The annual Fall Photo & Video Expo is coming very soon to every Mike’s Camera near you! November 16th—that’s a Thursday—through the weekend, we’ve scheduled all kinds of attractions for all kinds of imaging fans.
- Sell your used gear, or trade up to new gear for a 10% higher value. Select brands will be offering additional trade-in incentives, too—this is your best opportunity to maximize the value!
- Representatives from Nikon, Canon, Sony, OM System, Panasonic, Fujifilm, Tamron, Sigma, and more will be visiting our stores to show off gear, teach, answer questions, and even offer exclusive deals. Click here for the schedule!
- Get your firmware updated for free! (See below for more information.)
- Enter to win one of nine huge gift cards. No purchase necessary—just come see us!
- Plus, Expo-only savings and bonuses will be in effect the whole time, across all locations.
During the week leading up to Expo, some manufacturers are offering free online classes, plus Canon will be holding two in-person Explorer of Light events (also free).
Scroll down for the skeetus, and make sure to make some notes in your calendar!
A few noteworthy specials:
- Trade In and Save MORE with Nikon: up to $300 bonus value
- Mike’s Camera is paying the tax on eligible Canon camera purchases
- Trade In and Save MORE with Sony: up to $1,000 bonus value
- Exclusive savings on Tamron, Sigma, OM SYSTEM, and Panasonic gear
In-Person Canon Explorer of Light event in Sacramento, CA
Join us in Sacramento for an evening of learning from Canon Explorer of light Roberto Valenzuela as he presents on how to elevate your portraiture photography.
Friday, November 17, 5:30 p.m.–7:00 p.m. (PDT)
Mike’s Camera Sacramento: 2200 J Street, Mid-town
In-Person Canon Explorer of Light event in Boulder, CO
Join us in Boulder for an evening of learning from Canon Explorer of light Adam Jones as he presents on visualizing great images.
Saturda,y November 18, 5:30 p.m.–7:00 p.m. (MDT)
Mike’s Camera Boulder: 2500 Pearl Street, Corner of Pearl and Folsom
Instructed by Canon Product Educator Jeff Leimbach
Sunday, November 12, 5:30 p.m. PST / 6:30 p.m. MST
Join us online for this free seminar presenting a simple guide to shooting architecture. This class covers gear, lenses, shooting, and editing. We discuss what gear Jeff takes to every shoot, what lenses to use, what the differences are, and why he uses certain lenses. If you enjoy architecture photography and would like to expand your understanding, then you will not want to miss the tips and tricks that Jeff will be sharing in this free online seminar.
This class is for anyone interested in capturing better architectural images, regardless of skill level, camera brand or type. This class will not be recorded.
Instructed by Sony Product Educator Ashley Ondricek
Monday, November 13, 5:30 p.m. PST / 6:30 p.m. MST
Are you looking to add a spark to your images of your favorite furry friend? Join Sony Imaging Specialist Ashley Ondricek for this free online class to capture the fun sweet side of your pets. In this class, he will cover camera settings, helpful tips and some creative tricks to make next photography session more rewarding.
This class is for anyone interested in capturing better pet images, regardless of skill level, camera brand or type. This class will not be recorded.
Intro To Birding with OM System
Instructed by OM Product Educator Mike Amico
Tuesday, November 14, 5:30 p.m. PST / 6:30 p.m. MST
Join OM-System Rep Mike Amico as he shares tips to help you get started with bird photography! In this class, Mike will go over gear selection and settings, as well as some of the special Olympus/OM System features that will help you on your journey. Don’t currently have an Olympus/OM System camera? Many of Mike’s tips will help you no matter which camera system you’re using!
This class is for anyone interested in capturing better bird images in the wild, regardless of skill level, camera brand or type. This class will not be recorded.
Star Trails… Giving the Night Sky a New Spin
Instructed by Nikon Product Educator Paul Van Allen
Wednesday, November 15, 5:30 p.m. PST / 6:30 p.m. MST
Our night skies hold so many wonders. Those wonders offer so many exciting photo opportunities. Join us in welcoming professional photographer, instructor, and Nikon Professional Services rep, Paul Van Allen. Paul will walk you through the tricks, tips, and workflow for improving this amazing, beautiful way of seeing our sky at night. This information-packed class applies to nearly ALL brands and makes of cameras… not just Nikon! Mark your calendars and sign-up now for this FREE seminar!
This class is for anyone interested in capturing star trails, regardless of skill level, camera brand or type. This class will not be recorded.
Do you have old camera gear that you need to turn into the latest tech?
From Thursday, November 16th to Sunday, November 19th, select stores will be buying your old camera gear for CASH!
Looking to trade up to new?
Rather than sell your old gear, earn a 10% bonus when you trade-in towards new gear or a Mike’s Camera gift card at the event. Select brands will also have additional trade in incentives all week long!
Want to speak to the reps in person? They will be visiting our stores all weekend long to answer your questions about the latest gear and help with your decisions on what your next camera or lens should be.
This is the best time to get all of your questions answered so that you can capture the perfect memories of this holiday season. See which locations your favorite reps will be at each day!
Looking for an upgrade?
As our manufacturers’ representatives visit our stores, many will also be supporting FREE firmware upgrades for your camera or lens. Stop by and get the latest software installed in your current camera or lens so that you benefit from all the new advantages that your gear will have to offer!
See Manufacturer Rep schedule above for reps and store locations.