This is a project I’ve been working on for months, and it is at last coming to fruition.
This is the first episode in a five-part video series about the Internet of Things. The series is intended for decision-makers in IT; a technically-literate audience, but not necessarily experts in the field. It will cover the technologies behind local networks, the “Things” themselves, the Internet, the Cloud, and the software that runs on IoT devices.
And most importantly… I’m making educational videos again, something I haven’t done in far, far too long.
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The Notre-Dame-De-La-Paix church in Verdun was demolished in the summer of 2014. It was 54 years old, and was located just off Lasalle Boulevard in Verdun. Open to the air and surrounded by rubble, it is one of the spookiest things I’ve ever seen.
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How do you make an interesting and dynamic photo when all you have to work with is ugly fluorescent light?
For the last few years, I’ve been photographing cosplayers at the Montreal ComicCon. The costumes are often inventive and visually arresting. But from a photographer’s point of view, the lighting conditions at your typical convention center are appalling.
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All but the most inexpensive digital cameras have a manual mode. That’s where the exposure controls are completely in the hands of the photographer, rather than set automatically by the camera. I’d bet, however, that the vast majority of pocket cameras have never even once been used in manual mode. And that’s a shame.
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This is something I don’t d enough of: Wander the streets during festivals with a camera. Must do this more.
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Send in the fog!
The second shoot in this series featured Eric Julien, who is a co-worker of mine. We shot at Studio4Fun’s Lenoir studio, and it was my first time working with a fog machine.
The goal in this session was to recreate two strongly-backlit images — one in blue, the other in golden tones. In one, the subject was a silhouette against the window, while in the other, the subject is lit separately from the light flooding in the window.
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I’m quite pleased with the results of my first Blade Runner-inspired shoot. The model was the lovely Chantal Stephan, and we shot at Studio4Fun’s Lenoir studio. See the behind-the-scenes pics taken by Uzema to get a feel for the environment. The shoot was on Saturday, February 23, 2013.
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