In the days before mirrors, baseball players would collect their own baseball cards so that they'd always know what they looked like, regardless of slugging percentage. Learn about the preservative nature of photographs with today's Groupon: for $25, you get one digital-photography class (up to a $50 value) from the skilled teachers at Berger Bros Camera. Choose between the store’s two locations, in Syosset or Amityville. You can also use your Groupon toward the cost of a more expensive class.
Berger Bros has been selling photography equipment to Long Island locals for more than 57 years, while always keeping pace with the latest technologies, programs, and trends. In addition to running a retail store, the alliterative proprietors offer a bevy of classes on digital cameras and digital-photography software (most $50 classes last around two hours). Learn the basics of pointing and shooting with a largely unexplored digital camera, or put a bulky DSLR manual to the side and discover in a hands-on environment that the acronym doesn’t stand for “Deliberate Sloths Love Roosters,” which is probably what’s been causing all the trouble. Classes also exist for specific cameras, such as Olympus models and the Canon Powershot series. Alternatively, use your Groupon toward the cost of a more expensive series, such as the four-week Photoshop CS course ($140), and finally learn how to ’shop yourself into every single Winston Churchill portrait.
If after your single class, you feel like you might need some brushing-up, just call Berger Bros and you can repeat the class once for free. A single guest is also welcome to join you during class for no extra charge, so you and your assistant will be fully equipped to handle the camera duties on an upcoming safari across the lush Antarctic plains or when doing wildlife photography at the office.
Please bring a camera, pen, and paper.
Berger Bros of Amityville was voted Best Camera Store on Long Island 2010 by Long Island Press readers.
Berger Bros Camera
Since 1951, Berger Bros Cameras' knowledgeable staff have been emphasizing customer satisfaction as they match shoppers with a range of DSLRs and point-and-shoot cameras. With shelves lined with lenses, binoculars, and telescopes—along with cameras and accessories from quality brands such as Canon, Nikon, Leica, and Olympus—the shop can outfit photographers for any project. They also stock consumer- and professional-grade video cameras, as well as underwater equipment that makes it possible to document sea life or film a live-action Little Mermaid sequel.
The shop complements its wares with classes that teach customers to take full advantage of their complex cameras. Workshops and classes cover topics ranging from introductory photography to sports and wildlife photography, as well as the popular editing programs Photoshop or Lightroom.