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  • Looking at Images #4

    Upping colour or contrast has a long and honourable history. Everyone who shot Fuji Velvia was taking advantage of the film’s tendency to push colour to unreal levels. Agfa film was known for its warm tones, others did nice things to skin, and even Kodachrome wasn’t real, just nice, and long lasting.

    With digital editing, it’s simply a slider away to take the colour and push it up till it pops, and many do so, with nearly all of their images. Heck, cameras even have a setting for it. A quick visit to popular photo sites will reveal colours that never saw the light of day, so to speak.

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  • Part 3: Canon Pixma Pro-1 Printing & Print Quality

    In evaluating print quality, these are the factors I take a hard look at:

    • Colour Printing and Paper Profiles
    • Tone Transitions
    • Colour Shifts Under Different Lighting
    • Surface Sheen on Luster and Glossy paper
    • Black and White Qualities
    • Paper Handling and Printing Speed

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  • Looking at Images #3

    It was early spring and I hadn’t been to Fish Creek Park in a long time. It was mid afternoon, the light fairly harsh, and I didn't find anything to excite me 'til I made my way upstream and I was literally under McLeod Trail. In the shadows under the bridge and away from the heat of the sun were some ice formations, and one in particular stood out because it was lit from behind by a stray beam of sunlight sneaking under the bridge from the other side.

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  • Book Review: Louis Helbig’s “Beautiful Destruction”

    There is temptation looking through Louis Helbig’s “Beautiful Destruction” to get caught up in a rant that hasn’t much to do with the content of the work, and getting past that may require a second glance.

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  • Winds of Change with Gerd Ludwig

    On Thursday, February 26th, The Camera Store is presenting a very special lecture by documentary photographer Gerd Ludwig.

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  • Midtowne Gallery Photography Month, Charles Hope

    Midtowne Gallery Presents:
    Photography Month, Charles Hope
    February 7 – March 7, 2015,
    Exhibition Opening: Saturday, Feb 7th, 2015 2:00 – 6:00pm, Artist in attendance.

     

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  • Getting Started with the Canon Pixma Pro-1 Printer

    When I picked up my Pro-1 from The Camera Store it was almost a ceremony. I welcomed some help to slide the big box into the back of my SUV. While I managed to get the sixty pound printer into the house and installed by myself, I’m reasonably big and strong. Moving and placing the printer is chancy for one person but is a snap for two, so I recommend having someone along to lend a hand.

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  • Free VIP Night with Johan Sorensen

    Register for Our Free VIP Night with Portrait & Fashion Photographer Johan Sorensen
    Presented By: Panasonic Canada - Friday Feb. 20th, 2015 @ 6:30PM

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  • George Webber Exposure Exhibition

    YOU ARE INVITED TO THE OPENING RECEPTION
    Friday, January 30th, 2015 5:00pm - 7:00pm
    Lougheed House National & Provincial Historic Site

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  • PPOC Exposure 2015

    PPOC Exposure 2015 "Some Play It Cool. Some Like it Hot"
    The Professional Photographers of Canada, Alberta Central Branch, present an exhibit of photographic art that celebrates both winter and warmth. So whether you want to chill out or bring the heat, we have you covered. If you really like what you see, some of the works will be available for sale.

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