The company, which started life as a small sporting goods company in Chicago in 1939 and now has branches across the US and in five European countries, plans mini trade shows at its branches in London and Manchester.
Michele Channer, Calumet Photographic UK MD said: "This is a very special time for the company and we intend to make it a very special autumn for our customers too. After seventy years trading we continue to grow, adding new digital products and services to our stores and warehouses every day. Our ambition is to ensure that Calumet is ‘Where the pros go’ for the next seventy years and beyond.
From 10 am on Tuesday October 6th at Calumet’s flagship Drummond Street, Euston store and also on Thursday October 8 at the Manchester branch, key suppliers will be demonstrating their latest products including DSLRs, printers and lighting equipment – and the first hundred customers through the door at each location will receive ‘Goody Bags’ with a product value of £50.
Autumn workshops and events programme
After four years of planning, renowned photographer Mike Hacker (Hax) followed in the footsteps of 19th century explorer Joseph Thomson - the first European to travel through east Africa’s Maasailand. Hax captured stunning images from similar vantage points to the explorer and produced an HD video for The History Channel.
Now this outstanding collection of work together with a book launch will be shown at the Calumet Photographic Gallery at Drummond Street.
On the opening day (Sep 3) Hax will make a presentation on the expedition (4pm) before showing his film “Africa’s Greatest Explorer’ (The free show will be open until Sep 26. For more details go to www.throughmaasailand.com
Phocus on Hasselblad seminar:
Tap into Hasselblad’s unique software training programme and learn more about the integrated H3D11 SLR camera system.
Seminar cost: £25 inc VAT. Starts in Manchester on Monday Sep 7. Other dates and venues from Calumet website (www.calumetphoto.co.uk
Canon Mentor Week:
Work alongside Canon experts and get 1-2-1 advice on camera techniques.
Starts at Manchester Calumet on Tuesday Sep 22. (Reserve a place at firstname.lastname@example.org
A one day seminar by world-acclaimed, award-winning car photographer Tim Wallace (Friday October 30) at Land Rover Experience, Halewood, Liverpool (Tickets £150 inc VAT.)
Helen Bartlett shares the secrets of her successful child photography business: (Calumet Glasgow, Wednesday October 7: £75 inc VAT.)
Post-production for portrait and wedding photographers:
Tom Catchesides teaches skills required to finish images to a high professional standard. (Calumet Glasgow, Thursday October 8: £85 inc VAT.)
Master your wedding photography:
Top name Crash Taylor covers all key aspects of wedding photography plus marketing tips.
Venue: Calumet Nottingham: Friday October 9.
Creative Lingerie Lighting Workshop
Jon Gray provides step by step insight into creating artistic lingerie shots. Calumet Birmingham: Friday Oct 16 and Calumet Drummond Street, Friday Oct 30: (£75 inc. VAT.)
Creative Fashion & Beauty Lighting Workshop
Jon Gray uses Bowens’ lighting to demonstrate techniques for editorial and beauty images. (Calumet Belfast: Friday Oct 9 and Calumet Edinburgh, Friday Oct 23: (£75 inc VAT.)
Image Analysis sessions PLUS 'How to make Alamy work for you'.
Pete Jenkins hosts a series of seminars commencing Friday Sep 4 at Calumet Nottingham.
Learn about lighting for video using latest Film & TV industry equipment.
Jonathan Harrison demonstrates contemporary film style techniques:Starts at Calumet Edinburgh on Tuesday October 20: £45 inc VAT (See website for details.)
Business & Beyond:
Multi-award winning photographer Uzair Kharawala provides an all-day seminar on how to build a successful wedding and portrait business working from home:Starts at Calumet Manchester on Tuesday Sep 8: £45 inc VAT.
* £50 off FOTO SF Software when this seminar is reserved.
A full day’s tuition on the Steadicam Merlin and the Steadicam Pilot. Starts at Calumet Drummond Street on Monday October 19: £50 inc VAT.
Full details on all workshops on the Calumet website: www.calumetphoto.co.uk