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New Photo Trip for November & Consignment Inventory on Website

Hey everybody exciting news! The info for our next Photo Field Trip in November is now live under the tab above! This time we will be going to Pawley’s Island in South Carolina the 1st thru the 4th for 3 days and 3 nights! Go check it out and while your at it check out the new Consignment tab above to see what we currently have on sale in the store (we update this frequently)!

New Stock In The Shop!

Hey everybody long time no see! We are pleased to announce that we will now be printing on Metallic Paper in addition to Luster and Canvas on our large format printer! Please go to the pricing section for more info. We also just got a new shipment of Manfrotto tripods in stock as well as those Variable Neutral Density Filters I spoke of last time (52mm-77mm).

Also next weekend is Bele-Chere and we at FBI will be downtown spreading the good word about the shop to everyone holding a camera so those of you that go wear your FBI shirts or come get a shirt and represent!

Photo Contest Winners etc.

Congratulations to the winners of our photo contest!

First Place – Chenoa Shannon

Second Place – Sharon Mammoser

Third Place – Beverly Slone

Honorable Mentions – Lisa Hale, Jennifer Swann, Jenna Gallagher, Leslie Cothren, Kaelee Keogh, Richard McDonald, Dee Gillespie and Cindy Donohoo.

We are so pleased with how great all of the pictures were and because of this all of the entries in the top 12 from the names above will be put into FBI’s first ever spring photo calendar of Asheville. Your names will be listed with their respective pictures and any other information you wish to be included about yourself such as website or contact info. More on the calendars will be announced soon.

On another note we will be ordering some Phottix Variable Neutral Density Filters for sizes 52-77mm in the near future.

New Monthly Photo Contest

Hey guys we’re starting a monthly photo contest with different prizes every month! This months prizes are as follows:

1st place – Lensbaby Muse (Canon or Nikon Mount) lensbaby.com

2nd place – $50 printing gift certificate

3rd place – one free 20×30 Wide Format print (Luster paper)

The contest is NOT FREE TO ENTER! It is $5 to submit one photo and $7 to submit two photos and $10 for three photos. All images must be submitted as 8×10 or 8×12 prints for we feel that the true test of an image is the print. The last day to submit is May 30th. We will announce the winners on May 31st. The winners will then have their images framed and put up in our store as well as shared all over FBI’s web assets. The theme for this month is “The Arrival of Spring.” For questions, comments, or suggestions about our monthly photo contests feel free to email us at our new email specifically for the contests at fbiphotocontest@gmail.com

Check out our new tab above for updated info about our Photo Contests!

Lensbaby Weekend?

We here at FBI are toying with the idea of having a Lensbaby Weekend sometime in the next couple of months. What is Lensbaby Weekend you ask? The concept is that we have a three day seminar on a Friday, Saturday, and Sunday focusing on you getting your hands on a Lenbaby Composer plus some accessories for it and learning what it does, how it works, and what it could do for your photography. It would be limited to about 20 people. Each person would receive a Composer to use during the three days for either Nikon, Canon, or Sony DSLRs. Day one would be an introduction to the Lensbaby Composer and we would discuss and demonstrate the concept of what they do. Day two would be a guided outdoor shoot around the Asheville area with your Composer’s and accessories. And day three would be a friendly critique of what you feel were some your best images captured with your Lensbaby over the course of the weekend. At the end we would offer all participants of the seminar a discount on purchasing Lenbaby of their own. Were thinking $100 or so would be a fair price for all of this. What say you?

www.lensbaby.com

New Items in the Store!

Hey everybody we just got some new items in our inventory this week! For those of you looking for that essential accessory for you external flash we have two Gary Fong Lightsphere Collapsible Kits for sale. We have restocked our Cokin P series filters so we have plenty of ND2’s, 4’s, and 8’s as well as the ND Grad versions of those. We also now have threaded Cokin UV filters to protect the front glass element on your lenses. Lastly we have a neat Manfrotto car window mount for you camera that is compatible with the quick release system on other Manfrotto Tripods!