We are proud to announce that our very own Kevin Felts was chosen to receive the coveted Fujifilm Associate Focus award for outstanding performance on the sales floor. The quarterly award focuses on associates who go above and beyond the call of duty with respect to customer service and sales.
On being recognized with this award, Kevin had to say, “I choose to sell Fujifilm products because I can do so with complete confidence that I’m doing the right thing for my customer. I have a [Fujifilm] X-E1, and it’s the best digital camera I’ve ever owned.”
You can read the rest of Kevin’s interview online here.
Community Profile 04 – Friends of Outdoor School from Pro Photo Supply on Vimeo.
Friends of Outdoor School is a non-profit organization dedicated to preserving the Outdoor School experience for every Oregon student. Through community partnerships and events like Photo of the Year, the Friends help to raise awareness about the importance of outdoor education. This is of great consequence here in Oregon, where the natural environment is one of our greatest assets, yet financial constraints continue to limit the breadth and scope of the Outdoor School program. In addition to interviewing two educators who have worked with the program, we felt it was important to also travel out to Outdoor School for a day in order to show what the program is really about: the students themselves and real-world learning.
When we set out to host a “Pet Portrait” photo contest, we knew it would generate a lot of interest. Even so, we were blown away not only by the quantity of photos we received, but by the quality, as well. You really love your pets! There were more than a few unique photographs submitted, but Marla Misclevitz’s image above struck a chord with our judges. Not only is it a beautiful photo to look at, but it hints at a deeper story and conveys an emotion of companionship that those of us who grew up with pets remember very fondly. Congratulations to Marla, and a big thank you to everyone who entered the contest, which was undoubtedly one of our best monthly contests yet! Read on for a brief interview with the photographer on how she got the shot. Continue reading
In this second episode of Local Visionaries, we introduce you to Portland-based commercial and humanitarian photographer, Joni Kabana. Her work has taken her around the world, she has published several books of photographers, and her images have been featured in numerous gallery shows internationally. From earning a degree in Psychology to spending over 20 years in the high-tech industry, photography has remained a constant in Joni’s life since she was young. She now works as a full-time photographer, and has some great advice on how other aspiring photographers can realize their dreams. Watch the preview for the episode above, or head over to our Vimeo page to watch the full interview.
This article is brought to you by sales associate, Kevin Felts.
Many of our customers have a general idea of the type of camera they’re looking for when they visit Pro Photo Supply. They come in because they know they can see, touch, and try all the makes and models that interest them. We encourage camera seekers to handle the display cameras; try different lenses, settings, and features. We want to assist you in making the best camera choice for your needs and budget.
When you come into our store, we know that you’ve made a special effort to get here, and we’re eager to help any way that we can! That’s why we’re offering these 5 tips to help make your next visit as rewarding as possible.
- Allow enough time for your visit. Pro Photo Supply is not your average retail store. Our goal is to help you find a camera that you will truly enjoy, and the process can take time. We want you to be relaxed, and as certain as possible that you’ve made the right choice before you leave the store.
- If you’re just shopping and comparing, that’s great! We encourage you to bring an SD card with you, or purchase one in the store during your visit. Virtually all of the current cameras at Pro Photo use SD cards to record images. By having your own card, you can try several different cameras under the same conditions, and do an “apples-to-apples” comparison at home before you decide to buy. (Note: some high-end professional models use CF cards).
- We recommend trying out no more than three cameras at a time. Why three? Because trying to juggle the particular features and functions of more than three can get confusing and frustrating. “Paralysis from analysis” can set in. If for some reason you reject all three, we’ll take them off the counter and move on to other options. Most camera categories have plenty to choose from.
- The camera you choose will come with one battery, a charger, lens cap (if your camera requires one), software, and a neck or wrist strap. That’s all. As a general rule, manufacturers do not include memory cards, cases, or any additional accessories. Don’t forget to consider the cost of these accessories when making your budget.
- Are you planning to take your new camera on an up-coming dream vacation or to a special family gathering? Make your camera purchase well in advance of the date. Today’s digital cameras are far more capable than ever before, but each one is different, and each one has a learning curve. Allowing enough time to familiarize yourself with your new camera before you go pays off by giving you the knowledge and confidence to capture consistently better images. It also allows you time to acquire any additional accessories you may come to want after using the camera for a while.
Whether your next visit to Pro Photo Supply is your first or your 101st, we hope these tips will help you get more out of the experience. We look forward to seeing you soon!