KidzVuz Family Photo Day at J and R jr

Last year, we took a family vacation to South Africa.  My parents gave the kids camera.  I gave the kids Digital photography lessons with Jess Levey.

These are some of the phIMG_0206otos they took.


Pretty awesome, right?


Now you can give your chDSC_0366ild a lesson with Jess, too. is teaming up with J&R Jr. for a unique, hands-on day of family photography workshops, information sessions and creative learning for kids and their parents and the J&R jr store in downtown Manhattan.

Kids can pre-register for a 45- minute lesson on how to create original, artistic and exciting photos with their own digital cameras.  (Cameras will be provided for those without their own.) They will learn the basics of the menu options, manual settings and composition.  There will be 3 separate hands-on workshops throughout the day and each child will go home with a list of photography tips and a print of one their favorite photos.  (Head on over to Eventbrite to reserve your space.)

But this is a Family Photo Day, so while the kids learn how to take photos like a pro, you can check out the best new cameras, photo printers and accessories from top camera brands such as Nikon, Canon, Sony, HP, and more. The brands will all have representatives there, and we’ll also have J&R’s expert staff (hey, 40 years in the business!) , so you’ll get to see, touch and try the cameras,  and get find out what the differences are between them all.

Parents and kids will leave with photography tips, a photo print of their favorite shot, and special opportunities to purchase a new camera for mom for Mother’s Day at J&R. (deals, deals, deals!  You’ll have to come to know what they are!)

The Family Photography Day is free and open to the public.  But, since space is limited for the workshops to ensure the kids get the attention they deserve,  the workshops are $5.00 each.  You can register your child ages 7 and up (sorry, but younger kids just aren’t ready for the finer points of photography!) by clicking here. Limited space will be available on a walk-in basis.

Springtime in NY – particularly this year, is just GORGEOUS.  Why not teach your kids how to record it for posterity?  Oh, and you might want to suggest they give you a gorgeous picture of themselves for Mother’s Day, too!.

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