Friday, January 27, 2006

Photo D.I.Y.

Here is a site that has a number of Do-it-yourself projects for photographers ranging from homemade flash diffusers, film scanners and a macro lens from a pringles can. great projects for the Hi-tech redneck.

Tuesday, January 24, 2006

I'm stumped

Here are a couple of images taken this past weekend at an orchard near my friend Rob's home in Fredericton.

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applestump I

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applestump II

Familial Ground

The other night, I was in Fredericton for an opening and artist talk at Gallery Connexion of "Familial Ground" by photographer Rafael Goldchain. It is a series of self portraits portraying the artist as his relatives, as he says: "detailed reenactments of ancestral figures, and can be understood as acts of naming linked to mourning and remembrance."
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Familial Ground

The work can be viewed here

or "live" at Gallery Connexion until March 10th
if in Frederciton, it's worth checking out.

Tuesday, January 17, 2006

Retreat in Mahonne Bay

Margot Metcalfe, Silver Frith & I are leading a week long photographic retreat in Mahonne Bay, Nova Scotia, Sept 17-22nd entitled; Perspective & Perception.
Explore your creative 'self' through the lens of a camera in this week long PHOTOGRAPHIC RETREAT. Celebrating life through fine art photography offers us two possibilities. The first is to connect with our creative 'self' in making the image; the second is to explore analytically the created image for the potential that it contains.

More information can be found here:

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Wednesday, January 11, 2006

The Coolest keyboard I've ever seen!

I never thought I would put a keyboard very high on my wish list, but this thing looks amazing! It's called the Optimus keyboard and it uses OLED technology to make every key a stand-alone display. It can be set up in many different configurations & languages. It also allows application specific key displays including photoshop shortcut keys, and game command keys. The website points to news on Feb 1st.

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Monday, January 09, 2006

Adobe Lightroom

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Adobe announced today a public beta of new digital photography workflow application. Though still in the beta stage, this is a very promising program and it is avilable for free download during the beta process, currently available for mac only. The windows version coming soon.

NAPP The National Association of Photoshop Professionals has setup this resource for lightroom, check it out at

other resources include: Blog of John Nack, Senior Product Manager, Adobe Photoshop Micheal Reichmann's first look primer. Lightroom Beta 1 Overview Video