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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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  • The Wildlife Exhibit - Exposure 2018

    Art Wolfe
    The Wild Life
    Exhibition dates: February 2 - 14
    Opening reception: Saturday, February 3rd

    With the support of Fujifilm Canada and The Camera Store, Calgary, the Canmore Art Guild presents The Wild Life, a display of wildlife photography featuring Art Wolfe

    Group Show
    Exhibition dates: February 16 - 27

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  • Filters for Landscape Photography

    It is true there may be many filters that are no longer necessary with the advent of digital photography, and the array of digital filters that come along with it, but there are still a few filters that no computer can replicate. In this post, I will go through the set of filters that I bring with me every time I go out to shoot landscapes in Banff National Park, listed in order of importance to me:

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  • Don’t Waste Your Precious Landscape Photography Time in Banff National Park

    Banff and the Canadian Rockies are known around the World for the many Famous landscape photography locations here.  Think about Lake Louise, Moraine Lake, Vermillion Lakes and Mount Rundle.  And, I haven’t even mentioned the night sky and the Aurora yet.  The landscape photography possibilities in the Canadian Rockies are seemly endless.  But, what isn’t endless is the amount of time that you have to spend here photographing them.

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  • The Many Uses of The Studio Clamp

    Photographers, more than any other profession, have to MacGyver stuff all the time. We use light to create lasting memories. Unfortunately, light isn't always where we want it. So we have to first, create reflectors, lighting props, brackets, stands, etc. Once the light is where we want it to be and of the right quality, then we can proceed to create history.

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  • Poetry and Photography

    I recently read Yves Bonnefoy’s “Poetry and Photography” and struggled with it. I write that I read it, but the truth is that I finished far short, at the section where Bonnefoy references a work by Stephane Mallarme entitled “Igitur” that I did go on to read, and found deeply disturbing, and so also Bonnefoy’s definition of photography in turn, as it stems from his reading of the same vein of French symbolism.

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  • Creator Feature: Salman Sajun Studio

    An illusionist, conjurer and artist, 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. With a true artistic passion and an eye for perfection, his work evokes the nostalgia of childhood, when imagination could bring toys to life. 

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  • GODOX Flash System: Available Now at The Camera Store

    A great lighting system is now available which has all the features I have been waiting for, that offers new on-camera flashes, battery-powered studio lights in various sizes, all with identical built-in wireless receivers so that they can all be combined if necessary.

    And the best part is that they are available for Canon, Nikon, Sony, Fuji and Olympus camera systems.  For a fraction of the price of other units.

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  • February is EXPOSURE - Alberta's Photography Festival

    Each February the Exposure Photography Festival brings together and shares the best and most interesting photographic work in the region. Click to read about the 2018 Festival Details. 

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