Thursday, February 11, 2010

PHT 450 Executive Portrait

Our second years are back and continuing their lighting fundamentals education in their last lighting class called "PHT450 Portrait Lighting II". The class is taught by Ian Grant and highlights the fundamentals of executive, glamour, group and child portraiture. Their first assignment was based on the Executive Portrait theme and gave them the opportunity to capture an "executive" in their work environment. Some of the samples of their work appears below for you to enjoy.

Jeanette Janzen

Jessica Loughlin

Kari Knapp

Miriam Den Oudsten

Yesan Ham

Zach Ayotte

Friday, February 5, 2010

NAIT Photo Grad, Dale MacMillan, featured in Techlife Magazine

We're always proud to see our graduates get recognition for their talents and their accomplishments. The just-released issue of NAIT's techlife magazine has an article on sports photography tips and features Dale MacMillan, a 1994 graduate of our program. Dale is an accomplished photographer in many areas and is especially well known for the quality of his sports imagery. Have a look at the techlife article and Dale's website.

NAIT Students Winners - - Bridgestone Photo Contest

Bridgestone Canada has announced the winners of their eighth annual Bridgestone Photo contest. This contest has photographic students from across the country, representing 11 colleges, competing for prizes and cash awards totalling nearly $40,000.

Each of the participating photographic programs receives a First, Second, and Third prize amongst their entries and an overall Grand Prize winner and Honourable Mentions are selected from the entries. Students from both first and second year classes of NAIT's Photographic Technology program entered the competition. While we didn't win the national awards, we are still proud of the entries and our three winners. The first second and third place awards from NAIT are represented below. All of the winning photos from across the country can be viewed at .

Congratulations to our winners!

First Place for NAIT . . . First Year student Amanda Matskiw

Second Place for NAIT . . . Second Year Student Miriam Den Oudsten

Third Place for NAIT . . . First Year Student Patrick Zubiri

A Photo Contest for Junior High and High School Students in the Edmonton Area

You've probably heard about Canadian astronaut Dr. Roberta Bondar, but did you know that she is also a physician, scientist, environmental educator, author and celebrated professional photographer? Dr. Bondar is coming to NAIT as this year's "Women in Technology" guest speaker. Along with Dr. Bondar's visit, NAIT is sponsoring a photo contest for Edmononton area Junior and Senior High School students.

The theme of the photo contest is "Inspiration" and details on the contest can be found at .

Sources of inspiration are different for everyone. For one it could be outer space, for another it could be inner strength. Take a picture of whatever gets YOU going – a person, a place, an experience, a challenge, an adventure – and post it on NAIT’s Facebook page to show the world. You could win some inspirational prizes!