Sledding, All Dressed Up, and Behind the Mask

 By J. Ashley Nixon

 

Like many photographers, I’ve found that the COVID pandemic has been putting up barriers to creating new work. My portrait sessions were cancelled, music gigs and other events were abandoned, and travel with the camera all but dried up. I managed some local expeditions on foot or on my bicycle to photograph ospreys along the Elbow River. I also explored the landscapes of Kananaskis Country and the Badlands. Still, there were no big adventures back to Peru where I have been filming and photographing sustainability, culture and development themes for many years.

So, I decided to put my energy into writing up stories, selecting and sequencing images from some of my recent projects. The result is three books published over three months in 2020, all of which are available at The Camera Store in Calgary.

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New Nikkor S Series Lenses!

 By Ryley Smith

 

Nikon users, we have some exciting news for you! Nikon has unveiled two exciting additions to the rapidly expanding Nikkor Z lens lineup. The ultra-wide angle Nikkor Z 14-24mm f/2.8 S, which is the world’s shortest and lightest full-frame f/2.8 zoom lens with a 14mm field of view enabling a versatile range to capture expansive views including cityscapes, landscapes, astrophotography and more! As well as, the Nikkor Z 50mm f/1.2 S which is a paramount fast-aperture prime lens engineered for optical excellence to help Z series users achieve unrivalled power, exceptional sharpness and show-stopping bokeh. These new, full-frame S-Line lenses are ready to bring superior optical performance to Nikon Z mount creators!

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The New Sony A7C! Plus more!

 By Ryley Smith

 

The rumours are true, Sony has released the new Alpha 7C! The A7C is the world’s smallest and lightest full-frame body with uncompromising performance, featuring advanced AF (autofocus), high-resolution 4K video capabilities and more! Then, to make things better, Sony has also released the new FE 28-60mm F4-5.6, the world’s smallest and lightest full-frame zoom lens with high image quality, along with the new HVL-F28RM, a compact flash with light intensity control linked to camera face detection. 

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Aby Warburg’s Lost Atlas of Memory

 By John Veldhoen

 

Let me tell you a story: In 1910 there was a historian named Aby Warburg. He described himself as a “Hamburger at heart, Jew by blood, Florentine in spirit”; He collected an art legacy, assembling thousands of years of human history in photographs, and on postcards produced from throughout Europe. He combined these images on panel boards, looking to devise a way to see how images bleed past eras, and into each other as works of creation. 

He worked to shape a system to observe the themes in art, and how they function psychologically. In essence, an object lives on in culture, it seems to have an afterlife. It continues to speak well after it has disappeared from immediate view. 

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XF50mmF1.0 R WR: The World’s First F1.0 Lens With Autofocus!

 By Ryley Smith

 

Fujifilm has some super exciting news! The launch of the Fujinon XF50mmF1.0 R WR Lens! This is the world’s first autofocus lens with a maximum aperture of F1.0! Designed for mirrorless cameras, the XF50mmF1.0 R WR is the 35th interchangeable lens for the lineup of X Series digital cameras.

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New Sony Cinema Line!

 By Ryley Smith

 

Cinematographers get ready because Sony is introducing a new Cinema Line! Sony’s Cinema Line is a series of new camera products for a wide range of content creators that crave Sony’s expertise in image quality, attention to detail, technology and passion in digital cinema. This is the next generation of cinematic creation!

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Panasonic’s Newest Addition: The Lumix S5!

 By Ryley Smith

 

The new Panasonic Lumix S5 is finally here! This new, hybrid full-frame mirrorless camera has many amazing video features and has been designed for serious photographers and videographers, so what does out TCSTV team think of the S5? Let’s take a look at the specs then see how the Lumix S5 compares to TCSTV’s usual GH5!

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