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Park Cameras celebrate 50 years with Imaging Festival 2021 – Amateur Photographer

Park Cameras celebrate 50 years with Imaging Festival 2021 – Amateur Photographer

Events in person are back at Park Cameras as their Imaging Festival returns in October 2021! Celebrating their 50th year of trading as an independent photo retailer, Park Cameras are laying on a whole range of free photo seminars for you to attend with the aim to inspire and teach customers about new aspects of photography they may not have previously considered.

Over the last decade, the Imaging Festival has been a regular fixture on the photographic calendar that photo enthusiasts from all over the country have looked forward to attending, and the entire team at Park Cameras are delighted that the environment has now allowed for the event to be hosted once again.

park cameras imaging festival promotional banner

In addition to this, by visiting on the day, you can get hands-on with some of the latest gear to have been announced, including the Canon EOS R3, Fujifilm GFX 50S II and the compact Ricoh GR IIIx.

The Imaging Festival will be held on Saturday 2nd October at their Burgess Hill store in West Sussex, and Saturday 9th October at their Central London store, located just off Oxford Street.

Learn from the experts and bag an incredible deal

The Imaging Festival has been carefully curated to suit photographers of all levels – whether you’re a beginner, enthusiast or a use photography to make a living, you will leave the day feeling inspired.

Park Cameras have two of the largest photographic stores in the country with dedicated areas to allow customers to try out the latest products available on the market.

At the Imaging Festival, their own expert staff will be joined by technical experts from over 20+ of the largest photographic brands including Canon, Sony, Fujifilm, Olympus, Panasonic, Hasselblad, Sigma, Tamron, Zeiss, Epson, Vanguard, 3 Legged Thing, H&Y and many more. Visit on the day and they’ll help get your questions answered, no matter how obscure they might be!

Canon EOS R3, Fujifilm GFX 50S II and Ricoh GR IIIx.

Upon visiting the Imaging Festival, it’s also a great opportunity to take a home a bargain as there will be a wide-range of exclusive in store only deals to take advantage of, on both cameras and lenses, but also accessories such as tripods, bags, filters and binoculars.

There will also be a number of talks from professional photographers focussing on various topics including how to give your images impact, how you can try out new genres of photography, and how photography can help with your mental health from top experts such as David Clapp, Glyn Dewis, Chad Gordon Higgins, Ron Timehin, and Paul Sanders.

Places can be booked by visiting www.parkcameras.com/imaging-festival.

With so much going on throughout the day, at their Burgess Hill store, Park Cameras have also teamed up with local charity St. Peter and St. James Hospice to offer refreshments including tea, coffee and some light bites.

There will also be the opportunity to enter their raffle and win some fantastic prizes with all proceeds going towards the hospice, who provide expert and compassionate care to adults in Burgess Hill, and the surrounding towns and villages.

The team at Park Cameras are really looking forward to seeing photo enthusiasts at the Imaging Festival 2021, but appreciate that things are a little different at the current time. However, they have taken steps to ensure that customers, brand representatives and employees enjoy their time at the store, but also feel safe and comfortable.

They will have hand sanitising stations located around the store and are encouraging the use of face coverings when visiting. You can learn more about the procedures they have put in place by visiting their website.

With all this in mind, a visit to Park Cameras on the 2nd October (Burgess Hill) or 9th October (London) will not only be worth it, you’ll pick up some great tips and tricks to improve your photography and it will save you money on a range of your favourite photographic kit, too!

To keep updated with everything that will be taking place at both Imaging Festivals and to book your free seminar place, simply visit www.parkcameras.com/imaging-festival. This is a date that anyone with an interest of photography, from a beginner to professional surely cannot miss!


About Park Cameras

Established in Burgess Hill, West Sussex in 1971, Park Cameras are one of the UK’s leading independent photographic retailers, serving the needs of all photographers, from enthusiasts to professionals, and have built an enviable reputation for outstanding customer service.

In 2008 Park Cameras opened a new purpose-built showroom at their West Sussex headquarters, offering an incredible range of photographic equipment. With a clear emphasis on touch and try, the showroom is a flagship outlet for many of the leading photographic brands, with customers able to try a massive range of the latest photo products.

Friendly and informative staff are on hand to provide help and assistance, whilst the Fujifilm lab and in-house print centre provides customers with a wide range of developing and printing services.

November 2013 saw another milestone in Park Cameras history as they opened a brand new store in Central London, run with the same ethos as Burgess Hill, with the aim to become London’s best camera store.

In 2021, Park Cameras was transitioned to an Employee Ownership Trust. Being beneficiaries of the trust will ensure our staff drive a new level of enthusiasm and commitment to our customers. We will always strive to make Park Cameras the most inspiring place for everything photographic, for any level of photographer and videographer.

Park Cameras is an authorised Canon Pro Partner, Nikon Professional Dealer, Olympus Premium Dealer and Sony Digital Imaging Professional Retailer and home to over 15,000 products from more than 50 of the world’s leading photographic brands.


Further reading

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