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July 5, 2009

Nikonians welcome Berger Bros. Camera Forum

Berger Brothers Camera, the New York, USA based camera video and digital retailer known for servicing the photo imaging industry for more than 57 years has teamed up with nikonians.org to provide a unique competence forum.

BergerLogo_235.jpgBerger-150.jpg Known worldwide as Berger Bros. Camera (using the traditional abbreviation for "Brothers") the company has made significant inroads in the online marketplace, and Company President Brad Berger has confirmed that starting in July 2009 he will lead members of his staff as they join in discussions, critiques, advice and all matters pertaining to imaging industry products.

“We’re excited about the concept,” said Berger, as plans were unveiled for the new Berger Bros. Camera Forum. “Answering questions from our customers for over 50 years has developed a huge amount of corporate knowledge about Nikon gear and photography in general. With this forum we’re making that knowledge available to even more photographers. A lot of our happiest customers are Nikonians members so it’s a perfect match-up.”

Palacios-150.jpgStahlbrandt-150.jpgThe forum is a new concept originated by nikonians.org co-founders J. Ramón Palacios and Bo Stahlbrandt.

They founded nikonians.org with a simple mission: to provide a friendly, creative and inspiring atmosphere for ambitious photographers of all skill levels and demanding imaging professionals where there is room for each photographer to learn and grow.

They call this new style of online information exchange the nikonians.org Competence Forum, meaning a collection of individuals with varying degrees of skill and knowledge surrounding the imaging industry, ready to share their experiences and advice for the mutual benefit of all members.

Berger Bros. Camera has already established significant inroads with an online presence, hosting their own blogs and newsletters.

Schneider-150.jpgThis new avenue of sharing advice and tips through the established portal of the nikonians.org/Berger Bros. Camera Forum mixes well with a mutual common goal says Hendric Schneider, Director of Communications for nikonians.org.

"Since our founding over nine years ago we have always been known as the place to go for a friendly discussion and professional atmosphere when it comes to photography related questions and answers," he says. "Berger Bros. Camera has been a strong supporter and corporate sponsor along the way, and we are extremely pleased to see they are now taking the next logical step."

The new forum will be officially unveiled this week, and will be found in the Discussions Fourms Lobby under General Forums. It will become a mix of free technical advice for the Nikonians members as well as a sounding board for the Berger Bros. Camera staff, helping them gauge consumer interests and demands. A short list of the topics to be covered includes Photoshop, Lightroom, color management, printing, lighting and underwater photography.

Berger Bros. Camera has a track record of running instructional curriculums for their customers by establishing the Berger Bros. Camera School for Photography and Imaging and this new forum will draw on their teaching expertise.

Nikonians members will also benefit from special discounts and promotions being designed by Berger Bros. Camera to support the new forum.

Posted by flashdeadline at July 5, 2009 10:30 PM