How to Prepare for Milky Way Photography Season

 By Monika Deviat


Although I do night photography throughout the entire year, there are a few months of the year where the Milky Way core disappears below the horizon for all hours of darkness. Here in Southern Alberta, the start of March marks the start of Milky Way season, but it is brief. The core is only above the horizon for a short time before dawn. Spring is my favourite time to shoot the galaxy, and the core disappears again in November.

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Start The New Year With Photography Classes!

 By Ryley Smith


With New Year’s comes New Year’s Resolutions. Start 2020 with amazing photography classes offered by your favourite camera shop, The Camera Store! From intro workshops to organizational seminars to adventure talks, we have many classes available for you to choose from. Here are our upcoming photography classes!

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Sign up for our Black Friday Mailing List!

 By Ryley Smith


The holiday season is upon us! That means the start of long wish lists from friends and family, and of course, the classic line “Just surprise me, I’ll love whatever you get me”. 

Take some of the pressure off with The Camera Store’s Black Friday Sales! Not only will you cross off some names, but you’ll also get such amazing deals that you may just have to treat yourself. Trust us, no one deserves it more than you!

Sign up for our Black Friday Sale email list to receive updates and highlights on our sales. The big day is November 29th, 2019. But, we will have some early deals that we will send you if you join our list.

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The MASHING Giveaway!

 By Kaitlyn Kerr


The Camera Store is giving away tickets to The Mashing! Taking place on September 13th and 14th, 2019 at the Calgary Stampede Grandstand, The Mashing is a unique sampling event that brings together over 50 vendors, from breweries and distilleries to restaurants. Tickets are available now, and we’re giving some away!

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Stampede Photo Walk

 By John Veldhoen


On July 6, I went out with Scott Malo and Alvin Paringit to photograph the streets of Calgary, and the exhibition grounds of the Calgary Stampede, along with a group of others who were interested to learn, and go out in a group to shoot. We started out stymied by a voracious Alberta storm, so in good spirits tucked into a neighbourhood pub for an excellent butter chicken, and a good talk about street photography. The photographers began first in our shop, showing images that they have produced at the Stampede. Both using many of the same techniques to capture, they went quickly through their images, concentrating less on the varieties of different cameras, lenses, or shooting styles, but focusing more on editing, and selection. 

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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!

Friday, May 24th, 2019

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

Registration: $49.95
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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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