Finally, Flickr will shortly be introducing an exciting new look, as seen in the image at the head of this post. It also features a great “Dark” mode, seen below, something which many third party services had provided in the past. I use Flickr to showcase my images, it’s a great community, and I enjoy the feedback that an image or gallery on my website doesn’t necessarily receive.
The emergence of Canon DSLR video has been a triumph and a struggle for wannabe Steven Spielberg’s, me included. The triumph is the undoubted quality of the image, and the creative avenues opened up by the wide variety of lenses available.
The struggle includes the introduction of so much new terminology, so many new ways to be creative and to fail miserably, and the inevitable havoc caused to well established workflows with the introduction of video. This post outlines my efforts to arrive at something resembling a usable workflow for video, using MPEG Streamclip, Adobe Premiere Pro, and YouTube.
Ah, my first DSLR, a Canon 20D, it is time to part company. I will miss it, but the truth is I have not used it since I got my 7D. So it is up on eBay now, to be recycled into something new and shiny! Check it out here.
I have just posted a new gallery of some shots of the Cunard Line cruise ship MS Queen Victoria on her recent visit to Sydney, Australia. For more information on this beautiful ship, check out this Wikipedia entry, or the Cunard Line website.
So Adobe has announced Creative Suite 5. There have already been some amazing preview video’s, but, as always with Adobe products, there will be the debate whether to upgrade or not. I am lucky enough to have Adobe Master Collection CS4, but here are the top three features which will probably push me down the upgrade path…
My Canon 7D can also shoot High Definition 24P video, though coming from a photography background, I am struggling to catch up. New formats, new tools, new challenges (i.e. have you tried to edit Canon 7D footage in Premiere Pro? That is a major challenge for another post…) and new creative decisions.
Why? It scares me, it defies me to control it, demands manual control for best results. And mostly, it beats me… so much so that I bought this book, this flash, this camera, and finally, this lens to wrestle back control at the darker points of the my photographic adventure.
If I am honest with myself, I don’t know how to use it correctly, and have the photographic evidence to prove it! This post from Photocritic.Org might just put me on the path to flash redemption, and cure me of my past sins..
In my previous post on Digital Asset Management, I briefly outlined some of the entry level contenders for DAM software such as Google Picasa and Adobe Photoshop Elements. In the rest of this series, I will look at some of the heavy weights, the professional asset management systems. I will start with the one I use most — Adobe Lightroom. Not sure if this is a good idea as I it is the product that I am most intimate with, knowing its strengths and weaknesses. Let’s get started…
The eccentric Duke Special now features as a new gallery on JonathanBourke.Com. This is a repost of an earlier Flickr based Gallery as I slowly migrate my portfolio content to my own website. In this gallery, I try to capture the eccentricity, the motion, and the colour of Dukes’ performance at Dolans that night. Some of the images could be perceived as being blurred… but for me this accurately reflects the feeling of the gig.
I am Jonathan Bourke. Originally from Limerick, Ireland, I am now based in Sydney, Australia.
This web site will feature my travel, landscape, and fine art photography, which you will be able to purchase as high quality prints, greeting cards, or email as eCards. I occasionally muse on matters in general.