Special Events

  • Cleveland Spring PhotoExpo 2019


  • Nikon Demo Day

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    Join Nikon Representatives for an in-store demo of the new Z Series cameras.

    There will also be an exclusive session taking a look at 50 things about the Z camera you didn't know. Please click the links below to register for the demo in your city!

    Saturday, March 16, 11am - 4pm
    Session 11am - 1pm

    Tuesday, March 19, 1pm - 7pm
    Session 4pm - 6pm

    Thursday, March 21, 11am - 4pm
    session 3:30pm - 5:30pm

  • Panasonic Demo Day


    Getting Started with Travel Photography with TJ Houston

    Traveling is fun but capturing those memories for a lifetime is even better! In this class, TJ Houston, Panasonic Sales Support Rep, will take you through how to scout out the best "photoesque" locations for you next trip, explain how to get the perfect exposure in camera and also share tips on how to edit and share your photos with family and friends.

    Register Here

    Dodd Camera
    35840 Chester Road
    Avon, OH 44011
    Wed, February 13, 2019
    2:00 pm – 3:30 pm

    Cinematic Shooting with Kevin Best

    In this seminar, you will learn the fundamentals and techniques applied by cinematographers to take uninteresting video to a cinematic level. Kevin will start with the basics and work his way into more advanced methods that he uses to achieve the best possible image.

    Register Here

    Dodd Camera
    2077 East 30th Street
    Cleveland, OH 44115
    Wed, February 13, 2019
    12:00 pm – 1:30 pm

    Portrait Lighting 101 with Brad Cohn

    This hands-on class will take you through the basics of lighting and how to light different subjects based on their features. This class serves as a beginners guide to the world of lighting and lighting patterns. You will leave with the knowledge and confidence to start taking better portraits with all different kinds of light including strobe and constant lighting.

    Everyone will be photogaphing. Please bring your camera.

    Register Here

    Dodd Camera
    7531 Mentor Avenue
    Mentor, OH 44060
    Wed, February 13, 2019
    5:00 pm – 6:30 pm



  • Trade Up to Nikon Z


  • Sony Trade Up Event


    Trade in your old DSLR or lens and get up to a $500 trade-in bonus.

    Trade-in any working digital interchangeable lens camera or lens and receive up to a $500 bonus towards the purchase of selected Sony Alpha full frame mirrorless cameras or lenses including a7 III and selected G-master lenses plus the value of your trade-in. Bonus offers are stackable with instant rebates increasing your savings.

    Please visit your closest Dodd Camera location for more details and an evaluation of your trade in gear.


    Offer valid 2/3/2019 - 3/30/2019

  • Nikon Demo Day


  • Winter PhotoExpo in Cincinnati

    Expo_techJoin 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.

  • Chicago Summer Expo

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  • Spring EXPO in Cleveland

    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

  • 5 Things We Love About the Panasonic Lumix GH5!


    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!

    Pre-Order Your Panasonic Lumix GH5 here or visit us in Cleveland, Columbus, Dayton, Cincinnati and Chicago to for more details!

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