Archive | December, 2011

Steve McCurry’s One-Minute Masterclass #6: How To Fit In On The Street

31 Dec

In the sixth lesson, Steve McCurry explains how to fit in and capture the local flavor and colour you experience in a foreign country. If you like to see more images from Steve McCurry, you can click on the link to his blog at the bottom of the home page (under Blogroll).

 
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Steve McCurry’s One-Minute Masterclass #5: The Need To React Quickly

30 Dec

In the fifth lesson, Steve McCurry tells us how important it is to follow your heart and your gut when taking a picture rather than intellectualize the whole process. The best photographs are taken in an instant by those who follow their instincts. If you like to see more images from Steve McCurry, you can click on the link to his blog at the bottom of the home page (under Blogroll).

 
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Steve McCurry’s One-Minute Masterclass #4: Humour Goes A Long Way

29 Dec

In the fourth lesson, Steve McCurry shows us that humour can be a universal ice-breaker. He also advises against treating the locals of a foreign country as objects of curiosity and insists that we should treat them as fellow human beings. For more images from Steve McCurry, please click on the link to his blog at the bottom of the home page (under Blogroll).


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Steve McCurry’s One-Minute Masterclass #3: Be In The Moment

28 Dec

In the third lesson, Steve McCurry explains how important it is to be very observant and tuned in to your surroundings in order to get a good shot and stay out of trouble while traveling in a foreign country. You have to watch and wait for that perfect shot. If you like to see more images from Steve McCurry, you can click on the link to his blog at the bottom of the home page (under Blogroll).

 
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Steve McCurry’s One-Minute Masterclass #2: Pick An Unusual Vantage Point

27 Dec

In today’s lesson, Steve McCurry discusses the importance of picking a great vantage point before snapping a picture. If you like to see more images from Steve McCurry, you can click on the link to his blog at the bottom of the home page (under Blogroll).

 
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Steve McCurry’s One-Minute Masterclass #1: Don’t Forget To Say Hello

26 Dec

For the past two months now, Phaidon Press has been posting on their website these videos with famous photographer Steve McCurry giving advice on how to take a great picture (if you don’t know who McCurry is, he’s best known for his portrait “Afghan Girl”, the infamous National Geographic cover photograph on the June 1985 issue). I thought it would be a great idea to share these videos with all you aspiring photographers. In the first lesson, McCurry explains how to approach strangers when shooting in public or in a foreign country. If you like to see more images from Steve McCurry, you can click on the link to his blog at the bottom of the home page (under Blogroll).


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Souk@sat discovery #14: Geneviève Grandbois

25 Dec

My final souk@sat post is on Geneviève Grandbois’ delicious chocolates. The perfect holiday gift for all those who love sweets! Merry Christmas!

Collection Les Classiques ©Geneviève Grandbois

http://www.chocolatsgg.com/

Souk@sat discovery #13: Pas à papier

24 Dec

Marie-José Gustave is the designer behind Pas à papier, a collection of decorative objects and furniture made from recycled cardboard such as mirrors, bowls, lamps, chairs, etc. Marie-José also offers workshops for those that are interested in creating furniture out of cardboard. One of the most intriguing things at this year’s souk@sat.

Luminaries and bowls by Pas à papier ©Pas à papier

http://mariejosegustave.ultra-book.org/

Souk@sat discoveries #11 and #12: Essence Workshop and L’Apothicaire

23 Dec

For all the beautistas out there looking for a new experience, why not create your own perfume from the world’s finest fragrances at Essence Workshop? During the first part of the workshop, you will be introduced to the olfactory world of essences, and in the second part, you will create your very own perfume. The whole experience lasts two hours.

©Essence Workshop

http://www.essenceworkshop.com/

If you are looking for natural bath and body products, why not try L’Apothicaire? Everything is made by hand and in Quebec.

Rose and Pink Clay Organic Soap by L'Apothicaire ©L'Apothicaire

Bath Salts by L'Apothicaire ©L'Apothicaire

http://lapothicaire-artisanbeaute.blogspot.com/

Souk@sat discovery #10: Moon! and Sparrow

22 Dec

Looking for an awesome Christmas card? Or a cool gift for a baby or a child? Then you should visit Moon! and Sparrow baby products and prints. Sandy is the illustrator behind all the products and the illustrations are drawn and printed by hand in Montreal. Her drawings are quite cute and childish! See for yourselves.

Christmas cards by Moon! and Sparrow ©Moon! and Sparrow

http://moonandsparrow.com/