photography

Learn About Your Camera in Our Next Workshop

Learn About Your Camera in Our Next Workshop

Join us this month for a beginners guide to your camera and photography, with Rebecca Lippiat.

Do you have DSLR camera and wonder "what the heck do those buttons on my camera do"? Join photographer Rebecca Lappiatt, who wants to help you move beyond your camera's auto setting, to cover the following topics:

  • Moving to Manual - the golden triangle of ISO, Shutter Speed and Aperture
  • Lighting
  • Composition
  • Basic posing

Please bring your camera manuals if you have them.


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Join the Shutterbugs for Pictures of Pictures`

Join the Shutterbugs for Pictures of Pictures`

Tomorrow, Saturday April 1, you can have photos taken of your art for free. No foolin'.

Thanks to the generosity of the Edmonton Shutterbugs, four photographers will be on hand to shoot your work on a gallery wall or plinth, in fantastic natural light, for 15 minutes per artist. You can also have your portrait taken if you like.

All of these shots should help you spruce up your website, business cards and marketing materials, and hopefully land you some shows and some sales.


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Danny Schweers Prays in Pictures

I just received the latest edition of Danny Schweers' Photo Prayer this week, and it may be the only email I've consistently read for what must be nearing a decade. 

Photo Prayer is also one of the few projects I've seen tended to with such commitment and care for that length of time. 

With Schweers' permission, I'm happy to share the fusion of word and image that caught my eye this week.


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#ArtScene13: New Podcast, Festival City and More

Karla Adolphe is featured this week in our new podcast,  Storm the Perfict

Karla Adolphe is featured this week in our new podcast, Storm the Perfict

It’s time again for #ArtScene13, a curated collection of resources on art, faith, hope, with a focus on Edmonton’s explosive local creativity. 

  1. The brand new episode of the Storm The Perfict podcast is out today. I don’t know about you, but there is something so encouraging about hearing how other artists struggle with the same things I struggle with. Little things, like trying to please everybody, all of the time. Singer/songwriter Karla Adolphe shares her struggles, and a song, this week on Storm the Perfict. You can subscribe on iTunes here or listen on our website here.
  2. Are you great at design but not sure how to teach those basic skills to those around you? Bring your coworkers up to speed, or lead a design class or workshop with free lesson plans and tools from the Canva Design School!
  3. Here’s a silly question. Have you ever been afraid your art will fail? Or afraid you won’t be able to fund your next project? Joey O’Connor has some words of encouragement in his new video.
  4. Sometimes bringing your project into being is such hard work that you just need to laugh. When you do, it’s hard to beat Bad Lip Reading’s new take on the NFL.
  5. Local artist and good friend of the Bleeding Heart, Jared Robinson, has made the top 10 on Sonic’s album design contest. I know I’m biased, but I think Jared’s design is pretty awesome (it involves a sloth). Vote for your favourite design here by midnight tonight.
  6. "May your trails be crooked, winding, lonesome, dangerous, leading to the most amazing view." 

    Edward Abbey (via Goodreads Quote of the Day)

  7. Will you be heading to the Winter Shake Up today? Tons of festivities including the city’s first outdoor winter market. Get details one their website at http://www.wintercitiesconference.com/shake-up-festival-and-market/
  8. Who says festival season slows in winter? The Exposure photography festival is coming our in February via the inFocusYEG photography show. The Harcourt House show is curated by Alexis Marie Chute, a long time Bleeding Heart friend and award-winning artist in her own right. More details at infocusyeg.com
  9. Speaking of photography, Death To The Stock Photo sends out some AWESOME free stock photos every month. Premium (paid) members can access past archives and exclusives, but now those members also fund creative projects for others. Pretty great, huh?
  10. Edmonton musicians rejoice! You’ll soon be able to submit your music to Capital City Records, a project of the Edmonton Public Library to make local music available to Edmontonians. Free downloads for members. Free streaming for non-members. All this, and the musicians get paid a flat fee of $100-200 for listing their work. Our library is so, SO awesome. Read all about it from the Edmonton Journal here.
  11. If you are up for some experimental theatre, check out Canoe Festival 2015 at Workshop West in the ArtsBarns - there are still shome shows left.
  12. How about some dance? The FEATS Festival of Dance showcases Albertan artists, and is seeking pieces from profession and youth (aged 13-21) dance and movement artists. Applications can be made on the website by April 30 on the Feats Festival website.
  13. If all this makes you feel a bit tired, why not fall asleep to the sound of Jeff Bridges lulling baritone?

    And a bunch of crazy ambient soundscapes?

    Squarespace (those who host this here website) has teamed up with Jeff Bridges for Sleeping Tapes - a collection of sonic wonder to dream by. "100% of the retail price from each album sold goes directly to No Kid Hungry, excluding shipping and service fees. So you’ll get a good night’s rest knowing that when you download the album, or pick up the LP or cassette, you're helping end childhood hunger in America.”
     
    http://www.dreamingwithjeff.com/

What’d we miss? Don’t forget you can share your events with the hashtag #ArtScene13, or send me an email before next Thursday to make it on the list.




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A Video and Photos From our Blue Christmas Opening

Saturday, December 6 was a historic Bleeding Heart day. We opened our new space at 9132 118th ave. Our first show, Blue Christmas, welcomed guests to take in blown glass by Keith Walker, landscapes by Dawn Saunders Dahl and participation by ... you.

This video lays out exactly what Blue Christmas is all about, and why you should most definitely pay us a visit this month.


And here are 13 photos from the opening.

Were you there? Do you plan on attending? Please share any feedback or questions below.


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