Photo Volunteers Needed: Run for Childhood Cancer

 By Ryley Smith

Photo Courtesy of Believe in the Gold.

Calling all shutterbugs! Believe in the Gold wants your photo skills! This amazing charity is looking for volunteer photographers to photograph their annual Run for Childhood Cancer event on Saturday September 28th from 9:30AM – 1:00PM. This is an excellent opportunity to give back to your community in a super fun way! Capture the joy and excitement of the runners, who may or may not be in some crazy costumes, as our community comes together to help support these tiny warriors. #WARRIORSTRONG

If you are interested in volunteering for Believe in the Gold, please contact colleen@believeinthegold.ca for more information. 

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Coming Up: IMA Portrait & Family Photography Symposium

 By Kaitlyn Kerr

 

The Master Photographers International organization is hosting a symposium here in Calgary with a focus on portrait and family photography. The symposium runs from September 28th to 30th and will feature sessions from four different photographers, as well as an industry social night on Sunday. Registration for the social night is open to symposium attendees in addition to the general public, and the evening will include appetizers, a cash bar, and door prizes. 

TCS clients can use the code TCS2019 for a discount off registration. 

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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

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Mountain Photography Residency

 By Ryley Smith

Hannah Campbell (left) and Jiri Rysanek (right). All photos by Jeff Yee

The Camera Store has proudly supported the Banff Mountain Film Festival for over a decade and specifically sponsored the Mountain Photography Residency program last week. The Camera Store’s very own Jeff Yee got to go up to Banff for the Mountain Photography Residency to represent TCS, bring up gear for participants to test, and take some amazing shots of the participants during the program. 

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Sigma E-Mount Lens Review

 By Evelyn Drake


Sigma has been on a roll producing high-quality lenses in a variety of mounts including Canon, Nikon, Sony and the new L-Mount alliance with Panasonic and Leica. They have changed the perception of third party lenses from purely being a value brand to a premium alternative by creating glass that is precise, sharp, well-built and backed by a 7-year Canadian warranty. On the other hand, they are sometimes criticized for being larger and bulkier than native mirrorless lenses. For example, Sony is also creating incredible glass that is not only praised for sharpness, durability, and compactness but also autofocus performance. A critical factor for Sony in particular since they have developed a high-tech Real-Time Tracking Autofocus system that requires lenses that can keep up. 

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A&W Burgers To Beat MS Event

 By Kaitlyn Kerr

Photo Credit Russ Scullen

A&W is hosting a fundraiser to beat MS at their Glendeer location on Thursday, August 22nd. Similar to their Crusin’ at the Junction events, there will be a number of classic cars and pinup models for great photo opportunities. This event is organized across Canada, and $2 from every Teen Burger sold will go towards those living with MS. Additionally, there will be a 50/50 draw as part of the fundraiser. 

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Five Tips for Photographing the Autumn Night Sky

 By Monika Deviat

 

Fall is approaching and the nights are becoming longer in the Canadian Rockies. The Milky Way core is still visible as soon as the sky becomes dark but is already setting and will be below the horizon within a short time. In November, the core will not be visible to us at night. Notable autumn constellations are best observed starting in late September. With the longer nights comes more opportunity to work on star trails. Here a few tips from local photographer Monika Deviat on how to prepare for your trip out for starry skies in the mountains.

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Olympus x CreativeLive: Step Outside

 By Kaitlyn Kerr

 

Olympus is teaming up with educational platform CreativeLive to put on a three-day streaming event. From August 14th-16th, 2019, you can watch a variety of courses on equipment and varying facets of nature photography, or purchase on-demand access to the courses as well.

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