Manchester Open Day

Formerly run by Calumet, we are pleased to announce that the Wex Events team will now be presenting to you a series of open days held at Calumet Photographic stores across the country.

For those of you who have attended an open day in our Norwich Showroom, you know you can expect a day filled with the following:

-          Representatives from the leading brands on hand to give you expert advice
-          Seminars - certain stores only
-          Product demonstrations
-          Prize giveaways
-          Fantastic show day deals
-          Free sensor cleaning for first 50 customers*

Each open day will still be run by the Calumet staff you are familiar with who, of course, will be able to help you with everything you need throughout the day.

Seminars at Calumet Manchester

1pm-2pm - Shooting Portraits with the NEO II - Workshop with Rotolight's Luke Curtis  

Rotolight's Luke Curtis will be joining us to conduct a workshop around creating beautiful portraits using the brand new Rotolight NEO II.

Luke is an experienced photographer, and in addition to working at Rotolight also shoots for DJ Mag, shooting big names such as DJ Guetta. NEO II can be simultaneously a continuous modelling light and HSS flash, allowing the photographer to easily acquire focus in dimly lit situations and optimise composition. Designed for portrait photographers and videographers on the go, NEO II provides the 'shoot what you see' benefits of continuous light, and the flexibility of HSS flash (1/8000th sec.) with 500% flash output for whenever users need to freeze action.


2pm-3pm - Using HDR for Video - Seminar from Eizo's Victor Aberdeen.

What is the HDR hype all about? There are dramatic changes happening to the way moving images are being created and displayed with the introduction of new standards PQ and HLG. Find out what these changes mean, not just to your movie making but also the future of stills or photography.

Victor is a professional photographer with experience spanning over 35 years in digital and film workflows, broadcast television, print publication and online media. He has also worked in both computer hardware and software, from development to sales, equipping him with a thorough understanding of how technology works and what needs to be done to get it working for you. Victor now works at EIZO Limited, the visual technology company which makes the internationally renowned EIZO ColorEdge monitors. With the simple rule of no surprises, EIZO’s ColorEdge are the industry’s highest quality monitors for professionals with the highest standards.


*Please note, there is NO sensor cleaning available on the day of the Open Day.  Receive a free sensor clean voucher by making a purchase on the day. First fifty customers only. One free sensor clean per customer.



Event: Manchester Open Day
Date: Thursday 5th October, 9am-5.30pm
Location: Calumet Photographic, Downing Street Industrial Estate, Charlton Pl, Manchester. M12 6HH.

 See our Events index for a full list of events planned in the near future. If you would like more information on any of the events or you would like to make some suggestions for possible events please send us an email to