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  • Chris Giles Pentax 645z Review: "The Journey"

    "Welcome to my personal review of the Pentax 645z. There are many posts and even though they will undoubtedly cross over in places with regards their content, I’ve tried to focus on certain aspects with each page."

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  • Canmore Art Guild Show

    Exposure 2015: The Portrait Saturday
    Jan. 31st - Feb. 17th 2015
    CAG Gallery: Elevation Place 102-700 Railway Ave Canmore AB.

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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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