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Mat Guido is a part of moving collective of individuals who are trying to make waves within the Roseburg’s art community. Guido’s work titled “Cloud Patrol” is the first art exhibit to be featured in the new Cass Studio, located off Cass Street in downtown Roseburg. The idea behind Cloud Patrol was based on using experimental photography techniques documenting the clouds during the spring time. Guido’s work represents the transition and growth around clouds that can change how we think depending on the changing of the season. By using light leaks, red scale photography and double exposure, Guido obtained these types of effects. The termRead More →

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Shooting landscapes: the good, bad and ugly Landscape shooting can be somewhat difficult, but the trick is in setting up the right composition. Some of the best moments on camera take a lot of time and patience, but the payoff is really great. First ask yourself these questions:   What am I shooting? Whether it’s a large mountain range, animals, or a river bed, knowing what you are shooting will help you map out the composition. Look for a focal point and put that focal point on one of the lines that intersect if you divide the view finder into thirds.   Changing perspectives: SometimesRead More →

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Spring time is the perfect time for photography; that’s why it’s essential for new and even experienced photographers to know how to set up a composition. Shooting in low light situations can be a challenge, but, rest assured, with a little practice your shots will turn out great. In the last issue, I covered the basics of using a DSLR camera in manual mode. This issue we are going to cover setting up a proper composition and how to get the right lighting for a low light image. When considering composition, ask yourself these questions: What kind of setting/ location am I going to shoot?Read More →

streaming services

Getting the most bang for your buck There used to be a time when we had to sit around waiting for our favorite shows. Not now. Viewers can find anything they want to watch with a flick of a switch. The Internet fueled companies to create an alternative to what the cable companies were offering. This allowed services like Netflix and Hulu to thrive in a market that was formerly controlled by the cable companies.  Now, so many subscription services are out there to choose from that deciding which plan meets your needs  can be somewhat overwhelming. A comparison below of some of the majorRead More →

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The basics A picture can tell a thousand words without speaking one. That’s why it’s important to take note of good habits that make for better pictures. The first concept to grasp is to know how take a photo using manual mode. Instead of letting the camera make all the decisions for you, this gives the user full control, allowing you to make all the critical decisions. Ask yourself these questions: What is the lighting like, is it dark or light? How far away does the subject have to be? What is my subject going to be? Is it going to be moving or still?Read More →

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The band The Amity Affliction means so much to me. With all Oct. 1 aside, this band gave me the strength to move on. This story is through my eyes. As a concert goer, I want others to feel what it’s like to be at a show. A friend and I braved the October 2016 storm threats for a growling long, three-hour drive to Portland’s Hawthorne Theater. We arrived around 4:15 p.m. near check in time, lining up with a crowd of people gathering around the front entrance. The forecast rain then started to pour down as we waited outside for the doors to open.Read More →

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Class may feel a lot like the set of Grey’s Anatomy or Scrubs this fall in the new Bonnie J. Ford Health, Nursing & Science Center which celebrated its grand opening today. The $17 million 35,000 square foot center replaces UCC’s 50-year-old science building with state-of-the art labs, classrooms, offices, conference spaces and a Medical Legal Resolutions Center where professionals can come together to resolve medical treatment issues traditionally resolved through litigation.Read More →

oculus rift

Although virtual reality has been around since the 1950s, VR is just now getting a foothold.  Facebook, which owns the rights to Oculus Rift, is trying to push virtual reality into the mainstream. Sony is also currently processing pre-orders on a VR system that will be ready to ship by October.  Microsoft also just opened their VR HoloLens software to U.S. and Canada developers who join their Windows Insider program and agree to provide development feedback.Read More →

The reason Foo Fighters’ music works so well is because there aren’t any rules. It’s just a bunch of guys in a band who love playing music, having a good time and giving their fans the treat of experiencing rock and roll without any compromise.  They mix elements of punk, rock, blues and alternative to produce an electrifying sound that is heavily influenced by cheap trick, red hot chili peppers, and screaming trees to name a few.Read More →