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Modern Architectural Photography A Back What, Hero Who?As an architect or designer who is hiring a photographer for the first time, you may come across these terms being thrown around by people in the industry without even knowing what they mean. Any industry has it's own jargon and terminology that can be confusing to those not in the know, so I'm going to explain these two terms to help you better understand how a photo shoot works and how to better communicate with your own photographer on set.The "Hero" ShotA hero or hero shot (or hero "insert anything here") is a term used in photography and video worlds that means the best of something, or the best, nicest, or final version or thing that will be shown to audiences. The opposite of the hero is a "mock-up" or a "stand-in" that we use for testing purposes, to experiment with without having to use the hero. In my field, architectural photography, hero shots are typically what companies will use for covers of magazines and trade journals.

Garden Cities by Ebenezer Howard « SCOD Public Blog From the book Garden Cities of To-morrow by Ebenezer Howard 1898, 1902 Ebenezer Howard was a shop keeper’s assistant, farmer, writer, sociologist, and statesman. Howard valued good living conditions, democracy, nature, human rights, and personalities. Osburn and Mumford added notes that introduce, critique, review, and praise Howard. JH Osburn claims Howard may have been influenced by Bellamy’s book Looking Backward.

Sydney Opera House - Home To celebrate the creative genius and enduring spirit of Jørn Utzon, a State Memorial was held at the Sydney Opera House on Wednesday 25th March 2009 at 11am. View Program. Sydney Opera House has received hundreds of tributes from all over the world. The Best Architectural Websites The Top Architectural Websites in the World That sounds pretty important doesn’t it? At the very least it sounds comprehensive … it suggests an extensive and exhaustive collection of the best architecturally themed websites in the world. I’m not sure if that is this list but it is my go-to list of websites.

Abandoned Theme Parks, Theaters, Schools & Pools : WebUrbanist 12 Abandoned Theme Parks, Theaters, Schools & Pools Article by Delana, filed under Abandoned Places in the Architecture category. Abandoned places are great for letting the imagination run wild. Whether they were once used for housing or work, buildings and sites which have been forgotten and allowed to fall into disrepair are fascinating glimpses into the past. Some of the most haunting abandonments, however, are those that were once used to entertain and educate – filled with vast once-vibrant gathering and learning spaces. SAMSUNG SD590 Series S27D590P Black High glossy 27" 5ms (GTG) HDMI Widescreen LED Backlight LCD Monitor PLS Panel 300 cd/m2 DCR Mega Infinity (1000:1) Samsung 27-Inch LED Monitor S27D590P 27.0-inch screen with 1920 x 1080 HD resolutionPLS Technology178-degree wide viewing angleSuper narrow bezel (9.5mm)Industrial design with easel standGame Mode optimizes gaming performanceMega DCR and Magic Upscale for enhanced pictureTwo HDMI ports and VGA port Mega DCR and Magic Upscale Enhance Picture Quality

Solar powered Stuttgart main station is virtually net zero energy structure Solar powered Stuttgart main station is virtually net zero energy structure Eco Factor: Stuttgart railway station minimizes energy needs using huge skylights and solar power. Designed way back in 1997 as part of a large rail redevelopment project called Stuttgart 21, the Main Station Stuttgart has begun to see the light of the day. 2013 eVolo Magazine is pleased to announce the winners of the 2013 Skyscraper Competition. The award was established in 2006 to recognize outstanding ideas for vertical living. Since then, the publication has received more than 5,000 projects that envision the future of building high. These ideas, through the novel use of technology, materials, programs, aesthetics, and spatial organizations, challenge the way we understand vertical architecture and its relationship with the natural and built environments. In 2013, the Jury, formed by leaders of the architecture and design fields selected 3 winners and 24 honorable mentions. eVolo Magazine received 625 projects from all continents and 83 different countries.

No. 570 - 2012.1024 Trees are fundamental to urban landscapes and natural ecosystems. Wood from trees is a fundamental material for architecture. The tension between wood in living trees, and wood in buildings and other products, is arguably at an all-time-high on planet Earth. Techland - Tech and Gaming News and Reviews - TIME.com Regulators are wary of facial recognition software Facebook rolled out a new photo-sharing app in the U.S. this week, but it won’t come out in Europe in the near future due to concerns over how it uses facial recognition technology. The app, called Moments, allows users to share photos with each other privately based around specific events and uses facial recognition software to detect which friends are in a given photo.

Vetrotech Saint-Gobain Österreich - Applications INIT Building Our products are uniqely adapted to "pressure glazed" curtain wall and façade systems; highly resistant to thermal breakage and perimeter moisture as well as UV-stable in exterior applications. Whether equipping cruise ships, ferries, mega yachts, tankers, offshore supply and accommodation vessels or oil platforms - our products provide the whole of the marine, offshore and petrochemical industries with high-performance solutions.

Free Architecture Courses - Free Architecture Courses on the Web If you have a computer, tablet, or smart phone, you can go to college for free. Hundreds of colleges and universities around the world offer free downloads of popular courses and lectures in architecture, urban design, and engineering. Yes, there are drawbacks. You can't chat with the professors or classmates.

Autodesk 123D Design: 3D Modeling for the Masses Autodesk123D Design is a new free 3D modeling tool that allows users to create a digital model and then 3D print or fabricate their idea whether on the iPad, Mac, PC or via their web browser. Autodesk 123D Design helps users get their projects started by providing base shapes and example models that help move past a blank screen and into the design quickly. Using natural interactions to add objects to the canvas and assemble parts together, users can enjoy the design process and create amazing 3D-printable designs. "For the first time ever, users can create sophisticated, precise 3D models of real objects on their iPad, Mac, PC or via their web browser. People said this couldn't be done on iPad, and we're happy to prove them wrong," commented Samir Hanna, vice president of Consumer Products, Autodesk. Sponsored Links

Funny photo mixtures of pets and famous people Yoda and Audrey Hepburn When pets and celebrities meet this is what you’ll get a Dr. Spock corgi, a Michael Jackson chihuahua, an Amy Winehouse kitten, and so on. These are all funny photo montages of dogs and cats that are turned into famous people. Similar thing has been done to these photoshopped animal photos where frogs look like strawberries and spiders like onion.

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