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  • Buy a Nikon D850 to Be Entered into a Draw for a Cruise Expedition

    Purchase a Nikon D850 to be entered in a draw for your chance to win a cruise expedition to Newfoundland & Labrador trip for two, valued at over $25,000. 

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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: Polaroid Originals, The spirit of ‘77, reimagined for 2017

    "Polaroid Originals is a new chapter of the story, completely dedicated to analog instant photography, and built by members of The Impossible Project." 

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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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  • Bird Photographer Profile: Ian Routley

    Ian Routley is a nature and travel photographer from Lillooet, BC.  He grew up with a father who loved photography, and he started carrying a camera around as a very young boy.  “My interest has waxed and waned over the years. But, has become a serious hobby over the last 15 years.  I originally started photographing birds as a way of keeping records of the more unusual and rare species I found during my tenure as a Regional Coordinator for the Breeding Bird Atlas of BC from 2008 – 2012.  My passion grew from there as it can be quite a challenge to get a good shot of a species that tells a story, more than just a “Bird on a Stick”.

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  • Lights Out in Arco: Watching the Total Eclipse in Small Idaho Town

    The sun rose from behind a mountain and cast amber light over the central Idaho plains.
    Horses wandered in a pasture looking for morning mouthfuls of dry grass. A hawk glided low along a field of barley ready for harvest.

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  • Press Release: Nikon D850 Now Available for Pre-Order

    MISSISSAUGA, ON– Today, Nikon announced the new Nikon D850, a powerful full-frame DSLR camera that provides professional photographers and multimedia creators an impressive combination of resolution and high-speed performance. The 45.7-megapixel D850 is Nikon’s first DSLR with an FX- format, back-side Illuminated (BSI) CMOS sensor for image quality that is nothing short of majestic, allowing professionals to create stunning, high resolution still images and full-frame 4K UHD video. Despite its monumental resolution, the D850 is capable of an astoundingly fast capture rate of up to 7 frames-per-second (fps) (9 fps with optional battery grip and EN-EL18a/b battery), while offering a full range of surprising new user features requested by Nikon shooters around the world.

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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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