Hey Vancouver! The Fuji Guys are going to be in your neighbourhood on Saturday, June 6 at the Dr. Sun Yat-Sen Garden for a photo walk. Come and get some tips, try out the new X-T10 and XF lenses and have fun.
Here are the key highlights of this event.
Grab your camera and join the Fuji Guys for a photo walk in Vancouver’s Dr. Sun Yat-Sen Garden.
We photographers are fond of saying that “it’s all about the light” when talking about capturing a great photograph.
But what about the (photographic?) memories stored in our minds and which some of us have lost as a result of amnesia?
Researchers at MIT have been able to reactivate memories that could not otherwise be retrieved, using light. Using a technology known as optogenetics, proteins are added to neurons in an area of the brain called the hippocampus to allow them to be activated with light.
Basically, this ground breaking research dissociates the mechanisms used in memory storage from those of memory retrieval. It could well be that people suffering retrograde amnesia (which follows traumatic injury, stress, or diseases such as Alzheimer’s) can still store new memories, but cannot retrieve them. Optogenetics may provide a way to retireve them.
The research and science behind this discovery is beyond this writer, so I invite you, if you are so scientifically inclined, to read the article at: MIT News.
On June 1, 2015, the City of Toronto will launch the celebration of June as Recreation and Parks Month in Members Lounge, Toronto City Hall, 100 Queen St. W., Toronto, Ontario, Canada: 5 to 7 p.m., remarks at 5:30 p.m.
They will also celebrate the winning photographers and their work in the Snap & Share Your Parks, Forestry and Recreation Moments Photo Contest presented by Nikon Canada.
A photography show called Best of 2014: Toronto Parks, Forestry and Recreation Snap & Share Photo Exhibit will be on display – FREE Admissions – during business hours at the following four locations during June:
City of Toronto to proclaim June as Recreation and Parks Month and congratulate winners of Snap and Share photo contest
Councillor Paula Fletcher (Ward 30 Toronto-Danforth), Vice-Chair of the Community Development and Recreation Committee, Councillor Mike Layton (Ward 19 Trinity-Spadina), Vice-Chair of the Parks and Environment Committee, and City staff will join community members to launch the celebration of June as Recreation and Parks Month in Toronto. They will also celebrate the winning photographers and their work in the Snap & Share Your Parks, Forestry and Recreation Moments Photo Contest presented by Nikon Canada. Continue Reading »
Tuesday–Friday: 10 am–4 pm; Saturday: 9 am–4 pm
Closed Sunday and Monday and Holidays
To celebrate the upcoming Toronto 2015 Pan American and Parapan American Games, the Market Gallery presents Home Field Advantage: Toronto’s Summer Sporting Sites, an exhibition of historic photographs and artifacts documenting summer sports in Toronto from the 1800s to the early 1900s.
Through the eyes of past generations of photographers, visitors can trace the evolution of summer sports in the city – from the early days of rowing and marathon swimming to cycling and baseball.
Enjoy! / Amusez vous bien!
The Market Gallery features the history of Toronto
The Market Gallery will present Home Field Advantage: Toronto’s Summer Sporting Sites, from May 16 to September 26. This exhibition will feature historic photographs and artifacts reflecting the history of summer sports in Toronto.
“As Toronto welcomes the world for the TORONTO 2015 Pan Am/Parapan Am Games, the Market Gallery is a great opportunity to showcase the history of sport in our city,” said Mayor John Tory. “I encourage Torontonians to visit the gallery and see the wonderful artifacts that showcase our collective history.”
To celebrate the upcoming Games, this exhibition examines the city’s competitive summer sports from the early days of rowing and marathon swimming to cycling and baseball.
Varsity eight-man Olympic rowing crew in Toronto Harbour, May 1924; Source: University of Toronto Image Bank – Digital Image No. 2001-77-144MS; Author: Loudon, Thomas Richardson
Through the eyes of past generations of photographers, visitors can trace the evolution of summer sports in Toronto. The spartan conditions of early Toronto (Town of York) offered little in the way of sporting facilities, initially located on the congested Toronto Harbourfront, often co-existing alongside industrial and commercial establishments.
Title: Lawn bowling; Date(s) of creation of record(s): [1908?]. City of Toronto Archives; Fonds 1244, Item 201
“This exhibition is an opportunity for audiences to experience the city through the perspectives of photographers from multiple generations,” said Councillor Michael Thompson (Ward 37 Scarborough Centre), Chair of the Economic Development & Culture Committee.
Title: Three women running a race, Toronto Island: Date(s) of creation of record(s): [1907?]. City of Toronto Archives; Fonds 1244, Item 158
“The Market Gallery display also highlights how and where Toronto’s sporting traditions started,” said Deputy Mayor Pam McConnell (Councillor, Ward 28 Toronto Centre-Rosedale). “The Toronto Islands and the Waterfront have been central to the development of sport in the city.” Continue Reading »
Olympus recently announced that OM-D E-M5 Mark II, a Compact System Camera, received the “Editors Award” of Japan Camera Grand Prix 2015.
This video presents OM-D E-M5 Mark II Extended Product Tour.
OLYMPUS OM-D E-M5 Mark II body (black) + M.ZUIKO DIGITAL ED 14-150mm f4.0-5.6 II
May 20, 2015
“OLYMPUS OM-D E-M5 Mark II” receives
Japan Camera Grand Prix 2015 Editors Award
Japan Camera Grand Prix 2015 Editors Award
OLYMPUS OM-D E-M5 Mark II body (black) + M.ZUIKO DIGITAL ED 14-150mm f4.0-5.6 II
Olympus Corporation (President: Hiroyuki Sasa) is pleased to announce that the Olympus OM-D E-M5 Mark II, a Compact System Camera, has received the “Editors Award” of Japan Camera Grand Prix 2015 by the Japan Camera Journal Press Club.
The judging committee said, “To become the right product as the second-generation model of the OLYMPUS OM-D E-M5, this camera is designed for focusing in high quality close to that of the company’s flagship, the E-M1, in terms of both functionality and operability. The 5-axis image stabilization and 40MP high resolution mode result in the possibility of high resolution image with a compact lens interchanging camera. In addition, the camera responds to users’ needs with features including dust-and-splash proof structure and low-temperature capability to minus 10 degrees C.” Continue Reading »
100+ hackers, makers, designers, developers and visual artists come together in the heart of London for a 48-hour community hackathon to collaboratively unlock the next level in visual culture. Photo, video and other imagery form our building blocks.
Anyone with a passion for visuals, regardless of whether that stems from a technology or an art perspective is welcome. If you can create, design, program, or feel visuals, we encourage you to join Hack The Visual…
We challenge you to hack visual culture. Uncover the hidden possibilities of imagery and technology, to make it blend into new experiences and provide the world with new perspectives!
Surplus is about excesses, extras, and digital possibilities. Through video, photography, and sculpture, the exhibition focuses on photo-based surplus as a lens through which to see the wider world of production and distribution. Jimmy Limit’s installations, photographs, artist books and photogenic sculptures explore the distribution and function of photographs, as well as the tension between image and object.
The Gattuso Prize
The Gattuso Prize of $5,000 acknowledges an outstanding Featured Exhibition in CONTACT 2015.
A jury composed of two professionals in the arts will consider each of the exhibitions in this category of the Festival.
The Prize is awarded based on the caliber and concept of the work, the overall impact of the presentation, and the curatorial vision of the exhibition. Any exhibitions curated or organzied by CONTACT are not considered.
Enjoy! / Amusez vous bien!
Jimmy Limit wins The Gattuso Prize
The Scotiabank CONTACT Photography Festival is pleased to announce that The Gattuso Prize goes to Jimmy Limit for his exhibition Surplus at Clint Roenisch Gallery – a Featured Exhibition in the Festival.
The Gattuso Prize of $5,000 acknowledges an outstanding Featured Exhibition in CONTACT 2015. The jury, artist and lecturer Lise Beaudry, and writer, curator and lecturer Sara Knelman, based their decision on the caliber and concept of the work, the curatorial vision, and the overall impact and presentation of the exhibition.
“We were delighted to be invited to jury this year’s prize, and enjoyed spending time with the remarkable roster of eligible Feature Exhibitions. It is our pleasure to award The Gattuso Prize to Jimmy Limit for his show Surplus. Limit’s beautifully executed installation incorporates photography, sculpture, everyday objects and graphic design. Colour, scale and inventive combinations make for a surrealist Pop aesthetic that plays on the intersections among still-life, commerce and the culture of consumption. We found ourselves taken in by the light-hearted spirit here, but also moved by Limit’s considered sense of spatial relationships and keen attention to the architecture of the gallery as frame. This is an ambitious, agile show that takes an expansive view of photography, not only as a way of showing and telling but as a critical structure for seeing and thinking.” — Lise Beaudry and Sara Knelman Continue Reading »
The following video presents Introducing the Canon EOS C300 Mark II:
Join Canon U.S.A.’s Technical Advisor Brent Ramsey as he discusses the new features and benefits of the EOS C300 Mark II Cinema camera. This camera is an evolutionary, second-generation CINEMA EOS System model that’s been reworked, redesigned, and reengineered with the valued input of thousands of users worldwide. Starting with a brand new Super 35mm 8.85 MP Sensor, the EOS C300 Mark II offers a dynamic range of 15 stops – and an amazing amount of shadow protection thanks to a new Log gamma that’s been created – Canon Log 2.
Canon EOS C300 Mark II; 4K
At the Cine Gear Expo Los Angeles 2015, June 5-6, Canon will showcase 4K digital cinema products for professionals in the motion picture, television production, and video content creation industries, including:
Also, the new 50.6 megapixel, high-resolution EOS 5DS and 5DS R Digital SLR cameras will be shown.
Left to right: Canon EOS 5DS R and Canon EOS 5DS
The following video presents Introducing the Canon XC10:
Join Canon U.S.A.’s Technical Advisors as they introduce the Canon XC10, a 4K camcorder. The Canon XC10 is a true hybrid camera, with 4K and HD video capabilities, and includes the ability to shoot and share still image files. This one camera can be an ideal multi-media tool for journalists, web shooters, and many others. A one-inch size,12-million pixel Canon CMOS sensor for stills and video provides excellent quality, and contributes to a compact design.
Canon U.S.A. Puts Its Latest 4K Digital Imaging Solutions On Display At Cine Gear Expo 2015
Highlights Include New EOS C300 Mark II Digital Cinema Camera, XC10 4K Camcorder, and DP-V2410 4K Reference Monitor
MELVILLE, N.Y, MAY 27, 2015 – Canon U.S.A., Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions, will showcase its latest 4K digital cinema products for professionals in the motion picture, television production, and video content creation industries in Booth #12 at Cine Gear Expo Los Angeles 2015 from Friday, June 5 through Saturday, June 6.
Located at the Studios at Paramount Pictures in Hollywood, CA, visitors to the Canon booth will have an opportunity to receive hands-on experience with the latest cinema equipment offerings including the new EOS C300 Mark II Digital Cinema Camera, XC10 4K Digital Camcorder, and DP-V2410 4K Reference Display introduced in April. Canon will also have its new CINE-SERVO 50-1000mm T5.0-8.9 ultra-telephoto 4K zoom lens on display, the only lens of its kind in the industry. In addition, the new 50.6 megapixel, high-resolution EOS 5DS and 5DS R Digital SLR cameras will be shown.
In the Paramount Theatre during the Expo will be three Canon-hosted educational panel discussions, featuring industry professionals discussing their craft, and how Canon products have helped power their work. The panel discussion schedule is as follows: Continue Reading »
The following video presents Introducing the Canon EOS 5DS and EOS 5DS R:
Join Rudy Winston as he discusses the similarities and differences between the EOS 5DS and EOS 5DS R, the newest DSLRs in our product line (as of February 2015). Learn about these ultra high resolution cameras, which utilize a full frame CMOS sensor, and how they compare to medium format SLRs. Beneficial to landscape, commercial, food, portrait, wedding, architectural photographers and more, these cameras offer an incredible reproduction of fine detail in their newly developed systems. See how these cameras can best suit you and your imaging needs.
Canon EOS 5D Series Celebrates Its 10 Year Anniversary
MELVILLE, N.Y., May 28, 2015 – Canon U.S.A., a leader in digital imaging solutions, announced today that, along with its parent company, Canon Inc., it will be celebrating the 10th anniversary of the introduction of the Company’s EOS 5D series of DSLR cameras. Launched in September 2005, the EOS 5D enabled advanced-amateur photographers to take advantage of the impressive high-image-quality performance and photographic expression unique to DSLR cameras equipped with a 35mm full-frame CMOS sensor, which, at the time, primarily targeted only professional photographers.
The EOS 5D Mark III, delivering both high-quality still images and video
Then Ron Howard and Josh Hutcherson will select one winning trailer based on its overall impression, inspiration and imagination.
The winning trailer will be announced during the summer of 2015. Then the film is set to go into production this summer and will be written and directed by Kat Candler (“Hellion“).
One (1) Grand Prize will be offered to the winner. The Grand Prize – approximate retail value (“ARV”) is $4,700 – consists of the following items:
(a) a trip for the winner and one (1) guest to attend the premiere or other event relating to the Film (as defined in Section 10) (the “Film Event”). Each trip will consist of round trip, coach-class air transportation for the winner and the guest between the major airport nearest to the winner’s home and an airport in or near the destination; ground transportation; and a one (1) night stay at a hotel selected by Sponsor (one standard room, double occupancy; room rate and taxes only; size and type of room determined by Sponsor in its discretion). The trip to the Film Event also includes two (2) tickets (one (1) for the winner and one (1) for the guest) for admission to the Film Event. If the winner is under age 21, the winner’s guest must be a parent or legal guardian of the winner. Sponsor has the right in its discretion to require that the winner’s guest be of legal age of majority in the jurisdiction in which the guest resides, unless the winner is a parent or legal guardian of the guest.
This video presents EOS Movie – Canon EOS Rebel T6i DSLR
Congratulations and Good Luck!
Ron Howard & Josh Hutcherson Announce Fifteen Consumer Finalists For Canon’s Project Imagination: The Trailer Contest
One Will Inspire a Short Film Starring Hutcherson
MELVILLE, N.Y., May 27, 2015 – Canon U.S.A., Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions, along with Ron Howard (two-time Academy Award® Winner) and Josh Hutcherson (star of “The Hunger Games” franchise), have announced the names of 15 finalists in the Project Imagination: The Trailer contest. The contest, which drew a flood of submissions, encouraged people of all skill levels to turn their photos and video footage into movie trailers with titles, Hollywood style voice-overs and epic soundtracks.
The public is now able to vote through June 10 on the 15 finalists at imagination.usa.canon.com and then Ron Howard and Josh Hutcherson will select one winning trailer based on its overall impression, inspiration and imagination. The film is set to go into production this summer and will be written and directed by Kat Candler (“Hellion“).
“As a veteran filmmaker, I appreciate the value of edge-of-your seat creativity in filmmaking, and that’s what Project Imagination: The Trailer is all about,” said Howard. “Josh and Kat are the perfect complements to what’s sure to be an exhilarating exploration into the inspirational value of trailers.”
“What’s most exciting about this process is that I don’t know what to expect,” said Hutcherson.
“We were thrilled by the number of truly creative trailers that were submitted,” said Yuichi Ishizuka, president and COO, Canon U.S.A., Inc. “And, we know that Ron, Josh and Kat will honor the power of everyday moments to inspire something really fascinating.”
Today, the annual Deutsche Börse Photography Prize announced that Mikhael Subotzky & Patrick Waterhouse, as the winners, both received the £30,000 (45941.25 US Dollar at the current exchange rate) award.
Other photographers, who were shortlisted for this year’s prize, were: Nikolai Bakharev, Zanele Muholi and Viviane Sassen.
The other shortlisted artists were each awarded £3,000 (4594.12 US Dollar at the current exchange rate).
Works by the shortlisted photographers will be exhibited at The Photographers’ Gallery (FREE Admission) from 17 April until 7 June 2015 and subsequently presented at the Museum für Moderne Kunst (Museum for Modern Art) in Frankfurt from 20 June until 20 September.
Mikhael Subotzky (b. 1981, South Africa) and Patrick Waterhouse (b. 1981, UK) are nomimated for their publication Ponte City (Steidl, 2014).
The 54-floor apartment block in Johannesburg was built in 1976 for white sophisticates under the apartheid regime. During the political transition in the 1980s and 90s, it became a refuge for black newcomers to the city and immigrants from all over Africa before decline and neglect led to it being positioned as the prime symbol of urban decay in the city and the supposed epicentre of crime, prostitution and drug dealing.
Subotzky and Waterhouse began their project in 2007 working with the remaining residents, after a regeneration project failed. They have created an intimate and deeply evocative social portrait of a culture, building and its community of residents through photographs, architectural plans, and other archival and historical material.
28 May 2015
Deutsche Börse Photography Prize
Acting with an eye to the future
In the strategic direction of its sustainability strategy, Deutsche Börse Group wants to raise awareness within society.
The Deutsche Börse Photography Prize aims to reward a contemporary photographer of any nationality, who has made the most significant contribution (exhibition or publication) to the medium of photography in Europe in the previous year.
The Prize was originally set up in 1996 by The Photographers’ Gallery in London to promote the best of contemporary photography. Deutsche Börse has sponsored the £30,000 prize since 2005. The Prize showcases new talents and highlights the best of international photography practice. It is one of the most prestigious prizes in the world of photography. Continue Reading »
Requirement: A valid New York State marriage certificate validating that you were married at City Hall during the week of June 1 to June 5, 2015.
McNally will be shooting with the Nikon D750 DSLR camera, NIKKOR lenses and Nikon Speedlights, giving couples the highest quality images as wedding-day keepsakes.
We will be there in full force on June 4th and June 5th, raring to go, and happy to shoot your official portrait of the best day of your life. So, if you’ve got your marriage certificate and have been hitched during the week of June 1 through 5, and want a beautiful portrait on a backdrop as a keepsake, the Wedding Truck is the place to come to. We will be waiting, with cameras, lenses and lights at the ready.
Learn more at: http://blog.joemcnally.com/?cid=web-0515-gridspot3-wedding-hp
The following video presents Nikon D750 Product video:
Free your vision with the fast, versatile, and agile D750. In a world where anything is possible, this full-frame 24.3-megapixel powerhouse gives you the freedom to dare. Packed with professional imaging technology, and streamlined for compactness, nothing holds this camera back.
The newly designed FX-format sensor delivers exceptional image quality with cleaner results than ever before at high ISOs. Phenomenally sensitive AF performance, a burst rate of up to 6.5 fps, and Full HD movie recording at 1080/60p combine with the tiltable monitor to enable full freedom of expression. Built-in Wi-Fi makes it simple to share your impressive photos in an instant.
Capture crisper, cleaner, better-defined images at high ISOs. The ISO range of 100–12800 is extendable to 50-51200 (equivalent).
Professional AF performance
Sensitive down to -3 EV and boasting Nikon’s Group Area AF mode, the D750 locks onto your target with incredible precision even in dark situations.
24.3-MP FX-format sensor
Full detail, full freedom. The all-new sensor offers wide dynamic range plus clean performance across all sensitivities, for images with stunning sharpness and rich tonality.
May 27, 2015
The “Nikon Wedding Truck Studio” Rolls Into New York City With World-Renowned Photographer Joe McNally at the Wheel
As Part of Nikon’s “I AM Generation Image” Campaign, Nikon Will Offer Free Newlywed Portraits Outside of the NYC Marriage Bureau Captured by Nikon Ambassador Joe McNally
MELVILLE, NY – On June 4 and June 5, Nikon will bring the Nikon Wedding Truck Studio to New York City Hall (Office of the City Clerk), offering couples getting married the timeless keepsake of amazing images to help commemorate the start of the next chapter in their story together. Nikon is working with famous photographer and Nikon Ambassador Joe McNally to convert a truck into a fully functional photo studio, where couples getting married at the Office of the City Clerk that week are invited to get a professional portrait session at no cost.“One of the most memorable and marvelous experiences l have had was capturing the wedding of my friends getting married at City Hall. People of all types were there to announce and share with the world that this was their beloved,” said McNally “Working with Nikon to bring this pop-up studio to life gives us a chance to celebrate this real emotion and provide couples with a stunning set of wedding photos to help remember their special day.”
The Nikon Wedding Truck Studio is part of Nikon’s “I AM Generation Image” Campaign, which inspires people to make their stories stand out through incredible imagery. Nikon will provide participating couples with high-quality portraits to keep and share with friends and family to remember their wedding day. McNally will be shooting with the Nikon D750 DSLR camera, NIKKOR lenses and Nikon Speedlights, giving couples the highest quality images as wedding-day keepsakes.
“A wedding is a joyous occasion and deserves to be documented, so that our children and grandchildren can experience the happiness and true emotions of a couple’s special day. High-quality images help to re-tell the story of that day to later generations, as if they were actually there,” said Lisa Baxt, Associate General Manager of Communications, Nikon Inc. “With the help of amazing images captured by Joe McNally, these newlyweds will receive beautiful images that will stand the test of time.” Continue Reading »