Posts by: Kaitlyn Kerr

New in Rentals: Godox Lighting

 By Kaitlyn Kerr


The Camera Store is very excited to add a selection of Godox lights and accessories to our rental pool. From small V1 flashes to AD-600 strobes and SL-60 constant LED video lights, The Camera Store rentals section is expanding to give you more options.

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Coming Up: IMA Portrait & Family Photography Symposium

 By Kaitlyn Kerr


The Master Photographers International organization is hosting a symposium here in Calgary with a focus on portrait and family photography. The symposium runs from September 28th to 30th and will feature sessions from four different photographers, as well as an industry social night on Sunday. Registration for the social night is open to symposium attendees in addition to the general public, and the evening will include appetizers, a cash bar, and door prizes. 

TCS clients can use the code TCS2019 for a discount off registration. 

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Panasonic S1H to Get RAW Footage Firmware Update

 By Kaitlyn Kerr


Panasonic has announced that they are developing a new firmware update for the recently announced S1H video-centric full-frame mirrorless camera. This firmware update, developed in partnership with Atomos, will allow users to record maximum 5.9K/29.97p RAW footage (as well as C4K/59.94p) to the Atomos Ninja V Recorder over HDMI. 

The firmware update is expected to be released in early 2020, and the ability to record Apple ProRes RAW will be a welcome feature for video users. 

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2019 Japan Photo Contest

 By Kaitlyn Kerr


The Consulate-General of Japan’s 2019 Japan Photo Contest is now open for submissions! Submit up to four photos for your chance to win exciting prizes, including the grand prize of a Nikon D7500 & 18-140mm lens kit. Photos, taken in either Japan or Canada with a Japanese subject, can be entered into one of four categories:

  1. Culture, Food & Festivals
  2. Nature
  3. Cool Japan
  4. Movement & Sports – NEW this year in acknowledgement of the upcoming Tokyo 2020 Olympic and Paralympic Games

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So you wanna vlog…

 By Kaitlyn Kerr


Maybe you’re travelling. Maybe you want to create some content for your small business. Maybe you’re just really passionate about pizza and need to share in-depth knowledge of all the best pizza places in town. There’s so many reasons to start a vlog, and there’s a ton of options to get started with.

Here’s some ideas for a great kit to get you started for less than $1000:

1. Canon EOS Rebel SL3 Kit – The Canon SL3 is an affordable, compact DSLR kit with Dual-pixel Autofocus for smooth focus tracking in video mode. The camera also has a microphone jack and fully articulating LCD screen for easy filming, no matter whether you’re filming yourself or the world in front of you.

2. External Microphone – Great audio is a critical part of making a great vlog. Using an external microphone is a simple way to step up that audio. Pick a lavalier (lapel) microphone like the Deity V.Lav if you’re recording a lot of talking-head footage, or a small shotgun mic like the Rode VideoMicro if you want something easier to run-and-gun with.

3. Sescom Headphone Splitter – Improving your audio is a great step, but monitoring it can save you a lot of hassle in case of interference or disconnected microphones. This splitter allows you to use headphones while shooting on an external microphone.

4. Aputure M9 Compact LED Spot Light – Designed to sit right in the hotshoe on your camera, this daylight-balanced LED light is small and lightweight but powerful. Easy to recharge via micro-USB, this is a great piece of kit to keep you and your subjects lit in any situation.

5. Joby Gorillapod 3K Kit – Whether you need a little extra reach or a chance to set the camera down, Joby’s Gorillapod is a versatile, compact tripod solution that’s easy to bring with you. The flexible legs mean you can wrap the tripod around a fence post or tree branch, or any other predicament you find yourself in so that you can get the shot.

Video can be intimidating, but this is an example of some lower-budget tools that can make a big difference in your finished product.

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Canon EOS Rebel SL3 with 18-55mm f4-5.6 IS STM

Deity V.Lav

RODE VideoMicro Compact On-Camera Microphone

Sescom 3.5mm Attenuation Cable

Aputure AL-M9 Pocket LED Light

Joby Gorillapod Ballhead 3K Kit

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Nikon Releases Development Announcement for D6, 120-300mm F2.8

 By Kaitlyn Kerr


Nikon has announced that they have two new products in development: a D6 professional DSLR body and a 120-300mm F2.8E FL ED SR VR lens. The D6 will be the successor to the D5 and will be Nikon’s most advanced DSLR yet. The 120-300mm F2.8 lens will be for the F-mount, which celebrates its 60th anniversary this year, and will provide another option for photographers particularly interested in sports photography. 

Further information has not been released at this time and is expected to follow at a later date.

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