Is Canada Addicted to the Internet?

Is Canada Addicted to the Internet?

Four out of five households in Canada have access to the World Wide Web, according to Statistics Canada. Of those four households, almost 70% connect to the Internet with more than one device including laptops, desktops, gaming consoles, and mobile devices.

“The internet is basically half or more of the opportunities for everything in life,” Ryan Coppa, a student who was interviewed in a recent streeter, believes that everyone needs access to the Internet. They risk being put under the radar and in this day and age, it can be vital for anyone.

Of the five students that were interviewed, they all agreed on the same idea that although the Internet “has become the base of communication, marketing, shopping, etc.,” it still connects families, friends, and people in general.

“Today’s generation lives and breathes the Internet,” another student that was interviewed in the streeter, Adam Hong, believes that although the Internet can have its perks, the world is quickly becoming engulfed in it.

Social Media is the Future?

This may be the fact for up-and-coming journalists. According to Ken Pearson, Digital Content Manager for Metroland’s Durham Division, the popularity of social media with news companies has been more than helpful to them.

With the ease of social media at our fingertips, it has never been easier to get information and breaking news to people.  Pearson says “we want to make people feel connected,” and makes a point to say that it’s just that much easier to do when it’s online.

Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, YouTube, and Pinterest are all apart of the news companies now, spreading word of breaking news faster than ever.


- Allissia



This lovely group of boys are apart of Calamity.

A League of Legends crew, well on their way to Major League Gaming, attended the fifth Lan War at Durham College and UOIT this past weekend.

They came in second out of the hundreds of gamers in the League of Legends tournament.

Super proud of these boys, they did awesome! And the shirts are made by a mutual friend and one of my models, Shailynn.

Types of Lighting

Using lighting can create a drastically different mood for a picture you want to create.

So today, I wanted to talk about four different types of lighting that can be used in a studio! I’ll go in order of top to bottom.

1) Butterfly Lighting
This is a technique that you will find in old school glamour shots, celebrity shots, and dramatic pictures. As you can see, the shadows accentuate facial structures.
This is a super easy technique, as your studio light just has to be above and behind you, and shine down on your model!

2) Loop Lighting
This technique creates a shadow on the model’s cheek, and can also mimic the feeling of a window shot.
It’s fairly easy to create this lighting; the light source has to be about 45 degrees beside you, and just above eye level.

3) Rembrandt Lighting
Rembrandt lighting also creates a dramatic effect, and was created from a painted named Rembrandt.
The only thing you need to know about this technique, is that the light source must hit your model’s eye and create a triangle-like shape under the eye.

4) Split Lighting
Fairly straightforward, split lighting simply cuts your model’s face in half. This creates the most “moody and dramatic” look of them all.
The light source must be directly beside your model’s face, and only illuminate the one half.

Sorry for the long post, just wanted to show the different techniques!