Kids 4 Cameras Winter Drive

 By Kaitlyn Kerr

 

We ran our first Kids4Cameras campaign this past spring, and it was a huge success – enough so, that we’re proud to run another one.

We invite you to bring gently used camera equipment into our store between November 16th and December 31st, 2018 for donations to  Kids4Cameras. Please remember to bring batteries, chargers, manuals, or any other related accessories for the cameras, if available.

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Sony Announces Alpha Female Creators in Residence

 By Kaitlyn Kerr

 

Sony has announced the winners of their Alpha Female Creators in Residence grant program. Over 6000 women applied for the program, which is designed to promote diversity and provide opportunities for female creators to advance their careers. Five women have each been awarded a six-month $25,000 grant, a $5000 Sony imaging product allowance, and the opportunity to work with an Alpha Collective photographer as their mentor.

Congratulations to Megan Allen, Danielle Da Silva, Erin Hogue, Nitashia Johnson, and Colette Robinson.

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Product Review: The Loupedeck

 By Danny Luong

 

The Loupedeck is a product that at first glance I did not want to like. It looks cheap and the price tag is higher than expected. And, to be honest, once I had the deck in my hands, I was still against the product. It feels cheap – plastick-y and like a toy. Cost cutting from every angle before a product gets to the consumer plagues camera accessories.

In a straight-up comparison at its $250+ price point, the Loupedeck loses in so many different ways. Compared to a mechanical keyboard at that price point, the deck has very little tactile feedback, and the keys feel like chicklets – something I experienced while editing; sometimes I was sure I pressed a key, but it still did nothing. Compared to an audio deck the knobs and dials feel awful. Made of cheap molded plastic there was nothing about the product that ever felt ‘premium.’

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Clubhouse Art Walk featuring Cochrane Camera Club

 By Kaitlyn Kerr

The town of Cochrane will be hosting a Clubhouse Art Walk from Saturday, November 10th, featuring artists of the Cochrane Camera Club. Fourteen photographers will be presenting a wide variety of works at the Historical Clubhouse Activity Centre.

The walk runs from 11am to 3pm.

The exhibition and sale will be held at the Cochrane Historical Clubhouse Activity Center. The Clubhouse is located just west of Cochrane, with lots of parking in the Ranche House parking lot. Proceed west of Cochrane on HWY 1A and just after the speed limit changes to 60, the parking lot is on the north side of the highway.

Click here for more information.

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