Sunday, January 29, 2012

Thomas Dagg | Alumni Update

Image by Thomas Dagg
Here is a great photo from Alumni Thomas Dagg.   He was hired by Globe and Mail's Report on Business to photograph Ian Delaney.

Take a look at Thomas' blog to see some more great images.

Monday, January 23, 2012

Help Hélène Update

Thanks to all the students, staff and faculty who tweeted the Bieb on Thursday.  For a follow up to this story check out the links to the two Ottawa Citizen articles over the weekend:

One of the articles mentions our First Year Student Kelly Logan quite a bit.  She started the movement to tweet Justin Bieber and she also shot the video she is a good friend of Hélène Campbell.  Kelly you make us proud, good job on getting the word out there.   

For those that do not know about this story or have not signed up to be a organ and tissue donor follow these links:

Check out Hélène story:
Become an Organ and Tissue Donor online: Service Ontario

Friday, January 20, 2012

Bowie's Wall Of Canvas

The Second Year students have been printing up a storm in Post-Produciton IV.  Producing stretched canvas prints like it is going out of style.

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Egg Contest Winners

2011 © Logan Allmendinger
2011 © Kofi Broughton
2011 © Colin Gaudet
We know all the First Years are eggcited to find out who the winners of the Egg Contest are so here you go: 

First Place: Logan Allmendinger
Second Place: Kofi Broughton 
Third Place: Colin Gaudet

Congratulations to the winners and all the First Year students for participating, there were some great images.  Thanks to all the Second Years for being such great judges.

Help Hélène

First Year Student Kelly Logan has challenged our students to reach out and lend a hand to others in need.

Her friend Hélène Campbell needs a lung transplant and she want us to lend a hand by tweeting Justin Bieber (@justinbieber) tomorrow, Thursday January 19th from 8AM - 6PM.  A example tweet @justinbieber, help save lives and RT #BeAnOrganDonor and include the links and

With Justin Bieber's 16,539,083 followers they hope to raise awareness about organ transplants and donors and hopefully help Hélène and others like her get the help they need.  The video above was shot by our own Kelly Logan so watch the video and get involved.

Check out Hélène story:
Become an Organ and Tissue Donor online: Service Ontario

Movie Night | War Photographer

Our first Movie Night went over very well it was great to see so many students come out even though the weather was bad.   

The screening began with a Ted Talk by David Griffin photo director for National Geographic.  Then the main feature was War Photographer, the documentary of photographer James Nachtwey.

Stay tuned for more info on the next movie night.  

Sunday, January 15, 2012

Instant Film Makes A Comeback

Here is an interesting article for all you photo hipsters out there, instant film is making a comeback.  If you are interested in finding out more about this genre of photography check out the links below.

Fuji Instax 
Polaroid Z340
The Impossible Project

Creative Edge

Thanks to First Year Student Sarah Boni for sending us the link to this great site, the Creative Edge.  It is a monthly paid subscription ($17.99 for students) that gives you access to thousands of books, videos and tutorials on web design, photography, graphic design and more.

Sarah also mentioned that many of our recommended course texts are available on the site, a great deal for our students.

Saturday, January 14, 2012

Movie Night | War Photographer

This Tuesday January 17, 2012 at 6:30PM in room C131 we are going to have a screening of War Photographer.  This documentary follows the career of photographer James Nachtwey.

In the History of Photography course we touched on Nachtwey very briefly so come out to see the full film and spend sometime with your fellow students and faculty.

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Lightroom 4 Beta

Lightroom 4 BETA preview is available for download from Adobe Labs.  For those really keen on Lightroom it is worth a look.  We have been playing around with it today and we like what we see.

For those into HTML5, CSS3 and Javascript download the Adobe Edge preview from Adobe Labs.  We have been testing this WYSIWYG web builder for a few days and we feel it will be a great fit for our Multimedia class.

GUGGENHEIM | Online Archives

Guggenheim has now opened up their out of print archives to the public, this is a great art resource online and totally free.

Friday, January 6, 2012

Window Banner | Winter 2012

We have some new window banners up in the Program.

Stop by to take a look at some of the great student work by Riley Ledgerwood, Brent Richardson, Alex PomnikowJen Quibell and Jordan Skeete-Wilson.

Tuition Rebate

This is great news for our students 30% off tuition.

For those on OSAP the rebate is automatic for those not receiving OSAP check out this link to find out how to apply.

Thursday, January 5, 2012

365 Day Exposure

Michael Chrisman © 2011 
Here is a great image by Toronto photographer Michael Chrisman this "long" exposure was 365 days from Jan 1, 2011 to Dec 31, 2011 and it is of the Toronto skyline.  

Thanks to Professor Dennie Wrixon for this great link.

One Shot Harris

The Cotton Candy Booth 1945 
One of the best books of photographs we have received at the LRC is One Shot Harris a collection of photographs by Charles "Teenie" Harris.  Harris was an African-American photographer working in Pittsburgh from the 1930s to the 1970s.

His images are a great document of his community and America during this time.  There are images from inside the numbers rackets, portraits of celebrities, street photographs, protests, crime scenes, store fronts and children playing.  He received his nickname One Shot from the Pittsburgh Mayor David L Lawrence who was always surprised that Harris would patiently wait for the that one shot at press conferences and it was always great.

The book is by Stanley Crouch an editorial columnist and Jazz critic and it includes a great essay by Professor Deborah Willis.  For those who can not make it to the LRC check out the Teenie Harris Archive online from the Carnegie Museum of Art to see all his images.

Wednesday, January 4, 2012

Alfred Stieglitz | The Key Set

Georgia O'Keeffe 1918
We recently received at the LRC Alfred Stieglitz | The Key Set a two volume book (over 1000 pages) of some of the nicest reproductions of Stieglitz's work.  The book contains a great essay by Sarah Greenough and is based on the exhibition at the National Gallery of Art in Washington Alfred Stieglitz: Known and Unknown.

The Steerage 1907
Stieglitz is considered to be the father of modern photography especially American photography and as such he played an important role in history, bridging the divide between early and modern art photography.

His best known work is The Steerage taken in 1907 which was highly influenced by Picasso.   He was and is an interesting person many thought he was an egotistical prick and others thought he was a genius either way he did take some beautiful images which are definitely worth exploring.  One of our favourites is the image of his wife Georgia O'Keeffe above.

Tuesday, January 3, 2012

Holga D

Here is an interesting concept the Holga D or digital Holga camera.  For those that don't know what a Holga is it is an inexpensive plastic film camera that shoots medium format film that is extremely popular among photographers who like the camera because of the light leaks and soft images.

Saikat Biswas an industrial designer has developed a concept for a digital Holga and he wants to develop it as an open-source camera platform.  For those interested being part of the development of this camera click this link to find out more.

Thanks to alumni Rémi Thériault for sending us this link, to find out more about the original Holga camera and other like it here are some links: Lomo Holga Store,  Lomo Diana StoreHolga Mods, and Holga Inspire.