Look at This! a Portrait of the Artist

Look at This! a Portrait of the Artist

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With this photograph of author HG Wells, Yousuf Karsh has created something visually striking and dare I say it, intimidating. Let’s look at why. Author HG Wells by Yousuf Karsh taken October 1943. From Library and Archives Canada via Flickr.…
Look at This! Boys Diving

Look at This! Boys Diving

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John Boyd’s photograph of young boys diving off a pier brings an instant smile to my face. The photograph just radiates fun. In my imagination, I can even hear the boys shrieking and hooting as they make their dive into…
Quick Tip: Set the Date and Time in Your Camera

Quick Tip: Set the Date and Time in Your Camera

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I recently attended a digital asset management workshop and was surprised to hear from the non-photographers (archivists, clients, designers) attending the workshop that their number one pet peeve is photographers who fail to correctly set their camera’s date and time.…
How to Read a Photograph

How to Read a Photograph

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We spend a lot of time thinking about how to make and take a photograph, but we may not be as thorough when thinking about how to view a finished photograph. With the exception of studying photography as fine art,…
How to Choose Video Recording Formats

How to Choose Video Recording Formats

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Whatever camera you use, and whether you’re shooting for the cinema screen or the web, you want to record the best quality possible. This lesson shows that resolution is more important than people think, and that there are more choices…
Dslr Video in 60 Seconds

Dslr Video in 60 Seconds

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What You’ll Be Creating DSLR Video in 60 Seconds Do you wonder whether to choose a camcorder or DSLR when filming? Maybe a professional camcorder is out of your budget and you’re wondering if a DSLR will do the job.…