Thisis Bill. Bill is a working rancher. William Allard (of National
Geographic fame) was in Calgary to lead a workshop by The Camera
Store that I had signed up for. Bill asked why I would want to attend
a workshop at my age and with my experience, but I was feeling a bit
stale and the idea of shooting people instead of rocks and rust, of
working with someone more spontaneous and probably flexible than
myself was appealing – and the workshop did that for me in spades.
I made this image in early September of this year. I was using my new Pentax 645Z and had a 35 mm lens and a 75 but nothing in between. I made a vertical composition and then wanted to include more to each side, without adding extra top and bottom, so it just made sense to do a stitch, even though at 51 megapixels, I didn’t really need the extra resolution. Switching to the 35 would have included a lot more.
Rome, Tuscany, Florence, Milan, Pisa,Lake Como, Sicily…ahhhhhh Italy. There are so many amazing places
in that incredible country. My job as a professional photographer has
taken me back and forth across Italy several times, but of all the
places that I have seen it was the ‘secret’ Amalfi coast that
hooked me on la dolce vita.
When The Camera Store in Calgary,Alberta asked me to review a camera from Sony’s mirrorless line, I
jumped at the chance. After previously reviewing the top-down merging
of medium format into the DSLR universe (the Pentax 645Z), it seemed
logical to next review compact cameras as they merge upwards.
We were fortunate enough to be able to take an Adventure Canadacircumnavigation cruise around Newfoundland. The ship had arrived the
evening before from South America and before that the Antarctic, and
customs were being VERY thorough and we departed several hours late –
already well after sunset and just plain getting dark.
Hopefully this list gives you a few gift ideas just before Christmas.
On Saturday December 13th, 2014 from 11AM-3PM Jeremy Fokkens will be at The Camera Store signing copies of his new book The Human Connection. This would make a great personalized gift for the hard to shop for person on your list or anyone who has a passion for photography.
Join us for our largest Black Friday Weekend Sale The Camera Store Has Ever Had!
Our Sony Rep Anthony Jones will be in-store on Thursday Dec. 4th, 2014 from 11AM-7:30PM to demothe new Sony Alpha A7 II and a variety of other Sony products.
Save on Fuji X-Series Cameras & Lenses until January 8th, 2015.