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  • One Plus One Is Four: The Bauhaus Photocollages of Josef Albers

    Josef Albers' effect on past century art cannot be minimized. He was a painter, designer, educator, and though not considered his primary output, a photographer as well. He taught at Black Mountain College, and then later Yale University, and the list of students who worked with him veritably make him the single most influential teaching artist who may have ever lived. In terms of schools, he is often associated with the Bauhaus movement, He began instruction at the Bauhaus school in Weimar in 1920, wanting to enter the schools glass workshop, but was denied by the director of the school, the architect Walter Gropius, who insisted that Albers take preliminary instruction in painting. He made glass-painting studies, and as a result of that work was asked to organize a new glass workshop for the school. From there he made the first works that showed the influence of being paired with the painter Paul Klee, work that showed the strong reliance of organizing work using lattices, frames, crossing lines and grids, so characteristic of the Bauhaus method. 

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  • Winter Photography in Alberta is Awesome

    While I love spring, summer and autumn, my true heart can't wait for winter to come. I absolutely LOVE winter landscape photography in the Canadian Rockies.

    Let me explain why with three simple points:
    1 - Ice
    2 - Snow
    3 - Low Light

    Obviously there's a but more to it than just these three things, but I think it's fair to say that there's no time of the year more spectacularly gorgeous than winter when it comes to the Canadian Rockies. Let me go into more detail.

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  • TCSTV's Best and Worst Camera Gear of 2016

    It’s that time of year again! TCSTVs best and worst of list, has cemented itself as an infamous Christmas tradition, as Jordan Drake and I battle it out on Youtube. Part retrospective on the best and worst camera gear of the year, part drinking game competition between the hosts, and all irreverent humorous entertainment. The best and worst of 2016 episode was no exception.

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  • Night Photography

    Night Photography can be a little bit intimidating if you have never done it before but it doesn’t have to be! In this article I will share the tips and tricks that I’ve learned (many through trial and error) when photographing the night sky.

    There are two important things to consider when photographing the night sky - ambient light, and how you plan to process your image.

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  • Feature Photographer: Ryan Wunsch

    Ryan Wunsch is a photographer and storm chaser based in Saskatchewan Canada who captures the beauty and spirit of the prairies. He was born in 1977 in Saskatoon, and raised in Leader Saskatchewan. He became attached to the landscape, and after completing Instrumentation Engineering Technology in Moose Jaw in 1998, moved back to Leader where he resides today.

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  • Top 10 Books of 2016

    After the fact, it is after the fact that people make an evaluation. So my preamble on the best books of 2016 is less actual than whatever overall impression my list makes, and I don’t want to colour that impression outside the lines. Perhaps leitmotifs appear in the books I recommend this year, a theme tinting everything, but I do not want to be so bold as to write what that may be. Besides which, it might be different, what I see, and what you see.

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  • Sigma USB Dock Promo

    It’s once again time to beat the winter blahs with a bonus Sigma USB Dock when purchased with a qualifying Sigma lens.

    The qualifying lens must be purchased from The Camera Store between December 1st and December 31st, 2016.*

    Go to www.SigmaCanada.ca/BonusUSBdock for promotional details, to redeem your bonus product and to obtain information regarding the USB

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  • Making Metanoia

    Thankfully, when I was writing the script for ’Metanoia’, I wasn’t stopping along the way to ask how I was going to get it made. If I had, I probably would of thought there were simply too many things I couldn’t accomplish. All I knew was that I was on my way to telling a story that I felt deeply passionate and excited to tell.

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  • It's Time for Some Heat 3 Smart Gloves

    Living in Calgary, there is only one thing I can count on every year, and that is a number of bitterly cold, uncomfortable shooting days. While I can bundle up my feet, body and head, it’s more difficult with gloves. Cameras require a good amount of precision to operate properly, especially if you use a smaller model, like a mirrorless camera or point and shoot. I’ve gone through a huge variety of styles and brands of gloves, but I’ve never found any that worked well for actually keeping my hands warm and allowing me to operate all of my camera’s controls until I tried The Heat Company’s Heat 3 Smart Gloves.These gloves were originally designed for the Austrian Special Forces, but The Heat Company saw a hugely underserved market in photographers and videographers so they started recommending the gloves for our particular niche. It goes without saying that the gloves are very warm and well-made given their original audience, but there are many types of warm gloves out there. So what makes the Smart Gloves so special?

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  • Landscape Photography Summit

    The ILPA landscape photography summit is more than just another landscape photography workshop.  The Summit is meant to be a haven for creativity.  It’s a weekend retreat from the hectic and numerous distractions of everyday life, so that you can turn your complete and undivided attention towards growing as a photographer in the glorious setting of the Canadian Rockies.  The ILPA Landscape Photography Summit held, in beautiful Banff National Park again this year, is a photography conference where you can immerse yourself 100% into your photography and learn from leading professionals in the field.

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