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  • BTS of Stop Motion Sony Teaser Video with Salman Sajun Studio

     Salman Sajun based in Montreal Quebec, is a director that specializes in bringing the inanimate to life. Through a blend of stop motion and live action, he has created content for high-profile clients including Google and Nickelodeon. We are honoured to have had the opportunity to work with the Salman Sajun Studio team to produce a quick teaser video for SONY to help generate some traction and awareness about Sony's Trade In - Trade Up Promo. 

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  • Reading American Photographs, Another Photographic Reality, and Mexico

    So, a weaving approach to write about a book I have wanted to read for years, Alan Trachtenberg’s “Reading American Photographs”. Time gets in the way, and I have had to put it off. But, I recently ordered a few copies for The Camera Store, and I am now quarter of the way through. I get slowed down when I read history, I get side-tracked with historiography, and get down into the reeds.

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  • DIY Product Photography Workshop for Your Small Business

    Jillian from Logeephoto has ten years of experience as a professional photographer and has catered her work to portraiture and the small-business community. As a co-organizer of Etsy Calgary and YYC Girl Gang, she knows the unique challenges faced by the local maker community and endeavours to share & help where she can. We've asked her to lead an exclusive Product Photography for Makers & Small Business on April 14th, 2018.

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  • Treat Yourself to a Banff Photography Day Trip

    On March 25th, treat yourself to a fun-filled photography day trip to Banff, Alberta, sponsored by Nikon Canada, and hosted by Calgary's Beers & Cameras YYC team. We will take you to some incredible destinations to photograph the rocky mountains and any critters along the way, followed by a beer tour and tasting at the Grizzly Paw Brewery. 

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  • The Importance of Music Licensing

    Music licensing commonly refers to 'royalty free music' or 'production music'. This is music that has been written and produced with the sole purpose of being used in another project. Anyone can then license this music for a fee, to use in their project.

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  • Calgary Portrait and Fashion Symposium Presented by the International Masters Academy

    The International Masters Academy presents the Calgary Portrait and Fashion Symposium from April 30 - May 2, 2018. This three day symposium includes on-location portrait sessions, industry panel sessions, discussions on editing techniques for portraiture, and more! Master photographers Craig Minielly, Erich Caparas, Rafal Wegiel lead these workshops and discussions. Early bird pricing available until March 15, 2018.

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  • Wooden Niccolls: Recreating A Scene From Collateral With the Fuji X-H1

    When we started the TCSTV YouTube channel 8 years ago, I had no idea that one of the major perks of the job would become working alongside artists I hugely respect. Despite having made only three episodes so far, our Wooden Niccolls series has become my favourite thing we shoot. It allows Chris and I to combine our mutual love of movies with a great camera test while working with incredible industry professionals. Last year we shot a scene from Goodfellas with Nick Thomas, which was a ton of fun, but we’ve taken it to a whole new level this year thanks to amazing work from not only the Calgary filmmaking scene, but international support from Company 3, Method Studios and Fujinon US.

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  • Wooden Niccolls Cinema Scene Screening

    Creating Wooden Niccolls episodes has quickly become my favourite type of project for TCSTV. In these episodes, Chris and I find famous movie scenes and attempt to recreate it with a new camera with the help of the filmmaking community.

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  • Empire of Illusion

    “I have been walking all day. I started out with a mere idea, to see what I could see. It began without structure, and as I progressed, it gathered some. Along the way today I ran into a street photographer that I admire named Alvin. His working methodology is most closely akin to Garry Winogrand. He photographs with film, with a Leica, a prime lens with a small aperture, looking quickly at the edge of the frame. I love his pictures more than Winogrand’s because Alvin’s pictures are more compassionate to me, with mixtures of the intimacy that Winogrand seemed so tragically to avoid, and the irony of the street. I stand with him as he works on a corner that he normally shoots, in awe of his tenacious path to the ten thousand hour requirement to earn the title of mastery. I skinned my knee badly after a fall last week, and I am happy today that it is warmer, and I can stretch it. 

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  • Photographer Feature: River King

    One of the best things about working at The Camera Store is getting to see such an incredible range of work from photographers across the country. We love to see what our customers are up to. River King from Vancouver BC, is one of our regular online customers, with a great eye for landscape photography. His passion for capturing destinations is clear in the vast range of scenery he photographs.

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