonic's Dual I.S. image stabilization is incredible.
Panasonic has created several accessories to expand the capabilities of the GH5. The two must have accessories are the XLR Audio Adaptor and the V-Log L Firmware Upgrade Kit.
The XLR Audio Adapter is a must have for anyone looking to produce professional level video with their GH5. It offers two XLR audio inputs with an output of up to 96 kHz at 24 bits. The adapter is powered by the camera through the hot shoe, and has a built in pre-amp.
The V-Log L Firmware Upgrade Kit is another must have for anyone looking to produce professional level video with the GH5. This expansion provides the ability to capture 12 stops of dynamic range for better highlight and shadow details in your video. Please note: utilizing this accessory will provide video that requires color grading and other professional level file handling.
2 Card Slots
A first for the Lumix G Series cameras, Panasonic has added a second card slot to the GH5. You can utilize the second card slot in multiple ways including; backup, overflow, and RAW + JPeg.
Unlimited Record Time
Gone are the days where you have to re-start recording every 15-30 minutes! The Panasonic GH5 allows you to record until your card is full or the camera battery dies. This means that you can record a full wedding ceremony or event from beginning to end without missing any moments!