Hip Image Photo Bus is Coming to The Camera Store

 By Evelyn Drake

Our friends from HipImage Photo Bus will be stopping by with their fun vintage style photobooth during our 20th Anniversary Celebration on Aug. 27th, 2016. Don’t miss your chance to check out their high-tech, social digital photo booth that delivers memories and keepsake photos. They’ve combined their love for the vintage, fresh ideas for events and a passion for photography to bring you Hip Image—Calgary’s most memorable photo booth experience.

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World Photo Day Photo Contest

 By Evelyn Drake

Today is World Photo Day so we thought we would invite you to submit an image to our photo contest that reflects your world. It could be a landscape shot, a cityscape, a photo of your cute fur-baby. Anything that makes you proud to be a member of this planet. Our team of judges at The Camera Store will review all the submissions from Facebook, Instagram and Twitter to select a winner on Monday August 21st, 2016.

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Book Review: Adams, Ghirri, Szarkowski

 By John Veldhoen

I took a week off, intending to do some summer reading, but instead I ran a bunch, played some basketball, and otherwise got out in the sun, and was way more active than I guess presupposed by some colleagues who rightly judge from my inerratic, middle-aged frame that I would otherwise sit around during my time off, eating… So the fixit is to get at it, and you know, make an effort… I expected to go on Instagram and make a project, doing Polaroids for the month of August, captioned with bits from William Faulkner’s “Light In August”. After a few days, I called it quits. I am too obsessive for a permanent engagement with the Internet. Writing here is enough. I like how our store is like an old-fashioned guildhall, I can chat with people about cameras and books, work things out slowly, and read in my spare time.

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Photos from Brent Mykytyshyn’s Lighting Painting Workshop

 By Evelyn Drake

Brent Mykystshyn recently taught a really cool Alternative Lighting Methods: Light Painting Intro Workshop. The group had the opportunity to build their own light painting tools and worked in Brent’s studio and at a local abandoned site to paint objects and each-other.

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