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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Instagram Giveaway Contest – Paul Zizka Seminar Tickets

 By Evelyn Drake

 

Would you like 2 free tickets to Images from the Edge: an evening with adventure photographer Paul Zizka that is coming up on May 24th?
What if we also included a copy of his book Summits & Starlight – The Canadian Rockies for a prize package valued at $130?

All you have to do is: 

1. Tag 3 friends in the comments of this Instagram Post about the event.

2. Follow @thecamerastore & @paulzizkaphoto on Instagram.

Deadline: Midnight (MST) May 20th, 2019

About the event: 
Join us for a night of storytelling, photo tips and photography with Paul Zizka. Take a journey to remote landscapes from the 7 continents, from the icebergs of Antartica to the crystal waters of Polynesia, the dunes of Mongolia to our own mountain national parks. This is sure to be a fantastic and entertaining evening, so don’t miss out!

When: 
Friday, May 24th, 2019
6:30PM-9:30PM

Location: Unit 210, 3060 9th Street SE Calgary, AB

Registration: $49.95
Click Here 

About the photographer:
From the peaks of the Canadian Rockies to iceberg-laden seas off the coast of Greenland, Paul’s journey to capture the “under-documented” is a testament to his passion for exploration, his creative vision and fierce sense of determination. These qualities, combined with his keen eye for unique compositions, have resulted in an exhaustive portfolio of cutting-edge images.

Whether it’s wading waist-deep into a glacier-fed lake or chasing auroras from dusk til dawn, Paul is known for an adventurous spirit that draws him to the extraordinary. Highlighting his collection are his signature self-portraits, a wide range of mountain adventure images and compelling landscapes from around the globe.

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5 Reasons to Print Your Work

 By Kaitlyn Kerr

The digital age has made photography so much more accessible, but so often all these digital images get lost and hidden away in the depths of a hard drive. But, printing your work has so many benefits that we forget about between the 0’s and 1’s.

1. Tangibility – There’s a reason that printing is often termed “photo finishing” – because having a tangible finished print is a whole different experience than just looking at a screen.

2. Visibility – You go on vacation with your digital camera, take 3000 photos, get home and download them, and you never look at them again. Sound familiar? Choosing a few favourite images and printing them simply means they get seen. Whether it’s framed above the fireplace or filed in a photo album, physical prints allow you and everyone around you to actually enjoy them.

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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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Canon RF 85mm F1.2 L USM Announced

 By Kaitlyn Kerr

Canon has announced a brand new RF 85mm F1.2 L USM lens for their full frame mirrorless lineup. The lens is the second lens ever from Canon to use Blue Spectrum Refractive (BR) Optics, which minimizes chromatic aberrations in large aperture lenses. This was first used in the EF 35mm F1.4L II lens.

Like the other four lenses of Canon’s RF lineup, the lens has a custom control ring (commonly used to control aperture). The lens has a minimum focusing distance of 0.85m, and is weather and dust resistant, in line with the L-series standard. The lens also uses an Air Sphere Coating (ASC) to reduce lens flare and ghosting issues. It is larger and heavier than its EF counterpart, but we expect to see better image quality and faster autofocus.

The Canon RF 85mm F1.2 L USM is expected to be available in June at a price of $3499.99.

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