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  • 4 Peak Design Products that we Love

    Not only do the TCS staff like to chat about photography together, and hum and haw about shooting and composition - sometimes the staff here like to go out and shoot. When we do we’re always looking for quality products to carry our gear around. Peak Design has proven itself to us time and time again.

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  • Wrap-up: The Sony Stampede Experience Workshop

    At The Camera Store, we offer a wide range of workshops, including some that give access to an exceptionally high level of instruction and unique experiences. This summer, we were very pleased to host internationally acclaimed photographer, William Albert Allard, as instructor for a very special Sony Experience workshop at the Calgary Stampede this year.

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  • The Camera Store is celebrating its 22nd Anniversary with an F22 Event!

    We’re turning 22! The Camera Store has been in business since 1996, and to celebrate, we’re having an event and sale. Join us on Saturday, August 25th from 9AM to 5PM for special deals, an outdoor trade show with our vendors, prizes, demos, a food truck and more.

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  • Book Review: Shape of Light

    The point I want to make is communication relies on abstraction, regardless of considering how language works. And there is nothing to be afraid of.

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  • Shooting with the Sigma Art Series

    At this juncture, I don’t believe the Sigma Art series of lenses really needs any introduction - having launched in 2013, the Art line has been nothing short of incredible for professional and amateur photographers alike. The Art primes have always showcased a lot of value for your dollar. Today, I’m going to talk about how often I’ve used these lenses in the field during work, as well as share some samples.

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  • Is the Waterproof Panasonic TS7 the Perfect Family Camera

    Tough, waterproof cameras are not just for hardcore adventure seekers or snorkelers. They make excellent worry-free family friendly cameras too since they can be thrown in a diaper bag, purse, or even a cooler. Best of all, it can come to the beach with you and if it gets in the sand, no problem. Just rinse it off.

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  • Railway Days Photo Contest at Heritage Park

    In preparation for Railway Days at the end of September, Heritage Park is having a photo contest! This year’s theme is “The Great Western Rail Adventure.” Entrants can submit as many photos as they would like that fit the theme until September 16th. The top twenty photos, decided by public vote, will be digitally displayed during Railway Days at Heritage Park.

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  • The 50,000 Photos Project

    Fujifilm has launched a new contest - the 50,000 Photos Project. From now until September 30, anyone can enter a photo into the contest for the chance to win a Fuji Instax prize bundle and have their photo exhibited along with hundreds of other Canadians. You don’t have to be a professional photographer to participate. 

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  • BMFF - Congratulations to Beth Wald, Winner of the Mountain Photo Essay Competition

    Congratulations to Beth Wald, grand prize winner of the 2018 Mountain Photo Essay Competition for her photo essay “Winter in the Afghan Pamirs.” Beth’s photos document the harsh and windswept remote region at the end of the Wakhan Corridor and the Afghan Kyrgyz people who live there, nomadically, depending on herds of yaks and sheep for their livelihood.

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  • Volunteers Needed for the Longest Mural in Canada

    This weekend, August 4-6, the Northern Hills Community Association is painting the longest mural in Canada and they’re looking for help. The project takes place along an 850-meter fence line on Coventry Hills boulevard, and they need volunteer photographers and videographers to document the process.

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