Saturday, January 29, 2011

Louis Helbig Aerial Art Photos

Thanks to Second Year Erin C for sending us the info on the Louis Helbig aerial art photo show at Exposure Gallery on Wellington Street.  

The show runs from January 20 - March 15, 2011, Helbig's images are truly amazing click here to see some of his work.   

What Colours Are Hot Right Now

Our Second Year students are required to select a colour scheme for every image in their portfolio.  They must prop, wardrobe and select backgrounds for each image based on their chosen colour schemes and follow through with it from the shooting, digital imaging to the final print.

We always stress being on top of the latest colour trends so here is a great resource from Pantone on what colours are hot right now.  Click here to read the report on spring colours for 2011, take a colour survey and download the hottest colour swatches to Photoshop.

For those with an iPhone, iPod or iPad you can download the myPantone app and have a Pantone swatch book handy at all times for $9.99.

For those that are web inclined and want a quick hexidecimal Pantone reference guide download the myPantone X-Ref app for $1.99.
Honeysuckle is so hot right now, D&G hello!!

Friday, January 28, 2011

Georgia O'Keeffe Movie

There is a new movie out on DVD about Georgia O'Keeffe and her life with photographer Alfred Stieglitz.

Monday, January 24, 2011

Brittany Flemming - Eco Art

image © Brittany Flemming
Brittany Flemming a first year photography student in the program has been included in the show Eco Art.

This show has an environmental theme and is taking place at Dows Gallery an outdoor gallery on the Rideau Canal Skateway as part of Winterlude here in Ottawa.  So if you are downtown skating on the canal stop by to see the show.

Thursday, January 20, 2011

The Transatlantic Project

Here is an very interesting link sent to us by one of our first year students Emily Ciphery, the Transatlantic Project.

The project is a collaboration between two mix media artists Alexis from Florida and Suzy from England. They were selected from over 40 artists by two editors to form this multimedia collaboration, even more interesting is that the artists and editors are teenagers or in their early twenties.

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

My Pogoplug

Thanks to Tom O for letting us know about this interesting little device from pogoplug.  

It is an online service and product that allows you to access your  hardrive from any device anywhere in the world, watch the video above for more info.

Monday, January 17, 2011

Mindrelic Timelapse

Here is a great Timelapse link sent to us by Second Year Derek Hille.

This video was done by Mindrelic and is of one of our favourite cities New York.

Friday, January 14, 2011

Cheryl Dunn's Everybody Street

Here is a few excerpt from Cheryl Dunn's film Everybody Street which focuses on street photographers working today, some of the photographers spotlighted are:

Ricky Powell (The Rickster is da bomb yo, respect!!)

Bruce Davidson

Mary Ellen Mark

Bruce Gilden

Joel Meyerowitz

These video are via Photo Both, The New Yorker Magazine's photography blog definitely worth a read.

Thursday, January 13, 2011

Alec Soth | Life of Approaching Strangers

Here is a PBS video on Alec Soth a Minnesota based photographer, it is definitely worth watching.

Also check out his website to view some of his images.

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Jordan Matter | Dancers Among Us

Thanks to Alumni Jen Allison for sending us this great photo link of a series of images done by New York photographer Jordan Matter.

Jordan's series has dancers in everyday settings, see the behind the scenes video below and check out his site to see more of his amazing images.

Monday, January 10, 2011

Scott Adamson | Alumni Update

Alumni Scott Adamson has been busy, he has a series of images published in Kingston Life Magazine accompanying the article Going (and staying) Local.  The article is an interview with three head chefs from Kingston, one of Scott's images is above.

Scott has also been busy with his partner, another program alumni, Karyn McKinnon photographing weddings in Kingston and the surrounding area.  Their company is called Photografia and is definitely worth a look.

Friday, January 7, 2011

Polaroid and Lady Gaga

Polaroid has recently announced their new line of products called Grey Label, these products were created in collaboration with Lady Gaga.

The products include a printer the GL10, camera sunglasses the GL20 (yes camera sunglasses) and a camera the GL30, read the press release and check out Polaroid's website for more details.

Dylan Leeder | Alumni Update

A great shot by Alumni Dylan Leeder, Dylan recently moved to Toronto and is working at Pikto, photographing and working on some personal projects.

While reading his blog I stumbled onto an interesting portrait project he is working on called Strange(r) People it is definitely worth a look and a read.

Also check out Dylan's blog, website and flickr page for some more great images and insights.

Wednesday, January 5, 2011

Vivian Maier Street Photographer

Thanks to Alumni Jen Allison for sending us this link about a Chicago Nanny Vivian Maier.

On her time off as a nanny Maier photographed the streets of Chicago and the world from the 1950s until she passed away in 2007. Her images were recently purchased by John Maloof at an auction and he started scanning her negatives and processing her shot rolls of film. After posting some of her images to flickr with a question to the flickr community about what to do he received support from many who praised the images and wanted to see more.

Maloof has since started a blog, and a kickstarter campaign to publish a book of her work and produce a documentary.

Tuesday, January 4, 2011

Memory Card Manufacturing

Ever wonder how they make memory cards? Lexar produced this great video on memory card manufacturing, take a look.

Sunday, January 2, 2011

Kodachrome History

Here is a good clip from CBS Sunday Morning on the last days of Kodachrome and the legacy the film left behind.