Thursday, April 29, 2010

Exhibition 2010

Congratulations to all the graduates on a successful completion of their two years at the Algonquin College Photography Program, from the Faculty and Staff we wish you the best in all your future endeavours.

A special congratulations goes out to our award winners and runners up at the exhibition, if you missed the awards presentation watch the video above to see all the winners.

Thanks to all of our Sponsors for your continued support and to all who attended the show. For highlights of the show watch the video below, all images were shot by Mike Trudel Second Year Student 2010/2011, thanks buddy.

Monday, April 26, 2010

Exhibition Setup 2010

Our Annual Photographic Exhibition setup in the Klondike Room at 343 Preston, thanks to Adobe Canada for once again allowing us to use their facilities.

Thanks to all the staff, faculty and students who helped setup, for those that are coming see you tonight.

Monday, April 19, 2010

Jonathan Klein | TED Talk

Jonathan Klein, one of the founders of Getty Images, gave a TED Talk on February 2010 about the importance of photographs.

For those interested in seeing some iconic images and a discussion of their importance this lecture is for you.

For those that have not been introduced to the TED series of lectures take sometime to visit the site and watch some very interesting, very free lectures that will open your mind to new ideas. It is a lot better than watching TV.

Saturday, April 17, 2010

Worldwide Pinhole Day | April 25, 2010

This year April 25, 2010 is Worldwide Pinhole Photography Day so get your Pinhole Cameras out and on April 25 start shooting.

Check out the website for more info and how to participate.

Friday, April 16, 2010

Maggie McDonald | Judge - Best In Show Year 2

© 2009 Maggie McDonald
Thanks to Maggie McDonald who is our judge for Best In Show Second Year Image at our annual Photography Exhibition this year.

Maggie is a graduate of the Program and works at Library and Archives Canada.


Thursday, April 15, 2010

Matt Murnaghan | Judge - Best In Show Year 1

Thanks to Matt Murnaghan who is our judge for Best In Show First Year Image at our annual Photography Exhibition this year.

Matt is a graduate of the Program and has worked extensively with the IIHF, NHL and the Hockey Hall of Fame photographing games and events.

For all of you who love the game check out his site.

© 2009 Matthew Murnaghan IIHF/HHoF Images


Jon Horbaty - Leaving the ER

Jon Horbaty is leaving the ER, yes as upsetting as that is he is leaving, going off to greener pastures out east.

On behave of the faculty, staff and students we wish you all the best in your future endeavours, you will be missed.

Photo By: Thomas Dagg

First Year Portfolio Drop Off 2010

Congratulations to all the first year students upon completion of their black and white portfolios.

This vignette was photographed over seven hours and one minute the day the portfolios were due. One image shot every thirty seconds for a total of eight hundred and forty-two shots.

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Jodi Pudge | Judge - Best Website

Jodi Pudge, Toronto based photographer and graduate of the Algonquin Photography Program, is once again judging the Best Website for our annual Photography Exhibition.

A really big thanks goes out to Jodi for not only judging but also for volunteering her time to do her yearly food photography workshop with our students.

Video highlights of this workshop will be coming soon, in the mean time check out her website or a recent copy of Canadian Living magazine to view her work.


Todd Mclellan | Judge - Best Creative Ad

Thanks to Todd Mclellan who is our judge for Best Creative Ad this year at our annual Photography Exhibition.

Todd is a Toronto based photographer specializing in Motion and Stills, check out the sites below to view his work.

Rep: Sugino Studios
Web: Todd Mclellan


Jane Corbet | Judge - Best Magazine Cover

Jane Corbet Art Director of Ottawa Magazine is once again judging the Best Magazine Cover this year at our annual Photography Exhibition.

Thank you Jane for all your support and for once again taking the time to judge, critique and encourage our students.


Alexis Finch | Judge - Adobe Imaging Portfolio

A big thank you goes out to Alexis Finch who is our judge for the Adobe Imaging Portfolio Award this year at our annual Photography Exhibition.

Alexis is a graduate of our program currently working out of Toronto. She has been working in the field for the last 10 years photographing celebrities from Tanya Kim, Zaki Ibrahim, Lauryn Hill to Al Green.

Take a look at her website to view her work.


Applied Arts Student Contest

Applied Arts Student Contest is on with a deadline for entry of May 14, 2010.

I know all of our student's have portfolios done so enter those images to win prizes, cash and fame.

Friday, April 9, 2010

Christos Co-Op in LA

Our student's are on co-op right now and we love to hear how they are doing, both from the student and the people they are working with.

One of our student's Christos seems to be doing very well down in Los Angles with Kwaku hanging out on the beach and lounging in a very hip house overlooking the valley.

Thank you Kwaku for sending us some photos of Christos in LA, we hope all our students are having a great learning experience on co-op.

For all our 1st year students take a look at the camera being used in the photos, an 8x10 View Camera, and then take a look a Kwaku's site and learn to love large format.

Blog: Kwaku

Steve McCurry Lecture Museum of Civilization

As a tie into their Afghanistan Exhibition the Museum of Civilization will be hosting a lecture by photojournalist Steve McCurry. For you budding photo-journalists this is a must see lecture:

Wednesday April 14, 2010
5:00 – 7:00PM: Tour Exhibition
7:00 PM: Speaker’s Lecture
8:30PM: Book and Poster Signing

$20 For Non-Members
$15 For Members

Thursday, April 8, 2010

Behind The Scenes Series - Bowie

Our first Behind the Scenes video is of Michael Bowie, aka Bowie to students and staff here in the Program, our printing guru.

This Behind the Scenes vignette is of our second year students in Post-Produciton class printing, matt cutting, framing and hanging their own prints in our labs and classrooms.

We put a lot of emphasis on printing and stress the importance of taking pride in ones work, so careful attention is given when showcasing a final print.

For more information on the Program download our FAQ.

Behind The Scenes Series

We want to show off some of the strengths that we think make our two year program so unique. Our students, facilities and our faculty and staff that help, instruct and motivate our students to succeed.

This new ongoing series of videos aptly named Behind the Scenes will showcase all this and give prospective students a window into what really goes on over the course of two years in the Algonquin College Photography Program.

Rémi Thériault's One Night Stand

I recently received an email from Rémi Thériault about a one night stand he is having.

The one night stand is a member show at La Petite Mort Gallery by the way. His show is called Instant Stories and will showcase his recent Polaroid work.

It is a one nighter so if you want to see the show you must be there Friday April 9th 2010 from 7-10PM.

Profoto Assistant's Competition

Profoto's Monthly Assistant Photographer Competition, for all of our graduates now working as assistants here is a contest for you, check out Profoto's website for details.

Tuesday, April 6, 2010

Genevieve Thauvette Exhibition

Genevieve Thauvette a recent graduate of the Photography Program and a regular blog topic here at the Algonquin Photography Blog is having a show at the Dale Smith Gallery.

The exhibition is of her Award Winning Photographs: Les Quintuplées Dionne and starts April 8th at 7PM and will run to May 4th.

Check out her website, she is definitely one of the most interesting artist working in Ottawa.

Thursday, April 1, 2010

Second Year Portfolio Drop Off 2010

The deadline was drawing near for our second year students; the last half and hour before their final portfolios were due.

As many graduates can recall this time of year is crazy for our second year students, stress is high and tempers start to fly but everything gets done in the end.

We would like to congratulate all of our second year students on a successful completion of their final portfolios and good luck in all their future endeavours.