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Photography, beating the covid19 lockdown blues

Photography is a great way to beat the lockdown blues More and more people are getting creative with their COVID-19 coping methods by taking up photography or art as a hobby to help beat the covid19 lockdown blues. Albeit, photography, painting or drawing they are all a great distraction from the stresses of covid19 lockdowns or restrictions. Don’t worry if…

Photographers rights – street photography isn’t a crime

Is street photography legal? Today, most people walk around with a camera of some sort in their possession. Point-and-shoots, DSLRs and blogging cams, not to mention cellphones which have become ubiquitous. Yet it seems that in many public locations, security officials are paranoid about letting people actually use those cameras. Our guardians of public safety often have the idea that shooting…

Calgary street photography and sharing my experiences

The Southern Alberta Institute of Technology (SAIT) Having been a street photographer for many years I’m often asked to share my experiences when out with other photographers. I have to admit that I’m often guilty of not sharing to much information, recently however I’ve been more forthcoming. The Southern Alberta Institute of Technology (SAIT) based here in Calgary as an…

Chris Toombes Calgary Street Photographer

Chris Toombes is a Calgary street photographer who’s originally from the UK but has now been a resident in Canada for over 14 years. Three years ago he moved from Ontario and settled in Calgary. Since then, Toombes has been out shooting the streets of Calgary almost every day. In a recent featured interview at streetphotography.com the opening line read…

Conflict, colours and meeting more strangers on the streets of Calgary

Nighty nine percent of the time, street photography is a fun past-time and generally devoid of any problems, other than the odd person who refuses to allow me to take their portrait. When people say no, I simply thank them for their time and move on, there’s always another opportunity around the next corner. Sometimes however, on occasion, someone will…

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