One Plus One Is Four: The Bauhaus Photocollages of Josef Albers

 By John Veldhoen

Josef Albers’ effect on past century art cannot be minimized. He was a painter, designer, educator, and though not considered his primary output, a photographer as well. He taught at Black Mountain College, and then later Yale University, and the list of students who worked with him veritably make him the single most influential teaching artist who may have ever lived. In terms of schools, he is often associated with the Bauhaus movement, He began instruction at the Bauhaus school in Weimar in 1920, wanting to enter the schools glass workshop, but was denied by the director of the school, the architect Walter Gropius, who insisted that Albers take preliminary instruction in painting. He made glass-painting studies, and as a result of that work was asked to organize a new glass workshop for the school. From there he made the first works that showed the influence of being paired with the painter Paul Klee, work that showed the strong reliance of organizing work using lattices, frames, crossing lines and grids, so characteristic of the Bauhaus method. 

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Winter Photography in Alberta is Awesome

 By Gavin Hardcastle

While I love spring, summer and autumn, my true heart can’t wait for winter to come. I absolutely LOVE winter landscape photography in the Canadian Rockies.

Let me explain why with three simple points:
1 – Ice
2 – Snow
3 – Low Light

Obviously there’s a but more to it than just these three things, but I think it’s fair to say that there’s no time of the year more spectacularly gorgeous than winter when it comes to the Canadian Rockies. Let me go into more detail.

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TCSTV’s Best and Worst Camera Gear of 2016

 By Chris Niccolls

It’s that time of year again! TCSTVs best and worst of list, has cemented itself as an infamous Christmas tradition, as Jordan Drake and I battle it out on Youtube. Part retrospective on the best and worst camera gear of the year, part drinking game competition between the hosts, and all irreverent humorous entertainment. The best and worst of 2016 episode was no exception.

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Night Photography

 By RachelRoss

Night Photography can be a little bit intimidating if you have never done it before but it doesn’t have to be! In this article I will share the tips and tricks that I’ve learned (many through trial and error) when photographing the night sky.

There are two important things to consider when photographing the night sky – ambient light, and how you plan to process your image.

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Feature Photographer: Ryan Wunsch

 By Evelyn Drake

Ryan Wunsch is a photographer and storm chaser based in Saskatchewan Canada who captures the beauty and spirit of the prairies. He was born in 1977 in Saskatoon, and raised in Leader Saskatchewan. He became attached to the landscape, and after completing Instrumentation Engineering Technology in Moose Jaw in 1998, moved back to Leader where he resides today.

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