Category: Photo Community

Alone Together: A Pandemic Photo Essay – Book Launch

 By Ryley Smith

Leah Hennel posing with her newest publication, Alone Together: A Pandemic Photo Essay, in front of prints from her book. Photo by Jeff Yee.

On Friday, May 13, 2022, we had the pleasure of hosting a Book Launch for Leah Hennel’s latest publication, Alone Together: A Pandemic Photo Essay. In the stunning Contemporary Calgary Dome, we got to showcase Leah’s powerful images and stories about the incredible AHS staff she’s been documenting since the beginning of the pandemic. 

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What’s In Our Bags: Double Fully-Loaded Sony Alpha Kits For A Travel Photography Duo

 By Sony Alpha Universe

David (@jdmtlm) and Tammie (@tnttown1) Maloney are a husband and wife travel photography duo who enjoy exploring the world with their Sony Alpha cameras. As repeat attendees of Sony Artisan Ira Block’s travel photography workshops, they’ve ventured to some incredible places while learning photography techniques from one of the best. Over time their love of Sony gear has strengthened, and they continue to add to their arsenal of cameras and lenses for the ultimate in creative versatility. We connected with them to learn more about the gear they include in their kits for travel photography – keep reading as they explain what’s in their bags and why.

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Behind The Shot: Taking It To The Ledge

 By Sony Alpha Universe

 

Travel and adventure photographers Matthew (@matthewhahnel) and Renee (@reneeroaming) Hahnel create imagery that inspire other travel and adventure seekers to find joy in exploring our beautiful world. The husband and wife content creation duo can often be found hiking in the great outdoors, working together to create exhilarating images with breathtaking views. As longtime fans and users of the Sony 24-70mm f/2.8 G Master lens, when asked to test the new Sony 24-70mm f/2.8 G Master II the Alpha Collective members knew exactly how to put it through its paces. They captured this incredible image with the new lens attached to their Sony Alpha 1, and we connected with Matthew to learn more about how he and Renee worked together to create it. Keep reading as he shares their story behind the shot.

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Interview – Lee Nordbye on Landscape Photography

 By Ryley Smith

 

Living in the Rocky Mountains, we are privileged to be surrounded by some of the most outstanding landscapes in North America. For award-winning Canadian photographer Lee Nordbye, the Rockies aren’t just a beautiful place to take photos, but a place of solitude, rejuvenation, healing, and of course, inspiration! I had the incredible opportunity to interview Lee on his love of the Rockies, roads less travelled, and how he seeks inspiration from our towering giants!

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Interview – Sharad Gadhia

 By Ryley Smith

 

Sometimes we make choices that, completely unknown to us at the time, will change our lives in more amazing ways than we could ever imagine. For Canadian photographer Sharad Gadhia, not only did a travel opportunity give him one of the best experiences of his life, but it also resulted in an unexpected friendship, a deeper love of photography and the publishing of his first photography book, darling. I had the absolute pleasure of interviewing Sharad on his publication of darling and I hope it inspires you to let yourself wander this beautiful world and let your passions sing. 

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Shoot Till You Drop: Waterton Photography Workshop

 By Ryley Smith

 

Are you ready to push your photography to the limit and learn an abundance from two outstanding photographers? Monika Deviat and Joe Desjardins are hosting another Shoot Till You Drop workshop! Just as the name suggests, this workshop is four days of non-stop photography in stunning Waterton, Alberta! With magnificent wildlife, colourful nature, and skies filled with stars, there will be so much to photograph, four days won’t feel like enough!

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A Peak Behind Alone Together

 By Leah Hennel

 

The past two years have changed me. 

As a photojournalist, I’ve covered a lot in my 20-plus-year career. But never anything this heavy, this important. The pandemic caused by the COVID-19 virus has touched the lives of everybody, not just here in Alberta and Canada but throughout the whole world.

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Hasselblad Heroines – Aline Smithson

 By Ryley Smith

For four years now, Hasselblad has proudly highlighted various female photographers as Hasselblad Heroines. These outstanding heroines are making their mark in the photographic industry and helping encourage the next generation of female photographers to go against the grain and bring their creative visions to life. Hasselblad’s seventh Heroine has been announced, and it is the artistic Aline Smithson

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Hasselblad Heroines – Stephanie Blomkamp

 By Ryley Smith

For four years now, Hasselblad has proudly highlighted various female photographers as Hasselblad Heroines. These outstanding heroines are making their mark in the photographic industry and helping encourage the next generation of female photographers to go against the grain and bring their creative visions to life. Hasselblad’s sixth Heroine has been announced, and it is the talented Stephanie Blomkamp

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Firmware Update For Canon EOS C70

 By Ryley Smith

 

Canon C70 shooters, have you heard the news? Firmware update! Firmware Version 1.0.3.1 for the EOS C70 adds enhancements and fixes that you’ll for sure be excited about! These updates include Frame and Interval recording modes and support for 4K Cinema RAW Light recording! 

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