It always makes me smile when past students hit big milestones!
France Rivet completed our ProProgram and has just published her second book – this one chronicling the unfortunate treatment of eight Inuit who were paraded through Europe as novelties in a zoo. It didn’t end well for Abraham Ulrikab and his friends.
Four years of research has produced:
“In the Footsteps of Abraham Ulrikab: The events of 1880-1881”
Read more and order France’s book!
Thanks to all who came to our gear sale. It was a great success!
I am on a sabbatical for 9 months! I am still here and will be back offering some services and workshops after April, 2015. According to our newsletter
My posts here will be less frequent during this time but keep checking back for some fun!
Time off coming up!
Exposed! Photo Newsletter – New Adventures
In 2006, my web-savvy girlfriend suggested “
Write a free photo newsletter with tips and upcoming events.”
I thought she was crazy! It sounded like extra work to me.
Well, I did it (and then married my girlfriend.) I’ve sent
every month with photo tips, ideas and workshop announcements for almost a decade. Exposed!
• I’ve promoted
imagination, creativity and exploration of new ideas.
• I’ve challenged you to try new things at the risk of failing (on the way to new successes.)
• I’ve urged you to take time off to keep your creative juices flowing.
I’m about to take a big dose of my own advice…
I’m taking a 9 month sabbatical from my business to build on my love of teaching – I’ll be pursuing my Bachelor of Education degree.
Read the newsletter to get all the details.
Last week we sent out our latest Exposed! photo newsletter.
In it, we explore creative passions and where they can lead. We also look at reality and those who preach based on their rocketing rise to success!
Follow your own path!
Follow your own path
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This edition of Web Distractions is brought to you by many of our readers and supporters! Thanks for keeping the links coming…
• 2014 Scotiabank Photography Award goes to…
Mark Ruwedel! Congratulations…
• Sun Streaks to Analemma
Gilles saw my SunStreaks project and sent me this link to the related Analemma – very interesting! Thanks Gilles…
iPhone Ottawa Sunrise
Mike V of PhotoKibitz offered this link to Custom Cameras… very fun!
• NY Times: Alternate views of animals
Debbie S shared this article on different photos depicting animals.
• Thanks again to Deb for this link! Powerful photos…
• Photographer Round-up
Check who’s doing what in the photo world – it’ll help you develop your own vision!
A big thanks for the links – keep them coming!
Building a picture – soak up as many influences as possible!
This month’s Exposed! photo newsletter launches today.
“His photos were beautiful but he was stuck. Our workshop student was frustrated that he had hit a plateau and couldn’t get beyond it…
The workshop student’s photos made beginners jealous – they were classic compositions – beautifully framed and well exposed. He had come on the workshop to get out of a rut.
In this edition of Exposed! we look at ways to:
• boost your creativity
• fuel new adventures in your artwork
• get out of your rut….”
Learn how to ignite your imagination’s fire!
Boost your creativity – try new formats and techniques…
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Welcome back to our current instalment of Web Distractions. And thanks for your part in sharing your finds on the web!
We have a full slate of photo and arts based web investigations.
• “Absurdly Expressive” dog portraits
I love dogs!
And I think Debbie S. knows it. She shared this collection of canine portraits.
Best photographers in film
Thanks to Rod MacIvor, retired photojournalist, for this link to some amazing films involving photographers.
4500km China walk – with camera
Nichole McGill provided this link to a man’s amazing photo trek through China…
“Leica photography is dead.” … interesting view on an amazing camera line-up
Dave Andrews posted this link link. Interesting…
• Illegal photo taking in Hungary – the controversy!
Nathalie Madore shared this link to a new Hungarian law that’s shaking things up!
Shy photographer gets noticed
Ken H offers this fun story…
• Montreal’s underground photographic beauty
Danigirl brought us this look at what lurks, beautifully, under Montreal.
Vivian Maier’s hidden photo talent and collection
Liz links to this documentary of a hidden talent who wanted nothing to do with the fame she is generating! Amazing story…
A big thank-you to contributors! Keep sharing your photo and arts links!
DavidBarbour.com with his Leica
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“Where do your creative ideas come from?”
Good question! Creativity is an intangible seed that grows under varied and unusual ways. What works for a creative scientist may not work for an artist but there are common, underlying elements that help unleash creativity.
This month we explore one of the ideas –
unstructured daydreaming and aimless wandering.
Read more to fuel your creativity.
Learning to harness creativity.
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At the end of February we sent out our latest photography newsletter based on a question from one of our
Online Program Members:
“… shouldn’t I keep the ISO low whenever shooting?”
My answer has steadily changed as the world of photography has re-invented itself.
Get the latest ISO details to know when to use what ISO:
“ The Low Down on High ISO”
Until fairly recently I would never have dreamed of shooting at 1600 ISO for a client shoot. (Many years ago) when I first started shooting stock I did not dare shoot above 100 ISO!
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We’ve been away from the blog while we recharged batteries over the holidays.
Thanks for the fun last year.
Thanks to you we have a whole new slate of web distractions.
• 2013 in Pictures
Felix offers this look at 2013 in photos.
Find a darkroom worldwide
Dave Andrews offered this link – need a darkroom while traveling?
Ginny Fobert posted this link about photographer’s favourite photos.
Death of Photography
Yan H. offered this interesting read on the future of photography.
The photography teacher nobody wants”
Claude Brazeau suggested this link exposing the finest teacher of photography. I agree.
Keep the links coming – hope to see you soon!