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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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  • Exhibit: Allan King Platinum Photographs

    Allan King’s exhibition of platinum prints includes imagery from the Canadian Rockies, SW United States and rare historical images of Alberta Prairie.

    November 14 - 24, 2015, 10AM to 5PM Except Wednesdays
    CANMORE ART GUILD GALLERY Elevation Place, 102-700 Railway Avenue, Canmore, Alberta

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  • Book Review: Badlands by George Webber and Robert Kroetsche

    I am using a few different guides to say something about Rocky Mountain Books re-print of Robert Kroetsch’s novel “Badlands”, which also contains a portfolio of images of the eponymous area located on the Red Deer River, a couple hundred kilometers east of Calgary. I have been reading a series in the Financial Times by Francis Hodgson, called “A Dream Photo Collection”. I submit Webber’s first photograph in this book (pg. 276. from1987) as a consummate dream photo, it is my favorite type of picture, in the realm of ethnographic photos, a picture that falls into the category of “near documentary”. Identity slips in this picture, but more on this later…

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  • FOCUS photo la - Call for Submissions OPEN NOW!!

    FOCUS photo l.a. announced that their bi-annual photo competition is open and ready for submissions. Visit their website for information on how to enter.

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