On Saturday 29th April 2017, leading independent photo retailer Park Cameras, held a Wildlife Open Day at their store in Burgess Hill with everything dedicated to all things wildlife, and getting the most out of customers camera gear this Summer!
Eagles, Owls, Free Seminars, Great Deals and Great Weather!
For customers visiting Park Cameras in Burgess Hill, not only were they blessed with fantastic warm weather (with a number of outdoor stands, including Vanguard, this was fortunate!), they were also given a fantastic day whereby they could try out a whole range of gear from leading photographic and optical brands, including Canon, Sony, Panasonic, Olympus, Tamron, Vanguard and Swarovski – to name just a few! In order to truly try out the range of products available, Park Cameras had a varied selection of birds of prey on display including a Bald Eagle, Bateleur Eagle, Chilean Blue Eagle, a Harris Hawk, a Peregrine Falcon, a Hybrid falcon, a Spectacled Owl, an Ashy-faced Owl and a Northern Hawk Owl! Customers were encouraged to take photos of these incredible birds, with experts from The Falconry Centre on hand to impart their knowledge on the different birds. For those feeling really adventurous, customers were also invited to handle some of the owls that were on display.
For those visiting the Wildlife Day at Park Cameras, it was also a fantastic chance to see some of the top new products that will be coming out this Summer, including Vanguards award-winning selection of tripods, scopes, binoculars and scopes.
The day was not all about cameras, lenses and scopes, but was also a fantastic opportunity to learn something new from a range of top wildlife photographers, all with different aspects to help customers get the most out of the range of products they had already invested in or were considering. Amongst the presenters was our Vanguard Pro, Jason Wharam - a noted safari guide and wildlife photographer. He presented two insightful seminars during the day, with a number of customers commenting on how they had come away from them with either some new inspiration, or some ideas on what they should consider adding to their kit bags!
As the doors closed from a very busy day, and after new store manager Michael Chant got up close and personal with a Harris Hawk, Michael said “Today was an extremely busy day, and I was pleased to hear feedback from a range of new and existing customers saying how much they enjoyed the day, and how passionate they are about their photography. The birds of prey certainly added a different element to the day, and really allowed customers to photograph something not normally seen! I personally am just pleased that the hawk didn’t take a fancy to an ear of finger when I had the chance to hold one!”