Saturday, October 20, 2012

Nicole Salter | Student Profile

Here is something we forgot to post a little while ago.  It is a profile of Nicole Salter, Second Year Student here in the Program, on Ottawa photographer Laura Kelly's blog.  

Nicole was on co-op with Laura Kelly and she had a great time.  Thanks to Laura for showing Nicole what it is like to run a successful photo business.  

Check out Laura's great work on her site and blog.  

Friday, October 19, 2012

Willie McElligott's Love Affair With Ottawa

Ottawa photographer Willie McElligott is having a show at the Michael Gennis Gallery.  The show titled, A Love Affair with Ottawa, runs till November 10 and showcases images from his book Ottawa Canada.

For a sneak peak of the show check out this article on the Ottawa Citizen's blog.

Map | Michael Gennis Gallery

Thursday, October 18, 2012

Colin Gaudet | Student Profile

Second Year Student Colin Gaudet has two of his photo stories published on Juried by Modelresource.

Here is a sneak peak if you want to see more great images by Colin click the links below.

SHAYLA, by Colin Gaudet
DANIEL FINLAN by Colin Gaudet

Movie Night | The Mexican Suitcase

For the first Movie Night of the year we will be showing The Mexican Suitcase.  The showing is tonight, Thursday October 18, in room C131 at 6:30PM.

The Mexican Suitcase is an amazing tale of three great photo-journalists Gerda Taro, Robert Capa and David "Chim" Seymour the Spanish Civil War and their missing negatives.

Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Prof. Wrixon | Chris Buck Seminar

2012 © Denine Wrixon  
This past weekend I attended a photography workshop with internationally acclaimed photographer Chris Buck.  The topic of the workshop was Uncommon:  New Approached to Portraiture.  He wasn't kidding!  If you are not familiar with Chris' work check out his website.

I was attracted to this workshop because of the unique approach Chris has with his subjects, subject selection and the environments he shoots in.  He admires the ordinary -  regular people in everyday places doing bizarre poses.

The workshop entailed several shooting assignments with critiques including an ol' slam down if we didn't meet our expectations and goals.  He kicked our asses all weekend both physically and mentally….which I personally appreciated cause my goal was to get my shooting back on track and try a new approach.  Success!  My mind has been opened and my approach to my projects has now changed and become more focused.

We also discussed photo marketing, promotion and dealing with success and rejection; all very important topics especially in this ever changing industry.

I really appreciate and respect Chris' philosophy on his approach to dealing with subjects and the industry as a whole.  I can't divulge too much info due to a pact that I made with Chris that I wouldn't share the "secrets of the workshop".  So if you want to find out more, you'll have to attend one of his workshops yourself, I highly recommend it.  Especially if you're having a creative block, trying to create impact or struggling with your own style but a warning this is not for the faint of heart….he doesn't hold back the punches!

Thanks to Pikto and their staff - especially Christian Mackie (Algonquin Photo Alumni) for being my subject!

Check out Chris' blog for highlights from the seminar.

2012 © Denine Wrixon  

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Christina McPherson | Alumni Update

While flipping through the Algonquin Times this week we ran across this article about Photography Alumni Christina MacPherson.

While in the program Christina was actively working on her photography business and has since gone on to create a booming photo business.

Check out her site to see some of her amazing images.

Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Museum of the City of New York

Here is an interesting article on photographing museum pieces.

There is a great link to how polarization works and a great link to the Museum of the City of New York's online collection.

There are some amazing images of New York city.