Banff Centre Mountain Film & Book Festival – Tickets ON SALE NOW

 By Kaitlyn Kerr

 

Tickets go on sale today for the Banff Centre Mountain Film & Book Festival! The Camera Store is proud to be a sponsor of the festival, which runs for #nineepicdays from October 26th to November 3rd, 2019, in beautiful Banff.This year, the festival welcomes extraordinary adventurers and legends such as Andrzej Bargiel, Sasha DiGiulian and Sarah Marquis for on-stage presentations, plus over 75 films, award-winning authors, and many free events and exhibitions. 

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FUJIFILM Photo Exhibit & Sweepstakes 2019

 By Ryley Smith

 

Want to show off your favourite memories and maybe win a little something from Fujifilm too? Trust us, this is better than when you used to be able to show off how many Instagram likes you could get. 

Enter your best photo memories now until September 15, 2019 in Fujifilm Canada’s Printlife Photo Exhibit & Sweepstakes! Not only will you have the chance to have your work displayed in an exhibit at Square One Shopping Centre in Mississauga, ON, but you could also win 1 of 9 Fujifilm prizes, including the grand prize of a FUJIFILM X-T30 Kit.

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BMFF 2019: Mountain Photo Essay Winner Announced

 By Kaitlyn Kerr

Image by Javier Corso from his project Matagi

The winner of the 2019 Mountain Photo Essay Competition, part of the Banff Centre Mountain Film & Book Festival, has been announced. Javier Corso was selected as the winner for his essay Matagi, which explores the culture of the traditional Japanese hunters of the same name. 

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BMFF: Youth Adventure Photo Workshop

 By Kaitlyn Kerr

 

Last year, the Banff Mountain Film & Book Festival launched a new Youth Adventure Photo Workshop that we, in partnership with Nikon, were proud to sponsor. This weekend workshop gave 13 youths the opportunity to learn the basics of photography, and shoot around the gorgeous Banff landscape under the instruction of photographer Jeremiah Marsh. At the end, each student chose one photo, which were then printed and exhibited at the Banff Public Library this past April.

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Canadian Camera Conference in Calgary

 By Evelyn Drake

The annual Canadian Camera Conference is in Calgary July 16-18, 2019. You do not want to miss this special event that is held every year in cities across Canada.

There will be 14 talented and engaging presentations on portraiture, landscape and wildlife photography, astrophotography and much more.

We are particularly excited about this all-Canadian based lineup of speakers, many of who are local photography heroes from Calgary.

The conference is being held on the beautiful SAIT campus, with accommodations, presentations, and banquet all in one place.

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Win Great Prizes from the Eye for the Wild Photo Contest

 By Evelyn Drake

The Camera Store is proud to support the Eye for the Wild fundraising photography contest by providing the first place prize. This photography contest not only encourages our community of photography enthusiasts to capture Southern Albertan wildlife in their natural habitats, but it also supports the Calgary Wildlife Rehabilitation Society.

The link to all the details is www.calgarywildlife.org/photo-contest

This is Calgary Wildlife Rehabilitation Society’s second annual Eye for the Wild photography contest in which photography enthusiasts are encouraged to submit their best-untouched photos of native Southern Albertan wildlife in their native habitat. With over 400 species of wildlife that call Calgary home, natural habitats include yards, parks and other city spaces!

Contest Details

The contest will accept online photo submissions from February 1 – March 31, 2019 for a small submission fee of $10 per entry. Photos must be in digital form and of Southern Alberta wildlife in their native habitat. CWRS has assembled a judging panel comprised of Ann Mansolino (Photographer & Associate Professor in Photography at ACAD), Darryl MacDonald (Professional Photographer at Clear Blue Photo), Evan Buchanan (Photojournalism student at SAIT), Kris Brown-Schoepp (Owner of the Wild Bird Store) and Andrea Hunt (Executive Director at CWRS). Photographs will be judged on technical skill, content, overall aesthetic, and ability to capture the essence of the animal. Winners will be announced on April 19. For more information and to enter please visit: http://calgarywildlife.org/photo-contest

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