Instagram Giveaway Contest – Paul Zizka Seminar Tickets

 By Evelyn Drake


Would you like 2 free tickets to Images from the Edge: an evening with adventure photographer Paul Zizka that is coming up on May 24th?
What if we also included a copy of his book Summits & Starlight – The Canadian Rockies for a prize package valued at $130?

All you have to do is: 

1. Tag 3 friends in the comments of this Instagram Post about the event.

2. Follow @thecamerastore & @paulzizkaphoto on Instagram.

Deadline: Midnight (MST) May 20th, 2019

About the event: 
Join us for a night of storytelling, photo tips and photography with Paul Zizka. Take a journey to remote landscapes from the 7 continents, from the icebergs of Antartica to the crystal waters of Polynesia, the dunes of Mongolia to our own mountain national parks. This is sure to be a fantastic and entertaining evening, so don’t miss out!

Friday, May 24th, 2019

Location: Unit 210, 3060 9th Street SE Calgary, AB

Registration: $49.95
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About the photographer:
From the peaks of the Canadian Rockies to iceberg-laden seas off the coast of Greenland, Paul’s journey to capture the “under-documented” is a testament to his passion for exploration, his creative vision and fierce sense of determination. These qualities, combined with his keen eye for unique compositions, have resulted in an exhaustive portfolio of cutting-edge images.

Whether it’s wading waist-deep into a glacier-fed lake or chasing auroras from dusk til dawn, Paul is known for an adventurous spirit that draws him to the extraordinary. Highlighting his collection are his signature self-portraits, a wide range of mountain adventure images and compelling landscapes from around the globe.

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5 Reasons to Print Your Work

 By Kaitlyn Kerr

The digital age has made photography so much more accessible, but so often all these digital images get lost and hidden away in the depths of a hard drive. But, printing your work has so many benefits that we forget about between the 0’s and 1’s.

1. Tangibility – There’s a reason that printing is often termed “photo finishing” – because having a tangible finished print is a whole different experience than just looking at a screen.

2. Visibility – You go on vacation with your digital camera, take 3000 photos, get home and download them, and you never look at them again. Sound familiar? Choosing a few favourite images and printing them simply means they get seen. Whether it’s framed above the fireplace or filed in a photo album, physical prints allow you and everyone around you to actually enjoy them.

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Canon RF 85mm F1.2 L USM Announced

 By Kaitlyn Kerr

Canon has announced a brand new RF 85mm F1.2 L USM lens for their full frame mirrorless lineup. The lens is the second lens ever from Canon to use Blue Spectrum Refractive (BR) Optics, which minimizes chromatic aberrations in large aperture lenses. This was first used in the EF 35mm F1.4L II lens.

Like the other four lenses of Canon’s RF lineup, the lens has a custom control ring (commonly used to control aperture). The lens has a minimum focusing distance of 0.85m, and is weather and dust resistant, in line with the L-series standard. The lens also uses an Air Sphere Coating (ASC) to reduce lens flare and ghosting issues. It is larger and heavier than its EF counterpart, but we expect to see better image quality and faster autofocus.

The Canon RF 85mm F1.2 L USM is expected to be available in June at a price of $3499.99.

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Pro Camera Gear for the Non Gearhead Photographer

 By Evelyn Drake


A camera is a tool, according to Steve Speer, a process-driven professional photographer, and a self-proclaimed “non-gearhead”. He captures commercial quality images that have been printed across entire buildings as well as tiny fine-art framed prints enhanced with precious metals.

Speer finds the process of photography to be one of perpetual gratification. Creating a tangible print is just as important to him as the experience of capturing the image. With that being said, what does a fine art photographer with a commercial pedigree capture his images with?

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5 Tips for Close-Up Nature Photography

 By Kaitlyn Kerr


Nature is full of incredible subjects and textures. The closer you look, the more there is, and so many interesting photographs can be created with these as subjects. Take a look at five tips to improve your close-up photography.

1. Get a macro lensMacro lenses are specifically designed for close up photography. They’re sharp, they focus close, and they’ll become a versatile part of your camera bag, since they also double as great portrait or low-light lenses.

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