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Recent Articles

5 Tips for Night Photography
February 27, 2018

There’s nothing more epic than taking in the Canadian Rockies at night. Between the huge skies, Milky Way, and northern lights,  there’s no shortage of amazing photo opportunities. Here are a few tips to make sure you can capture them completely!

Holiday gift giving guide to for nature photographers.
December 18, 2017

 Gift giving guide for Nature photographers... Do you have someone on your gift buying list that loves to take pictures outdoors but you do not know what to give them. Here are some great ideas based on your gift giving...

Guide to buying Binoculars
November 29, 2017
Whether it is for the sports fan, bird watcher, astronomer or any outdoors person, Binoculars make a great gift! How do you know what to look for when purchasing binoculars? What do the two numbers stand for? For example if the binoculars are a 7x35, the first number is the magnification or how many times larger the subject will appear  and the second number is the diameter in millimeters for the front lens. 
Telescopes make a magical gift. Gift givers guide to buying a telescope.
November 21, 2017

Give them the moon, the stars and the planets. Telescopes are a great gift that give years of wonder and enjoyment. There are so many options, where do you start? This article will shed some light on terminology and features...