Friday, July 29, 2011

Old Boston Photograph & The Louisville Herald-Post Collections

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The Scout Report
July 29, 2011
Volume 17, Number 30
A publication of Internet Scout.
Sponsored by University of Wisconsin - Madison Libraries.

Old Boston Photograph Collection from the late 19th century

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In 2007, the Boston Public Library rediscovered a rather intriguing cache of photographs from the late 19th century in their archives. While there is still some debate about the provenance of these photos, they believe that the prints were taken by photographers affiliated with the Boston Camera Club, and that this organization was responsible for coordinating this specific project. Recently, the Library decided to digitize 113 of these images, and they are available here. Visitors can search the collection by keyword, and they will also find that the Flickr format will all allow them to send images to friends and also zoom in for a closer look. There are some great items here, including a print of Benjamin Franklin's house on Milk Street and a photograph of the Old State House from 1898. [KMG]

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The University of Louisville Digital Collections include rare and unique images, documents, and oral histories from our archives, special collections, and other campus units. Learn more.

 The Louisville Herald-Post Collection

In 1925, the Louisville Post and the Louisville Herald merged under the
direction of James Buckner Brown. Under Brown's leadership this new
publication became an influential force in local politics, and it made quite
a run of it until folding for good in 1936. The paper's photo "morgue" was
acquired by the University of Louisville Photographic Archives in 1994.
Today, visitors can view over 3,800 digitized photographs from this
collection, and they can get started by looking through the collection
headings, which include "Military", "Cities & Towns", and "Ohio River".
First-time users may want to start by looking through the "Historic Sites"
area, as it includes some fine images of the Abraham Lincoln Birthplace
National Historic Site in Hodgenville and several aerial views of Churchill
Downs. Visitors can also use the search engine to look for specific
materials, and overall, it's a great resource for persons with a passion for
Kentucky history and United States history in general. [KMG]

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Tuesday, July 19, 2011

One Life Photography Competition: What does the world look like through your eyes?

What does the world look like through your eyes?

You are invited to participate in the One Life Photography Competition. This worldwide search for photography seeks to illuminate your perspective: what you love, your travels, or anything that reflects your world and experience. Select your best work, submit your photos easily online and have a chance at life-changing awards. Your photos tell stories. Now is your chance to share them with the world.

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Saturday, July 16, 2011

Seeking Paid Stock Videography of #NWT People, Places, Events

---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: Jeremy - Western Arctic Moving Pictures
Date: 14 July 2011 10:45
Subject: Fwd: Looking for Paid Stock Videography of NWT People, Places, Events

Looking for Videographers with Stock Video of NWT People, Places, and Events from the following regions:
Inuvik, Fort Smith, Fort Simpson, Yellowknife, Hay River, Deline
Please contact Andrew Silke of Tait Communications at 669-6211 during the day, or email at
Andrew Silke
Tait Communications and Consulting Inc.
P.O. Box 1140
5014-47th Street
Yellowknife, NT
X1A 2N8
Tel: (867)669-6211
Fax: (867)669-7058

Monday, July 11, 2011

UNITY Journalism Fellowships with $10,000 in start-up funding

--------- Forwarded message ----------
From: Nan Rubin <nanrubinATaolDOTcom>
Date: 11 July 2011 10:0

"New U" entrepreneur fellowship program opens

Applications are now being accepted for the latest round of the New U: News Entrepreneurs Working Through UNITY fellowship, a competitive program funded by the Ford Foundation for journalists of color who want to become entrepreneurs. Participants will attend a "startup camp" in October in Las Vegas, get one-on-one mentoring, and compete to win $10,000 in start-up funding. Fellowship winners will be announced in September.

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Nan Rubin
Community Media Services
* Community Media * Digital Archives *
* Project Coordination * Strategic & Technology Planning *
* Policy Analysis * Feasibility Studies & Assessments *
* Foundation & Government Grants *


Re: Oxfam photo contest awards travel grant [Worldwide]

Deadline: 26/09/11

Photographers can enter an international competition.

"Click About It" is a series of international photography competitions organized by the European Journalism Centre. The third edition, co-organized with Oxfam and sponsored by the European Commission, offers the first-place winner a trip to an Oxfam project. 

The competition focuses on the topic of "aid." In this competition, photographers are asked to capture moments that show how people's lives and communities are being transformed. Whether in Berlin or Bogota, tackling poverty, health, education, gender, environment and agricultural issues -- photographers should use creativity to illustrate the concept.

Each contestant can upload a maximum of eight entries to the competition platform but they must be added at the same time.

First place wins a trip to an Oxfam project and the three runner-ups each win a EU€500 (about $700) Amazon gift certificate. A selection of photographs will be published in various Oxfam publications.

For more information, click here

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Saturday, July 09, 2011

Call for Submissions / Cinema Politica / 2011-2012 Programming

Call for Submissions / Cinema Politica / 2011-2012 Programming / Montreal, QC / Deadline Date: Monday, August 1, 2011
Cinema Politica is currently seeking submissions of independent Canadian works their Fall deadline of August 1, 2011.

Cinema Politica is a non-competitive continuous documentary screening series with locations throughout Canada and abroad. A non-profit media arts organization committed to connecting audiences on campuses and communities to independent political and social issue non-fiction cinema. The majority of screenings occur during the academic year with two annual submission deadlines: August 1, 2011 (for the Fall 2011 Program) and December 1, 2011 (for the Winter 2012 Program).

There is no cost to submit your work to Cinema Politica.

Full submission guidelines can be found at

• Works must be independently produced, with the filmmaker retaining complete editorial control.
• Works must be in English, or with English subtitling if language is essential to the production
• Works may be from any genre including fiction, docudrama, documentary, hybrids, etc
• Works must be submitted in one of three length categories: 0-15min, 15-30, and 30+mi

Please mail submissions to the following address:

Cinema Politica Submissions
PO Box 55097 (Mackay)
Montreal, QC H3G 2W5

If you would like to send a link to the website for the film, the trailer, or to stream a preview of the film, please send appropriate information to with "Submission" in the subject heading.

For more information, email

Friday, July 08, 2011

WAMP Accepting Films & Videos to screen during 2011 #YZF #NWT Ramble & Ride

WAMP is looking for films/videos to screening during the 5th annual Ramble & Ride, July 29-31st.

If you have a film/video/or audio file that deals with Yellowknife, Old Town or the north in General, we want to see it! so contact us ASAP with the details of your video and we will try and fit it into the schedule.

Jeremy Emerson - Executive Director
Western Arctic Moving Pictures Film Society
4916 49th street (basement of northway bldg]
PO BOX 2487
Yellowknife, NT
X1A 2P8
Ph: (867) 766-2586

Thursday, July 07, 2011

Hay River #NWT Steadicam Operator

Hay River #NWT Steadicam Operator

"...The weekend got the better of me! Like I mentioned, I've only had the Steadicam for a few months, so I'm still pretty new. All of my work up till now has been as an event videographer. I generally shoot and then hand the footage to the client. If I had more free time, I'd probably get into editing, but right now I just shoot. My camera package includes a Sony EX-1r, Sennheiser wireless mic package, Sachtler sticks, and a Steadicam Zephyr. I very seldom need a light package, so I rent those as needed. ..."

"...I've been doing videography since I was in my early teens. As you can imagine, there's not a lot of this type of work down here. Just enough to pay for new toys. J I did attend the 2yr film program at Sait in the early '90's. Somewhere along the road I ended back in Hay River. Or as I like to say, "Life happens". I'm very easy to get along with and bring a professional attitude to any project.

If you ever have any projects where you need an extra videographer, don't hesitate to give me a call. The summer months can be difficult with the staff taking holidays, but I try to fit things in.


Craig Kovatch
G.B. Superior Sound Audiotronic
#3-4 Courtoreille St.
Hay River, NT, X0E 1G2
Ph. 867-874-6688
Fx. 867-874-6788

Wednesday, July 06, 2011

Photographing a Space Shuttle launch #photo #NASA

BEHIND THE LENS | The story behind the image

Photographing a Space Shuttle launch

Text by Chris Zuppa | Photo by Stephen J. Coddington

Watching a space shuttle launch is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity, even if it is from afar. It's not just the moment of witnessing history unfold and feeling the rumble caused from the shuttle's liftoff, it's also the anticipation, the fingers-crossed feeling that the launch won't be scrubbed and the effort to travel to Florida's east coast wasn't in vain. You'll end up making wonderful memories from the entire experience of traveling, waiting and meeting the people who have come so far—as far as Australia and England in some cases. If you do make the trek, here are some practical travel and photo tips. [... full story & photos....]


Saturday, July 02, 2011

Showing the diamonds in the rough #YZF #NWT #NWTSPCA #SPCA

Yellowknife photographer raises money for SPCA through pictures

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Kevin Allerston
Northern News Services
Published Thursday, June 30, 2011

SOMBA K'E/YELLOWKNIFE - A Yellowknife man is showing the world how he finds diamonds in the rough while raising money for the Northwest Territories Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (SPCA) through his photography.

NNSL photo/graphic

Alexander Legaree, who recently launched Coal Photography, said his picture, "I Was Here" holds a special place in his heart. - photo courtesy of Alexander Legaree

Alexander Legaree launched Coal Photography on June 19, with the goal of showing ordinary things in new ways.

"What motivates me is my innate desire to explore the ordinary and make it extraordinary," said Legaree through e-mail. "I want to look at things through a new lens and show someone something they have seen a million times before, yet have never seen."

This vision also applies to the name of his company.

"The name has a bit of a story … Carbon is one of the most common elements in the universe and is present in all known life and can take several forms – the most notable? A diamond," Legaree wrote. "Atoms so tightly packed together under intense heat and pressure that they form the hardest material known and something truly breathtaking to behold ... and another form of carbon is coal."

As part of the launch, Legaree is donating $2.50 to the NWT SPCA for every "like" Coal Photography received between June 19 to June 28 on its Facebook page.