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Keith Ibsen photo
Photo Keith Ibsen

Upcoming Classes in

May and June

For more information email:
or contact Victoria – (516) 762-3056
Underwater Photography
“From Snorkeling to Scuba Diving” – $50

This Thursday, May 19th, 6:30pm-8:30pm

in Syosset.  Instructor: Keith Ibsen

Digital 101 for DSLR Cameras – Class Full This Saturday, May 21st, 12:30pm-2:30pm in Syosset 

Digital 102 for DSLR Cameras – $50  

This Saturday, May 21st, 3:30pm-5:30pm in Syosset    

This class picks up where the Digital Beginner 101 DSLR Class left off.  Instructor: Dan Neri    For more info or to Register Online
Lumedyne Lighting Workshop at Planting Fields Arboretum – $120 

This Tuesday, May 24th, 9am-5pm   Meet at Syosset Store at 9am

Advanced Lumedyne lighting workshop using live professional models. Instructor: Lumedyne owner / pro wedding photographer, DJ LaDez  Price does not include $8 parking fee  For more info or to Register Online

Adobe Photoshop CS5 Four Week Course – $140 

Wednesdays, May 25th, June 1st, 8th and 15th in Syosset  

Morning Sessions: 10:30am-12:30pm

Evening Sessions: 6:30pm-8:30pm

This class spans a total of 8 hours over the course of four weeks and is geared to give you an all around understanding of Adobe Photoshop CS5.   Instructor: Yvonne Berger

Register Online – Morning Session           Register Online – Evening Session



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Casares, Nicaragua Photo by Ken Nadle

Canon Speedlite Class
August 7th, This Saturday, 10:00-12:00pm in Syosset
Come and learn from our expert CANON shooter, Dan Neri, how to get the most out of your Canon 430 or 580 Speedlite.  Learn EttL, manual settings, off camera and flash syncing multiple flash capabilities.  Instructor: Dan Neri – $50 ($25 with purchase of a Canon flash from Berger Bros. Camera)  Register Online

Sign up for both the Canon Speedlite class and the Sports Photography class and save $25 – call Nicole at 516-762-3056 to register

Sports Photography
August 7th, This Saturday, 1:00-3:00pm in Syosset
Sports Photography is one of the most challenging and rewarding forms of photography.  This class is designed for intermediate to advanced photographers to help capture the moment and photograph sports like a professional.  Topics to be covered will include composition, lighting, focusing techniques, exposure, field position and anticipating the action.  The class requires the participants to currently own an SLR camera and have basic knowledge of aperture, shutter speed and ISO.  Although the class is geared towards digital photography, film shooters are welcome – $50.  Instructor: Freelance sports photographer – Dan Neri
Register Online

Open Your Eyes to the World of Lenses Seminar

August 9th, Monday, 6:00-8:00pm in Syosset
This Seminar will explain the importance of lenses and their contribution to great photographs. We’ll teach you the fundamentals of the wide variety of lenses available to help expand your creative eye. After this 2 hour Seminar you will know what lenses are right for you and your photography – $50.  Instructor: Nick Giaquinto  Register Online

Digital Photography 101 for DSLR Cameras – Class Full

August 12th, Thursday, 5:00-7:00pm in Syosset
Better understand the concepts of Digital SLR photography.  Common terminology will be reviewed as well as shooting techniques, storing, archiving and sending of files.  This is not a camera specific class.  $50 (free with purchase of any digital SLR from Berger Bros. Camera)  Instructor: Alan Pearlman

Clay Blackmore Seminar
August 18th, Wednesday, 6:30-8:30pm at Suffolk Community College
Brentwood Campus Lecture Hall

Clay Blackmore is one of the true innovators in the world of wedding photography and portraiture. Clay’s style blends the beauty and timelessness of classical portraiture with spontaneity and appeal of photojournalism. Clay’s portraits are simple, direct, and yet make powerful statements.  Clay’s clients include Tiger Woods, Forrest Whitaker, Jenna Elfman, Maria Sharapova and corporate entities as diverse as the PGA and USGA to political inaugral balls.   A member of prestigious Canon’s Explorers of Light, Clay lectures all over the world and was selected for the first satellite broadcast of “Wedding 2000”.  He retains membership in the elite Cameracraftsmen of America and holds a board position at the International Hall of Fame of Photography.  Clay will speak about his experiences and offer photographic advice and demonstrate his personal tricks for photography, lighting and HD video $25. All attendees will receive a $20 coupon which can be applied towards the cost of any of our other classes.  Register Online Or, if you are a camera club member or student, this seminar is free – please register with Nicole at 516 762-3056 or Ed at 631-264-4160.  Seating limited!

or email ClassInfo@Berger-Bros.com

To purchase other current classes online, click here

A private one on one session with Yvonne Berger is a great way to get anyone up to speed in all aspects of digital imaging.   Contact her at yvonne@ybdigitalstudios.com
or call her at 516-233-0479

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Digital 102 DSLR
July 1st, Thur, 12:00-2:00pm in Syosset – $50. Instr: Dan Neri

Printing & Color Management Seminar, July 6th, Tues, 6:30-8:30pm in Syosset – $50. Instr: Yvonne Berger

Picasa Seminar in Two Parts
July 12th, and July 19th, Mondays, 6:30-8:30 in Syosset – $75 (incl 2 parts).  Instr: Alan Perlman

Beginner Digital 101 for Point and Shoots
July 15th, Thur, 12:00-2:00pm in Syosset – $50.
Instr: Dan Neri

Adobe Photoshop CS5 – Four Part Seminar
July 21st, 28th, August 4th and 11th, Wednesdays, 10:30-12:30pm in Syosset – $140 (incl 4 parts). Instr: Yvonne Berger

Adobe Photoshop Elements – Four Part Seminar
July 21st, 28th, August 4th and 11th, Wednesdays, 1:00-3:00pm in Syosset – $140 (incl 4 parts).  Instr: Yvonne Berger

Leica Digital Compact Camera Workshop – Free
July 21st, Wed, 6:00-9:00pm in Syosset.  Instr: Leica Product Specialist, Justin Stalley.  Call Nicole at 516 762 3056 to register.

Macro Photography Workshop
July 24th, Sat, 9:30-12:30pm $75.  Instr: Yvonne and Brad Berger

Digital Video Editing for MAC Final Cut Pro Seminar
July 26th, Mon, 6:00-9:00pm in
Syosset – $50.  Instr: Nicolas Giaquinto

New Trends in HD DSLR Video Production – Intermediate
July 27th, Tues, 12:00-2:00pm in Syosset – $50 Instr: Jim Kennedy

Westcott Lighting for Portraiture Workshop
July 29th, Thurs, 6:00-9:00pm in Syosset – $50 (can be applied toward purchase of Westcott lighting equipment within one month before or after class. Instr: David Piazza.  Live model – Bring your camera!

Tamron Lenses’ Eleven Simple Secrets to Better Pictures
Jul 31st, Sat, 10:00-12:00pm or 2:00-4:00pm in Syosset – $50.  Instr:  Tamron Tech Rep


Note: Please register and pay in advance.  Price at door will be $10 additional.
Note: Because we cover so much in two hours, if you ever feel you’d like to take a class over to refresh your memory or clarify something you didn’t quite understand, let us know and we will sign you up for the next available class on that subject at no charge!

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Coming down the stretch by Berger Bros. Camera salesman, Frank Rende - http://www.fmrphotography.com


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Yvonne BergerYvonne Berger –  long Island Digital Photo Instructor
for the Panasonic Digital Photo Academy
– Specializes in commercial photography including, food, interiors and product,
as well as her own fine art photography.
– Head instructor for the photography department at Art League of Long Island,
Dix Hills.
– Regular speaker for Photographic Federation of Long Island, PFLI



Understanding Composition – 12:30-2:30pm – $35

Yvonne will cover the full array of rules on capturing powerful images; how to follow them and how to break them.  The 2 hour session will include a brilliant slide show from accomplished photographers from around the country.  The images will illustrate everything from rule of thirds, complementary color, leading lines, framing and everything in between.

Intermediate Class – 3:00-7:00pm – $65
Learn how to optimize the results of your digital single lens reflex camera regardless of manufacturer.  Yvonne will work with each student to develop an in depth knowledge of their camera’s features, functions and modes including aperture, shutter speed, program, auto, portrait, landscape, flash and much more.



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Click to see all of our classes in May

Canon Discovery Day Intermediate – DSLR’s, May 5th, Wed, 6:00-9:30pm at the Huntington Hilton.  $50 (free with purchase of Canon DSLR) Instr: Canon Tech Rep, Rick Berk.

Adobe PhotoShop CS4,  being offered as a four part course in the Syosset store each Wednesday.

Part 1 – May 5th

Part 2 – May 12th

Part 3 – May 19th

Part 4 – May 26th

Cost $140 (includes four parts) Instr: Yvonne Berger  Sign up early, seating is limited.
Data Color Calibration and Digital Workflow – Free Seminar, May 8th, Sat, 10:30-12:30pm in Syosset.  Instr: Data Color Rep, Joshua Fischer

Beginner Digital Video, May 12th, Wed, 6:00-8:00pm in Syosset.  $50 (free with camera purchase)

Digital 101 for Point & Shoot Cameras, May 13th, Thur, 6:30-8:30pm in Amityville. Instr: Dan Neri – $50 (free with purchase of a Point & Shoot camera)
How to purchase a Telescope – FREE! May 15th, Sat, 10:00-12:00pm in Syosset.  Instr: Meade Rep, Mike Dzurny

Meade Telescope Class – Intermediate , May 15th, Sat, 1:00-3:00pm in Syosset – $50 (free with purchase of a Meade telescope)  Instr: Meade Rep, Mike Dzurny

Intermediate Video for Camcorders and HD-DSLR’s, May 17th, Mon, 6:30-8:30pm in Syosset.  $50 Instr: Professional videographer and L.I.V.A. founder, Jim Kennedy

Nikon D300s / D300 Class (D700 owners welcome) ,
May 18th, Tue, 6:30-8:30pm in Syosset. $50 (free with purchase of D300s, D700) Instr: Nikon Tech Rep, Chris Knapp

Canon Speedlite Class ,
May 22nd, Sat, 10:00-12:00pm in Syosset.  $50 ($25 with purchase of a flash from Berger Bros.)  Instr: Dan Neri

Sports Photography ,
May 22nd, Sat, 1:00-3:00pm in Syosset.  $50  Instr: Freelance sports photographer, Dan Neri

Note: Sign up for both the Canon Speedlite and Sports Photography classes and save $20 off the total price for both.  Use coupon code “ClassesCombo20” at checkout.

Digital Video Editing for PC , May 24th, Mon, 6:00-8:00pm in Syosset.  $100
Strobist 101, May 25th, Tues, 6:30-8:30pm in Syosset.  $50   Instr: Brent Eysler

To register and pay online click here or call Nicole at
516 762 3056 or email:

Note: Please register and pay in advance.  Price at door will be $10 additional.

Note: Because we cover so much in two hours, if you ever feel you’d like to take a class over to refresh your memory or clarify something you didn’t quite understand, let us know and we will sign you up for the next available class on that subject at no charge!

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