Thursday, December 30, 2010

Kodachome Dies Today in Kansas

A small Kansas photo lab is the last to be processing Kodachrome, and their last roll will be processed today. Here's a paragraph from a NY Times article yesterday:

At the peak, there were about 25 labs worldwide that processed Kodachrome, but the last Kodak-run facility in the United States closed several years ago, then the one in Japan and then the one in Switzerland. Since then, all that was left has been Dwayne’s Photo. Last year, Kodak stopped producing the chemicals needed to develop the film, providing the business with enough to continue processing through the end of 2010. And last week, right on schedule, the lab opened up the last canister of blue dye.

This was my favorite photo in the NY Times Article:

Photo: Steve Hebert for The New York Times

Monday, December 27, 2010

Photoshop Tutorial Rap

WARNING: There is some fowl language in this video. It's not bad, but it is PG-13 or so.

College Humor also showed a "new" tool in Photoshop: the "Photobomb tool." This led to a chuckle. (WARNING: There's a middle finger and a photo of someone mooning in this video.)

Sunday, December 19, 2010 remembers little things...

Photography is a way of feeling, of touching, of loving. What you have caught on film is captured forever... it remembers little things, long after you have forgotten everything.
- Aaron Siskind

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Photography Gifts from the NY Times

(Image from the NY Times)

Last week, the NY Times published a nice, concise story on how to purchase photo-related gear for your "photo geek" loved one. It gave good tips on different topics:

- Picking a lens that fits his/her personality.
- Looking for lenses based on f-stops.
- Checking on the construction of a lens.
- When to buy a generic lens.
- Many things to consider when looking for a new flash.
- Good "photo education" resources and books.

So click here to go to the NY Times article on how to purchase photo gear for the camera buff in your family.

Friday, December 10, 2010

Funny Camera Commercial

Direct link:

" was really quick.... like 'click'..."

Spot on. Ha!

Saturday, December 04, 2010

Some Photos from During the CVA Holiday Sale

Last night was a SNOWY night! It was also the Holiday Art Sale PREVIEW PARTY at the College of Visual Arts. When Sarah and I parked the car, there was about an inch or 2 of snow that had already fallen:

Selby Ave at 7 pm

The snow didn't seem to keep many people away. (We Minnesotan's know how to deal with a little of the white stuff!) Here are 3 photos from the the CVA Gallery (and room 404) from later in the evening just as the Preview Party was wrapping up:

I got to talk with someone who was about to purchase one of my photos - that's always fun!

I stopped back this morning (Saturday) to see how everything was going. A colleague smiled when she saw me and showed me that she was carrying around a piece of mine that she was going to buy. I snapped a few photos while I was there:

People checking out work in the bins and on the walls

Some work on the walls in Room 404

Some slightly bigger work in the main gallery

More work in the gallery

The snowfall MIGHT have kept some people away, so there's still a TON of great work for sale! Stop by later today or tomorrow (Sunday) to pick up some one-of-a-kind artwork for yourself, or buy some Christmas presents for friends and loved ones!

CVA Holiday Art Sale:
Saturday, December 4, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. FREE!
Sunday, December 5, 12 – 4 p.m. FREE!

The gallery is in the Cathedral Hill neighborhood of St. Paul. (Click here to see where the gallery is located using Google Maps.)

Wednesday, December 01, 2010

Setting up for the CVA Holiday Sale

A week ago, the CVA gallery started filling up with work for the upcoming Holiday Sale:

Students dropping off work

Labeling work

Making labels

Work filling up in the bins

Yesterday, I stopped back to see how it was all shaping up. The gallery had work stashed everywhere, and the walls were starting to get covered:

Larger work starting to go up

Most of the gallery

LOTS of full bins

Small sculptural pieces, homemade journals, and small paintings

That's a turkey made out of tablespoons on the lower right

I think I need to purchase this shirt...

So set some time aside this weekend to head to the CVA gallery and purchase some great artwork. It makes a great gift! The gallery is in the Cathedral Hill neighborhood of St. Paul. (Click here to see where the gallery is located using Google Maps.)

Holiday Art Sale Preview:
Friday, December 3, 5 – 8 p.m.

$25 at the door
$20 advance purchase
[Go to CVA's website to purchase.]

Holiday Art Sale:
Saturday, December 4, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. FREE!
Sunday, December 5, 12 – 4 p.m. FREE!

A view looking into the gallery from the street

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