Category: Articles

Sunrise Light Explained

 By Mark Unrau

For landscape photography, one of the most beautiful times to get out and take pictures is during a sunrise. This article will explain the different qualities of sunrise light in Banff using Moraine Lake as an example.

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Photography Bag Choices

 By PeterGold

Whenever I’m on a photography assignment out of the studio, especially since we’re located in Bragg Creek, I always pack duplicate equipment just in case something malfunctions, I have a backup on hand. It saves driving back to the studio to pick it up. I also want to take everything with me on a vacation.

Before we discuss camera bag options, if you are looking for the right bag solution, you should pull out everything that you plan to take with you. Divide it into different piles; equipment you definitely always need access to, like camera bodies, your favorite lenses, meters, etc.

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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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The Importance of Music Licensing

 By tcs_admin

Music licensing commonly refers to ‘royalty free music‘ or ‘production music’. This is music that has been written and produced with the sole purpose of being used in another project. Anyone can then license this music for a fee, to use in their project.

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Wooden Niccolls: Recreating A Scene From Collateral With the Fuji X-H1

 By Jordan Drake

When we started the TCSTV YouTube channel 8 years ago, I had no idea that one of the major perks of the job would become working alongside artists I hugely respect. Despite having made only three episodes so far, our Wooden Niccolls series has become my favourite thing we shoot. It allows Chris and I to combine our mutual love of movies with a great camera test while working with incredible industry professionals. Last year we shot a scene from Goodfellas with Nick Thomas, which was a ton of fun, but we’ve taken it to a whole new level this year thanks to amazing work from not only the Calgary filmmaking scene, but international support from Company 3, Method Studios and Fujinon US.

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Photographer Feature: River King

 By Evelyn Drake

One of the best things about working at The Camera Store is getting to see such an incredible range of work from photographers across the country. We love to see what our customers are up to. River King from Vancouver BC, is one of our regular online customers, with a great eye for landscape photography. His passion for capturing destinations is clear in the vast range of scenery he photographs.

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Filters for Landscape Photography

 By Mark Unrau

It is true there may be many filters that are no longer necessary with the advent of digital photography, and the array of digital filters that come along with it, but there are still a few filters that no computer can replicate. In this post, I will go through the set of filters that I bring with me every time I go out to shoot landscapes in Banff National Park, listed in order of importance to me:

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Don’t Waste Your Precious Landscape Photography Time in Banff National Park

 By Brian Merry

Banff and the Canadian Rockies are known around the World for the many Famous landscape photography locations here.  Think about Lake Louise, Moraine Lake, Vermillion Lakes and Mount Rundle.  And, I haven’t even mentioned the night sky and the Aurora yet.  The landscape photography possibilities in the Canadian Rockies are seemly endless.  But, what isn’t endless is the amount of time that you have to spend here photographing them.

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The Many Uses of The Studio Clamp

 By PeterGold

Photographers, more than any other profession, have to MacGyver stuff all the time. We use light to create lasting memories. Unfortunately, light isn’t always where we want it. So we have to first, create reflectors, lighting props, brackets, stands, etc. Once the light is where we want it to be and of the right quality, then we can proceed to create history.

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Creator Feature: Salman Sajun Studio

 By Evelyn Drake

An illusionist, conjurer and artist, 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. With a true artistic passion and an eye for perfection, his work evokes the nostalgia of childhood, when imagination could bring toys to life. 

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