Issue No. 97  September 2017
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George Brown College 50x50

George Brown College invites  the local photographic community  to collaborate in an exhibition in the  May 2018 Scotiabank CONTACT Photography Festival
The exhibition, called  50 x50, will select  50 photographers to shoot 50 portraits  of George Brown College alumni who  were newcomers to Canada.

If you are interested in participating, please follow the link below for more details. Closing for submissions is Sept 29th so don't take too long deciding!

Call for Submissions
Justin Bishop shoots 'Vanity Fair' for TIFF 2017

Vanity Fair staff photographer, Justin Bishop, was back in Toronto again this year for TIFF to shoot portraits of the stars, including George Clooney, Alicia Vikander, Gary Oldman, Javier Bardem and many more.

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Billy Kidd shoots 'Variety' for TIFF 2017

New York photographer, Billy Kidd, was also in Toronto for TIFF, shooting portraits for Variety. The stars he captured include Jennifer Lawrence, Emma Stone, Benedict Cumberbatch, Jake Gyllenhaal and many more.

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Corina Marie shoots 'The Wrap' for TIFF 2017

California based photographer, Corina Marie, was in town for TIFF for The Wrap's Toronto Studio. Stars that she shot include Angelina Jolie, Helen Mirren, Michael Shannon, Sam Rockwell and plenty of others.

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Caitlin Cronenberg Shoots for W Magazine at TIFF

Toronto photographer, Caitlin Cronenberg, shot the stars at TIFF for W Magazine for the fifth year in a row. This year, she captured Willem Dafoe, Ellen Page, Liam Neeson, Jessica Chastain, and many more.

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Austin Hargrave shoots The Hollywood Reporter for TIFF 2017

Los Angeles based photographer, Austin Hargrave, was back in Toronto to shoot the stars for The Hollywood Reporter, including Margot Robbie, James Franco, Brie Larson, Rachel Weisz and a whole lot more.

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Jenny Gage + Tom Betterton shoot People Magazine
for TIFF 2017

Brooklyn based photography duo, Jenny Gage and Tom Betterton ran the Toronto Film Festival Portrait Studio for People Magazine this year. Portraits include that of Idris Elba, Diane Kruger, Dame Judi Dench, Kate Winslet and many more.

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Jake Rosenberg shoots celebrities at The NKPR It House during TIFF 2017

Photographer Jake Rosenberg, as well as Co-Founder and Creative Director of The Coveteur, was back in his home town of Toronto for TIFF, shooting portraits at the NKPR It House. Celebrity portraits include Shohreh Aghdashloo, Cuba Gooding Jr., The Property Brothers Drew and Jonathan Scott, and many more.

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Court Decision a Big Win for Creators and Publishers

On July 12, 2017, the Federal Court issued its decision in the action between Access Copyright and York University.  Access Copyright, a copyright collective that represents the creators and publishers of printed and digital works, brought the proceeding in the Federal Court to uphold the rights of its members. 
The legal decision, which is the first to review the Fair Dealing Guidelines adopted by the education sector, in this case York University, concludes that "York's Fair Dealing Guidelines are not fair in either their terms or their application."

Fake War Photographer Gets Exposed After Fooling the World

Right now, a conflict photographer named Eduardo Martins is supposedly driving around in a van somewhere in the Australian outback. And you probably won't see any new work from him anytime soon: he's in hiding after pulling off one of the craziest cons in the history of photojournalism.

Colin Anderson Sees the Air Force in the Future

Earlier this year, the United States Air Force approached Melbourne-based photographer Colin Anderson about creating a series of promotional images after they saw some of his futuristic military work. Colin was thrilled to be considered for a project with the Air Force and quickly accepted the job. He received a comprehensive brief and the project began right away. He didn't have a lot of time to plan and execute the shoot, but he worked together with their team to deliver great results on time.

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Motion Highlights of August

Check out this list of memorable videos from last month, from the Vice piece on Charlottesville, to photojournalist-filmmaker Ken Kobre's celebration of rosé wine and several motion pieces capturing nature at its fiercest and most beautiful, including  a memorable 360-degree video by photographer-filmmaker Stephen Wilkes of the moon's shadow sweeping across the earth during the solar eclipse.
New Google research thwarts automatic watermark removal

A research team at Google recently embarked on a two-part experiment. First, they developed a method of quickly, effectively and automatically removing watermarks from a large set of images. Then, they found a way to thwart their own automatic system, creating a more secure way to watermark.

Sony Releases Ultra-Compact, Rugged RX0 Action Camera

Measuring in at a petite 2.38 x 1.63 x 1.19 inches, the RX0 borrows the boxiness of the GoPro but not much else. Inside, it boasts a 1-inch, 15-megapixel stacked CMOS sensor fronted by a wide-angle ZEISS Tessar T* 24mm F4 fixed lens.
It supports RAW still photo capture, still photo burst modes up to 16 fps and 4K video recording  with S-Log2, clean HDMI out, focus peaking and Time Code support. It can record full HD video at up to 240 fps. If you're willing to trade off resolution for super slow motion, the RX0 can hit 960 fps.

New Phase Trichromatic Digital Back Promises Colour as the Human Eye Sees It

Phase One's newest 100-megapixel medium format back promises to take a page from human vision, capturing colors as the human eye perceives them.  This feat is made possible thanks to a newly designed color Bayer Filter (designed by Phase, manufactured by Sony) for a 100-megapixel CMOS sensor.
According to Phase One, the new filter enables a cleaner color separation of red, green and blue pixels, particularly at lower wavelengths, resulting in more accurate and natural results.

S1 LED Truck

The S1 LED Truck is a full featured custom package, made up of the best LED lighting currently available, including Cinemills Sufas, Kino Flo Selects, LiteGear, Mole-Richardson, LitePanels, Quasar and Fiilex. Due to the low power requirements of LED lights, the complete lighting package can be powered by the optional portable generator package.
S1 Video Van - LED Exterior

The main feature of the Video Van Package LED Exterior is the Cinemills Sufa 400 & 800 LEDs that are weather proof (rated IP65). Included are 1x Cinemills Sufa 800 LED, 2x Cinemills Sufa 400 LEDs, overhead frames & fabrics, MSE Shiny Boards, and the usual grip, electrical and expendables. With the optional generator package, you can run all the lights on just 2x 2000w generators. All comes in a custom Mercedes Benz Sprinter 3500 van 170 extended.

Quasar Q-LED Crossfade LED Lamps: 8', 4', 2'

These bi-colour LED's are great in and out of shot with a wide range from 2000K to 6000K. Lightweight and thinly discret, they are great for tucking into tight areas. Available in 2', 4' & 8' lengths.

8' Quasar Crossfade
Quasar Q-LED Li-Ion Battery LED Lamps: 2', 1', 7"

In a more remote location? Need light but can't run power to it? These battery powered LED lamps are bi-colour, 3000K & 5600K, dimming levels of 25%, 50%, 75% and 100% and run for 3 to 4 hours at full power! Strong magnets on either end allow for mounting, and a 3/8 threaded receiver on one end add more grip options. Available in 2', 1' & 7".
NEW Expendables: LED Clear Filament Bulb - Warm & Cool

New to Expendables are these medium base LED Filament style bulbs. Great as practicals on set or for use when you want this particular look. Replaces a 40W tungsten bulb.

Intensifier for ARRI SkyPanel S60

Need a bit more punch out of the SkyPanel S60? This intensifier will increase the output by up to 50% while still maintaining the same quality of light.

DoP 40° SnapGrid for ARRI SkyPanel S60

SkyPanel spreading the light too far around set? Use this SnapGrid to control and direct the light just where you need it, without changing the soft quality. Work alone or with the DoP SnapBag.

DoP 40° SnapGrid for ARRI SkyPanel S60
DoP SnapBag for ARRI SkyPanel S60

SkyPanel not soft enough for you? Need to control the spill a bit more? This SnapBag is ready to fit directly onto the face of the light and comes with a 1/2 grid diffusion. DoP SnapGrid can be used with this SnapBag for further light control.

DoP SnapBag for ARRI SkyPanel S60
Who Owns a Monkey Selfie? Settlement Should Leave Him Smiling

The case of the Monkey Selfie has come to a conclusion.  The camera's owner, David J. Slater, agreed to donate 25 percent of future revenue of the images taken by the monkey to charitable organizations that protect Naruto, who lives in the Tangkoko Reserve on the Indonesian island of Sulawesi, and other crested macaques.

Christopher Nolan Explains Why He Doesn't Allow Phones On Set

As Christopher Nolan was on  his press rounds for his  excellent  "Dunkirk ," he revealed a lot about his filmmaking process including who got to look at his scripts why he cast  Harry Styles , and why he doesn't like Netflix . During an interesting Q&A with  Esquire , he also revealed that he doesn't allow cell phones on set and his reasons why.

Hungry for likes? Get them at this Instagram Vending Machine

The race for online popularity  and approval is everlasting, and there are plenty of methods people use to get it. But in one Russian mall, there's a pretty unusual method of buying Instagram likes and followers: at a vending machine .  And it's not a joke, it really exists and works.