Monday, November 21, 2011

Pub Night 2011

The Photography Pub Night is tomorrow Tuesday November 22, 2011 (9PM) at The Heart & Crown, 347 Preston St..  Everyone needs a break so I hope all of our students get out, relax, drink responsibly and help raise money for the end of year Photography Exhibition.    

You can only purchase tickets in advance from student reps Taylor Grant and David Hassar for five dollars so get yours today!! 

The Holga Addiction

For those that have never heard of the Holga check out this article by Peter Balkwill, reprinted in the Ottawa Citizen this weekend.

It talks about this light leaking plastic film camera that get so many photographers addicted.

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Stop Motion Multimedia I 2011

Every year in the Program our second year students start their study of motion with an assignment we call Digital Flipbook. The students must shoot a minimum of 30 still images and using Adobe Flash create a stop motion video.

Much like Eadweard J. Muybridge's early motion studies help paved the way to early motion pictures we use this assignment to get the students excited about motion capture.

Below are some of their motion experiments.

Rory Watson Stop Motion

Jennifer Woodley Stop Motion

Riley Ledgerwood

Jordan Skeete-Wilson

Tuesday, November 15, 2011


Here is an interesting movie about photographer Mark Hogancamp who uses photography as therapy.

He has created a fictional world populated by GI Joe figures he calls Marwencol, which he photographs.  Check out the Marwencol website to find out more about Mark and his amazing fictional world.

Thanks to first year student Kristopher Laplante for letting us know about this great film, we now have it on order at the LRC.

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Food Styling Book

We have recently received the book, Food Styling: The Art of Preparing Food for the Camera by Delores Custer at the LRC.  For those interested in pursing a career in Food Photography, Styling or for those shooting their food assignment this is a great resource.

Take a look at this video of Delores Custer at one of her workshops.

Have a listen to this interview with Delores Custer on American Public Media too, her interview starts 14:45 minutes into the show.

Check out her website for more info, to all our students this book is now on order at the LRC.

Abelardo Morell Book & Documentary

One of the very first photographers we look at in our History of Photography course is Abelardo Morell, we are very please to have his book Camera Obscura at the LRC.

This book has some of the most visually interesting images we have ever seen.

We are also please to have a documentary about Abelardo Morell, Shadow of the House, at the LRC.

This documentary looks at Morell's creative process and follows him on his journey back home to Cuba for the first time since he escaped.

Bernd and Hilla Becher

We recently received a large selection of books by Bernd and Hilla Becher at the LRC.  The Becher's are considered to be two of the most influential photographers and artist of the last half century.

They are best know for their photographic typologies "the study or systematic classification of types that have characteristics or traits in common".  They basically photographed the same types of structures again and again under the same lighting conditions and distance and they created beautiful bodies of work.

Monday, November 7, 2011

X-Rite Colour Challenge

Click here to take the Online Colour Challenge by x-rite, it will let you know how colour deficient or efficient you really are.

As all our students know x-rite is colour profiling system we use here in the Program from colour checkers to colour calibrators, we love the munki!!

Friday, November 4, 2011

Dear Photograph

Here is an interesting site Dear Photograph it showcases photographs of old photographs taken in the exact same place.

The images uploaded by the users are quite interesting and touching take a look.

The 2011 Grange Prize

Thanks to Professor Angie Dunn for sending us this link about the 2011 Grange Prize winner, Gauri Gill.

The Grange Prize has two Canadian photographers square off against two International photographers, this year from India.

The is awards $50,000 to the winning photographer and the images are on display at the AGO in Toronto from August 30 to November 27.