Posts by: Evelyn Drake

Win Great Prizes from the Eye for the Wild Photo Contest

 By Evelyn Drake

The Camera Store is proud to support the Eye for the Wild fundraising photography contest by providing the first place prize. This photography contest not only encourages our community of photography enthusiasts to capture Southern Albertan wildlife in their natural habitats, but it also supports the Calgary Wildlife Rehabilitation Society.

The link to all the details is www.calgarywildlife.org/photo-contest

This is Calgary Wildlife Rehabilitation Society’s second annual Eye for the Wild photography contest in which photography enthusiasts are encouraged to submit their best-untouched photos of native Southern Albertan wildlife in their native habitat. With over 400 species of wildlife that call Calgary home, natural habitats include yards, parks and other city spaces!

Contest Details

The contest will accept online photo submissions from February 1 – March 31, 2019 for a small submission fee of $10 per entry. Photos must be in digital form and of Southern Alberta wildlife in their native habitat. CWRS has assembled a judging panel comprised of Ann Mansolino (Photographer & Associate Professor in Photography at ACAD), Darryl MacDonald (Professional Photographer at Clear Blue Photo), Evan Buchanan (Photojournalism student at SAIT), Kris Brown-Schoepp (Owner of the Wild Bird Store) and Andrea Hunt (Executive Director at CWRS). Photographs will be judged on technical skill, content, overall aesthetic, and ability to capture the essence of the animal. Winners will be announced on April 19. For more information and to enter please visit: http://calgarywildlife.org/photo-contest

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Last Minute Gift Ideas

 By Evelyn Drake

 

Looking for some fun affordable last minute Christmas gift ideas for the photographer on your list?

Here are 10 unique ideas for some last-minute Christmas gifts:  

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Is the Waterproof Panasonic TS7 the Perfect Family Camera

 By Evelyn Drake

Tough, waterproof cameras are not just for hardcore adventure seekers or snorkelers. They make excellent worry-free family friendly cameras too since they can be thrown in a diaper bag, purse, or even a cooler. Best of all, it can come to the beach with you and if it gets in the sand, no problem. Just rinse it off.

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Work in Progress: The Nikon AF-S NIKKOR 500mm f5.6E PF ED VR

 By Evelyn Drake

Today, Nikon Canada Inc. announces the development of the AF-S NIKKOR 500mm f/5.6E PF ED VR, an FX-format fixed focal length super-telephoto lens, which will offer a compelling combination of portability and performance.

The AF-S NIKKOR 500mm f/5.6E PF ED VR will be a high-performance super-telephoto lens that is significantly smaller and lighter than comparable predecessors due to the adoption of the same type of Phase Fresnel (PF) lens element found in the AF-S NIKKOR 300mm f/4E PF ED VR lens, introduced in January 2015. Despite its 500mm focal length, the lens is small and light enough to use hand-held in a wide variety of situations where a photographer must capture unpredictable and fast-moving subjects, including sporting events and wildlife photography.

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Kids 4 Cameras

 By Evelyn Drake

Kids4Cameras is an Edmonton-based volunteer-powered non-profit organization whose goal is to empower youth through photography, giving kids a medium for self-expression that would otherwise be out of their reach. The program hopes to encourage youth from all walks of life to share their voice through photography.

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Printing Demo Day at The Camera Store

 By Evelyn Drake

Join Fine Art Print Specialist and photographic artist Brad Allen from Resolve Photo alongside Russell Brown from Canon Canada for a free printing demo event on Saturday, April 7th from Noon-5PM.

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BTS of Stop Motion Sony Teaser Video with Salman Sajun Studio

 By Evelyn Drake

 Salman Sajun based in Montreal Quebec, is a director that specializes in bringing the inanimate to life. Through a blend of stop motion and live action, he has created content for high-profile clients including Google and Nickelodeon. We are honoured to have had the opportunity to work with the Salman Sajun Studio team to produce a quick teaser video for SONY to help generate some traction and awareness about Sony’s Trade In – Trade Up Promo. 

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DIY Product Photography Workshop for Your Small Business

 By Evelyn Drake

Jillian from Logee Photo has ten years of experience as a professional photographer and has catered her work to portraiture and the small-business community. As a co-organizer of Etsy Calgary and YYC Girl Gang, she knows the unique challenges faced by the local maker community and endeavours to share & help where she can. We’ve asked her to lead an exclusive Product Photography for Makers & Small Business on April 14th, 2018.

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Treat Yourself to a Banff Photography Day Trip

 By Evelyn Drake

On March 25th, treat yourself to a fun-filled photography day trip to Banff, Alberta, sponsored by Nikon Canada, and hosted by Calgary’s Beers & Cameras YYC team. We will take you to some incredible destinations to photograph the rocky mountains and any critters along the way, followed by a beer tour and tasting at the Grizzly Paw Brewery. 

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