Sigma Created and Maintained by: The Photoimaging Information Council

Tamron USA’s Mobile Learning Center Tour begins April 14, 2016 in Fairfield, New Jersey, and will make more than 70 stops at authorized Tamron retailers nationwide. The new, fully equipped and customized Tamron vehicle will travel around the U.S. through December 2016.


The Tamron Tailgate Tour, launched in 2013, is a fun approach to learning photography with free information to anyone interested in photography. The 2016 Mobile Learning Center takes it even further with live photo shoots tied into each free seminar location.


Tamron Mobile Learning Center Tour

Learing Techs

The Tamron Mobile Learning Center Tech Team includes Jeff Allen, Jillian Bell, André Costantini, Armando Flores, Ken Hubbard, Pat Nagel and Eric Robinson. Tamron upped its game with the 2016 tour delivering free 45-minute seminars, along with live shooting opportunities. At the shoots, you can practice techniques learned at the seminars using Tamron lenses. Several tour stops will follow a different model, providing a traditional seminar followed by a next-day in-the-field shooting experience at an additional cost.


Tamron Mobile Learning Center Teach Team


Free Hands-On Photographic Instruction

The Tamron Mobile Learning Center will work with local photo retailers by pulling into their parking lot and setting up for a full day of education. You will be able to ask questions about your photography, see the latest Tamron products, and learn valuable tips and tricks on capturing your favorite subjects.


Each day will feature team members leading free seminars under the Tamron Mobile Learning Tent. The seminars will include “Travel & Nature Techniques,” “The Art of Macro” and “Light Like a Pro.” You are encouraged to bring your cameras so after each seminar you can try Tamron lenses to capture a variety of subjects. These will include: birds of prey or other animals brought by local conservationists and sanctuaries that offer educational outreach to better understand wildlife; small objects selected to provide attendees with interesting subjects for macro imagery; and models posing in several lighting conditions to obtain a better grasp of shooting under various types of light. There is no need to register at most locations, and all seminars and shoots are free for attendees.


Seminars and Learning Field Trips

At a limited number of tour stops starting this summer, select Tamron retailers will host an evening seminar followed the next day with an in-the-field shoot. Tamron lenses will be loaned and on-location instruction will be provided. The cost for these 1½-day events varies and seating will be limited.


National Park Trips

The Tamron Mobile Learning Center will also make stops at four National Parks - Rocky Mountain, Yellowstone, Zion, and Acadia - in association with National Park Trips. At these stops, Tamron will host an overnight campout and a Night Skies photography workshop led by Tamron Image Masters Ken Hubbard and André Costantini. The campouts are limited to 25 participants and registration details are available at


Win a Tamron Lens and Get Lens Discounts

At each tour stop, Tamron will randomly give away prizes after each seminar and offer special discounts on Tamron lenses. In addition to gaining valuable insight from the Tamron tech team of photographers, visitors will also see the latest Tamron products and will be eligible to enter a drawing to win any Tamron lens of their choice.


Tamron USA’s Mobile Learning Center Tour schedule is continually updated and can be found at

Bookmark and Share
Rate This Article1 being the lowest 10 being the highest
Post a Comment
© 2002 - 2018 Take Great Pictures
Take Great offers you Photo Tips and Techniques from Master Photographers, the latest news on new products, events, and artists, photo contests, reviews of photography books for your coffee table, columns on digital photography, taking a digital picture, scrapbooking, a calendar of photogenic events and destinations throughout the world, a place to share your own images with others, and helps you in taking great pictures. Brought to you by the PhotoImaging Information Council, Take Great Pictures aims to inspire, inform, and educate those with an interest of photography regardless of picture taking skill level.