Monday, December 26, 2011

Polaboy Frame

Here is a very cool product for those that love polaroid, the Polaboy Frame.  It is a large (32x34 in) backlit frame that automatically lights up at night, very cool.

Sunday, December 25, 2011

500px Photo Sharing SIte

Here is a great photo sharing site for photographers 500px:

"500px is a photographic community powered by creative people from all over the world that lets you share and discover inspiring photographs."

Even better this company is based in Toronto, it offers a great blogging platform and beautiful portfolios it also has fewer members than flickr which gives better exposure for those on the site.

Thursday, December 22, 2011

Music Licensing For Photographers

Here is an interesting article from PDN magazine about a wedding photographer who got into a lot of trouble for using copyrighted music in a wedding video he produced and published on Youtube.

Photographers using copyrighted music in slideshows and videos is becoming an all to common practice and one that can lead to being sued.  It is funny that photographers seem to get so up in arms about usage rights of their images but many of them turn around and use music they don't have rights to use.

A few years ago we stumbled upon a great site that we recommend to our students, it is a Canadian company (respect!) that licences music specifically for photographers called With Etiquette.    

The great thing about the site is that you are supporting up and coming artists and the pricing is very reasonable.  Creative people supporting creative people something we should all do more of.  

Saturday, December 17, 2011

Photoshop Banned In Cosmetics Ads?

Here is an interesting article from Business Insider about the use or over use of Photoshop in cosmetics ads and how the UK and the US might ban this advertising practise.

Thursday, December 15, 2011

Michelle Valberg | Alumni Update

In the latest issue of Photo News magazine there is an article on Alumni Michelle Valberg and her images of the Arctic.

The article spotlights her solo exhibition at the Canadian Museum of Nature and her third book Arctic Kaleidoscope - The People, Wildlife and Ever-Changing Landscape.

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Focused On The Force

Image By: Cédric Delsaux C3PO and the White Visa, Paris, 2005
Photographer Cédric Delsaux's Dark Lens series brings a galaxy far far away a little closer to earth.

Take a look at these really unique digitally composited images on his site.

Preliminary Portfolio Preview 2011

The Preliminary Portfolio Interviews went very well again this year it was great to talk to the students about their work and offer some advice.  Like always we can't stress enough attention to the details when shooting, editing and printing.

For those that do not know our Second Year Portfolio is based on a theme, each student must come up with their own theme and integrate that into their commercial assignments and their own self-directed images.  It was good to see the students starting to refine their theme and their own style through-out their first six portfolio images.

The above video is a small sample of images from all the preliminary portfolios to see all the portfolio images you have to attend our annual Photography Exhibition in the spring, details coming soon.

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Sassey Photoz Grand Opening

We love to hear from our Alumni and here is some great news from 2005 Alumnus Ange Byers.  Ange has just  opened a new studio in Espanola, Ontario.

We wish her all the best, check out her blog to see some more of her images.

Saturday, December 10, 2011

Made In America 1900 to 1950

Thanks to First Year Student David Laferriere for sending us this info, the National Gallery of Canada's photographic show Made In America 1900-1950 is now on until April 1, 2012.

This show showcases the work of photographers Edward Steichen, Clarence H. White, Paul Strand, Margaret Bourke-White, Weegee and many more.

For those that enjoyed our History of Photography course this is a chance to see first hand many of the images we discussed in class.

Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Preliminary Portfolio Interviews 2011

This video is of our Second Year Students in their Preliminary Portfolios interviews before Christmas Break.

This time lapse is comprised of 3700 still images shot every ten seconds from 9AM to 6PM on  day two of the portfolio interviews.

The Preliminary Portfolio is comprised of six portfolio pieces Environmental Portrait, Architecture, Food, Self-Portrait and two Self-Directed images. These images will make up their Final Portfolio along with six others due in April.

Sunday, December 4, 2011

Preliminary Portfolio 2011

Here is our Second Year Students finishing up their Preliminary Portfolios. Our camera recorded for 8 hours from 8AM - 4PM the day the portfolio was due, congrats to all Second Years on completing their Prelim.

The Preliminary Portfolio Interviews start on Monday so stay tuned for highlights from their portfolios.