“I have been walking all day. I started out with a mere idea, to see what I could see. It began without structure, and as I progressed, it gathered some. Along the way today I ran into a street photographer that I admire named Alvin. His working methodology is most closely akin to Garry Winogrand. He photographs with film, with a Leica, a prime lens with a small aperture, looking quickly at the edge of the frame. I love his pictures more than Winogrand’s because Alvin’s pictures are more compassionate to me, with mixtures of the intimacy that Winogrand seemed so tragically to avoid, and the irony of the street. I stand with him as he works on a corner that he normally shoots, in awe of his tenacious path to the ten thousand hour requirement to earn the title of mastery. I skinned my knee badly after a fall last week, and I am happy today that it is warmer, and I can stretch it.
One of the best things about working at The Camera Store is getting to see such an incredible range of work from photographers across the country. We love to see what our customers are up to. River King from Vancouver BC, is one of our regular online customers, with a great eye for landscape photography. His passion for capturing destinations is clear in the vast range of scenery he photographs.
CANMORE ART GUILD GALLERY
The Wild Life
Exhibition dates: February 2 – 14
Opening reception: Saturday, February 3rd
With the support of Fujifilm Canada and The Camera Store, Calgary, the Canmore Art Guild presents The Wild Life, a display of wildlife photography featuring Art Wolfe
Exhibition dates: February 16 – 27
It is true there may be many filters that are no longer necessary with the advent of digital photography, and the array of digital filters that come along with it, but there are still a few filters that no computer can replicate. In this post, I will go through the set of filters that I bring with me every time I go out to shoot landscapes in Banff National Park, listed in order of importance to me:
Banff and the Canadian Rockies are known around the World for the many Famous landscape photography locations here. Think about Lake Louise, Moraine Lake, Vermillion Lakes and Mount Rundle. And, I haven’t even mentioned the night sky and the Aurora yet. The landscape photography possibilities in the Canadian Rockies are seemly endless. But, what isn’t endless is the amount of time that you have to spend here photographing them.