Archive for October, 2015

A Photo Job

October 30, 2015

…Working with Santa? Yes Please.


Mr. Kringle & Company® Seeks Photographers for 2015 Season of Kringle’s Inventionasium®

See listing on Craig’s List
Location: Cleveland, OH
Job Type: Director of Photography for Interactive Holiday Experience with Mr. Kringle®
Production Company: The Mr. Kringle® Company, LLC

Capture magic moments while families visit with Mr. Kringle in a private, intimate setting.
Take candid shots as the children whisper their wish lists to Mr. Kringle.
Help pose families for portrait shots with Mr. Kringle.
Manage time for the 4 minute visits

Kringle’s Inventionasium® is a 60 minute, fully immersive, interactive theatrical experience developed in Cleveland by the Mr. Kringle® Company, LLC in association with the Mr. Kringle® Licensing Group.

The Inventionasium® is Mr. Kringle’s top secret inventing laboratory. Guests tour different departments, explore eacharea and engage in hands-on activities to help Kringle, his family, friends and fellow inventors prepare for the holidayseason. The experience concludes with a photo opportunity and private visit with Mr. Kringle® as well as a trip through Kringle’s Toy Shoppe®.

To apply, reply to this email with:
1. Current Headshot & Resume
2. Three Photos from your Portfolio or provide a link to view your work online.
3. Please include a brief paragraph expressing your interest in working with Mr. Kringle®.

Please reply by 2015-11-06.

Qualified candidates will be contacted to interview.

A qualified Individual would meet the following criteria:
 Thrives in team environment
 Outgoing personality
 Loves working with families and children
 Willing to make a difference in a guest’s experience
 Ability to thrive in a fast-paced environment
 Adapts quickly to unexpected situations & uses good judgment under pressure
 Highly skilled in the areas of problem solving, organization & interpersonal communication
 Excellence in efficient time management and multi-tasking
 Exercises a sense of humor on a daily basis
 Available to work flexible hours including weekends and holidays
 Professional Photography Experience
 Experience with Event Photography preferred

November 14 (VIP/Sponsors), 15, 17, 18 6pm — 8pm

Full Production:
November 20 (Opening), 3pm – 8pm; 21, 27, 10am – 8pm; 28 (Winterfest), 10am – 9pm; 22, 29, 11am – 7pm
December 1-3, 8-10, 14-17, 3pm – 8pm; 4-6, 11-13, 18-23, 10am – 8pm; 11am 7pm; 24 (Closing), 10am – 3pm

Orientation: Thursday November 5th at 6:30pm
Training Period: November 6th to November 19, 2015

Weeknight Sessions:
6:00 — 10:00pm. Specific Dates TBA

Weekend Sessions:
Saturday Sessions could be morning or afternoon.
Sunday sessions could be afternoon or evening.

PAID: $12/Hour

Based on original characters and story by: Michael Chiappe

Performance Director: Miron Gusso
Artistic Director — Jimmy Langa
Operations Director — Greg Markowitz
Hospitality Director — Jake Hastings

This hiring notice was posted by: The Mr. Kringle® Company, LLC


Balancing Ambient and Strobe

October 29, 2015

This is as simple as it gets:

From Strobist Lighting 101.

This approach to mixing ambient light with flash exposure is so simple. It works with location studio lights or with off camera speedlights.

Start with a neutral ambient light exposure, in this case in open shade:


Then underexpose a little by closing down your aperture a bit, or speeding up your shutter (don’t go above your sync speed).


This is your “base” exposure. Then add your strobes. In this Strobist 101 example, there are two speedlights, one with an umbrella on the woman, and one on the background to the right.


And here are the results. You might have to adjust your light power. But it is this simple:


Be sure to read a complete explanation in Strobist Lighting 101.

Wireless Shooting with Canon Speedlights

October 28, 2015

Watch Gary Fong explain how to use Canon Speedlights wirelessly without a dedicated transmitter. You can use your pop up flash to fire speelights remotely without exposure from your pop up. Imagine the possibilities of uniting TTL flash, controlled ratios, and Strobist mobile studio.

Tableau Photography

October 27, 2015


For ART 433’s Directorial Mode project, one option is photographic tableau. Check out these fine examples of auto mechanics in the style of renaissance paintings by Freddy Fabris. Brilliant! Check out This is Colossal to see more.


Blurb 30% off Promo Code

October 27, 2015

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Photography and Video Exchange

October 26, 2015

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Want to see what other photo students around the country are doing? Want to share with them what you’re up to? You can even give and receive feedback on work. Check out the Photography and Video Exchange.

Participating is easy. Just check out the blog and comment on any work that strikes your interest. To share your work, send an email to the blog’s creator, Adriane Little at But first, take a look at the details by checking out the blog’s Instructions Page.

Galleries at CSU highlight Chinese art, past and present

October 22, 2015


At first glance, the image above could pass for a traditional Chinese ink painting.

Look closer. Factories, highways and skyscrapers disrupt the majestic landscape.

The image itself is actually a still from “Rising Mist,” a video by artist Yang Yongliang. See it for yourself at The Galleries at CSU, where two exciting new exhibitions – “A Spirit Resonates: Chinese Art from the Degenfelder Collection” and “A Tradition Re-Interpreted: New Work by Contemporary Chinese Artists” – open Thursday, October 22.

“It’s a great pairing,” said Robert Thurmer, director of the Galleries at CSU.

“A Spirit Resonates” features historical works dating from the Tang Dynasty (618-907 A.D.) to the 20th century, from the collection of Pauline and Joseph Degenfelder.

“A Tradition Re-Interpreted” showcases latter-day Chinese artists working in a variety of media, including painting, photography and digital animation.

“In Eastern art, the implication rather than the representation has always been important,” Thurmer said.

“You let the ink run, and it forms an image in your mind. The viewer fills in the blank. ‘A Spirit Resonates’ is steeped in this history, while ‘A Tradition Re-Interpreted’ features artists who use traditional techniques in fresh ways – ink paintings on rice paper depicting iPhone images, for example.”

Curators Diana Chou (who assembled “A Spirit Resonates”) and Zhijian Qian (who put together “A Tradition Re-Interpreted” with CSU Professor Qian Li) will host a gallery conversation at 4 p.m. October 22 in the Galleries at CSU. A reception will follow from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m.

“A Tradition Re-Interpreted” includes a pair of unique installations – a sand painting as well as a cut-paper piece – created by artists Cui Fei and Xin Song, respectively.

The exhibitions, on view through Saturday, December 5, are presented with the support of CSU’s College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences and the Ohio Arts Council. “A Tradition Re-Interpreted” is also made possible with the generous support of the Confucius Institute at CSU.

Creative Quarterly Competition

October 12, 2015

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We’re looking for the best art, advertising, design, illustration and photography done in the past six months. Professional or student. Judged by an editorial staff of award-winning graphic designers, a former judge for Communication Arts annual and represented in The Graphic Eye: Photographs by Graphic Designers from around the Globe, a judge for the Society of Illustrators, Print Regional Design Annual and regional and national advertising and design competitions. Recently named one of the top 100 art and design publications in the world, Creative Quarterly accepts professional and student entries from all parts of the globe.

Categories include advertising, graphic design, photography, illustration and fine art. Entry fees for Professionals are $30 per single entry, $55 per series—3 to 5 images for all published work, $20/$45; for recent graduates (from the last three years), $15/$45 and for current undergraduates or post graduate students, $10 per single entry, $20 for a series.

Winners will appear in the Spring issue of Creative Quarterly and be exhibited in our online gallery. Winners will also be entered in our year-end juried competitions where we’ll select the top 100 pieces for 2015.

CQ42 Deadline: October 30th, 2015

Click here to enter