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  • News Release: New Nikon COOLPIX W300, a rugged compact camera

    Today, Nikon Canada introduced the new COOLPIX W300, a rugged compact camera designed to capture and share high-quality images and 4K UHD video of any adventure with ease. The waterproof, shockproof, freezeproof and dustproof W300 is well-equipped with intuitive features to chronicle an action-packed excursion, whether a user is hiking, camping, skiing or relaxing on the beach.

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  • Book Review: On Photography

    Reading Walter Benjamin again many years after reading “The Work of Art in the Age of Mechanical Reproduction”, I am at the same time strangely accumulating readings that seem to correspond to that text, and I am sure writing this I cannot parse it. I was working through William Ivins’ “Prints and Visual Communication”, and some snippets of Günther Anders’ writings (who incidentally was Walter Benjamin’s cousin). I go through these periods when I read heavily, more or less trying to ask a question to myself, without really expecting to arrive at any answer. I was also reading a biography about the great Genevan theologian John Calvin, who is described as a “humanist” in that book, although I convey that with reticence given what that word can conjure up to different people (not to mention how Renaissance humanism differs from whatever that title might mean today).

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  • Family Travel - Manns in India

    "India overwhelmed us in every conceivable way. It swept us up, shook us to the core, flooded our every sense, and then set us back down again as different people, in a world that will never quite be the same.

    It all started with our tourist visas… the ones we failed to acquire until the absolute last second of the 11th hour. Having been so immersed in our travels through Sri Lanka, we totally forgot to request our tourist visas until the night before our flight from Colombo to Bombay. Little did we know, this was to be the first of many speed bumps along our topsy turvy journey through the chaos of India… missed flights, rescheduled trains, 8 hour delays, crowded markets, cow jams, unfathomable traffic, and HORNS! But within all this chaos, confusion and noise, was an inexplicable beauty and peacefulness we have never experienced.

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  • We are hiring for a full-time position in our sales department!

    Are you passionate about photography? Are you a 'people person' that thrives on helping others? If so we'd like to talk to you.

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  • Sony Introduces Two New Wide-Angle Full-Frame E-Mount Lenses

    Sony announced two new full-frame E-mount lenses including the FE 16-35mm F2.8 GM large aperture wide-angle zoom lens (model SEL1635GM) and the FE 12-24mm F4 G ultra wide-angle zoom lens (model SEL1224G). 

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  • The Stavely Indoor Pro Rodeo - 60 years and Counting

    The Stavely rodeo started a long time ago, back when horses were still a major part of every farming and ranching operation, but the indoor rodeo was first held here back in 1956. And, despite a few ups and downs, it's been held here ever since.

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  • Thule Bag Giveaway

    Whether it's grabbing your backpack and hitting the trail or a laptop backpack to join in the hustle and bustle of the city, you always want to have a pack you can rely on and not slow you down. Thule backpacks are stylish, safe, and easy to use – and tough enough to follow you wherever you want to go. 

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  • The Best & Worst Ways To Carry Your Camera (Bags, Straps & Holsters)

    After well over 250 TCSTV episodes spanning gear reviews, educational snippets, and comedic entertainment, it finally occurred to me that we had never once reviewed a photography essential that all photographers need, and that is as varied as the cameras themselves. A way to transport and carry the cameras we so lovingly covet. So onward to our latest TCSTV endeavor, we proceeded to raid The Camera Store for a wide selection of bags, straps, vests, and backpacks. 

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  • 2016 NPAC National Pictures of the Year Winners

    Calgary Herald and Calgary Sun photographer/videographer Leah Hennel has claimed another national award for her work.

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  • Banff Mountain Film Competition Now Open

    Enter your film into the 42nd annual Banff Mountain Film Competition and bring the magic of mountain landscape, culture, and adventure to an international audience. Your film could reach more than 500,000 people if selected for the Banff Mountain Film Festival World Tour!

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