Category: Articles

Infrared Photography, Part 4

 By RonMay

In this final installment of our infrared series Ron May discusses post-processing false colour images into black and white, his thoughts on composition and subjects, and his closing thoughts.

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Infrared Photography, Part 3

 By RonMay

Now you have the image, what else do I need to think about? Ron May discusses post-processing techniques for infrared photography, as well as considerations such as white balance, hot spots, and lens flare.

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The Power of Luminosity Masks

 By Aaron Dowling

Photoshop provides a myriad of options when it comes to making selections in our images, some are smart, others are dumb. Some selection tools make hard line selections, can require a painstaking amount of work, and may not even give us the look we are going for. Fortunately, we have another tool that is a part of Photoshop but isn’t readily accessible, and these have been coined Luminosity Masks.

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Infrared Photography, Part 1

 By RonMay

The advent of digital photography and the software that has accompanied this development, has opened up realms of possibilities to the average photographer that were not readily accessible in the good, old days of film. One of these areas is infrared (IR) photography. It is a world of unseen light, as no one knows how it looks.

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Family Travel – Manns in India

 By tcs_admin

“India overwhelmed us in every conceivable way. It swept us up, shook us to the core, flooded our every sense, and then set us back down again as different people, in a world that will never quite be the same.

It all started with our tourist visas… the ones we failed to acquire until the absolute last second of the 11th hour. Having been so immersed in our travels through Sri Lanka, we totally forgot to request our tourist visas until the night before our flight from Colombo to Bombay. Little did we know, this was to be the first of many speed bumps along our topsy turvy journey through the chaos of India… missed flights, rescheduled trains, 8 hour delays, crowded markets, cow jams, unfathomable traffic, and HORNS! But within all this chaos, confusion and noise, was an inexplicable beauty and peacefulness we have never experienced.

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The Stavely Indoor Pro Rodeo – 60 years and Counting

 By MikeDrew

The Stavely rodeo started a long time ago, back when horses were still a major part of every farming and ranching operation, but the indoor rodeo was first held here back in 1956. And, despite a few ups and downs, it’s been held here ever since.

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The Best & Worst Ways To Carry Your Camera (Bags, Straps & Holsters)

 By Chris Niccolls

After well over 250 TCSTV episodes spanning gear reviews, educational snippets, and comedic entertainment, it finally occurred to me that we had never once reviewed a photography essential that all photographers need, and that is as varied as the cameras themselves. A way to transport and carry the cameras we so lovingly covet. So onward to our latest TCSTV endeavor, we proceeded to raid The Camera Store for a wide selection of bags, straps, vests, and backpacks. 

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Friday Night Lights

 By MikeDrew

I broke free of the city just as the sun set and as I looked to the northern horizon I could already see the aurora borealis beginning to dance.

The Friday night lights were starting to shine.

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April Snow and a Whole Whack of Robins!

 By MikeDrew

I hadn’t really planned on coming out this way. Three hours before I’d been heading down to the Bow River at Policeman’s Flats to check out the blue heron nesting colony and look for any interesting ducks.

But as I got to the southern edge of the city, I looked off to the west. There was a lot of fresh snow over there so kept going south for a better look. The high country was blanketed from the mountain peaks to the foothills and it looked like more snow was about to fall.

See ya later, herons. I headed west.

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