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Editing 10 years of photos for a photo book | Canon EOS M50 Time-lapse

Editing 10 years of photos for a photo book | Canon EOS M50 Time-lapse


I was recently contacted to produce a high-end
photo book. The idea sounded interesting. Decided to go forth with that. After some thought, decided on a related to
Rock Cut State Park. It’s a park that I’ve been photographing for
many many years. I wanted to document the entire process of
finding the photos, selecting, and editing them. In a future video I’ll be showing off the
book itself, which I do not currently have. After spending many hours looking through
my photos, I found 6823 photos from 2010 to 2019 of Rock Cut State Park. So that’s a lot to go through! That’s 163 gigabytes of RAW photos. I used my editor of choice, Acdsee Photo Studio
Ultimate to go through photos. Label them and pull out the ones that I liked. My first round of selection ended up with
around 1000 photos. Still way too many. My second round, after pulling those 1000
out ended up with around 300 photos. At that point I was able to use those as the
source for the book itself. I decided on a 52 page book with 1:1 crops
and 2:1 crops. That left me with 40 photos I needed for the
book itself. With the 300 source photos I ended up with
around 60 edited photos. I was putting them in the book, seeing if
they worked well. If one didn’t work well I switched it out. In the end I had the 40 photos for
the final book. Now that the book has been sent out for printing
I’m looking forward to seeing that in physical form, making the video on the book itself. I’m Scott from Photography Banzai. I hope you enjoyed this video. With a quick look at the process of making
a photo book from many many years of photos. Hope you enjoyed this video. Thanks!

ART/ARCHITECTURE – Johannes Vermeer

ART/ARCHITECTURE – Johannes Vermeer


The wrong things in our world are glamorous:
fast cars, tomato throwing contests, actors – instead of the
right things: going to bed early, long walks observing the sky at dusk, kindness…
It’s not that nothing at all is glamorous, it’s just that we need to direct our admiration
and excitement more wisely; we need to turn it upon the things which genuinely deserve
prestige. Artists can help us. One of the fundamental
things art can do for us is turn the spotlight of glamour in the best – and most helpful
– directions. Artists identify things that we tend to overlook but which, ideally, we
should care about deeply. And through the Serving women, bread, and milk were not especially exciting in the late 1650s,
when Johannes Vermeer painted this picture. [The Milkmaid, 1657-8]. She wasn’t a celebrity; he isn’t showing
us someone who was already highly admired. Yet Vermeer saw in the serving woman pouring
milk something that he felt deserved prolonged contemplation and admiration. He thought something
really important was going on. By worldly standards, it’s a pretty humble situation.
But the care with which she works is moving. Vermeer is impressed by the idea that our
true needs might be quite simple. Bread and milk are really rather satisfying. The light
coming through the window is beautiful. A plain white wall can be a major source of
delight. Vermeer is redistributing glamour by raising
the prestige of the things he depicts. And he’s trying to get us to feel the same way.
The milk maid is a kind of propaganda (or an advert) for homely pleasures. Or consider the painstakingly skilful – and commercial – business of lace-making [The Lacemaker, 1669-1671]: Vermeer
paints the self-employed businesswoman with the usual devotion and care that would be given to a military hero or a great political leader.
Vermeer was himself unremarkable in many ways. He was born in 1632 in the small but beautiful
city of Delft, where his father was a modestly successful art dealer-cum-innkeeper. He stayed there most of his life. He never
travelled away from Delft after his marriage at age 20. He hardly even left his pleasant
home. He and his wife, Catharina, had 11 surviving children and he did much of his painting from the rooms on the upper floor.
(Modeled after Catharina:) Vermeer was a slow painter, partially because
he was not only a painter. He continued the family businesses of art dealing and innkeeping and he also became the head of the local guild of painters. In contemporary terms, his career was not a huge success. He wasn’t especially famous and he didn’t make a lot of money.
He was in fact an exemplary member of what was,in those days, a newly important kind
of person: the middle-class individual. Vermeer was in his teens when Holland (or technically
the Seven Provinces) became an independent state – the first ‘bourgeois republic’
in the world. In contrast to the semi-feudal aristocratic nations that surrounded it, Holland gave honour
and political power to people who were not at the pinnacle of society: to merchants,
administrators, prosperous artisans and entrepreneurs. It was the first country in the world to be recognisably modern.
In this era, a great insight of Christianity – one which is easily detachable from
the surrounding theology – became increasingly relevant: that everybody’s inner life is
important, even if on the outside they do not seem particularly distinguished. Vermeer paints ‘The Girl with the Pearl Earring’ with the same kind of consideration. [The Girl with the Pearl Earring, 1665]
She isn’t anybody famous or important She isn’t rich. The earring
that she wears is nice, but it is a minor trinket by the eye of the fashionable
world. It is the one pricey thing she owns. Yet she’s not in need of justice – she’s
not downtrodden or badly treated. She is (for want of a better term) ordinary. Yet,
she is (like everyone) not in the least ordinary: she is uniquely, profoundly, and mysteriously, herself. The picture which best sums up Vermeer’s philosophy, The Little Street, has become
one of the most famous works of art in the world. It has pride of place in Amsterdam’s
great Rijksmuseum; it is insured for perhaps half a billion euros and is the subject of
a mountain of learned articles. Yet the painting is pointedly out of synch with its status. Because, above all else, it wants to show us that the
ordinary can be very special. The picture says that looking after a simple but beautiful
home, cleaning the yard, watching the children, darning cloth – and doing these things faithfully
and without despair – is life’s real duty. It is an anti-heroic picture: a weapon against
false images of glamour. It refuses to accept that true glamour depends on amazing feats
of courage or on the attainment of status. It argues that doing the modest things, that
are expected of all of us, is enough. Vermeer did not live long. He died in 1675,
still only in his early forties. But he had communicated a crucial – and
hugely sane – idea: much of what matters to us is not exciting, urgent, dramatic or
special things. Most of life is taken up dealing with things that are routine, modest, humble, and (to be honest) a touch dull. Our culture should focus on getting us to appreciate the average, the ordinary and the everyday. When Vermeer painted his hometown
he didn’t choose a special day; the sky is neither very overcast nor especially sunny. [View of Delft, 1660-1]
Nothing is happening. There are no celebrities around. Yet it is, as he has taught us to recognise,
all very special indeed.

(ENG SUBS) Im Yoona and Park Minyoung winning on Asia Artist Award AAA 2019 (CLICK CC FOR SUBS)

(ENG SUBS) Im Yoona and Park Minyoung winning on Asia Artist Award AAA 2019 (CLICK CC FOR SUBS)


AAA Best Artist (Movie ) Congratulations, Im Yoona Hello, I am Yoona Hello, I am Yoona *in Vietnamese* Congratulations Park Minyoung! Hello, I’m Park Minyoung First of all, I just want to thank AAA for giving me this award And all of my fans around the world for your love and support. Thank you Throughout this year from ‘Her Private Life’, the drama I filmed with many difficulties I feel that I’m receiving support from a lot of people I feel that I spend a day which I felt that once again To the ones who always give me the strength My family, my agency and the ones who help me I won’t forget your thankfulness And to my fans, I will work hard to become an actress who doesn’t disappoint you and who can be proud of Once again, thank you.

Weekly Vlog 5 – Night time photography on Fuji C200

Weekly Vlog 5 – Night time photography on Fuji C200


Hi, I’m Aly so for this week I wanted to do some long exposure photography I wanted to go out at night and leave the camera capturing a photo for a minute or two and let it do its thing also, to have low lighting and I just wanted to mess around usually when you do a shoot like this you’d use a film with ISO 400 at least or ISO 800 maybe even ISO 1600 I was using ISO 200 because I didn’t have an option I was using Fuji C200 which was expired which means that the light sensitivity is weakened so you’d have to do longer exposures the first I went to shoot at was in Sahel (Alexandrias’ north coast holiday beaches) so that’s my second exposure I’m trying to shoot that balcony so the first thing I’d do is use my lightmeter to get an approximation F 8 at 2 seconds I want everything to be in focus, that’s why I’m shooting at F 8 2 seconds there’s a light coming out of another balcony I’m gonna turn it off and try again my light-meter is telling me everything is underexposed and it maxes out at 60 seconds and it’s set at F 2.8 and it’s still telling me “underexposed” so maybe I can just expose for 2 minutes a 2 minute exposure or something so, 1, 2, 3 so, the light-meter is still not reading any light so I’m gonna expose it for 5 minutes as see how it comes out my light-meter wasn’t reading any light it kept telling me “underexposed” both the physical light-meter and the mobile phone app so I was left guessing the exposure times and I would change my F stop if I wanted more of the image in focus so I didn’t know what I was doing but I was giving it a try one of the essential tools you’d need in night time photography is a tripod because you’re gonna leave the camera shooting for a long time and any tiny shake will ruin the photo another important item is a shutter release cable like this one here so the release cable screws right here in the shutter button and now when you want to take a photo you press on it therefore, you won’t need to press on the camera and shake it and as long as you have your camera on Bulb mode the shutter curtain will be open if you set your shutter speed on any other setting it’s the same if you pressed the shutter button on the camera but from the cable the advantage of this cable is that when you want to take a 2 minute exposure for example you can lock the cable so that you don’t have to keep pressing on it nor the camera a shutter release cable is one of the things you should probably get it’s non-expensive you can get it starting from 10EGP and I don’t think they’ll exceed a 100 EGP but the pickle is finding one since they’re kind of hard to find in Egypt the same cousin that gave me the camera gave me this cable thanks bro so the second day I went shooting was at El Malahat (salt lakes) El Malahat is located between Alexandria and the northcoast I actually wanted to go to Orouba (a bit farther) but I didn’t have time to catch blue hour so I arrived to el Malahat late after blue hour had passed but I still tried taking a few pictures okay, let’s go let’s go the third day I went out shooting I actually went to Orouba this time I was prepared and left early and I had Yahia with me who films the BTS and Mark who is actually the friend that develops my film he also sells film so I’ll leave a link to contact Mark in the description if you (he) want to if you (she) want to if you (they) want to buy some film from Mark or just to develop moving on, in Alexandria though MOVING ON, so we arrived to Orouba Mark was shooting with a mamiya RB67 and he was using 35mm film, so he was taking panoramas I spent those 3 days shooting with the Olympus on the same roll, 36 exposures and when I went to Orouba I didn’t have any other film rolls I was all out of film and I have about 4 exposures left so I left Mark to do his own thing and I went to take a photo I had in mind all the photos I took were pretty bad the exposures weren’t right and there was a lot of shake which didn’t result in good photos I like making these videos but I can’t find a good idea to mnake a video about so that’s the fifth week, vlog 5 of me making videos you know, support, share the love you won’t lose anything and it takes no time and uhh.. Goodbye

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125e anniversaire de la Faculté des arts uOttawa | uOttawa’s Faculty of Arts 125th anniversary

125e anniversaire de la Faculté des arts uOttawa | uOttawa’s Faculty of Arts 125th anniversary


Fondée en 1889, la Faculté des arts est la plus ancienne de l’Université d’Ottawa et la seule faculté originelle encore existante. In 2014, the Faculty of Arts is celebrating its 125th anniversary. Over the last 125 years, the Faculty of Arts as flourished as an institution by staying true to its roots – promoting
creativity, critical thinking and communication skills in French and English. Mais, elle a aussi évolué avec le temps. Par exemple, nous comptons plus d’une centaine de femmes parmi notre corps professoral et la majorité de nos étudiants sont aussi des femmes. One of our goals for 2014 is to leave a
legacy by fundraising for the Faculty of Arts
125th Anniversary Student Experience Fund. Comme son nom l’indique, le Fonds vise à rehausser l’expérience de nos étudiants. En tant que président de l’association étudiante de la Faculté des arts, je peux vous assurer que vos dons appuieront financièrement des initiatives importantes pour les étudiants. Our goal is to raise 1.25 million dollars and our student association already made a contribution of $5,000 this year. Maintenant, nous comptons maintenant sur votre générosité. Help us offer to students concrete and practical experiences that foster their success! To donate, visit our website, www.arts.uOttawa.ca 2014 is a year to celebrate, reconnect and
show pride as a student, alumni, support staff member, professor or friend of the Faculty of Arts. Au plaisir de vous accueillir sur notre campus en cette année de célébrations!

S. Korean jazz vocalist Na Yoon-sun receives prestigious French arts honor

S. Korean jazz vocalist Na Yoon-sun receives prestigious French arts honor


South korean jazz vocalist denying sun has been bestowed the honor of officer of the order of Arts and Letters and Friends in recognition of her significant contribution to the arts The officer honor is Frances second highest grade and is only given to about 60% Or 60 peoples per year She becomes the first South Korean to receive that very honor The recognition comes as after ten years after she received Frances knight of the order of Arts and Letters recognition which is given to about 200 people annually