30 Nov 2009 at 12:21pm
This was a tree I photographed recently when doing a commercial job for Wulura, a large property here in the Southwest. It really stood out with the great backlighting making the leaves pop! I used one of my favourite lenses the 400mm f/5.6 and cropped in close on the detail. This came up beautifully on the new Epson 9900 with the HDR inks. I love my Epson and the good news is the new rip is available for it so I will let you all know how good it is when I get it.
30 Nov 2009 at 8:03am
Benny from Team Digital has sent me the latest suite from NIK software, yet to put it all to use but have been using Silver Efex Pro for a while now and if your into Black and white, it is the only way to go. Brent Pearson is another guy who uses it. This image has been tone mapped with photomatix and stylised using Silver Efex Pro. Ok it isn’t a pretty landscape but I like it just the same.
I will be doing some reviews on the Nik suite soon. All accounts are it is an awesome bit of kit. On sale now!! Hey we love spending money right???
30 Nov 2009 at 2:55am
Hi all, thinking of the new Nikon D3s, Brendon from PRA has just sent me this special he is having and it is only for the punters who visit my blog. See below for details. This new camera is pretty hot from early indications, can’t wait to get my hands on it!! I can’t stop thinking how fantastic this baby would be in those low light situations. I am shooting stills in December on the set of a short movie being made in Perth. I hope to be using the D3s for it. More details of the movie shoot to come.
30 Nov 2009 at 1:23am
That means if you haven’t started dialing the number you are probably going to miss out. It is going to be brilliant with all 4 speakers confirmed and the champagne is now officially on ice for the celebrations. If you want to know what it will be about have a look at this promotional video of how boat trips of this nature should go!! Now for all you kiddies out there be warned there is some bad language in the said video! You have been warned!!! I’m on a Boat
26 Nov 2009 at 6:33am
Check out Michaels new video from his trip on True North to Papua New Guinea. This is just of the kids but you should see the landscape stuff. You will all be booking on for next years trips once you see this. Ask Rod Thomas, he will tell you. All shot on the 5D2 as per usual. It looks like a fantastic place and a fantastic culture.
26 Nov 2009 at 3:53am
Hey everyone, have a look at Roddy trying to pimp his ride! The lifestyles of the rich and famous, on True North.
25 Nov 2009 at 11:14am
Team Digital now have the Nikon D3s in stock. We are told that the Nikon D3s not only has video, but also has a number improvement on the previous Nikon D3 which could make this camera a class leader. Benny is getting me the D3s for the weekend, this will be my first chance to shoot with a Nikon after starting with one 20 years ago. Could it mean I will stop flying the Canon flag, we will see. I must say I am pretty excited to have a crack at this camera, more so than the 7D. I think the hi iso capability is the key. Now the 1D mark IV will be exciting too but that won’t be out till December. Also the boys will be receiving the new Nikon 70-200 F2.8 VRII which promises to set a new standard in lens quality. I love my 70-200 Canon lens, this would be one to have in your kit.
And best of all Nikon have reduced the prices on a number of lenses and cameras.
Nikon D3X body $ 10990.00
Nikon D700 Body $ 3695.00
Nikon D300s Body $ 2299.00
AF-S 12-24mm f4G DX IF-ED $ 1530.00
AF-S DX 10-24mm f/3.5-4.5G ED $ 1415.00
AF-S 14-24mm f2.8 LENS $ 2250.00
AF-S 24-70mm f2.8 LENS $ 2250.00
AF-S Micro-Nikkor 60mm f2.8ED $ 720.00
AF-S Micro-Nikkor 105mm f/2.8G IF-ED VR $ 1260.00
Thanks to Benny for the scoop on this new gear and pricing. For more info check out the Team Digital Blog
23 Nov 2009 at 7:44am
This one was two images worked initially in Photomatix and then tweaked in Photoshop. Now the problem is I am just pushing sliders around trying to make it look cool but not really knowing what I am doing. I will try to understand the process a little better as I get time. This is a shot from way back, just waiting for the right time to be bought to life. Now the secret to good hdr images I think is fixing all the problems with them after in photoshop. What Photomatix does is give you a good base image to work with, from there the images can go in any direction. It’s all about knowing what direction that is! Hopefully not backwards. I think where people are having problems is leaving the images straight out of Photomatix and not doing more work in Photoshop to stylize them. Still this look is what I have wanted to find for ever. Now everything I look at I wonder how it would look Tone Mapped.
23 Nov 2009 at 1:59am
Well the response has been fantastic, I guess the chance to get aboard this magnificent vessel is too much to pass up, forget the dodgy speakers. So now there is only 12 spots left from the 100 on offer. If you think you can make it ring the girls at Northstar Cruises asap. See you there.
22 Nov 2009 at 1:09pm
New Norcia is such a great little town to explore, being so close to Perth it is a great day out with the camera. This scene took my eye, loved the old bench, these things make great subject matter. The sign says, “Meet a Monk day has been called off!!”