Meet Our Staff

Alex Beraru

General Sales

 

As a 2012 graduate of the ACAD photography program and an experienced photographer, Alex is extremely knowledgeable about equipment and techniques. She always has her camera with her, whether she is hiking in the mountains, enjoying a craft beer with friends, or strolling around the city in search of a delicious coffee.

Angie Carson

Online Sales Manager

 

Angie is no stranger to the photography industry, having spent over 10+ years as a editor, digital artist and photographer. She has spent extensive time on global adventures and continues to put dots on the map, and has had works published in Vogue, Style Me Pretty, Shape Magazine and the New York Times.

Andrew Suderman

General Sales

 

Andrew was given a Polaroid 600 at age 9 and quickly became the official photographer at his family's various get-togethers. His condition has only worsened since then. He's spent years working for small publications in Lethbridge and Edmonton, shooting nearly every genre under the sun, using cameras of all brands, yet he still inexplicably prefers his Pentax gear. If you see him, please offer your condolences.

Danny Luong

General Sales & Blog Contributor

 

Danny has been interested in photography since his gramps showed him pictures from the Vietnam War. He turned this interest into photographing the softer side of life - engagements, weddings, and families. When he isn't shooting, he's scouring record stores, playing D&D, and Magic: the Gathering. Otherwise, he's a hermit and likes to spend time with his family and dog.

Dave Paul

General Sales and TCSTV Host

 

Dave Paul has been a photographer for years and previously owned a mini-lab and a custom framing shop. Currently, he is one of the Official photographers of the Ontario Bodybuilding Association.

Drew Crawford

General Sales

 

Having gotten his first DSLR camera at the age of 14, Drew has been taking photos on and off for the better part of a decade. He predominately shoots events and sports photos, but in recent years has taken an interest in live streaming and has been an active twitch.tv streamer for the past three years.

Elizabeth Graham

Rentals

 

Liz grew up in Ontario and has been interested in photography for most of her life. She would "borrow" her dad's camera to bring to school, or local concerts on a regular basis. When she was a teenager, she discovered an old Polaroid camera and her love for instant cameras began. Liz can usually be found lounging with her cats, drinking a craft beer, and cross stitching in her spare time.

Emma Shipley

Floor Manager

 

Emma developed a passion for photography after watching her father in the darkroom as a young child. A hobbyist photographer now, she enjoys photographing people and close-up nature subjects. Her other interests include interior design, cats, and needle arts such as sewing and hand-embroidery.


Erin Thomson

Online Sales

 

Erin became serious about photography on a 4 month backpacking trip around Europe, and soon after her return took a few photography courses at both SAIT and ACAD, and started working at a one hour photo lab where she was able to fine tune her skills.

Evelyn Drake

Marketing & Programming Director and TCSTV Host

 

Evelyn has been in the camera business since 2004. She is involved in every aspect of The Camera Store with a focus on marketing and event-based initiatives. Her love of photography and the people in the community, inspire and shape her strategies. She loves cooking, reading, painting, weightlifting, and spending time with family.

John Veldhoen

Photobook Specialist

 

In addition to being on our sales team, John curates The Camera Store's book selection and is a contributing author, and editor of our blog. He likes to think about photography, talk about photography, and sometimes write about photography.

Julian Ferreira

Operations Director

 

Julian Ferreira did his formal training at Lincoln College of Art in England, and in the 25+ years since, he has worked as a commercial photographer and a movie stills photographer.Now as a partner in The Camera Store, his time is divided between the store, his family, and working at his art. His beautiful black & white limited edition photographs, have been exhibited in collections around the world.

Kaitlyn Kerr

Event Programming Assistant

 

Kaitlyn is a craft beer enthusiast and self-labelled film nerd. Suitably, she is one of the hosts of Calgary's Beers & Cameras meetup group. She also drinks too much coffee and wants to see too many places. When not helping coordinate events or exploring whatever city, town, or backroad she can, she also works as a freelance photographer and assistant.

Larry Ricks

General Sales

 

As a former photojournalist with 23 years of experience, Larry has been working in the photo industry for decades. During a school assignment, he once photographed one of the world's most notable religious figures - Mother Teresa.


Ling Zhu

Accounts Payable

 

Ling has been with The Camera Store since 2012. She studied accounting at SAIT and has over 10 years of experience working in both Calgary and China. She enjoys reading and traveling in her free time.


Louie Villanueva

General Sales

 

Louie used the camera to get out of his shell in high school and progressed to the position of Photo Editor at the U of C newspaper, The Gauntlet. He now applies his journalistic style of photography to event coverage and serves as a stringer for The National Observer. Vintage cameras, vacuuming, and carbonated water round out his normal human interests. Louie has a passion for timepieces and is what the internet calls a "Watch Idiot Savant."

Mark Langridge

Web Design

 

Mark became interested in the art of photography at a young age, spending hours poring over old issues of National Geographic from his grandparents. Deciding against any kind of photographic career, Mark carries on as an enthusiast, keeping the art form pure and personal to his own visions.


Melanie Hein

Express Cashier & Event Assistant

 

Melanie can be found at most Camera Store events, trade shows, and classes assisting customers with her wit and charm. She does not call herself a photographer, but an appreciator of the art. She also loves owls.

Nicole Parker

General Sales

 

Nicole has a penchant for portrait and architectural work, but her true passion is capturing the natural world. While studying Photojournalism at SAIT she worked as Photo Editor of the campus newspaper, The Weal. When she’s not helping clients at The Camera Store, she keeps busy by pursuing freelance photographic opportunities.

Peter Gold

Studio Specialist

 

Peter Gold is a master photographer who has been a professional for over 40 years. As well as being on the sales staff of The Camera Store for close to 10 years, he is also the studio specialist offering valuable information regarding lighting, meters, studio design and setup, backgrounds, etc.

Peter Jeune

Managing Director

 

Peter works around the clock to make sure The Camera Store is involved in everything photographic that goes on in Calgary and beyond, supporting our photo community with great products, events, and education. His unique approach to business is one of the many reasons why our regular clients keep coming back for more, and why they tell their family and friends about the great experience they have at The Camera Store.


Rebecca Beintema

Purchaser

 

Rebecca has a BFA with a major in Photography from Ryerson University. She has been working in the photography industry since 2002 and with The Camera Store since 2007.

Rob Hadlow

Product Manager

 

Rob has almost 30 years experience in the Calgary Photographic Community. He attended the Alberta College of Art and Design in the early Eighties and is an experienced Stock Shooter of Wildlife, Nature, Travel, and Commercial Photography.


Ron Bubnich

General Sales

 

Ron is a tech-influenced sales rep whose shooting disciplines fall within street, portraiture, food and event photography. Self-taught, he is constantly finding new ways to expand and improve upon these skills and tirelessly seeks answers for his clients with the same tenacity.


Russ Scullen

Floor Manager

 

Russ has been a photographer for over 30 years, and his main interest is in landscape, event and small weddings. Over the past few years he has been exploring street and portrait photography. Russ enjoys teaching photography, especially to those who are just beginning or rediscovering their love of shooting.

Stefan Legisa

General Sales

 

Stefan Legisa has the soul of a punk, and the work ethic of an old-world craftsman. He shoots and develops stark and raw images using an array of analog cameras.

Stefanie Villeneuve

Online Sales

 

Stefanie is a cheese and lipstick enthusiast with a photography degree from the Alberta College of Art + Design. Her photographic interests include beauty portraiture, fine art self-portrait and lomography.

Stephen Lemmer

Web Manager

 

Stephen studied web design and development at SAIT and, since graduating, has worked as a photographer, assistant, and web developer. He is currently working towards a Bachelor of Science at the University of Calgary and still assists on photoshoots where he can.

Teri Wagner

Repairs

 

Teri is a determined dreamer, and mixtape aficionado; Interests include making people smile with timely repairs done at reasonable rates.

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