Month: October 2013

Photography 101: Shooting in Black and White

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On my reading list.

The Daily Post

Our last Photography 101 installment focused on color, so it’s only fitting that today we talk about black and white! If you’ve developed your own film in the darkroom, you know that working with black and white is a fun, rewarding experience. These days, many of you use digital cameras, so we’ll focus here on digital photography.

Over on The Gravel Ghost, photographer Merilee Mitchell wows us with her moody and evocative black and white images and photo stories: she captures vast desert landscapes, particularly in Death Valley and around California. In this post, she talks about her passion for black and white photography — and the power of telling stories in monochrome.

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‘Anchorman 2’: New trailer, new ice cream

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Can’t wait.

The Marquee Blog

Curl up with Ben & Jerry’s new “Ron Burgundy” approved ice cream, if you please, and check out the new trailer for “Anchorman: The Legend Continues.”

In a release that’s timed as only savvy marketing execs know how, the official trailer for December’s “Anchorman” sequel has been unveiled just as Ben & Jerry’s announces its new “Scotchy Scotch Scotch” flavor of butterscotch-with-butterscotch swirls goodness. (Sorry, the limited edition Scotchy Scotch Scotch doesn’t contain any actual alcohol.)

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Venice Arts celebrates 20 years of photography education

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by Genaro Molina, Los Angeles Times

The gallery above features work by artists who have donated work to the Venice Arts auction and by Venice Arts students.

Venice Arts began 20 years ago with 10 kids and a darkroom in a donated basement with a mission to create a vibrant arts center for low-income youth in the Venice community. That workshop seeded Venice Arts’ award-winning Art Mentoring & Education program, which now reaches hundreds of youths each year through free workshops in photography, filmmaking, animation and media arts at its Center for Media & Learning in Venice.

On Nov. 2, the group will play host to its 20th Anniversary Gala, featuring a silent auction of fine-art photography donated by prominent photographers, as well as work by Venice Arts’ students. Proceeds from the event will help the center continue its work in the community.

Donating photographers include: Gareth Abraham, Kwaku Alston, Nancy Baron, Christine…

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Kim K. shows off post-baby body

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Wow

The Marquee Blog

Welcome back, Kim Kardashian.

Since the birth of her daughter with Kanye West, North, was born in June, Kim Kardashian hasn’t been as camera-friendly as she used to be. But late Wednesday night, the 32-year-old fully embraced the camera.

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New Theme: Collections

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The WordPress.com Blog

We are extremely proud and excited today to announce the availability of our newest theme on WordPress.com: Collections.

This past August, The Theme Foundry caused a stir in the WordPress community when it released Collections to the public, a project almost two years in the making. Collections is not your ordinary WordPress theme; painstakingly crafted, it shares distinct groupings of content through a uniquely beautiful design, and features a new JavaScript-powered fast page loading experience.

The exclusive design of Collections is courtesy of Veerle Pieters, a world-reknowned and highly respected graphic and web designer based in Belgium. The Theme Foundry reached out to Veerle back in the Fall of 2011, proposing a project that would spotlight sharing in six distinct types of content. Over the next year or so, the designer and theme house would explore various facets of color, layout, icon design, and texture, iterating again and…

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