30 Mar 2010 at 4:58pm
I am working up some stock images for Australia’s South West and every now and then I came across something I liked. Ok the grass isn’t meant to be green but they wanted winer shots for the new Winter Getaways brochure. Photoshop to the rescue. I like the simplicity of this shot.
29 Mar 2010 at 10:24pm
To the right is the reason you need to think about Search Engine Optimization. I had Judd Exley and the gang at Clever Starfish work on my site and the results speak for themselves. Below is what Judd does
Search Engine Optimisation, Pay-Per-Click Advertising, Web Marketing, Web Consulting and Web Analytics are all really big and fancy ways of saying one thing:
Make your website work.
Make it so people can find you, make it so that they can find what they want and make it tell you if it’s doing that properly.
In short, have a good website.
And that’s what I do.
You can contact Judd via his website it is worth looking into.
29 Mar 2010 at 4:49pm
100 Year Storm
This was my take on the storm that ripped through Perth last week. Michael and I got this one and decided to pack up when the lightning went behind us. When I got home a huge crack hit so close it was the thunder and lightning together. The old gradient filter can work wonders with these scenes. This was one bolt, with a small one on the horizon. The Phase One stayed home for this shot, couldn’t get the little girl wet or electrocuted. She doesn’t like the dark anyway. Took my old flame out, the 5D2, she is alright but you wouldn’t marry her!! A good work horse though, and not the glamour babe you take out to show off.
29 Mar 2010 at 6:26am
Michael has done it again with these videos showing the fun and good nature of Australia’s best photographers.
29 Mar 2010 at 6:22am
If you look carefully you might notice me in Tony’s video.
28 Mar 2010 at 9:04pm
These are a couple of pics of my niece who was kind enough to pose for me so I could check out some different lighting setups for my new portrait venture. We shot these this afternoon in a tilt panel industrial unit. I find using the walls as a backdrop helps add texture to the image. When your a teenager you want to look cool not all smiley and nice. You want to look dark, gritty and angry, well some of them do. I was a pretty happy teenager! But it was the 80’s and the darkest thing in those days was having huge mullets kept up with lots of hairspray!
Shot on the Phase One 645DF with the Schnieder 80mm f/2.8 and the P65+ back. The quality is quite extraordinary as you would expect.
26 Mar 2010 at 10:29pm
True North Trip 13
Markie has been pulling out some more Kimberley trip gems so not to be outdone I thought this was a great travel shot taken on an island with huge sandstone sculptures. The model was one of the passengers who was French, I know as much French as Tom Putt knows hard work! She was a natural!
26 Mar 2010 at 10:01pm
This is the sort of portraits I want to get into. Nothing too glossy and nice, more gritty, dark and interesting. If you want to be photographed in this way let me know and I’ll rip you through a price list……………. actually don’t know what to charge yet but will probably ask my good mate Tony Hewitt.
I like the idea of the photo being an art piece that you would hang on the wall not a little 5×7 you put into an album and never look at again. I want it to be interesting and don’t want to end up hating doing it because of creative restrictions. No smiling, no cuddling, no looking lovingly into each others eyes. I want none of that. If you need that sort of a photograph I’m not your guy.
24 Mar 2010 at 10:08pm
Just noticed I have cracked 500K today. Thanks everyone for having a look at my blog I really appreciate it. Wow that is some serious blogging time we have all managed in the past 2 years. Going on my average hits per day I should be at 1,000,000 hits by September 2010.
24 Mar 2010 at 9:45pm
I think photographing with a camera like the Phase One has given me the spark I needed to get back into shooting. I can’t wait for the day to start so I can go out and shoot, or should that be reshoot all my favourite locations. The P65+ is proving to be better than I could have imagined and at last I know what it must have been like to shoot 8″x10″ film. Not every image is a winner and you have to make sure your technique is spot on. I am having to focus stack to get the depth of field I want which is new to me after having so much depth of field with the DSLR’s. Still the extra effort is worth it and it has made me slow down and concentrate on the image.
Anyway you can’t get a very good idea how good this baby is until you give it a go for yourself. Have a word to Benny or Trev at Team Digital if you are serious about getting into this sort of gear. It will blow your mind.
Now have a look at this portrait of a very good looking fellow! Ok so I couldn’t find a model for the TNFP shirt. Hey the camera even has a self timer so you can shoot yourself as many times as your ego can cope with, mine got up to about 50 shots! Have a look at the 100% crop. That is all man, er I mean camera! The detail is astounding and if anyone out there would like a copy of this for their wall let me know, I can overlay a target so it would be awesome as a dart board. This is the ultimate weapon for a photographer, maybe Peter Eastway was right all along……………… nah!!