All-in-One Zoom: Tamron 28-200mm f2.8-5.6!

 By Ryley Smith

 

If you haven’t heard the news yet, Tamron has announced the world’s first* 28-200mm F2.8-5.6 all-in-one-zoom! This remarkable lens for Sony E-mount takes the convenience of an all-in-one zoom and adds the fast-maximum aperture of an F2.8, to create superb image quality and enhanced photographic application. With Tamron’s strong reputation for amazing quality, this zoom lens writes a new chapter in the history of the all-in-one zoom lens.

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Environmental Portraiture with Panasonic Photographer Trisha Gillings

 By Ryley Smith

 

After a few months of self-isolating, most of us are craving human connection and adventure. It makes us want to take in every moment and enjoy our world the way it is. But how can we capture such moments? Panasonic photographer Trisha Gillings has the answer: environmental portraiture. Trisha has travelled the world seeking not only adventure but photographing the beauty of the communities and cultures she experiences. She kindly let me interview her about environmental portraiture, everything that inspires her, all the awesome Panasonic gear she uses, and more!

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Interview with Calgary Photographer Erik McRitchie on his “Porch Portraits” Project

 By Ryley Smith

 

Calgary photographer Erik McRitchie was recently featured on CTV News for his ongoing photo project, “Porch Portraits”. In these times of social distancing, McRitchie is hoping to bring us all a little closer together and document the changes and effects of the global pandemic. He graciously took some time out of his schedule to answer our questions about the project, the effect is has been having on people, and how he goes about getting his shots.

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PDNedu Student Photo Contest!

 By Ryley Smith

Are you a student photographer looking to break into the professional realm of photography? The PDNedu Student Photo Contest is the perfect opportunity. It is open to students of undergraduate, graduate and certificate programs, including a category for high school students until December 27th, 2019. With seven grand prize winners and one select grand prize winner, there is nothing to lose, but a whole lot to gain with the PDNedu Student Photo Contest. 

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90 Year Old Fisherman From Winnipegosis: Photographic Journey By Jeremy Fokkens

 By Ryley Smith

 

As photographers, there is a side to photography that goes beyond the image. It is in there, deep, making up each and every pixel; the story. We are visual storytellers. Preserving a moment, a person, an experience, a place as if time stands still. We draw inspiration from these stories, from all the different elements that knit themselves together to create an expressive image. Even the most simplistic of images can have the most intriguing and inspiring stories, from rather unlikely places. Jeremy Fokkens did exactly that, but it is more intriguing than you would expect. 

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