Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Gallery Opening at Penn Camera 18th St - Donna Haber

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Gallery Opening for Photographer Donna Haber
Penn Camera 18th Street
Friday, February 5th
3:00pm - 5:00pm

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Donna Haber’s photographs and abstract images are reflective of her love of the outdoors as well as urban life. Coming of age in the 60’s and 70’s, her major influences include the music of The Beatles, psychedelic poster art, and the counterculture. She currently exhibits in Monet’s Garden Gallery in Los Angeles, California as well as the Workhouse Arts Center in Lorton, Virginia.

Here's a sampling of her work from this exhibition:

“Photography is my way of capturing a moment in time as I experience it. My only objective when out in the field is to have fun and enjoy myself. This simple approach allows a greater opportunity for creative spontaneity.”

You can see more of Donna's work at her website,

Would you like to host your own Gallery at Penn? Highlight and exhibit your, or your student's finest artwork with a Gallery at a Penn Camera store. High School students, College students, Amateurs & Professionals welcomed. Email us for information.

Friday, January 22, 2010

Reviewing the Canon 7D

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The Canon 7D Digital SLR camera is the latest development from the noted and cutting edge Canon. The camera is available for purchase after intense development and interviews with over 5,000 photographers to determine what needed to be included in this piece of top of the line camera equipment. Available at as well as Penn Camera locations in Washington, D.C., Maryland and Virginia, the Canon 7D is second-to-none for professional photography. The camera is designed with excellent features to capture the interest and excitement of photographers. Improved resolution, processors, AF, light metering controls, HD video, and more automatic and manual controls make the Canon 7D SLR a formidable piece of photo equipment.

The Canon camera boasts 18.0 effective megapixels and the capability to shoot stills and video. Coupled with the versatility to capture images at 12800 ISO and up to a speed of 8fps, and with Dual “DIGIC4” processors, the Canon 7D is capable of taking amazing photographs in all situations and environments.

Accuracy of images is aided with a new high performance AF system that allows photographers the ability to track subjects quickly in both landscape and portrait composition. Highly customizable AF settings coupled with a new metering system aids photographers in composition, capture and consistent exposure. The new Focus Color Luminance metering system gauges focus, color and luminance through 63 zones. In addition, the camera has an Integrated Speedlite Transmitter to help photographers experimenting with unique and challenging light set ups.

Another benefit to photographic accuracy is the Intelligent Viewfinder. Along with 100% frame coverage, a transmissive LCD in the viewfinder allows photographers to choose between using AF points, composition grid, a spot metering circle and Dual-Axis Electronic Level to accurately frame shots and level the horizon.

The Canon 7D allows photographers to record Full HD movies, and has a variety of tools to aid in this process. Frame rates and exposure can be adjusted, and AF can be used to help track subjects. In addition to the ability to trim movies, the camera has buttons dedicated to movie use.

The Canon 7D SLR is highly customizable and is compatible with a wide range of camera equipment. Photographers can set specific controls for different settings and functions, making on-the-fly adjustments easy and specific to each photographer’s needs. All EF and EF-S lenses and well as Canon EX Speedlites are compatible with the Canon 7DSLR and are available at any good camera store. A completely redesigned camera with amazing features based on the needs of photographers’ worldwide is in store for those who purchase the Canon 7D SLR, an easy choice for professional photography.

For more information or for inquiries, visit or any Penn Camera location. Experts at camera store locations can help you decide if the Canon 7DSLR is right for you, and give you information and tips to help make the most of every feature available on this professional piece of photo equipment.

Thursday, January 14, 2010

Facebook Photo Contest Winners for December

Each month, Penn Camera hosts a photo contest on our Facebook page. We've had hundreds of entries during 2009 and hope to keep seeing your photographs again this year! For December, the contest theme was "The Holidays", and you sent in over 170 terrific submissions. Congratulations to the winners, and our thanks to everyone who submitted an image!

1st Place
Winner of $100 Penn Camera Gift Card
Kim Baker

2nd Place
Winner of a $50 Penn Camera Gift Card
Brian Nielsen

3rd Place
Winner of a $25 Penn Camera Gift Card
Porter Watkins

4th Place
Winners a coupon good for a choice of one 16x20 or two 11x14 enlargements

Nils Granholm

Erica Findley

Victoria Pickering

Keep the great photographs coming! We have some interesting contest themes planned for 2010. Keep check our Facebook page for the next contest announcement, coming soon.

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