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ACE Photo Customer Appreciation Day, Nikon Sensor Cleaning, and Secret Black Friday

November 17th, 2016 Comments off

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Come in to ACE Photo! The Ashburn and Falls Church locations will be hosting early black Friday sales, sensor cleaning seminars, and customer appreciation day. The weekend begins with the black Friday sales. Followed by customer appreciation day on the 19th. Finally, on Sunday the 20th there will be free sensor cleaning for Nikon cameras only plus a tips and tricks seminar from 10:00am – 3:00pm.

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Beyond the Fundamentals: Composition and The Digital Darkroom

November 15th, 2016 Comments off

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The class will revolve around taking your photography to the next level. How do you become a “better” photographer? What kinds of gear will help your imagery? Students will also learn how composition affects the viewer. In addition, there will be a hands on section that each student will give you the opportunity to use their camera.

The second part of the class will focus on The Digital Darkroom. What are the differences between jpg and raw files? What are the benefits of shooting raw files? And how do we process raw files. Adobe Elements will be briefly talked about as well as Adobe Lightroom.
In addition we will look at two tools for when we take quick shots with our phone; that is Snapseed and The Photographer’s Ephemeris

For questions regarding class content contact:
Info@torrenzanophotography.com

Location:

Ace Photo
44710 Cape Court Suite 122
Ashburn, VA 20147

 

Price $49.00 + handling fee

3 Hour Class – 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM

Wednesday November 16th

Click Here to Register

 

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Nikon at ACE Ashburn

October 27th, 2016 Comments off

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OCTOBER 30th 10 – 3pm

KeyMission 360

The Nikon KeyMission 360 is a dual-lens action camera that simultaneously captures two 180°+ images in up to Ultra HD 4K resolution at 24 fps and allows you to view them as one.

The KeyMission 360 stitches the two separate images internally and provides you with one 360° spherical VR image. This single image can then be viewed with optional VR goggles or on 360 platforms such as YouTube 360, where you can move around the image in all directions. You can also upload the stitched image into various VR editing software and enhance it before viewing it on goggles or 360 platforms.
The KeyMission 360 features a rugged design and is built to withstand the elements: Without any additional housing, it is waterproof down to 100 ft, shockproof from 6.6 ft, freezeproof, and dustproof. Aside from added convenience, not requiring a housing allows for cleaner image and audio capture, as no additional layers are required between the lenses and mic and your subject. Like the rest of the KeyMission series, the KeyMission 360 uses glass Nikon Nikkor lenses, representing Nikon’s commitment to this lineup.
The KeyMission 360 also features internal electronic Vibration Reduction (for 1080p capture) that will reduce the effects of shakes and jitters in your outdoor adventures, providing you with a smoother final image. A free-to-download Nikon control and playback app is also included with the camera that’s compatible with both iOS and Android mobile devices.
You can also capture Full HD 1080p video at 24 fps, 1440 x 960 video at 25/30 fps, and 29MP still images. In all shooting modes, both lenses automatically work at the same time. Each lens features 7 lens elements in 7 groups and offers approximately a 12″ focusing distance.
The KeyMission 360 comes with a varied set of accessories, including a cage-like Silicone Jacket, lens protector to prevent scratches, and underwater lens protector that will allow you to achieve better focus underwater. Additionally, it supports many more optional KeyMission accessories for riding, watersports, and everyday outdoor activities.

Key Features

  • Captures and stitches two 180°+ images in Ultra HD 4K resolution at 24 fps
  • Provides you with one 360° spherical VR image
  • Also offers video recording at 1080 at 24 fps and 1440 x 960 at 24/25 fps
  • 29MP still-image capture
  • Waterproof to 100 ft, shockproof from 6.6 ft, freezeproof, and dustproof without any external housing
  • Internal electronic Vibration Reduction (for 1080p capture)
  • Features glass Nikon Nikkor lenses
  • Includes Nikon control and playback app for iOS and Android
  • 7 lens elements in 7 groups
  • 12″ focusing distance
  • Built-in Wi-Fi and Bluetooth
  • Micro-HDMI output and Micro-USB 2.0 interface
  • microSD card slot
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Fundamentals of Photography

September 10th, 2016 Comments off

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In this class you’ll learn the basics of shooting with a DSLR or Mirrorless camera.  We will cover the basic controls of the camera and the meaning of different photographic terms.  Topics covered will include Aperture, Shutter Speed, ISO, Depth of Field and White Balance. This class will also touch on some basic rules of composition.  There will be two hours of instruction followed by a one hour question-and -answer session.

Please bring your camera.  If you have examples of images you need help with it can be discussed during the Q&A session.

 

Price $49.00 + handling fee

3 Hour Class – 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM

Wednesday, Sept 21st

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Nikon Days Ace Photo

August 5th, 2016 Comments off

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Have you ever had a burning question about Nikon gear or wanted better insight into a certain product? Then Nikon Days (Aug 26th and Sept 2nd) are the days
to be at Ace Photo!

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Discover Yourself Through Photography With James Torrenzano

August 3rd, 2016 Comments off

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  • Have you ever asked yourself why you are drawn to photographing certain subjects ?
  • Is there a common thread that is woven through your body of work ?

This three-hour class will explore the use of personal photographs to understand what lies hidden within the self.

A Professional Photographer and Art Therapist will help each class member with various tools to assist in their discovery.

  • What story can be told of our images?
  • What hidden treasures can we unlock by looking at the patterns that are woven throughout our work?This class will go beyond the functions of the camera and look at how each participant can begin learning new methods of exploring the world around them.  The camera is a bridge that provides a way to cross over and explore our imagery up close and personal. Participants will be asked provide their own images, which will be used as a starting point for the class.

Participants will be asked provide their own images, which will be used as a starting point for the class.

We will look at three specific types of images that you have taken. A subject, a passageway (windows, doors, openings) and a landscape. Theses three images will form the cornerstone of our class and be used as tool toward uncovering hidden treasures. Each class member will create an actual map using provided art material and by compositing their images to form a picture.

This map will serve as a symbol and help ignite a personal transformation. Please bring to class examples of these images that you have taken and your camera. The images should be printed at least 8×10 and can be printed with any printer. The images will be cut and glued onto the map

Where: 44710 Cape Ct, Ashburn, VA 20147

When: 10:00am – 1:00pm

Register: Here

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Lighting: The Key to Improving Your Photography

June 17th, 2016 Comments off

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If you are struggling with off camera lighting and want to increase your confidence in being able to shoot any where any time then this class is for you.
This class will give you a firm foundation on how to control any light you have available. This class uses off camera speed lights, studio lights and maybe even a construction work light to improve your photography.

Just a few of the topics that will be covered:

  • One light Portraits
  • Mastering Flash Settings
  • Balancing Ambient light with Flash
  • Shooting with High-Speed Sync
  • Manipulating Color Temperature
  • TTL vs Manual
  • Selecting the Right Light Modifier
  • Umbrella, Softbox, Octabox, etc.
  • Hard Light vs Softlight
  • Using Constant Light vs Flash

Instructor Lee Love is a commercial photographer that specializes in advertising and editorial photography. This class will take a real world approach to lighting and he will share examples of how he solved difficult on-location lighting issues.
Saturday July 9th – 10:00 AM – 3:00 PM

Location: Ace Photo

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Photographing Raptors Up Close

June 9th, 2016 Comments off

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Sigma Corporation, Ace Photo and the Raptor Conservancy of Virginia will offer a unique opportunity on Saturday, June 18th to get up close and personal with some amazing animals.

 
Not only will you be able to photograph these amazing birds but Sigma will be providing a number of their high-end telephoto lenses (Canon & Nikon Mount) for you to use. Eight different Raptors will be available for you to photograph. You will get the rare opportunity to not only learn more about these beautiful birds but come away with some fantastic images.

SPACE IS LIMITED to 14 per session

 

 

  • Date: Saturday June 18th
  • Location: Potomac Overlook Park
  • Time: Morning Session : 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM – Register Here
  • Time: Afternoon Session : 12:30 PM – 2:30 PM – Register Here
  • Price: $125.00 per session (plus handling fee)

 

 

 

Price Includes donation to Raptor Conservancy of Virginia  & Meadowlark Gardens admission fee.

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ACE: Photo Basics with Frank Ruggles

August 12th, 2014 Comments off

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Whether you’re new to photography or just new to digital photography, the goal of this class is to get you to a comfortable level with your digital camera so you can properly compose and expose nice photographs. Everyone in the class is probably at a slightly different level in their knowledge of photography, so we’ll simply start at the most logical place: The Beginning.

Wednesday, August 13th

Wednesday, August 27th

Class hours are 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM

Register HERE

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