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  • When is Close-up too Close?

    As self-proclaimed Bucket List Adventurers (BLAs), Jana Kristin and I like to spend as much time as possible travelling to strange and exotic places for the purpose of photography. Actually this is not exactly true…we’re always excited to travel, and we’ll shoot almost anything, whether it’s strange, exotic, or not.

    We’re often asked to recommend the ideal lens for a novice travel photographer. The answer, of course, is “that depends on what you’re planning to shoot”. It only makes sense, for instance, to use a long telephoto so you can keep your distance when shooting lions and tigers and long toothed baboons in the wild. On the other hand, capturing that grand vista in the Himalayas usually requires a wide angle.

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  • Fuji X Series Try & Buy Program with Free 3 Day Trials

    Want to make sure you’re buying the right camera? Ask us about the FREE 3-Day Trial on ALL FUJIFILM X-Series Gear through our rental department at The Camera Store.

    Offer will be available at The Camera Store on Monday Dec. 14th, 2015 until the end of 2016.

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    On first use out of the box I am impressed with the aesthetics and design. Fuji has done an excellent job with its design and produced a very sleek looking camera. The design of it just makes you want to use it. The nice thing about the X100T is that the essentials (aperture, shutter speed) are laid out nicely on the camera body and the few features that aren’t (ISO, file format, and more) are easily accessed with the handy quick menu represented by a very obvious ‘Q’ button on the rear of the body. I find it easy to shoot with out of the box without referencing the manual.

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  • Top 15 Books of 2015

    Over the last year, I’ve had the privilege of viewing so many photographs that taught me, were so pleasurable, or so intriguing. This list is not only a raft of remarkable pictures, but is a decidedly semic code, with books that entwine with literature; the quality I looked for on this list is work that shows, rather than tells. I think these books possess honesty, vision, and brilliance, but this list is not meant as a list of Christmas books, per se. I wanted to express gratitude and admiration, for pictures and ideas, by writing this. Of course, if you are looking for a book for the holidays, I think these will be gratifying, and will inspire photographic practice, and lead to new perspectives, but I also wanted to invite readers of the TCS blog, and our customers, to feel free to email me for specific recommendations. I hope I have learned some of the art of finding just the right book, and The Camera Store has a notable collection of technical books, monographs, and catalogs to draw from, and I can order specially, from near and far.

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  • Syrp: Genie & Genie Mini for Motion Control Time-lapse + Real-time Video

    The Genie is a simple, portable solution for motion control Time-lapse + Real-time video. Designed to be part of your regular camera kit, with no external wires, batteries or controllers there’s no need to ever go without the option of motion control again.

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  • Unleash Your Inner Story Teller Filmaker Workshop - Calgary Dec. 4-5, 2015

    Adam Forgione is giving away the candy store with his 27-city workshop tour for commercial and corporate filmmakers. He will be teaching all his secrets and techniques on producing emotional story films for businesses, non-profits, and documentary projects.

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  • Perfectly Clear Black Friday Offer : Ready to perfect your photos with just one click?

    Perfectly Clear is not your ordinary photo app, filters library, or editing suite.  It’s award-winning intelligent Image Correction that improves your images by applying 20 corrections automatically, counteracting your camera’s limitations and delivering photos as vibrant as life itself. Perfectly Clear’s automatic corrections saves you time completing in seconds what used to take hours in the editing room. Now you can spend more time behind your lenses and less time behind your computer!

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  • Jeremy Fokkens Book Signing

    On Saturday December 19th, 2015  from 11AM-3PM Jeremy Fokkens will be at The Camera Store signing copies of his new book The Human Connection - Photographs & Stories from Bangladesh & Nepal. 

    There will be books available for purchase.

    This would make a great personalized gift for the hard to shop for person on your list or anyone who has a passion for photography.

    Jeremy will also be accepting $20 donations for Brown Bagging For Calgary Kids: ( in exchange a copy of his charity calendar: The Offcuts 2016: YYC Food Crew Stripped Down Charity Calendar

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  • Cool Cats at The Camera Store! A Walter Chandoha Book Review

    "You've cat to be kitten me right now!"

    My cat, Rex, and I finally had a chance to sit down and take a look through the book together, and we had some thoughts

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  • The Offcuts 2016: YYC Food Crew Stripped Down Charity Calendar

    Calgary based photographer Jeremy Fokkens shot The Offcuts 2016: YYC Food Crew Stripped Down Charity Calendar featuring men from Calgary's food scene to raise funds for a valuable organization - Brown Bagging For Calgary's Kids.

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