Take Better Photos Using this Handy Card

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Digital cameras are becoming increasingly complex, especially if you are not taking photos regularly or want to use it in other than automatic mode. These cameras offer amazing capabilities but to get the most from them, it’s good to understand a few photography fundamentals. There are endless on-line sources for this type of information but when you are out in the field ready to take a photo, you can’t look it up on your computer. We’ve created a “Photography Cheat Sheet” that helps you remember camera settings and contains a… Read More

Big Brothers Big Sisters Launches Imagine Campaign

big brothers big sisters banners

        Big Brothers Big Sisters is launching a public awareness campaign to encourage volunteers to take an hour or two each week to act as a mentor to young men and women. The impact on a young person’s life can be significant and has broader social benefits. The visuals of the campaign are appealing and memorable. Here are some statistics from the Big Brothers Big Sisters web site. Did you know when a child is mentored through Big Brothers Big Sisters, the odds they will succeed economically… Read More

Terry Burns Publishes Twelve Days: A Bestiary

Twelve Days A Bestiary Cover

Printing books is one of our specialties and Terry Burns’ recent project “Twelve Days: A Bestiary was one of the most interesting projects we have done. In addition to printing the book, we worked on both the design and layout. The book includes twelve poems and matching illustrations that were scanned from the original 14” x 20” watercolour paintings. The challenge is maintaining colour accuracy with the originals and keeping the fine detail in the drawings. The finished book has 32-pages, an illustrated cover and a 8.5” x 11” page… Read More

Postcards – Big Messages in Small Spaces

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The amazingly inexpensive postcard continues to be popular with Guerilla Marketers that realize the many ways in which this small-format marketing weapon can be used to generate new business. Most mail has to be opened to be read so people often look at just the envelope, decide they’re not interested, and out it goes. In contrast, a postcard is already “opened,” ready to read so the message will be seen – no matter how speedily – by the recipient. Postcards offer small size, visual impact and portability. Postcards range in… Read More

Thurman Publishes New Instructional Drawing Books

Thurman Drawing Book

Artist and Sheridan College teacher Mark Thurman has recently published two new instructional books on figure drawing. The first book title Figure Drawing – Finding Form walk you through the process of building the human form from basic shapes to completed drawings.               “This book focuses on observational, realistic, drawing. It is based on the tradition of solid structure, proportion, form, volume and line control. Blocking-in is also a focus, as it is the basis for developing a drawing.” The second book, The Portrait… Read More

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