Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Scholarship offered to photographer to attend Italy workshop [Worldwide]

Photojournalists under 35 years old can apply for a scholarship to attend a workshop.


The Alexandra Boulat Scholarship, sponsored by the Toscana Photographic Workshop, gives a photographer the opportunity to attend a summer workshop in Tuscany for free and work under the guidance of top professional photographers. To view a full list of teachers, click here.

During the workshop, teachers will examine portfolios brought by students, conduct technical classes and help students produce new work. The workshop will also focus on how to publish photography and create a portfolio.

The scholarship does not include accommodation. For more information, click here.

Saturday, April 23, 2011

David Hobby - changed the photography business forever.

David Hobby

A Baltimore Sun photographer who took a buyout, started a blog, and changed the photography business forever.



At first glance, David Hobby looks like just another casualty of the decline of print media: A longtime staff photographer for the Baltimore Sun, he was one of many employees who accepted a buyout in 2008 as part of broad staff reductions at the distressed newspaper.

Yet last month he embarked on a sold-out, cross-country tour that will visit 29 cities. Approximately $1 million in tickets have been sold for the privilege of hearing Hobby and famed magazine photographer Joe McNally speak about their craft. Hobby's blog, Strobist, on which he teaches amateurs the lighting techniques used by professionals, welcomed 2 million unique visitors last year. (The largest professional photography association has a membership 1 percent of that size.) Manufacturers have named lines of equipment after him, an unheard-of honor.

How Hobby went from being a workaday newspaper photographer to an internationally recognized guru is a story tied up with seismic changes in the photography profession. By teaching a horde of novices the skills necessary to shoot photographs of a quality that was until very recently only within the grasp of an elite few, Hobby has played a significant role in the transformation of the profession. In the last few years, the market rate for many types of professional photographs has dropped by as much as 99 percent.

Wednesday, April 06, 2011

The World's Smallest 1080p 3D video and photo Camera

The 3D HERO System allows you to combine two 1080p HD HERO cameras into a single housing to record 3D video and photos while simultaneously recording in 2D. A synchronization cable plugs into the rear HERO Port on both cameras to join them together, enabling both cameras to record video and photos in perfect synchronization. This is a requirement for professional quality 3D and is available only from GoPro.

The included 3D editing software—GoPro Cineform Studio—makes it easy to convert your 3D HERO System footage into viewable 3D files you can watch on your computer, online at sites like YouTube, and on your 2D or 3DTV at home.


What's Included:

  • 3D Waterproof Housing
  • 3D Waterproof Door + Skeleton Door
  • 3D Hero Sync Cable
  • 3D Anaglyph Glasses (3 pairs)
  • Helmet Front Mount
  • 2 Flat + 2 Curved Adhesive Mounts
  • Assorted Mounting Hardware

Monday, April 04, 2011

#artsvotecan #Elxn41 #CdnPoli Arts Vote Toolkit - KEY STATISTICS ON CANADIAN ARTS AND CULTURE

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The arts and culture sector contributed $85 billion to Canada's GDP in 2007 (7.4% of Canada's real GDP).
SOURCE: Valuing Culture: Measuring and Understanding Canada's Creative Economy, Conference Board of Canada, 2008

The cultural sector generated approximately $25 billion in taxes for all levels of government in 2007. This is more than three times higher than the $7.9 billion that was spent on culture by all levels of government in 2007.
SOURCE: Valuing Culture: Measuring and Understanding Canada's Creative Economy, Conference Board of Canada, 2008

The cultural sector has about 600,000 workers, which is about double the level of employment in the forestry sector in Canada (300,000) and more than double the level of employment in Canadian banks (257,000).
SOURCE: A Statistical Profile of Artists in Canada : Based on the 2006 Census, Hill Strategies Research, 2009

In 2005, two thirds of Canadians read a book (66.6%), one in two attended a performance by professional artists or a cultural festival (48.8%), and one in four visited an art gallery (26.7%).
SOURCE: General Social Survey, Statistics Canada, 2005

In 2008, Canadians spent more than twice as much on live performing arts ($1.4 billion) than on sports events ($0.65 billion).
SOURCE: Survey of Household Spending, Statistics Canada, 2008

The arts are important for personal health and well-being, having an impact on personal confidence, sense of control, social connectedness, education, and ensuring supportive physical environments.
SOURCE: Arts and Culture in Medicine and Health: Survey Research Paper, Cooley & Associates, 2003

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