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  • Kickstarter for Calgary Digital Expo

    Online video is full of innovation and creativity. It’s hard to believe that YouTube only started in 2005, and since then has grown to be a multi-billion dollar industry that includes multiple different companies. It’s a place where niches thrive and underrepresented people have found a voice. It’s because of a desire to support and honour this industry that the Calgary Digital Expo was created.

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  • Photography Bag Choices

    Whenever I’m on a photography assignment out of the studio, especially since we’re located in Bragg Creek, I always pack duplicate equipment just in case something malfunctions, I have a backup on hand. It saves driving back to the studio to pick it up. I also want to take everything with me on a vacation.

    Before we discuss camera bag options, if you are looking for the right bag solution, you should pull out everything that you plan to take with you. Divide it into different piles; equipment you definitely always need access to, like camera bodies, your favorite lenses, meters, etc.

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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 Logee Photo 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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