Category: Announcements and Info

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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Sarah Fuller Fall Photography Retreat at Herdsman House

 By Ryley Smith

 

Canadian photographer, Sarah Fuller, is hosting an exceptional Autumn photography retreat this October at Herdsman House, Neubergthal, Manitoba! Equinox Equivalents: Blending Analog and Digital Photography is a three-day photography retreat that beautifully combines low-tech historical photo processes with digital techniques. This intimate and unique retreat will surely be an experience of a lifetime!

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New Sony Future Filmmaker Awards

 By Ryley Smith

 

We are excited to share the news that Creo has announced the new Sony Future Filmmaker Awards. These awards are a major new annual awards program for short films, providing a gateway for creative excellence. Sponsored by Sony, these awards are free to enter for anyone around the globe, giving everyone the chance to show the world their fresh perspective on storytelling!

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2022 Japan Photo Contest Is Now Open

 By Ryley Smith

Photo By Keith Stuckless – Grand Prize Winner of the Consulate-General of Japan’s 2021 Photo Contest

It’s that time of year again! The Consulate-General of Japan in Calgary’s 2022 Japan Photo Contest is now open for submissions! Encouraging a connection and understanding between Japan and Canada, the 8th Japan Photo Contest is an excellent opportunity to show your love of photography and Japanese culture!

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Firmware Version 2.0 For Sony FX3

 By Ryley Smith

 

Sony has announced firmware update 2.0 for the FX3. Through extensive feedback from industry professionals, this new software introduces professional cinema line features that will give users ultimate creative freedom! The new features include additional Log shooting modes, user LUT (Lookup Table) importing, timecode sync with a dedicated adaptor cable, and advanced functionality consistent with the Cinema Line Camera workflow. It’s easy to say that firmware update 2.0 is going to be a gamechanger for cinematographers!

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Sony’s New Super-Directional Shotgun Microphone

 By Ryley Smith

 

What’s better than three? Three in one! Sony has announced a new shotgun microphone, the ECM-B10. This three-in-one super-directional microphone delivers high-quality sound, sharp directivity and digital signal processing all in a remarkably compact form factor. Talk about great bang for your buck!

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Badlands VanFest 2022

 By Ryley Smith

 

Make your way out to the Alberta Badlands for an unreal festival, Badlands VanFest! From July 29th – 31st, 2022, celebrate the great outdoors at the spectacular Badlands Amphitheatre in Drumheller, Alberta! With concerts, hikes, events and workshops all day and night, including our Fashion Portraiture – Badlands Workshop, it will be a weekend full of fun in one of Alberta’s most beautiful and unique landscapes! 

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Firmware 2.10 For Nikon Z9

 By Ryley Smith

 

We love a firmware update, and Nikon has released one for the outstanding Nikon Z9. The camera of the year just got better with Firmware 2.10! With upgrades for both video and photo, Firmware 2.10 has something for all Nikon Z9 users!

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