Mullock Heaps of Creswick Through Infrared Photography

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 they present many opportunities for photography. A recent trip there with my converted for infrared photography Canon 350D and a selection of lenses produced the images below. The camera used a custom white balance and I shot in RAW. These were processed in Adobe Camera RAW and then in Photoshop. Most had levels adjusted individually in each colour channel, a slight contrast improving curve and an increase in colour vibrancy.

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A Good Way to Add to Your Business

UK photographer and graphic designer David Springford now has three websites to his business, one on his graphic design, one for his photography and a new one for a line of tee-shirts with his designs printed on them, many of which have a photographic theme. The tee-shirt site, called eyetees, has a great design and looks good. The designs are interesting and different, just what you want in the tee-shirt market. It also illustrates the principle that smart business practice is to make as much use of your talent as possible and create diverse streams of income. Continue reading “A Good Way to Add to Your Business”

Ballarat International Foto Biennale Photography Exhibitions Review, Part 3

In this article I offer my review of some of the exhibitions. As all such reviews are, these are my personal response to the exhibitions I saw. I did not set out to see all the exhibitions. Along the way I stumbled across some other exhibitions that either were not in the program or that I hadn’t intended to see.

In this article I look at some exhibitions in Creswick and then move on to the Alternative Fringe exhibitions in Trentham and Tylden. Continue reading “Ballarat International Foto Biennale Photography Exhibitions Review, Part 3”

Ballarat International Foto Biennale Photography Exhibitions Review, Part 2

In this article series I offer my review of some of the exhibitions. As all such reviews are, these are my personal response to the exhibitions I saw. I did not set out to see all the exhibitions. Rather I went through the exhibition program and chose ones in Ballarat and Creswick that appealed to me. Along the way I stumbled across some other exhibitions that either were not in the program or that I hadn’t intended to see.

Part 2 looks at some more Ballarat exhibitions. Continue reading “Ballarat International Foto Biennale Photography Exhibitions Review, Part 2”

Ballarat International Foto Biennale Photography Exhibitions Review, Part 1

The Ballarat Foto Biennale is a month long festival of photography that is run every second year. Last time it was the Daylesford Foto Biennale (DFB) but the City of Ballarat came on board for this one and, hopefully, into the future. The BFB consists of an extensive number of exhibitions, comprising a core and a fringe collection, as well as a workshop series. Continue reading “Ballarat International Foto Biennale Photography Exhibitions Review, Part 1”