Borderlands By Mark Vitaris At The Galt Museum & Archives

 By Ryley Smith

 

Mark Vitaris is doing another discussion on his book Borderlands at the Galt Museum & Archives in Lethbridge. If you haven’t had the opportunity to see one of Mark’s presentations on Borderlands, this is a must! Borderlands by Mark Vitaris is a passionate collection of images that transports you through time and place. From where the majestic Rockies touch down to the rolling foothills, into grasslands that stretch on for ages, Borderlands takes you on a visual journey through the richly diverse cultural heritage of the Great Northern Plains. 

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Focal Not-A-Conference Photography Workshop

 By Ryley Smith

 

The best photography conference that isn’t a photography conference is next month, and just a few spots are left! Focal’s Not-A-Conference is a two-day shooting workshop with four of the most incredible Wedding Photography Educators in North America! Sitting in a chair and listening to someone talk about photography techniques is nothing compared to going out and using those techniques firsthand. Not-A-Conference is the conference you’ve been waiting for, and it just so happens to be in one of the most beautiful landscapes in the world, Banff, Canada!

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The Street Photographer’s Pocket Camera – Ricoh GR IIIx Urban Edition

 By Evelyn Drake

 

We recommend the Ricoh GR series for street photographers as the ideal pocketable camera. They are simple in their design, with a few handy tricks and distinct features. The Ricoh GR IIIx is built with a 40mm equivalent lens, designed for single-handed photography. The shutter button is wide and easy to access, and we love the look and finish of the Urban Edition of this camera.

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3 Reasons Why The Pentax K3 III is a Top DSLR in 2022

 By Ryley Smith

 

If you are looking for a new DSLR camera, you might be curious which is the best. The answer to that is the Pentax K-3 Mark III, the perfect blend of updated technology and the familiarity of a full-frame SLR. With a great optical viewfinder and exceptional image quality, all in a compact, fully weather-sealed body, there is a reason we have chosen the Pentax K-3 Mark III as a top DSLR in 2022.

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COVID Advisory – We Are Temporarily Short Staffed

 By Evelyn Drake

 

The Camera Store is temporarily short-staffed due to internal cases of COVID affecting several members of our team. The staff who have tested positive, are currently isolated at home. Our in-store team is smaller than usual, and we are taking precautions to prevent this spread from continuing further.

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SAIT Black & White Darkroom Classes

 By Ryley Smith

 

For those wanting to learn more about black and white darkroom photography, SAIT has two courses available for the Fall semester. PHOT 009 – Black and White Darkroom Techniques is for those looking to learn the entire process of developing film, while PHOT 001 – Black and White Darkroom Lab Time is for those who want to be assisted and guided as they practise their techniques. Taught by a master darkroom craftsman in Calgary’s finest traditional darkroom facility, these classes are your opportunity to expand your photographic knowledge!

PHOT 009 – Black and White Darkroom Techniques

Create a beautiful collection of black and white prints for your portfolio or exhibition, in this black and white darkroom photography course. Learn the entire process of developing film, to special print enhancement techniques to the presentation of your completed portfolio.

You’ll make contact sheets and enlargements using techniques that include dodging, burning, and contrast correction. You’ll also learn basic retouching and print mounting.

Prerequisites:

Strongly Recommended: Basic Photography (PHOT 003)

For more information and to register for PHOT 001 – Black and White Darkroom Lab Time, click here! 

 

PHOT 001 – Black and White Darkroom Lab Time

Develop your film and print your black and white photographs in Calgary’s finest traditional darkroom facility. You’ll be assisted and guided at every step by a master darkroom craftsman in the creation of beautiful traditional black and white prints.

SAIT will provide all developing and printing chemicals, and students will provide their own film and enlarging paper for the course.

Prerequisites:

Strongly Recommended: Black and White Darkroom Techniques (PHOT 009)

For more information and to register for PHOT 001 – Black and White Darkroom Lab Time, click here!

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Canon Summer Add a Lens Promo

 By Ryley Smith

 

Upgrade to the Canon EOS R System with Canon’s Summer Add a Lens Promo. From July 29th to August 25th 2022, save up to $100 when you add an RF lens to your new Canon EOS R-series mirrorless camera or kit!

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Summer Sony + KEH Virtual Gear Buying Event

 By Ryley Smith

 

Are you in need of a little camera refresh? Or have been eyeing up some new Sony gear? Then our Summer Sony Virtual KEH Gear Buying Event is for you! Get rid of your old camera gear and treat yourself to special Sony Bonuses, based on how much you sell! The only hard part is picking what new Sony Alpha gear you want to get!

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