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‘Commentary’ Category

December 13, 2023

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by: Jacques Gaines

Table of Contents Toggle When did the “I Have a Dream” speech happen?Who wrote the “I Have a Dream” speech?Historical and Cultural Context of the “I Have a Dream” SpeechWhere Was the “I Have a Dream” Speech SpokenOther interesting readingHow and Why Was the “I Have a Dream” Speech a Masterstroke?Repetition Hammers in Your MessagePainting [...]

October 20, 2023

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by: Jacques Gaines

Table of Contents Toggle Boudoir taking on a life of its ownIn Boudoir it’s all about the subjectExperience goes a long wayBoudoir Photography tip1 – Have the right attitudeBoudoir Photography Tip 2 – Decide quickly. Indecision is your worst enemyBoudoir Photography Tip and Trick 3 – Use the “AUTO”Boudoir Photography Tip 4 –  Trust your [...]

May 3, 2023

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by: Jacques Gaines

Artificial Intelligence and the magic result of profile pics   We all have seen it. A favourite influencer or close friend posts an A.I. Generated profile pic the likes of which you have never seen. What amazes you is that they say that all they did was upload a couple of images of themselves at [...]

November 14, 2021

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by: Jacques Gaines

Soft diffused light makes great portraits   Beginner portrait photographers quickly learn one thing about lighting - You need a soft light source. Soft lighting gives excellent results time after time. This portrait was taken on an overcast day where the sun’s light is diffused by clouds. Notice the smooth transitions between shadows and highlights. [...]

August 21, 2021

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by: Jacques Gaines

Filming the Festival d'été de Québec   In 2018, before all the COVID nonsense, I had the opportunity to film a live show event in my area. This event was sponsored by a huge national telecom service provider Bell Canada and a venue owned by one of the largest festival organizations in North America - [...]

July 29, 2021

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by: Jacques Gaines

5 essential actions that can save you money   I have a great deal of experience with new camera shopping under my belt. But all experience comes with the accumulation of mistakes and lessons learned. Although I have already made a video and a blog post on 5 things you need to consider when buying [...]

April 27, 2021

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by: Jacques Gaines

Where is Jacques Gaines?   I have faced many personal challenges these days. But the challenges I am facing are nothing too extreme and nothing I cannot handle or grasp. But these challenges are significant enough for me to take a small break from the world of YouTube, Blogging, and social media in general. Most [...]

December 27, 2020

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by: Jacques Gaines

The Fujifilm lenses I love   On September 16th, 2017, I bought my first Fujifilm Camera. At the time, I saw this move to Fujifilm as a move toward a stills photography workflow only. However, since then, I have completely switched to Fujifilm for photography and video production. From Fiji’s old school dial system to [...]

December 11, 2020

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by: Jacques Gaines

What does this pose and how you handle yourself with your loved ones have in common?   The art of an open mind   Like Angie, you have to approach your mental flexibility as though it were an art. This pose is all about the art of flexing just enough to communicate physical beauty and [...]

November 28, 2020

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by: Jacques Gaines

Intro   Moon landing deniers have been around for a while. But in the age of "Fake news" and questionable press practices, the movement keeps on growing. Much of moon landing denier's so-called proof is in the photographs.   However, as a photographer with a pretty good knowledge of photographic realities, I am sure that [...]