Category: Videos

Guess who funded the famous anti-pollution ad w/ “crying Indian”

Guess who funded the famous anti-pollution ad w/ “crying Indian”

Remember the 1971 ad with the American Indian shedding a tear after witnessing the results of littering and pollution? You’d never guess, but that ad was funded by beverage makers like Anheuser-Busch, PepsiCo, and Coca-Cola. Why? Because in the 1960’s these businesses were trying to shift away from reusable containers like glass soda bottles to single-use containers like aluminum cans and plastic bottles.

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Best angles for portrait photography

Best angles for portrait photography

What is the best angle to photograph from when shooting a portrait? Photographer Ed Gregory puts some effort into answering that question in this video from his YouTube channel Photos in Color. While he admits he couldn’t control the conditions for this portrait survey perfectly, he does as much as humanly possible, and we can learn a lot from his analysis of the resulting portraits.

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Coming of age musically with Blue Oyster Cult while in Catholic school

Coming of age musically with Blue Oyster Cult while in Catholic school

My Mom loved rock music of all sorts. So when I came of age (musically speaking) and found a song and band I loved, it didn’t matter that the band had a satanic cult reputation and I was going to a Catholic school. If I liked Don’t Fear the Reaper by Blue Oyster Cult, that was just fine with Mom. She gave me the LP as a gift. No criticism or hesitation. “Just don’t make a big thing of it to the nuns, and you’ll be fine.”

I loved my Mom  8^)

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