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Coastal Camera Club Program Meeting
October 9, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Speaker: Burke Seim
Burke is the President/Owner of Service Photo, Inc. in Baltimore, MD. a local, regional, & national supplier of all types of photo, digital, and darkroom items. We are authorized dealers for most types of USA warranted new photo items! Selling photo supplies and making our customers happy is what we do every day. We offer a high level of customer service AND great prices. This makes Service Photo a very busy place. He has been with the company since September 1986.
State of the Photo Industry
As the owner of MD’s ONLY specialty camera retailer, I speak to camera clubs fairly frequently. I offer a basic history of the industry, and our business – and discuss the changes that it has undergone over the last 30 years, and why we are still able to survive in today’s marketplace. I also discuss the businesses that are no longer with us, and why these changes have occurred. Along the way, I discuss various topics that are familiar, yet very curious, to most photographers. I offer insight to how manufacturer programs work, and how photographers can best take advantage of them - which also leads me to discuss how to avoid common pitfalls & scams when buying online. My presentation is simple – it’s a discussion, with no real images shown. But it typically provokes a LOT of Q&A with the photographers in the room. Hopefully, I am able to assist & educate in a lot of ways – and answer money saving & other curious questions from your members. I also have a lot of industry insight toward the future, and I bring lot of current & new products to discuss where we’ll be going in the future of photography.
ALL photographers have one thing in common – they ALL need to buy cameras & lenses to realize their passion! I’m usually able to shed a little light on many important issues that photographers face as they try to find the best gear for their needs. Your members can ask me anything, and get an honest & transparent answer
Guests and Visitors are welcome