2022 Japan Photo Contest Is Now Open

 By Ryley Smith

Photo By Keith Stuckless – Grand Prize Winner of the Consulate-General of Japan’s 2021 Photo Contest

It’s that time of year again! The Consulate-General of Japan in Calgary’s 2022 Japan Photo Contest is now open for submissions! Encouraging a connection and understanding between Japan and Canada, the 8th Japan Photo Contest is an excellent opportunity to show your love of photography and Japanese culture!

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Two New Fujifilm Fujinon Lenses

 By Ryley Smith

 

Fujifilm has excitedly announced not one but two new lenses! For those looking to shoot great lengths, there is the new FUJINON XF150-600mm F5.6-8 R LM OIS WR lens! Then, for those looking for ultimate mobility, there is the FUJINON XF18-120mm F4 R LM PZ WR lens! The XF150-600mm connects the photographer to the subject in a way never before achieved, making it the perfect option for far-reaching subjects including wildlife, nature, and landscape photography. The XF18-120mm brings video-centric features to a compact, weather-resistant lens that is ideal for smaller, independent crews and moviemaking enthusiasts. Both lenses bring extraordinary and unique features that’ll have you wanting to expand your lens collection!

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A Storyteller’s Dream – The New Fujifilm X-H2S

 By Ryley Smith

 

Powerful, versatile and any storyteller’s dream! Say hello to the new Fujifilm X-H2S. Impressive for both videographers and photographers, the X-H2S has a 26.1-megapixel, back-illuminated X-Trans 5 stacked sensor and 64-bit X-Processor 5, which combine to provide a 14-stop dynamic range and outstanding performance. Cinematographers will enjoy the 6.2K 30P full sensor 3:2 recording options, including internal 10-bit 4:2:2, an electronic shutter capable of making images at 40 frames-per-second and up to 7-stops of in-body image stabilization, while an AI-powered advanced autofocus system design ensures that performance-seeking stills photographers will also be thoroughly impressed!

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New Ricoh All-Weather Adventure Compact Camera

 By Ryley Smith

 

Rugged, waterproof, lightweight and ready for the toughest of conditions, the new Ricoh WG-80 all-weather adventure compact camera is here! Designed for underwater, outdoor and industrial photography, the WG-80 is waterproof, shockproof, and freeze-proof, with a crushproof construction. It can easily capture super-high-resolution photos and videos of outdoor adventures, whether on land or under the sea. Its rugged construction also makes the WG-80 worksite ready for capturing images in harsh conditions at construction sites and in civil engineering work.

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Ordinary People (Like Me) – Photography Workshop

 By Ryley Smith

 

The Camera Store is co-sponsoring a two-part photography workshop, Ordinary People (Like Me), facilitated by Dona Schwartz! In partnership with Contemporary Calgary and Canon Canada, join us on two consecutive Saturdays, May 14th and 21st, as Dona Schwartz explores contemporary approaches to portrait photography. How can ordinary people make extraordinary photographs of friends and strangers? This workshop will help you piece it all together!

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New & Improved Sony FE 24-70mm F2.8 GM II

 By Ryley Smith

 

Working off the feedback of creatives, Sony has announced their newest lens in the mirrorless E-mount lineup! Get excited for the highly anticipated FE 24-70mm F2.8 GM II! Boasting the latest lens technology, the FE 24-70mm F2.8 GM II is the world’s smallest and lightest 24-70 mm F2.8 zoom in its class with stunning resolution and Sony’s beautiful G Master bokeh! As one of the most versatile lenses in the line-up, created for photographers, videographers, and hybrid content creators, TCSTV had to take the FE 24-70mm F2.8 GM II out for a spin!

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Shoot Till You Drop: Waterton Photography Workshop

 By Ryley Smith

 

Are you ready to push your photography to the limit and learn an abundance from two outstanding photographers? Monika Deviat and Joe Desjardins are hosting another Shoot Till You Drop workshop! Just as the name suggests, this workshop is four days of non-stop photography in stunning Waterton, Alberta! With magnificent wildlife, colourful nature, and skies filled with stars, there will be so much to photograph, four days won’t feel like enough!

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A Peak Behind Alone Together

 By Leah Hennel

 

The past two years have changed me. 

As a photojournalist, I’ve covered a lot in my 20-plus-year career. But never anything this heavy, this important. The pandemic caused by the COVID-19 virus has touched the lives of everybody, not just here in Alberta and Canada but throughout the whole world.

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Hasselblad Heroines – Aline Smithson

 By Ryley Smith

For four years now, Hasselblad has proudly highlighted various female photographers as Hasselblad Heroines. These outstanding heroines are making their mark in the photographic industry and helping encourage the next generation of female photographers to go against the grain and bring their creative visions to life. Hasselblad’s seventh Heroine has been announced, and it is the artistic Aline Smithson

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