What’s In My Bag: 3 Cameras & 3 Lenses For Dramatic Wildlife Photos & Video

 By Sony Alpha Universe

 

Alexandra Surkova (@alexandrovich_yo) is a wildlife photographer and videographer who shares her stunning wildlife imagery on Instagram and her YouTube Channel. She also leads wildlife tours, helping others create epic imagery as well. “Everything started with the pandemic, when people vanished from the streets, but animals appeared,” she explains. “I live in the middle of nowhere, in the fields of the province of Guadalajara, Spain. Thanks to lockdown, without any ability to travel, but with a strong desire to photograph, I began to discover the world of wild animals – to study their habits, their hunting grounds, mating and watering places. Right at that time, a friend sent me a Sony 200-600mm f.5.6-6.3 G as a present, saying that he saw great potential in my photos. Oh boy, from that day my new life as a wildlife photographer began.” We connected with Surkova to learn more about the gear and accessories she carries to capture the decisive moment in her stunning wildlife images.

Continue Reading

2023 Exposure Photography Festival Launch Party

 By Ryley Smith

 

February is right around the corner, which means so is the 2023 Exposure Photography Festival! To kick off the nineteenth edition of Exposure, you can join the FREE First Thursdays x Exposure Festival Launch Party at Contemporary Calgary on February 2, 2023! Celebrate the opening of the Exposure 2023 curated exhibitions, International Open Call, Emerging Photographers Showcase, Emerging Photographer of the Year: Raeann Cheung, as well as Exposure’s and The Magenta Foundation’s collaborative youth exhibition, Flash Forward Incubator Program! 

Continue Reading

How To Set Up Your Camera For Bird Photography

 By Sony Alpha Universe

Matt Kloskowski – Alpha 1, FE 100-400mm F4.5-5.6 GM OSS, 1/2000-sec. ,  ƒf/8 , ISO 1000

Professional photographer, educator and Sony Artisan Matt Kloskowski finds bird photography to be one of the most rewarding areas of photography he’s ever experienced. Nothing beats the accomplishment you get from getting that great shot, and in order to get that great shot, you have to have your camera dialed-in and ready. Over the years through trial and error Kloskowski has learned how to set his camera to photograph birds of all kinds and in any situation. Below he breaks down his camera settings for bird photography using his Sony Alpha 1 camera. Keep reading to learn how to setup your camera for both stationary birds and birds in action. Learn more about the gear he uses for bird photography and more in his What’s In My Bag article.

Continue Reading

In Development – Two New Nikkor Z Lenses

 By Ryley Smith

 

Nikon has excitedly announced the development of two new Nikkor Z Lenses! The Nikkor Z 85mm f/1.2 S, a fast mid-telephoto prime lens, and the Nikkor Z 26mm f/2.8, a slim wide-angle prime lens, for full-frame (FX-format) Nikon Z series mirrorless cameras!

Continue Reading

Staff Book Pick: Everybody I Shot Is Dead

 By Julia Borden

Julia


In our Staff Book Pick blog series, we take turns sharing our favorite titles from our vast book selection. In this article, Julia Borden’s book pick is Everybody I Shot Is Dead, Deborah Chesher. This high-quality 208-page coffee-table book features over four hundred iconic never-before-published photographs of musicians, accompanied by biographies and Deborah Chesher’s personal behind-the-scenes reflections of a time when music was the magic that drove a generation.

Continue Reading

Panasonic’s New Lumix S5 II and Lumix S5 II X

 By Ryley Smith

 

Panasonic has excitedly announced not one but two new hybrid full-frame mirrorless cameras! The latest additions to the Lumix S Series camera line up the Lumix S5 II and the Lumix S5 II X. The first Lumix cameras to utilize Phase Detection Auto-Focus (PDAF) with the help of a newly developed 24.2-megapixel 35mm full-frame CMOS sensor and a new imaging engine, a powerful image stabilization system plus, outstanding video capabilities! The Lumix S5 II and the Lumix S5 II X are offering more options for full-frame cameras and helping you explore your creative universe! 

Continue Reading

Last Chance To Shop Our Canon Boxing Week Sale

 By Ryley Smith

 

Our Canon Boxing Week Sale is almost over, so this is your last chance to take advantage of incredible sales on your favourite Canon gear! We even have a bunch of Canon’s top-selling products, like the Canon R5R6R7 and R10 in stock! So start 2023 off in an exciting way and treat yourself to the Canon gear you’ve always wanted! But hurry, the Canon Boxing Week Sale ends on January 5th! 

Continue Reading

Unleash Creativity with the Fujifilm X-T4 Camera

 By Evelyn Drake


If you’re a creative photographer looking for a camera that can give you the look and feel of analog film while offering the convenience of digital, look no further than the Fujifilm X-T4 Camera. It’s loaded with photography and video features to help you advance your abilities. So let’s take a closer look at why it might be just what you need! 

Continue Reading

Learn How to Light & Pose Portraits – Workshop with Peter Gold

 By Ryley Smith

 

If you are trying to think of some great New Year’s resolutions, why not take your lighting game to the next level? We have a lighting workshop that is guaranteed to help brighten your photography! Lighting & Posing Portrait Workshop, taught by The Camera Store’s Peter Gold, focuses on the fundamentals of lighting and how to create more compelling images. Why not start 2023 by mastering the art of lighting!

Continue Reading

Insta360 Boxing Week Sale

 By Ryley Smith

 

It’s finally that time of year! Our Insta360 Boxing Week Sale is on and ready to put your boldest, craziest, wildest of ideas into action. From now until December 27th, 2022, enjoy deals on Insta360’s most fearless products and never, ever miss a moment! If you’re searching for the right Insta360 camera for the audacious character in your life, there is no need to worry because we have extended our return policy until January 14th, 2023. Give the gift of adventure with Insta360!

Continue Reading