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Artistic Appreciation for “The Beauty of Life” Via Digital Painting of Flower Photographs: Free Exhibition Runs to June 20, 2014

Sat June 14, 2014

Photo Credit: Elaine Waisglass: The Beauty of Life Exhibition

Photo Credit: Elaine Waisglass: The Beauty of Life Exhibition

First Canadian Place

Presents

Elaine Waisglass: The Beauty of Life Exhibition

Free Admission

Continues to June 20, 2014

First Canadian Place Gallery
First Canadian Place
100 King Street West
Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Email: fcpinfo@brookfield.com

Telephone: 416-862-8138

Web: elainewaisglass.com

Please note: The First Canadian Place Gallery is open from 11 AM – 3 PM, Monday to Friday. Hours of operations are subject to change due to private events. For more information, please contact the Arts & Events office at: 416-862-6290.

The Beauty of Life is a solo exhibition of new work by Elaine Waisglass who is a Toronto based photographer, artist and videographer.

She uses digital painting techniques of a large, digital printer to create beautiful, painterly photographs of her garden flowers.

  • “The imagery hovers between the real and the super-real, with each picture perceivable as either or both a painting and a photograph.”

Waisglass expresses her artistic appreciation for the beauty of life in her “large images of flowers set in vases, portrayed with richly intense colors that conjure up and celebrate the joyful vitality of the blossoms opening according to their season, from early frost to fall.”

She describes her artistic inspiration, photographic practices and skillful use of contemporary high tech as follows.


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Panasonic LUMIX DMC-FZ1000 Camera: Product Video

Thu June 12, 2014

This video presents “[NEW] Introducing Panasonic LUMIX DMC-FZ1000.”

  • “The flagship bridge camera with one-inch high sensitivity MOS sensor and high quality 16x optical zoom lens DMC-FZ1000 has been unveiled, featuring 4K Video Recording Capability.”

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Fujifilm Canada Invites You to A Walk in the Park in Toronto June 22, 2014: Photography Event + Random Draw for X-M1 Silver Camera Kit

Thu June 12, 2014

Fujifilm Canada's Walk in the Park with the Fuji Guys in Toronto, Ontario, Canada.

Fujifilm Canada’s Walk in the Park with the Fuji Guys in Toronto, Ontario, Canada.

This is an update to the previous blog FUJIFILM Canada Announces “Walk in the Park” Tour with the Fuji Guys and L’Expert Fuji 2014.

Come join the Fuji Guys – hosts of Fujfilm Canada’s popular YouTube channel – as well as some of their avid fans and the rest of the Fujifilm crew for a photo walk at the Evergreen Brickworks in Toronto, Ontario, Canada, on Sunday June 22.

  • It is pretty informal but a lot of fun!
  • One additional guest allowed per person.
  • Limited spots available. Book Now!
    • Please RSVP byJune 19th to Helen Hayter
      Email: hhayter@fujifilm.com
      Phone: 905-755-2761

Fujifilm encourages everyone to come — even if you don’t use a Fujifilm camera!

The Walk in the Park with the Fuji Guys event includes the following highlights:


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There’s a Drone for You: For Photography, Selfies and Iceberg/Whale Watching

Wed June 11, 2014

Aerial drone used to videotape Naples Zoo. (Image from its YouTube video.)

Aerial drone used to videotape Naples Zoo. (Image from its YouTube video.)

Life can present situations wherein you want to take photos/videos but you did not bring your camera or your subjects are too far away or moving too fast for you to shoot great, unique photos.

Now, there are drones to do your bidding 24/7 such as shooting selfies. And, it is not necessary to own a drone to make your photography wishes come true because there’s an app for that.

  • And there are drones at your service in certain USA cities for now.
  • They will be coming to your city soon.

For drone entrepreneurs, the sky’s the limit. But for drones, the sky is not the limit as shown in these videos as follows.

  • This video presents “Drones on Demand: Behind the Scenes at Gofor.”
    • Learn more about the Gofor app and the multitude of tasks Gofor drones are capable of.”

  • The following video presents “Iceberg near Cape Spear NL.”
    • CBC News reported that a drone camera captured its flight through an iceberg arch which was located just off Cape Spear and St. John’s harbour, Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada.

…this video takes viewers on a one-of-a-kind flight.

Ben Davis posted the video to YouTube showing the drone’s point of view as it approaches the berg. After a false start, the drone successfully navigates the arch, which has subsequently crumbled.

CBC News: http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/newfoundland-labrador/flight-through-iceberg-arch-captured-by-drone-1.2669252

  • The following video presents “Aerial drone used to videotape Naples Zoo.”

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Take a Walk Down Memory Lane of Film Reels: “The Unseen Seen” Photography Exhibition Runs to June 21, 2014

Tue June 10, 2014

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“THE UNSEEN SEEN”. Fotografie – Reiner Riedler

Monday - Friday 14:00 – 19:00
Saturday 12:00 to 15:00

Galerie Hengevoss-Dürkop
Klosterwall 13
20095 Hamburg, Germany
Telephone: 49(0)40-30393382
Fax: 49(0)40-30393383

E-Mail: galerie@hengevossduerkop.de

Managing Director: Dr. Kerstin Hengevoss-Dürkop

Viewing the large scale, colourful, dream-like photographic images of film reels is like taking a walk down memory lane as Austrian photographer Reiner Riedler invites you -  especially movie aficionados, film archivists and historians – to reminisce his or her own cinematic and filmed memories onto the photographs of film reels for popular movies such as:

  • Gerhard Damann – Das Caviar Mäuschen, 1919: A silent, black-and-white film;
  • Michel Curtiz – Casablanca, 1942: A classic, black-and-white film;
  • Francis Ford Coppola – The-Godfather, 1972;
  • Federico Fellini – Ginger and Fred, 1986; and
  • Krzysztof Kieslowski – Trois Couleurs: Bleu, 1993.

The photography project “The Unseen Seen,” by Reiner Riedler and the film archivist Volkmar Ernst, “allows the physical states of film to manifest themselves as photographic works of art.” During several visits to the Deutsche Kinemathek’s film archives, Riedler photographed “archival film materials while maintaining their backlighting under constant lighting conditions, which ultimately emphasized the physical properties and the composition of each film reel.

  • The film reels are radiantly displayed in a variety of colors.
  • This aesthetic and the uniqueness of these materials, known primarily only to archivists and projectionists until now, are being made accessible to a wide audience.”

Here is a different perspective on film as the “invisible” medium for Riedler’s photographic works of art.

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AGO Presents the Malcolmson Collection: A Photography Exhibition Continues to Sept.7, 2014

Mon June 9, 2014

This video presents “About the Malcolmson Collection.”

  • Harry and Ann Malcolmson explain why they chose the AGO as the new home for their collection.

Malcolmson Collection

Malcolmson Collection

AGO (Art Gallery of Ontario)

Presents

Malcolmson Collection

Exhibition Continues to September 7, 2014

This exhibition is included with general admission.

Art Gallery of Ontario
317 Dundas Street West
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
M5T 1G4
Call 1-877-225-4246 or 416-979-6648

“Our decision to collect historic photography was driven by an intuitive sense that there were works…whose aesthetic value and accomplishment were unrecognized. Collecting in this area has been an amazing and remarkable voyage of discovery.”

— Harry and Ann Malcolmson

AGO celebrates the recent acquisition of the Malcolmson Collection by showcasing a selection of the best works in two focused presentations, integrated in the European galleries – one dedicated to works from the 19th century and another to works from the 20th century.

  • Highlighting key technical innovations, alongside new ways of seeing, these exhibitions will illuminate the ways the medium transformed our sense of the world.

Here are the highlights of the Malcolmson Collection.

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Epson: Super Gifts for Father’s Day June 15, 2014

Wed June 4, 2014

Epson

Presents

Super Gifts for Father’s Day

Father’s Day is Sunday, June 15, 2014.

“A recent Epson survey revealed that the majority of men identify with Superman as an alter ego.

The superhero dad in your life could benefit from a gift that helps him leap tall buildings in a single bound whether he’s at work or at home. Wherever your dad is, Epson has some handy gifts that are sure to help him reach new heights.

Epson WorkForce WF-3540 All-in-One Printer
For the superdad
$199.99

This video presents “Epson WorkForce WF-3540 Inkjet Printer for Business.”

Epson WorkForce WF-3540 All-in-One Printer

Epson WorkForce WF-3540 All-in-One Printer

For the double-duty dad at the home office, balancing work and family life can be a challenge. Help him maximize his productivity with the Epson WorkForce WF-3540 printer so he can make the most of his working hours. This versatile and powerful all-in-one printer will bring his business the world’s fastest print speeds as well as 500-sheet paper capacity, so he’ll reload paper less often. The rear paper feed will help him handle specialty paper including envelopes, labels and card stock. Keeping costs low will be easier as the printer is proven to have lower printing costs than colour lasers. Wired and wireless connectivity makes networking a breeze. He can use Epson Connect™ to print and scan from anywhere, including his iPad, iPhone, tablet, or smartphone.

Use Epson Connect™ to print and scan from anywhere, including your iPad, iPhone, tablet, or smartphone.

Use Epson Connect™ to print and scan from anywhere, including your iPad, iPhone, tablet, or smartphone.


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One year ago, the Chicago Sun-Times eliminated all of its 28 photo staff. Where are they now?

Tue June 3, 2014

A year ago, the Chicago Sun-Times laid off its photo staff and turned to freelance photographers instead. The reasoning back then was that they were beginning to rely more on the use of videos and multimedia, and photographers who did only stills were redundant.

Where are these 28 photographers now?

Four were rehired by the Sun-Times as multimedia journalists. Four were hired by Yahoo! which was looking to improve its photo quality. Four went into early retirement.

Read the story of the rest at: Poynter.

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Watch Live NASA’s LDSD ‘Flying Saucer’ Test June 2014 Via Onboard Cameras

Tue June 3, 2014

This video presents “LDSD: We Brake for Mars (Part 1).”

  • NASA and JPL are testing a supersonic parachute under Mars-like conditions for future exploration.

Rocket-powered Test Vehicle of the Low-Density Supersonic Decelerator Project (LDSD). This artist's concept shows the test vehicle for NASA's LDSD, designed to test landing technologies for future Mars missions. A balloon will lift the vehicle to high altitudes, where a rocket will take it even higher, to the top of the stratosphere, at several times the speed of sound. The Low-Density Supersonic Decelerator Project is managed by JPL for NASA's Space Technology Mission Directorate in Washington. Image credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech

Rocket-powered Test Vehicle of the Low-Density Supersonic Decelerator Project (LDSD). This artist’s concept shows the test vehicle for NASA’s LDSD, designed to test landing technologies for future Mars missions. A balloon will lift the vehicle to high altitudes, where a rocket will take it even higher, to the top of the stratosphere, at several times the speed of sound. The Low-Density Supersonic Decelerator Project is managed by JPL for NASA’s Space Technology Mission Directorate in Washington. Image credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech

NASA’s Low-Density Supersonic Decelerator (LDSD) project is a rocket-powered, flying saucer-shaped test vehicle for NASA’s Evolvable Mars campaign.

NASA’s LDSD project’s goals, led by JPL (Jet Propulsion Laboratory), are as follows.

The two supersonic decelerator technologies to be tested are:


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