Category: Photo Community

Canadian Camera Conference in Calgary

 By Evelyn Drake

The annual Canadian Camera Conference is in Calgary July 16-18, 2019. You do not want to miss this special event that is held every year in cities across Canada.

There will be 14 talented and engaging presentations on portraiture, landscape and wildlife photography, astrophotography and much more.

We are particularly excited about this all-Canadian based lineup of speakers, many of who are local photography heroes from Calgary.

The conference is being held on the beautiful SAIT campus, with accommodations, presentations, and banquet all in one place.

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Robbery at The Camera Store – staff attacked with bear spray

 By Evelyn Drake

 

This one hurts. A few of our staff were attacked when they tried to recover a camera as it dashed out the door in the hands of a thief.

On Thursday, May 16th, 2019 at approximately 5PM, a Sony A7R III and Sony 16-35mm F2.8 G Master lens was stolen from The Camera Store in Calgary, Alberta. A middle-aged man in a grey jacket, dark pants, light runners, and sunglasses perched on his head. We knew there was something “off” about him since the moment he walked in, and our team was on high-alert.

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2019 Japan Photo Contest

 By Kaitlyn Kerr

 

The Consulate-General of Japan’s 2019 Japan Photo Contest is now open for submissions! Submit up to four photos for your chance to win exciting prizes, including the grand prize of a Nikon D7500 & 18-140mm lens kit. Photos, taken in either Japan or Canada with a Japanese subject, can be entered into one of four categories:

  1. Culture, Food & Festivals
  2. Nature
  3. Cool Japan
  4. Movement & Sports – NEW this year in acknowledgement of the upcoming Tokyo 2020 Olympic and Paralympic Games

Entrants will have the chance to win prizes, receive a certificate from the Consul-General, and have their photo featured online, in events, and special promotions.

This is the 6th annual photo contest presented by the Consulate-General of Japan, in an attempt to promote awareness and appreciation for Japanese culture and further foster positive Japanese-Canadian relations.

For more information, click here.

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Cochrane Camera Club Photo Exhibition

 By Kaitlyn Kerr

 

You are invited to join the Cochrane Camera Club at a fine art photography exhibition and sale on this Saturday, May 4th, 2019 from 10:00AM to 3:30PM at the Cochrane Alliance Church. Family and friends are welcome. Twenty-one different artists will be showing their works, and several members will be in attendance. You will also have the opportunity to take home original images in a wide variety of formats and styles. For more details, visit their website.

 

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Sony World Photography Awards: Photographer of the Year & More

 By Kaitlyn Kerr

Photo by Federico Borella, from his winning series Five Degrees.

The winners of the Sony World Photography Awards have been announced, including Photographer of the Year, presented to Italian artist Federico Borella at a London ceremony for his series Five Degrees. The work explores the impact of climate change in the farming community of Tamil Nadu in Southern India, which is facing its worst drought in 140 years, and ensuing male suicides.

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