Back from an extended summer (Down Under) break and I am thinking about all the things I have to get done. Then I came across a great article by Rebecca Greenfield on Fast Company about how the Creative Director at ETSY uses lists for everything so he can concentrate on creative stuff. (Read Rebecca’s article […]
I’ve posted a new macro video shot with the Canon MP-E65mm macro lens. And below is another image of obsidian, volcanic glass, shot with the same lens.
Below are some still images and a video I shot with the Canon MP-E65mm macro lens, an amazing lens that covers the 1-5x macro magnification range. All are shot of one piece of obsidian, a natural volcanic glass.
I’ve been the last two days at the University of Melbourne for a documentary film making course, and in my spare time I shot some infrared images of the university. Here is a selection of them. They were taken with my converted for IR Canon 350D using a 720nm IR filter in the body and […]
I was introduced to Byte magazine in 1978 by one of my tutors at university. It was a very core part of my life for the next 20 years. Byte was a magazine focused on microcomputers, though it did also cover other interesting developments in the world of computing. Its first issue was September 1975. […]
Photography is sometimes art and art sometimes uses photography. But what is the determining factor? The answer is that photography is art when it mirrors contemporary art concerns. So just what do I mean by that? Well tough as it might sound, contemporary art moved beyond just being beautiful or representational back with surrealism, futurism, […]
Be Courageous In Your Photography, and Life Doing good photography is risky. Living a full life is risky. But can you really be happy doing anything less? The Oxford dictionary defines courage as “the ability to do something that frightens one; bravery” and as “strength in the face of pain or grief”. If you think […]
Boredom plays an undervalued role in stimulating your creativity and improving your photography. On Saturday my wife had an exhibition opening. We all went there early as she had to setup food, etc. There wasn’t anything for my daughter and I to do and no one had really showed up yet so, given that we […]
Well, so far my Flash free Mac is working great. I haven’t missed Flash at all. Since a web browser communicates back to a site what technology it supports, what I am finding is that sites that were really annoying with Flash enabled, like the local The Age newspaper and the News Ltd Australian site […]
Since I was recently adding more memory to several MacBooks a friend has, and so had my anti-static mat out, I decided it was time to add some RAM to my MacBook Pro. Over the years I used various RAM in my computers but tend to prefer Micron (Crucial). They make life really easy on […]