Take a splendid scenic trip through the Edmonton Downtown Farmers Market and learn why some people love to buy local food. Video by Ryan Jackson / Edmonton Journal
I had the assignment to photograph nearly two hundred high school students who will be Cappies reviewers this year. Basically high school students reviewing high school plays in the Journal.
I wanted to make this task more exciting so I tried to light it as good as possible and get a three dimentional look so I used six lights. Diagrams below. As you can see, we really need to re-paint the grey wall in the Journal studio!
I made this mosiac using the free program MacOSaix.
Here is my lighting setup. The two keys to a three dimensional look are to have lights behind the subject to give separation from the background and to have a spot light with a grid on it spray the background. The background lights keep the image from looking too flat. Front lights – White Lighting 1600 @ 1/8 power in a softbox, White Lighting 1600 @ 1/16 power into a 22″ beauty dish, Alien Bees ABR800 at 1/8 power into a 48″ umbrella. Back lights – Two Canon 550EX’s @ 1/2 power into 8×36″ strip boxes and a 550EX @ 1/128 power into a Honl grid on the background. Even with all the lights turned down low I could get f13 @ ISO200. More then enough.
Farmer Raymond Como who was trapped in a combine for 20-hours in Sept. is now out of hospital. He shows us the combine he was trapped in on Oct. 20, 2010. Video by Ryan Jackson / Edmonton Journal
Take a terrifying walk along the Haunted Hike in Sherwood Park. The half-mile of horror full of ghouls and screams saw more than 5,000 visitors and raised almost $15,000 for the Stollery Children’s Hospital last year. Video by Ryan Jackson / Edmonton Journal. For more info go to http://thehauntedhike.com
About 150 occupational therapy students from the Faculty of Rehabilitation Medicine at the University of Alberta organized a flash mob on Oct. 6, 2010, as part of an effort to promote and build awareness of Occupational Therapy. Video by Ryan Jackson/Edmonton Journal