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  • It's Time for Some Heat 3 Smart Gloves

    Living in Calgary, there is only one thing I can count on every year, and that is a number of bitterly cold, uncomfortable shooting days. While I can bundle up my feet, body and head, it’s more difficult with gloves. Cameras require a good amount of precision to operate properly, especially if you use a smaller model, like a mirrorless camera or point and shoot. I’ve gone through a huge variety of styles and brands of gloves, but I’ve never found any that worked well for actually keeping my hands warm and allowing me to operate all of my camera’s controls until I tried The Heat Company’s Heat 3 Smart Gloves.These gloves were originally designed for the Austrian Special Forces, but The Heat Company saw a hugely underserved market in photographers and videographers so they started recommending the gloves for our particular niche. It goes without saying that the gloves are very warm and well-made given their original audience, but there are many types of warm gloves out there. So what makes the Smart Gloves so special?

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  • Landscape Photography Summit

    The ILPA landscape photography summit is more than just another landscape photography workshop.  The Summit is meant to be a haven for creativity.  It’s a weekend retreat from the hectic and numerous distractions of everyday life, so that you can turn your complete and undivided attention towards growing as a photographer in the glorious setting of the Canadian Rockies.  The ILPA Landscape Photography Summit held, in beautiful Banff National Park again this year, is a photography conference where you can immerse yourself 100% into your photography and learn from leading professionals in the field.

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  • Nikon Black Friday Sale E-Flyer

    For Black Friday weekend from Nov. 25th-28th, we are offering huge savings on a variety of Nikon products from DSLRs and lenses, to compact cameras, and more. You can save $500 on a Nikon D810, or save $200 on an entry level  DSLR kit which includes two Nikkor lenses and a variety of must-have accessories.

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  • The Great JPEG Shootout! (Canon, Nikon, Sony, Fuji, iPhone, Pentax, Olympus, Panasonic)

    Everyone loves to talk about the quality of different camera manufacturer's color and straight out of camera JPEGs. We decided to do a blind(ish) test, to see which images photographer's really preferred in a variety of situations. Which camera's SOOC images are really the ones to beat? Watch as Chris Niccolls investigates!

    Special thanks to Resolve Photo (www.resolvephoto.ca) and everyone who participated in our tests!

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  • Anthony Hernandez

    I’ve had some exposure to some issues in translation around a Greek word, and a cognate, for theatre: Theaomai, which is the verb, and root, meaning to look upon, to see, or gaze (a word that deserves recuperation), and theatron, which is the noun, for the building set aside for the activity. It is interesting to me that writers have in the past thought of gazing at a spectacle in terms of dependence, conjuring up that the truth of viewing may be nothing less than the consumption and negation of those same images. I don’t believe this, and think it is far south from being true, and is to do with a desire to falsely pair art and politics.

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  • Free Panasonic 3 Day Test Drive

    Rent a Panasonic camera and lens on us for up to 3 days. 

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  • Nikon KeyMission 360 Field Test

    The Ricoh Theta was the first 360-degree camera I ever dabbled with, and I distinctly remember both having a great time manipulating the still photos and being hugely disappointed with the poor video quality.  Since that time, I’ve seen endless announcements of new 360 cameras, but haven’t gotten my hands on one until I received the new Nikon KeyMission 360. Not only does this camera boast hugely improved specs over the Ricoh Theta S, but it comes in a shorter, waterproof, ruggedized housing!

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  • Stranger than Fiction

    Teju Cole recently wrote what I thought was the best breakdown on the subject of surrealist photography, and managed against what seems like all odds to prepare a short introduction for The New York Times Magazine while maintaining empathy with the topic. Cole writes with clarity. I like feeling located, right side up, full, and I like fine, lapidary, complete, formal, or natural shapes. Naturalism is good, and I think his writing is chiefly an example of naturalism. 

    Photo ByTrevor Hernandez

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  • Photographer Feature: Max Ortiz Aguilar's Macro Photography

    Nature photography of any kind has its challenges, however macro photography could be considered as one of the most demanding. There are a number of factors that you have to consider, especially when you are photographing small living subjects, such as insects, or frogs.

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  • Paz Errázuriz

    I am overpowered by the photographs of Paz Errázuriz, and have not found it in the slightest way a simple thing to address this body of work. Her survey monograph from Aperture arrived earlier this year, and I have had a difficulty confronting the spare series “Heart Attack of the Soul” head on, as well as the section “Sleeping”.

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