For us creative types there is a real compulsion to create. Exercising our creativity is also a key to maintaining our balance and harmony.
Here is an assortment of landscape images I shot recently on my converted 350D.
In the area around Creswick in central Victoria there are the often large remains of tailings from the gold mines that dotted the area in the 19th Century. These are called Mullock Heaps and mainly consist of overlying rock and quartz. While to some these are a blot on the rural landscape, to a photographer […]
I’ve been working through the backlog of images I have shot over the last 3 months or so. Here are a couple of macro shots taken with my infrared converted Canon 350D digital camera and a Canon 100mm macro lens.
My latest post on the HP Pro Photo blog is on how I use the iPhone as a photography assistant.
While I love the Gigapan Epic for shooting panorama photographs, it is not a perfect device.
Over the last couple of weeks I got out a few times to do some panorama photography with the Gigapan Epic and my converted for infrared photography Canon 350D.
Photography can be a social activity. Doing some photography as part of a group can have many benefits.
My latest post on the HP Pro Photography blog is on the do it yourself approach in photography.
Finally the combination of teaching commitments and bad weather gave me a break and let me get out with my modified GigaPan Epic motorized panorama platform and my converted for infrared photography Canon 350D.
The GigaPan Epic is designed to only handle smaller compact digital cameras. But a bit of ingenuity allowed me to use my Canon 350D, which was converted for infrared photography, with the Epic to produce IR panoramas.
The GigaPan Epic is designed for small, compact digital point and shoot cameras. Yet a half hours work with some aluminum, a drill and a thread-tapping device will remove many of the limitations and allow you to take panoramas with larger cameras, including dSLRs.
Following comments about our After the Fires in Infrared Photography first article (the second will go up shortly), I am also putting up a series on the fire locations that I am shooting in color.
Over the last month I’ve been doing a lot of photography out in the country. Some of this has been of wild areas but much of it has been the rural farm country. I shot with my converted for infrared Canon 350D digital camera, mostly with either my Canon 100-400mm L series lens or with […]
Yesterday I needed to get out for some emotional recovery time doing photography. So I spent the day till the weather closed in too much driving through the country around Gisborne and Romsey in Central Victoria.
Late March, as part of my healing through photography process, I was up the You Yangs, a granite outcropping outside of Melbourne. From there I took this shot of Melbourne with my IR converted 350D and my 100-400 lens. [geo_mashup_map]
The Black Saturday bushfires in central Victoria occurred on the 7th of February, 2009. The day had temperatures that peaked at 46.4 degrees Celsius (115.5 Fahrenheit) and very high winds.
As photographers, we are creative people, though how fully in touch with it we are can vary greatly. For many it defines us, but it can also have a negative side.
2009 has started out as a tough year for me personally, as well as a tough one for the world’s economies.
Expiring domain names is a pain for web site owners. As you would expect, you need to make sure your important domain names do not expire. I’ve had a friend loose his to a Chinese business that wanted large money to hand it back, because his hosting company screwed up the renewal. Now this blog […]
A computer is a key part of our photography practice. It is worth keeping it healthy. We all rely on our computers, whether you are a photographer or a digital artist. Keeping it in a healthy state is critical. Over the years I have found that one of the keys to having an effective computer […]
When it comes to selling your photography and art there is one great aid. Make sure that you have a story about or involving each image. People love a story. One of the things that those of us who are serious about making images forget, whether photography or art, is why other people buy images. […]
When we start with photography getting our cameras to do what we want and produce a well-exposed image can be a struggle. Later though, we should be concentrating on the content. Learning any new skill is a progression. In the beginning it is all tied up with the technique: whether it is driving or photography, […]
It is easy to become stuck on one or two sizes of print. Break out of the rut and try something different. Photographs and art work can look very different depending on the size. There is no right size to print every image at. We tend to fall into habits with regard to everything, including […]
Finding ways to shoot whenever and wherever you are can greatly expand your shooting experience and also open up new opportunities for your photography. Linking this with the first suggestion means that you don’t always have to use the same camera. In fact there are many times when carrying your normal camera gear would be […]