Category: Events

Start The New Year With Photography Classes!

 By Ryley Smith


With New Year’s comes New Year’s Resolutions. Start 2020 with amazing photography classes offered by your favourite camera shop, The Camera Store! From intro workshops to organizational seminars to adventure talks, we have many classes available for you to choose from. Here are our upcoming photography classes!

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What’s Involved in Mounting a Major Show?

 By Bill Peters


Earlier this year I was offered the unprecedented opportunity to show work that I’d been doing for a decade at the Bay Model Visitor Center in Sausalito, California. The Bay Model is a spectacular 1.5-acre indoor hydraulic model of San Francisco Bay. Opened in 1957, this giant model of the Bay was used to evaluate plans to dam or otherwise alter the Bay until digital computers took over this task around the year 2000. Today it is an educational attraction. It also has a wonderful, high ceiling exhibit hall that has become the major public art gallery for Marin County, the county just north of San Francisco across the Golden Gate Bridge.

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Real-Time Eye AF Firmware Update for Sony RX 10 IV!

 By Ryley Smith


Sony RX 10 IV camera users! If you haven’t heard yet, Sony released Firmware Update 2.00, letting you finally use advanced real-time Eye AF for Animals on your camera! This new machine-learning-driven focusing system, and enables Eye-Af activation though a half-press of the shutter, giving you, even more, shooting opportunities!

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INDIAN. RELAY. Remounted at The Peanut Gallery

 By Ryley Smith


The beautiful exhibition INDIAN. RELAY. has been remounted at The Peanut Gallery. Presented by Julie Vincent and Jason Lawrence, or collectively, J&J Lawrence Photography, this stunning photographic exhibition gives you an intimate look into the original sport of Indian Relay.

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Sony Be Alpha Event

 By Ryley Smith


Do you know what speed skating, dancers and dogs, Todd Korol, Sony and The Camera Store all have in common? The Sony Be Alpha event! One incredible Sunday of photographing at the Olympic Oval, thanks to Sony. What better way to celebrate the last day of summer than to shoot in the hot sun, with the leaves changing colour, super talented dancers and absolutely adorable dog models, then cooling down inside the Oval to watch an incredibly fast long track speed skating competition. It was a jam-packed day, and I’ve barely scratched the surface of how awesome it was!

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Dave Brosha – A Photographer With No Limits

 By Ryley Smith

All Photos Courtesy of Dave Brosha

One of the most freeing aspects of photography is that you can literally shoot whatever your heart wants. Whatever feeds your soul, motivates your creativity, no matter how out-of-the-box it may be. This however, can also be the most daunting. As with many things in life, it is easy to get stuck in your comfort zone, limiting your potential and sacrificing your imagination. One photographer who will not confine his inspiration or limit himself to any particular label, who fully embraces total creative freedom, and truly believes in visual storytelling, is Dave Brosha

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Photo Volunteers Needed: Run for Childhood Cancer

 By Ryley Smith

Photo Courtesy of Believe in the Gold.

Calling all shutterbugs! Believe in the Gold wants your photo skills! This amazing charity is looking for volunteer photographers to photograph their annual Run for Childhood Cancer event on Saturday September 28th from 9:30AM – 1:00PM. This is an excellent opportunity to give back to your community in a super fun way! Capture the joy and excitement of the runners, who may or may not be in some crazy costumes, as our community comes together to help support these tiny warriors. #WARRIORSTRONG

If you are interested in volunteering for Believe in the Gold, please contact for more information. 

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The MASHING Giveaway!

 By Kaitlyn Kerr


The Camera Store is giving away tickets to The Mashing! Taking place on September 13th and 14th, 2019 at the Calgary Stampede Grandstand, The Mashing is a unique sampling event that brings together over 50 vendors, from breweries and distilleries to restaurants. Tickets are available now, and we’re giving some away!

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Stampede Photo Walk

 By John Veldhoen


On July 6, I went out with Scott Malo and Alvin Paringit to photograph the streets of Calgary, and the exhibition grounds of the Calgary Stampede, along with a group of others who were interested to learn, and go out in a group to shoot. We started out stymied by a voracious Alberta storm, so in good spirits tucked into a neighbourhood pub for an excellent butter chicken, and a good talk about street photography. The photographers began first in our shop, showing images that they have produced at the Stampede. Both using many of the same techniques to capture, they went quickly through their images, concentrating less on the varieties of different cameras, lenses, or shooting styles, but focusing more on editing, and selection. 

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Instagram Giveaway Contest – Paul Zizka Seminar Tickets

 By Evelyn Drake


Would you like 2 free tickets to Images from the Edge: an evening with adventure photographer Paul Zizka that is coming up on May 24th?
What if we also included a copy of his book Summits & Starlight – The Canadian Rockies for a prize package valued at $130?

All you have to do is: 

1. Tag 3 friends in the comments of this Instagram Post about the event.

2. Follow @thecamerastore & @paulzizkaphoto on Instagram.

Deadline: Midnight (MST) May 20th, 2019

About the event: 
Join us for a night of storytelling, photo tips and photography with Paul Zizka. Take a journey to remote landscapes from the 7 continents, from the icebergs of Antartica to the crystal waters of Polynesia, the dunes of Mongolia to our own mountain national parks. This is sure to be a fantastic and entertaining evening, so don’t miss out!

Friday, May 24th, 2019

Location: Unit 210, 3060 9th Street SE Calgary, AB

Registration: $49.95
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About the photographer:
From the peaks of the Canadian Rockies to iceberg-laden seas off the coast of Greenland, Paul’s journey to capture the “under-documented” is a testament to his passion for exploration, his creative vision and fierce sense of determination. These qualities, combined with his keen eye for unique compositions, have resulted in an exhaustive portfolio of cutting-edge images.

Whether it’s wading waist-deep into a glacier-fed lake or chasing auroras from dusk til dawn, Paul is known for an adventurous spirit that draws him to the extraordinary. Highlighting his collection are his signature self-portraits, a wide range of mountain adventure images and compelling landscapes from around the globe.

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