THRIVE – Call For Submissions

 By Ryley Smith

 

Creativity can thrive in the most unlikely of places and allows us to interpret life as we see it. Express yourself in Junction North’s THRIVE online pop-up exhibition. 

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Notable Books 2019

 By John Veldhoen

 

In my time, taxon has moved towards complexity. Class has turned into identity. It is harder and harder to generalize or predict on the basis of common ideas. Critics and writers are hard-pressed to focus on a rising tide, and curatorial influence has ebbed over what the crowd will see as beautiful, or meaningful. The effort to influence, when accomplished, makes one think the victory is pyrrhic, at best. Nevertheless, I wanted again this year to show the books that affected how I think about photography.

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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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Capture The Stars With The New Canon EOS Ra

 By Ryley Smith

 

Theodore Roosevelt said, “Keep your eyes on the stars, and your feet on the ground.Well, now you can do exactly that! Canon announced their first full-frame mirrorless camera for astrophotography, the new, Canon EOS Ra. Stemming off the EOS R system, with innovative features, this new camera has been perfectly designed for hobbyists and professionals alike to make the most of their astrophotographic dreams. Talk about reaching for the stars! 

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Just Announced: Nikon DX Z 50 & Two Z DX Lenses!

 By Ryley Smith

 

With all the anticipation, Nikon finally let the cat out of the bag! New to the Z mirrorless system, DX Z 50 camera, along with two new Z DX lenses – the NIKKOR Z DX 16-50 f/3.5-6.3 VR and the NIKKOR Z DX 50-250 f/4.5-6.3 VR. Small but bold, this APS-C mirrorless camera is ready to join the party, and who better else to party with but two stunning lenses?! Here is everything you need to know about all three of these new Nikon additions. Oh, and there may be some surprises, so make sure you read it all!

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Sony Alpha 9 II – Made for the Pros

 By Ryley Smith

 

The a9 just got a little sibling, but there is nothing small, slow or weak about this dude. New to the Sony family is the new and improved Alpha 9 II. In a nutshell, the a9 II is made for professional photographers, specifically catering to those in sports photography and photojournalism. With many similarities to it’s elders, the a9 and a7R IV, while also having many upgraded features both inside and out, the Alpha 9 II is definitely worth taking a closer look at. 

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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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Dave Brosha – A Photographer With No Limits

 By Ryley Smith

All Photos Courtesy of Dave Brosha

One of the most freeing aspects of photography is that you can literally shoot whatever your heart wants. Whatever feeds your soul, motivates your creativity, no matter how out-of-the-box it may be. This however, can also be the most daunting. As with many things in life, it is easy to get stuck in your comfort zone, limiting your potential and sacrificing your imagination. One photographer who will not confine his inspiration or limit himself to any particular label, who fully embraces total creative freedom, and truly believes in visual storytelling, is Dave Brosha

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