Category: Articles

Why Choose a Sony Wide-Angle Prime Lens

 By Evelyn Drake

 

What’s the next lens for your Sony Alpha mirrorless camera? A wide-angle prime lens is incredibly versatile, and might just become a new favourite. Sony has two excellent options to choose from that complement their entire line-up of mirrorless cameras. The Sony FE 20mm f1.8 G and Sony FE 24mm f1.4 GM make excellent companions to Sony Alpha cameras to capture sweeping landscapes, night sky photography, tight interiors, vlogging, environmental portraiture, and more. 

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Aby Warburg’s Lost Atlas of Memory

 By John Veldhoen

 

Let me tell you a story: In 1910 there was a historian named Aby Warburg. He described himself as a “Hamburger at heart, Jew by blood, Florentine in spirit”; He collected an art legacy, assembling thousands of years of human history in photographs, and on postcards produced from throughout Europe. He combined these images on panel boards, looking to devise a way to see how images bleed past eras, and into each other as works of creation. 

He worked to shape a system to observe the themes in art, and how they function psychologically. In essence, an object lives on in culture, it seems to have an afterlife. It continues to speak well after it has disappeared from immediate view. 

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Transparencies: Steven Shore’s Early Camera Work

 By John Veldhoen

 

On July 22nd MACK Books will present an exclusive and in-depth conversation between Stephen Shore and LACMA (Los Angeles County Museum of Art) curator Britt Salvesen discussing Shore’s photographic work in the new book “Transparencies: Small Camera Works: 1971-1979”.

Stephen Shore and Britt Salvesen in conversation will be on July 22nd, at 4:00 PM MDT/ 7:00 PM EDT! Just tune in to https://mackbooks.co.uk/live to view! 

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5 Fun Elements To Incorporate Into Your Child Photos This Summer

 By Gina Yeo

 

Summertime fun is about to begin! I’m incredibly excited about that. Those blustering cold winds and heavy snowfall warnings accompanied by frigid temperatures are becoming a distant memory of our winter’s past. I know I’m ready for days filled with warm sunshine, comfortable temperatures and the joyous feeling that always fills the air throughout the summer months. As a mother and photographer, preserving the summer memories of my children with my camera is more than a passion, it’s an absolute must!

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Photobooks & Large Format Books

 By Todd Korol

 

I still have the first photography book I ever bought. I remember the time and place where I purchased it. It was a small how-to handbook on using a 35mm camera. It cost $7.99 and was filled with photos and photos of cameras.

That was 30 years ago, my passion for books and photography has never slowed down and today I have a great selection of over 700 titles.

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Interview with Nikon Shooter Jay Gough on Bird Photography

 By Ryley Smith

 

Spring is finally gracing us with its warmth and fresh air, which opens up more opportunities to photograph outside. Bird Photography is one of the easiest ways to embrace the beautiful weather while still social distancing. I had an e-interview with Nikon rep Jay Gough on how to capture Canadian birds in our own backyards, and let’s just say, you’ll be inspired to shoot by the time you’re done reading! 

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Interview with Calgary Photographer Erik McRitchie on his “Porch Portraits” Project

 By Ryley Smith

 

Calgary photographer Erik McRitchie was recently featured on CTV News for his ongoing photo project, “Porch Portraits”. In these times of social distancing, McRitchie is hoping to bring us all a little closer together and document the changes and effects of the global pandemic. He graciously took some time out of his schedule to answer our questions about the project, the effect is has been having on people, and how he goes about getting his shots.

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Panasonic S1R for Rally Racing – Part 2

 By Jason Nugent

 

Rally is different than other forms of motorsport. Because the teams do not race on a circuit, photographers only get one chance per stage to capture the action. Once the car is past your position, they are gone, rallying on to the next stage in the event. Because of this, it is important that a camera be able to autofocus quickly and accurately.

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Curiosity Rover Captures Highest-Resolution Panorama Yet

 By Mark Langridge

 

NASA has just released an extremely high-resolution panorama of the Martian landscape in the Gale Crater region. This huge photograph comes in at an astonishing 1.8 billion pixels or 1,800 megapixels! Curiosity’s team programmed an automated process to capture over 1,000 separate images from November 24 to December 1, 2019, while the crew was away for the American Thanksgiving holiday.

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How to Prepare for Milky Way Photography Season

 By Monika Deviat

 

Although I do night photography throughout the entire year, there are a few months of the year where the Milky Way core disappears below the horizon for all hours of darkness. Here in Southern Alberta, the start of March marks the start of Milky Way season, but it is brief. The core is only above the horizon for a short time before dawn. Spring is my favourite time to shoot the galaxy, and the core disappears again in November.

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