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Some ran­dom pho­tog­ra­phy related links which have caught my eye over the last few days:

  • I’ll start off with the fan­tas­tic video at the top of this post, The Aurora, by Terje Sorgjerd. It involved a week of nights, in the open at –25 degrees Cel­sius. My wife thinks Terje must be nuts, but I would love to expe­ri­ence this!
  • Despite my strug­gles to work through my back cat­a­log, sort­ing the good from the bad, one of the goals of this web­site is to show off my best shots and offer high qual­ity prints. I have dab­bled with Foto­moto to pro­vide that facil­ity, but have dis­abled it for the moment as I had some tech­ni­cal issues. In the mean time, Pho­to­Shel­ter (a com­pany which spe­cialises in build­ing port­fo­lio web­sites for pho­tog­ra­phers) has realeased it’s “2011 How To Sell Prints” guide. Excel­lent, and timely reading.
  • I still hang on to my Canon EOS 30 film cam­era, and I prob­a­bly have a stash of about 40 rolls of Fuji 400 speed film. At times, I felt “more of a pho­tog­ra­pher” when using that, than I do now with my Canon EOS 7D. Why? Hard to nail down, but per­haps the newer tech­nol­ogy, and instant feed­back allows us to sub­con­sciously rel­e­gate actual pho­to­graphic skill to post pro­cess­ing so to speak. Whereas pre­vi­ously I would use par­tial meter­ing and expo­sure com­pen­sa­tion to get the result I wanted, now there is a lot of “spray and pray”. Dig­i­tal Pho­tog­ra­phy School’s arti­cle “5 ways to stop being a luck pho­tog­ra­pher {and start tak­ing pic­tures on pur­pose}” might help to get me back on track.
  • Over­heard in Cam­era shop: “My cam­era is bro­ken”. Clas­sic. I expe­ri­ence this is so many area’s these days, com­put­ers, camera’s, soft­ware, etc.
  • Finally, was dig­ging through my photo col­lec­tion recently to illus­trate my run­ning route in Manly, Syd­ney, and I cam upon these two. They worked out well, so I though I would share:

 

The view of St. Patricks, North Head, Manly, from Queenscliff.

The view of St. Patricks, North Head, Manly, from Queenscliff.

 

Dawn, Ocean Beach, Manly, NSW, Australia.

Dawn, Ocean Beach, Manly, NSW, Australia.

 

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