Category: Photo Community

Calgary Film and Analog Printing Services

 By John Veldhoen

 

If you are looking for local film development or analog printing services, I recommend Calgary based Carla Fedje Studio. Carla has recently come into possession of a fine Zone IV enlarger and some exquisite lenses that can make prints from negatives up to 4×5 inches. She has built a darkroom with a Skil saw, a power drill, and sheer will.

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Large Format 4×5 Photography

 By Todd Korol

 

I still shoot a lot of large film. Yes, it seems I’ve always taken the hard road. In these days of isolation, I had two friends recently reach out and wanted to know more information about taking photographs with a 4×5 camera.

So instead of writing each a note, and with more time on my hands than I’m used to, I started making a series of videos about taking photographs with a large format camera.

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THRIVE – Call For Submissions

 By Ryley Smith

 

Creativity can thrive in the most unlikely of places and allows us to interpret life as we see it. Express yourself in Junction North’s THRIVE online pop-up exhibition. 

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Live Streaming with Sony Cameras

 By Ryley Smith

 

With self-isolation and social distancing becoming our new norm to combat COVID-19, live streaming is the best alternative to keep us connected. Whether you need to have a video conference call for work, want to put on a live concert on Youtube, or want to talk with your friends and family, streaming is the way to do it! But with such amazing technology, why use your low-quality webcam when you can use your Sony camera in three easy steps? Here is our how-to guide so you can start using your Sony camera for live streaming! 

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Civilization

 By John Veldhoen

 

I’m reading a book that I have out on what looks like an indefinite loan from the Calgary Public Library called “Native Art of the Northwest Coast: A History of Changing Ideas”. It’s a historiographic collection of materials and essays; one, in particular, has held me in sway. The essay is entitled “Thresholds of Meaning: Voice, Time, and Epistemology in the Archaeological Consideration of Northwest Coast Art”. It illustrates a new set of methodologies that parallel ways of thinking from Ancient Greece. Ideas about continuing time versus the instant moment, as expressed in the differential between Chronos, and Kairos. Heady stuff, ok, but what I love about this book is it caused me to hold my ideas up to a lens I am unfamiliar with. 

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