By Victoria Onorato
The event, held in Pell Hall room 105 from 12 p.m.- 3 p.m, included a hands on demonstration with lenses, a short presentation about the lenses and free giveaways. The presentation was open to all majors.
Allison Rufrano, an adjunct professor of photography, organized the Tamron event with a colleague and alumni. She had suggested adding the university to Tamron’s Mobile Educational Tour. “It [Tamron] is a great job resource for photographers interested in sales,” Rufrano said.
Caroline Bert, a senior photography major and president of the photography club, has attended many events. This one, she said, was different from others. “Tamron will be providing the students with information about the new technology their brand has to offer,” Bert said before the event.
Bert found the event to be beneficial to her career as a photographer. “Whenever there is an opportunity and someone is able to bring more information to us, it is our responsibility to come ready to listen and grow,” Bert said.
Rufrano encourages students to attend the events regardless of their majors. “Photography is a universal medium,” she said. Anyone interested in optics gained “great insight at the event,” she added.
The photography program in the art department holds several events each year. A new photography club on campus will also be planning more events with an open invitation to all students.
At the invitation of the art department’s photography program, Tamron, a Japanese optics manufacturer, held a presentation about the latest photography technology on Monday, Nov. 6.