Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Nikon Bob | Revamped Nikon Canada Website

Nikon launches a revamped Nikon Canada website, this new site will have all the same features as the Nikon USA site.  The complete site update will be finished in a few weeks.

Billy the Kid Nabs $2.3 Million

The only known photograph of Billy the Kid sold at Brian Lebel's Old West Show & Auction for $2.3 million dollars.  The tintype photo above was taken in 1879 or early 1880.  

Want to find out how to create your own tintypes click here. Also check out some modern tintypes done by image maker Shin Sugino.  

Sunday, June 26, 2011

The Lytro Camera

Here is something the Faculty and Staff in the Program are eager to test, the Lytro Light Field Camera.  Why, well the camera allows you to choose the focus after you take the picture, to find out more about the science behind the camera click here.  

Very cool, this is why we love photography it is constantly evolving.  

The Science of Image Stabilization

Thanks to Bowie for sending us this cool piece of camera gear tech, this is for the true photo geek in all of us.

Even if you are not obsessed with camera gear this is a very informative article, click here to read the full article from Camera Technica.

Thursday, June 23, 2011

Canadian Nitrate Film Preservation Centre

The Library and Archives Canada has opened a new Nitrate Film Preservation Centre in Ottawa.

What is nitrate film you ask?  Well nitrate film is what they used to make film stock out of before cellulose acetate or polyester was invented.  Nitrate film is extreme combustable so proper storage and handling is required, polyester or cellulose acetate film is safer (that is why some modern film stocks say Safety Film on it).

Click here to read the Ottawa Citizen article and to see Program alumni Carla Kluck, who is a Digital Imaging Technician at Library and Archives Canada, show off the equipment at the new Nitrate Film Preservation Centre.

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Graduation 2011

Congratulations to our 2011 Graduates, from all of the staff and faculty of the Photography Program we wish you all the best in all your future endeavours, make sure to keep in touch.

School of Media & Design Winner 2011

Image © Brittany McElroy 2010 
Brittany McElroy has won the School of Media and Design Award for 2011!!!!

As previously mentioned this award is presented to a graduating student who has demonstrated achievement in leadership in program-related activities, application of learning outcomes for the benefit of others and excellence in reaching the learning outcomes of the program and applying the knowledge to higher levels.

She received her award yesterday, Tuesday June 21, 2011, during the Convocation Ceremonies at the new Ottawa Convention Centre, congratulations Brittany!!

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Matt & Ariane

Ariane Pilon and Matt Paquette, 2011 Graduates,  are now engaged!!

From all the Faculty and Staff here in the Program we wish you both all the best and congratulations!!

I do not think you guys will have a problem finding a wedding photographer.

Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Live Today | Jordan Wiens

We are always proud of our students in the Program and especially today.

We just got an email from student Jordan Wiens who is working with a friend of his, Keith Lanctot, on a documentary about children battling cancer at Ronald McDonald House and Rogers House for Kids.   The trailer for their documentary Live Today is above.

They are attempting to win the Hot 89.9 Royal Bounty and if they do they are donating the $100,000 prize to these two great charities.

We wish Jordan and Keith all the best and for all you reading this post click on the links below and give your support to this great cause.

Live Today - Facebook | Twitter

Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Anne Geddes App

Anne Geddes' photography is very unique and beautiful, she is also quite and innovative business person.

Recently a documentary about her new photo series Beginnings was released along with two Apps.
One is a preview of her new book Anne Geddes HD.  The other is a game called Anne Geddes MatchUp which is an rather unique way to showcase her work, the game is somewhat addictive too.

Camera and Printer In One

This is a cool piece of gear the PrintBrush a pocket sized printer and camera.