Tuesday, June 29, 2010

The Frame: G20 Protests in Toronto

"TORONTO (AP) -- Black-clad demonstrators broke off from a crowd of peaceful protesters at the global economic summit in Toronto Saturday, torching police cruisers and smashing windows with baseball bats and hammers. Police arrested more than 150 people. Police used shields, clubs, tear gas and pepper spray to push back the rogue protesters who tried to head south toward the security fence surrounding the perimeter of the Group of 20 summit site. Some demonstrators hurled bottles at police. "We have never seen that level of wanton criminality and vandalism and destruction on our streets," Toronto police chief Bill Blair said. The roving band wearing black balaclavas shattered shop windows for blocks, including at police headquarters, then shed some of their black clothes, revealing other garments, and continued to rampage through downtown Toronto. Protesters torched at least three police cruisers in different parts of the city, including one in the heart of the city's financial district. One protester jumped on the roof of one before dropping a Molotov cocktail into the smashed windshield"


Sunday, June 27, 2010

Chase Jarvis TECH: Backing Up Photos + Video

Hey guys and gals,

So one of the blogs I check on frequently is Chase Jarvis, not sure if you've heard about him and if you havent check him out (www.chasejarvis.com) hes awesome. Hes been a super big inspiration to me in photography.

This video outlines what happens with Chase and his crew from start to finish of a shoot. Now whats special about this video is he shows not the shooting part, he actually outlines his process of backing up files and the idea of editing and how not to edit destructively, among some other things.

Its a super useful video that gets you thinking if your back up system is really sufficient or will you be pulling out your hair when your computer dies?

The Big Picture: Half Way Through the World Cup

"Nearly halfway through the month-long 2010 World Cup Tournament in South Africa, over a dozen teams have been eliminated from the original group of 32, with the Round of 16 beginning tomorrow, June 26th. Television and web viewership has been setting records all over the world as supporters tune in to watch the events in South Africa and react along with the fans and players in the stadiums as they celebrate their wins and suffer through losses. Collected here are recent photos from the 2010 World Cup, as some of the players and their supporters have been experiencing it - in South Africa and around the globe."



Thursday, June 24, 2010

Model Shoot by Photo2D

Hey everyone,

I came across I pretty neat model shoot done by Photo2D. They use panels of plastic in their shoot to get a pretty neat effect. Note part of the video is slightly NSFW. Enjoy the video.

Monday, June 21, 2010

Chase Jarvis Photo + Video Tips

Heres a video by Chase Jarvis explaining that you dont need a huge budget and the most expensive equipment to get good video and photos. He also shares some photo and video tips, even with a point and shoot! Check out the vid

Monday, June 14, 2010

The Big Picture: Opening Weekend - 2010 World Cup

The 2010 FIFA World Cup opened last Friday in South Africa, after years of preparation, with an Opening Ceremony at Soccer City Stadium - the first matches taking place over the weekend. Thousands attended the opening concerts and matches in person, while tens of millions watched events unfold on screens large and small across the world. Collected here are some scenes from the opening ceremonies, the first several matches, and fans young and old around the world riding emotional rollercoasters while watching the 2010 World Cup.


Tuesday, June 1, 2010

The Big Picture: Afghanistan, Memorial Day

"Today is Memorial Day in the United States, a day set aside to honor our men and women who died while in military service since the time of U.S. Civil War. In Afghanistan over 50 U.S. soldiers have been killed in just the past month, including 24-year old Marine Cpl. Jacob Leicht, who became the 1,000th serviceman killed in Afghanistan since 2002. As the fighting season begins, Taliban militants have recently mounted several bold attacks and coalition efforts to "clear, hold and build" areas in the south have been slowed during the "hold" phase, as Afghan government capacity remains small. Collected here are images of the country and conflict over the past month, part of an ongoing monthly series on Afghanistan."

Photos can be found HERE. There are some amazingly powerful photos, worth while viewing and thinking with your mind and feeling in your heart what these people do and have to endure day in and day out.

- Taylor