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 to Berger Bros Camera, with locations in Syosset and Amityville. Choose between the following options:
- For $25, you get one digital-photography class (a $50 value).
- For $20, you get a two-hour video-to-DVD transfer (a $39.99 value).
Berger Bros has been selling photography equipment to Long Island locals for more than 57 years, and has kept 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.” Classes also exist for specific cameras, such as Olympus models and the Canon PowerShot series. If, after a single class, students feel they need some brushing-up, they can call Berger Bros and repeat the class once for free. Each student should bring a camera, pen, and paper.
Berger Bros also specializes in modernizing video footage through video-to-DVD transfer. Scrounge up cobweb-laden footage on VHS, S-VHS, 8mm, or another medium of memory transportation and bring it in to the expert transmitters. They will zap the footage from its original device to a shiny new disc, giving customers a brand-new way to recount memories without relying on interpretive dance.
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.