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  • Photoshop TCSTV Contest

    One of Chris's recent instagram photos inspired a contest! Get your thinking cap on and join us in a friendly photo-shop contest for a chance to win a Camera Store hat and a a feature post on our facebook and instagram accounts.

    Feel free to be funny, and for the re-post, keep it clean. Though all submissions will be good for a laugh.

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  • Lost Horizons: The Photography of George Webber Film

    Lost Horizons: The Photography of George Webber will be launched at The Calgary International Film Festival
    on September 25th and 30th. George Webber will be present at the Saturday September 30 screening.

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  • Winners of Our Beakerhead Photowalk Contest

    Beakerhead festival just wrapped up in Calgary. We had the opportunity to take 20 people on a photo walk to check out a few of the night-exhibits including the epic Serpent Mother at Fort Calgary. We asked the participants to upload their photos to Instagram, then we selected three winners. 

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  • Introducing Independent Study: A Calgary Art Book Fair!

    Independent Study’s vision is to promote art book culture and appreciation in the city of Calgary and in Alberta featuring independent book sellers, publishers, and artists. This is not a traditional art book fair. Independent Study is a reading room (complete with couch and coffee table) with some of the best art and photo books from artists, galleries, and bookstores in Alberta there for purchase and browsing.

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  • Travel Photographer Feature: Dr. M Robert Ito

    When asked what he loves most about photography Dr. M Robert Ito referred to a quote by the writer-photographer, Ralph Hattersley: 

    “We are making photographs to understand what our lives mean to us.” 

    Robert enjoys photography as a means of seeing events, places and people in a way that has meaning to him, unfettered by demands of editors, art directors and others that may have a different agenda, and to be able share his interpretation of the world that he sees with others. He said, “friends say that I am happiest when I am out exploring and shooting images.” I think many of us can relate to that. 

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  • Staff Photo Contest Winner: Peter Gold

    We don't mean to brag...But, The Camera Store is home to some incredible photographers including master photographer Peter Gold. Gold has been a photographer for over forty years, and we have been lucky to have him as our studio specialist for just over a decade. 

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  • Photographer Feature: A Student of Wildlife Photography

    75-year-old Don Mcvee is a self-proclaimed student of photography from Kelowna, and has been shopping with The Camera Store’s online department for nearly a decade. We came across his Flickr account while reviewing his order one day, and were struck by the diversity of the wildlife he has captured around the world. Don truly has a passion and eye for photography. I had the opportunity to ask him a few questions about his journey of making photographs.

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  • David duChemin is on His Way to Calgary

    David duChemin is a photographer based in Victoria, Canada who came to prominence working for various NGO’s including World Vision, Save the Children, and the BOMA Project. He has travelled extensively, photographing on assignment in South America, and Africa. He is the author of many books, mostly published by Rocky Nook, of which “The Soul of the Camera” is the most recent. His books are notable for their accessibility, humour, and helpful tone.

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  • Surfer Vs. Cowboy Photo Contest

    Beers & Cameras and The Camera Store present a photo contest battle between San Diego's Beers & Cameras Chapter and Calgary's Beers & Cameras YYC Chapter. 

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  • Abandoned Alberta - Harvest Dark Skies 2017

    For the past four years, photographers Robert Scott and Scott Dimond have been offering their Abandoned Alberta Photographic Workshops. These workshops expand participant's skills in the areas of composition/seeing and pre & post capture techniques, all the while exploring and photographing old abandoned homesteads and vehicles in Alberta.

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