Star Party

Posted by ryanjackson on Feb 28, 2009 in photos

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Star gazers look through telescopes at planet Venus during a “star party” as part of the Winter Light Festival held at Astotin Lake in Elk Island National Park on February 28, 2009. Photo by Ryan Jackson/Edmonton Journal

I got this idea from the Strobist DVD and also from the amazing Planet Earth series.  Sometimes you have to photograph something in the dark but if you use a flash you will lose that “darkness” look. Solution: Put the light BEHIND the subject and rim light them.  Here I set a 550EX flash and a pocketwizard begind the telescopes and people. It looks much nicer than “front light” and still keeps the mood of night time.

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Tropical Snow Plow

Posted by ryanjackson on Feb 26, 2009 in Uncategorized

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The cold seems to follow Ramnarine “Jack” Bridgemohan, 36, who used to drive a delivery truck for an ice cream company in tropical Trinidad and Tobago before moving to Edmonton. He now drives a snow plow for Transportation System Management who takes care of Anthony Henday Drive. Photo by Ryan Jackson/Edmonton Journal


Tropical Snow Plow from Ryan Jackson on Vimeo.

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Edmonton Oilers Dressing Room 360-degree Panorama

Posted by ryanjackson on Feb 18, 2009 in 360 Panoramas, photos, training

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Take a 360-degree panoramic view of the Edmonton Oilers dressing room. Mouse over the jerseys to learn about each number. Panorama by Ryan Jackson/Edmonton Journal

I spent WEEKS on this panorama. 2-hours here and there to figure out how to embed the HTML text hotspots and then eventually input all the pictures and information. Thanks to Joanne Ireland for doing the research on each player for her story that ran in today’s Oilers Supliment.  I eventually want the panorama to contain all of the Oilers numbers and the names of every player that wore an Oilers jersey.  Baby steps though… this one took long enough!

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Critique on Newsvideographer.com

Posted by ryanjackson on Feb 16, 2009 in Multimedia, training, video

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Angela Grant at Newsvideographer.com was very nice to give a critique of my latest video on Ice Racing. Thanks!

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Birkebeiner ski festival

Posted by ryanjackson on Feb 14, 2009 in photos

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Competitor Cameron Mang after completing the 31 kilometre Edmonton Journal Tour during the Canadian Birkebeiner Ski Festival which started at the Ukrainian Cultural  Heritage Village and ended at Cooking Lake-Blackfoot Provincial Recreation Area, 35 kilometres east of Edmonton on February 14, 2009. Photo by Ryan Jackson/Edmonton Journal

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Competitors take off in the 31 kilometre Edmonton Journal Tour event during the Canadian Birkebeiner Ski Festival on February 14, 2009. Photo by Ryan Jackson/Edmonton Journal

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Competitors in the 55 kilometre race event during the Canadian Birkebeiner Ski Festival on February 14, 2009. Photo by Ryan Jackson/Edmonton Journal

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Verner Steinbru crosses the finish line during the Canadian Birkebeiner Ski Festival on February 14, 2009. Photo by Ryan Jackson/Edmonton Journal

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Basic and advanced Video Training – My talk at MacEwan College

Posted by ryanjackson on Feb 12, 2009 in Multimedia, training, video

I’m teaching part of a documentary class at MacEwan College with Greg Southam. He’s teaching the still portion and I’m teaching the multimedia portion. Here is my two-hour talk on video, basic and advanced technique and examples from shooting regular video at a major daily newspaper.

You can also download the two-hour video in iPod video format.

Also check out my “Multimedia: Know it all… or at least enough to get a job!” Talk and
my class I taught on Audio Slideshows (Soundslides) and Audio Editing.

Enjoy!

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Studio Lighting Video Tutorial

Posted by ryanjackson on Feb 11, 2009 in Uncategorized

“Studio Lighting Video Tutorial”http://www.dphotojournal.com/studio-lighting-video-tutorial/

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SEO For Video – Collection of Tips & Techniques

Posted by ryanjackson on Feb 11, 2009 in Uncategorized

“SEO For Video – Collection of Tips & Techniques “reelseo.com

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Edmonton Twestival

Posted by ryanjackson on Feb 8, 2009 in photos

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Mack Male, 25, and Sharon Yeo, 25 are organizing a Twitter event called Edmonton Twestival on Thursday February 12th to raise money and awareness for charity: water. More than 100 cities around the world are holding similar Twestivals.  The event will be held at  Vintage Lounge located at 10124 – 124th Street. More information can be found at  http://edmontontweetup.org Photo by Ryan Jackson/Edmonton Journal

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Mount Royal Cougars vs. Concordia Thunder Hockey

Posted by ryanjackson on Feb 8, 2009 in photos

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Mount Royal Cougars’ defenceman Joe Vetere, left, and Concordia Thunder’s forward Andre Herman stretch for the puck during their match up at Clareview Arena on February 8, 2009. Photo by Ryan Jackson/Edmonton Journal

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Concordia Thunder’s defenceman Kyle Henderson, bottom, and Mount Royal Cougars’ forward Sean Overton hit the boards during their match up at Clareview Arena on February 8, 2009. Photo by Ryan Jackson/Edmonton Journal

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