It started out as a small sports firm in Chicago in 1939 and now has branches across Europe and the United States. The company, Calumet Photographic, is celebrating 70 years in business. And to mark the milestone the chain is planning a series of autumn seminars.

The programme includes the chance to get one-to-one advice on camera techniques as part of a Canon Mentor Week in Calumet’s Manchester store, starting on 22 September.

The line-up also includes a seminar on photographing children, in Glasgow on 7 October; and one on wedding photography at the Nottingham store on 9 October.

Plans also include a seminar entitled ‘Creative Lingerie Lighting Workshop’. This takes place at the Birmingham store on 16 October, and the Drummond Street shop in London on 30 October.

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