Along The Western Front – A Best Travel Book of 2020

 By Ryley Smith

 

In 2020 we had to find other ways to experience the world beyond travel. Luckily, there are outstanding photography books that help our minds travel the world from the comfort of home. National Geographic UK released The 12 best travel books of 2020, and one of the books listed hit close to home. Along the Western Front, by Calgary local, Leah Hennel made it on the list for Top Photographer! Explore the beauty of Alberta through the stunning photographs of Leah Hennel’s debut collection!

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Exposure Emerging Photographers Showcase!

 By Ryley Smith

 

Albertan photographers, the deadline for submissions to Exposure’s Emerging Photographers Showcase, 2021, is fast approaching! Exposure Photography Festival welcomes diverse and innovative submissions from Alberta-based emerging photographers and visual artists who incorporate, celebrate or challenge the photographic medium within their practice. It is your chance to show the world your creative, photographic talents, but the deadline to submit is October 15th

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EXPOSURE STUDIO 2020

 By Ryley Smith

 

Exposure Photography Festival has created a brand new, online program called Exposure Studio, to help photographers from all kinds of photographic backgrounds develop their practice! This program, specifically for Calgary-based photographers, is designed to encourage community, connection and collaboration during a time of social distancing through 10 discussion-based online events. The application deadline is Wednesday, June 24th, at 8:00 PM MDT, so right now is the time to apply! 

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A Walk Down To Water Online Premiere!

 By Ryley Smith

 

Mark your calendars, because May 15th, 2020 is the day you can watch the locally created and TCS supported short film, A Walk Down To Water! It was written, directed, edited and produced by Calgary native, Levi Holwell, of Leftside Pictures, alongside an array of other amazing artists. This short focuses on an immigrant employee, who after finding out one of the guests at the motel he works at has passed away, is waiting for the ambulance. Diving into thought-provoking and universal themes, A Walk Down To Water, takes you on an emotional journey through beautifully created cinematography. 

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Interview with Calgary Photographer Erik McRitchie on his “Porch Portraits” Project

 By Ryley Smith

 

Calgary photographer Erik McRitchie was recently featured on CTV News for his ongoing photo project, “Porch Portraits”. In these times of social distancing, McRitchie is hoping to bring us all a little closer together and document the changes and effects of the global pandemic. He graciously took some time out of his schedule to answer our questions about the project, the effect is has been having on people, and how he goes about getting his shots.

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Studio 8

 By Evelyn Drake

 

An affordable new studio space has just opened in Calgary. It’s run by Jeremy Fokkens who is a talented local portrait and advertising photographer, not to mention a genuinely nice guy who we love working with. We had the opportunity to give the space a test drive for our latest Nikon D780 review during the recent cold snap.

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Exposure Photography Festival

 By Ryley Smith

 

The International Open Call 2020 and the 2020 Emerging Photographers Showcase, both hosted by the Exposure Photography Festival, are now open for submissions. The Exposure Photography Festival is driven by providing an opportunity for people to communally engage in photographic image making, regardless of their experience and relation to photography. It is an open opportunity for individuals of all types of photographic diversity, from beginners to professionals, encompassing all ages and interest levels, to express themselves and come together with the common thread of photographic expression. Submit your work and join the movement that aims to bring forth education, inspiration and beauty, that will be shared with thousands of people. 

 

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