The first two workshops for Pentax users and those interested in the company's products are scheduled to take place this April and May in New York.
The first workshop runs from 5:30 to 7:30pm on Thursday April 29 2010, and will be held at photo retailer Adorama's West 18th Street location. The Adorama workshop will feature cinematographer and director Jasper Gray, co-founder of Denver-based Futuristic Films - the company behind Pentax's recent short film "Uncle Jack". Captured with the Pentax K-7 digital SLR, "Uncle Jack" was shot entirely at night in downtown Denver using Pentax's smc DA Star 16-50mm F2.8 ED AL (IF) SDM, smc DA 10-17mm F3.5-4.5 ED (IF) Fish-Eye and smc DA Star 60-250mm F4 ED (IF) SDM lenses.
Gray will detail the making of the short film, from lighting and canera setup to post production. A number of K-7 digital SLRs and Pentax lenses will be available for attendees to try out, and Pentax reps will also be on hand to answer questions. There's a $25 fee, and attendees will receive a $25 voucher valid towards in-store or online Adorama purchases for 30 days. Registration is open through April 27.
The second workshop is scheduled to take place at retailer Berger Bros' Syosset, NY location from 6:30 to 8:30pm on Wednesday May 19 2010. This workshop will cover getting the most out of the K-7, K-x and K20D digital SLRs, lenses and flashes. Registration and pricing information isn't yet available for this event.