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Australian Starscape Exhibition

16 Dec 2010 at 8:45am

A guy who had recently attended one of my workflow workshops has an exhibition of his work currently hanging at the Little Creatures Brewery in Fremantle. Davids work look fantastic so make sure you check it out. You can drink beer there so you don’t need any other excuses to go. See the attached flyer for details.

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Early Christmas Present from Canon

14 Dec 2010 at 8:58pm

Hi all,  My mates at Team Digital have some good news for all you Canon abusers out there. Big savings on some pretty lovely lenses, I would like the 135mm F/2. That is one sweet sharp lens and the Bokeh is sensational. Can’t believe it is so cheap. The 50mm F/1.2 for $1865, that is my most used lens. I would say most pro’s would consider the 50mm their favourite focal length. Check out the link below.

http://www.teamdigital.com.au/blog/2010/12/14/the-great-canon-lens-promo-just-in-time-for-xmas/

I am doing a party on New Years eve, not just any old party. Hoping to get my hands on the Elinchrome Ranger Quadra kit again and a Nikon D3s. That would be my dream kit for social photos. Benny is the guy who can make it happen. I’ll leave the Phase at home, if I end up on the dance floor with a camera the price of a nice new Prado, things could get ugly real quick.

P.S. Don’t forget to order your Flembot mugs, all proceeds go to Princess Mary, she likes to spend and loves Danishes!

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TNFP Shirts Back by popular Demand!

14 Dec 2010 at 10:19am

Due to overwhelming demand I have bought the TNFP shirt back, this time better than ever. Gone is the “i”. Apple were a little concerned that I was lifting their profile to levels of quality and taste that they could never hope to achieve.

If you go to http://www.cafepress.com/ChristianFletcherDesign you will see the shirt there and other designs I have come up with. I hope to expand the range as I get time. You can order any product you want to have the amazing TNFP logo on. Why not buy someone a coffee cup for christmas or an apron for your husband would be a good gift idea. What ever you are into the TNFP will always be relevant. Tell your boss, your partner, your kids…..

“That’s Not F…. Possible”

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Blacksmiths Shop

12 Dec 2010 at 2:18pm

Launceston has this great arts centre with a museum and a scitech type place for the kids. This blacksmiths workshop was set up as a display, it was brilliant. The Phase loves this sort of image. 6 images focus stacked with Helicon and then Freaky Details in Photoshop.

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Travelling Tasmania

12 Dec 2010 at 9:56am

This was our home for 9 days whilst touring Tassie. It was fun for a while but then it became a bit claustrophobic. The problem was stopping on the side of the road with such a big assed machine. Not that suitable for winding Tasmanian roads. Missed a lot of photo ops because of that.

One the up side it was cool just stopping where ever you wanted for the night and make camp. The lookout at Lake Pedder was probably the best spot to camp but there would be lots of others if you had the time to explore.

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James Price Point Back in the Spotlight

11 Dec 2010 at 3:16pm

This is taken from thewest.com.au

In its major environmental assessment of the impact of the $30 billion James Price Point gas precinct, the State Government has revealed there could be detrimental impacts for the surrounding marine ecosystem.

To be publicly released on Monday, the six-volume 1500 page draft Strategic Assessment Report details the potential for whale deaths from vessel strikes and physiological impacts on dugongs from blasting works, marine discharge and removal of foraging habitat.

Two years in the making, the report also formally recommends building the project at James Price Point, identifying it as the most commercially viable location.

It’s all about MONEY, as if we didn’t already know.

Does anyone know if the money being given to the aboriginals, $1.5 billion, is being distributed amongst all of them residing in the Kimberley? If so from my research of the Department of Education website, there are about 11,500 aboriginals currently in the area. Now that means they will each get $83 per week for the next 30 years to give up their land. Hmmm I don’t know if that is such a good deal. I think the government thinks it is a good deal!

Can someone please check my figures, I must be wrong, in fact I want to be wrong.

I wonder what $83 will be worth in the year 2040?

Hope you like the shot of the our precious ocean, sorry there is a speck in it I should have cloned out! Shot on the lovely Phase One, when you zoom in to 100% you can see the whales rocking to the beat. Seismic sound sensation! I believe they like metal too! Bring on the Bauxite Rock!!!

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Freycinet Workshop 2010

8 Dec 2010 at 3:38pm

Well Nick Rains and I had our first ever Tasmania workshop last weekend Held at the Freycinet Lodge. It was a fantastic weekend with 14 great people and lots of laughs, mostly at my expense but I wouldn’t have it any other way. The talent in the room was unbelievable and I’m not talking about the super fabulous Nick Rains and his Colour Management juggernaut, but the participants who attended.

The weather didn’t play ball for most of the weekend but we didn’t get any rain that stopped us from shooting each day. Some of the images taken were pretty awesome to say the least and you can check out a lot more on Nick’s website

I want to thank everyone who came to the workshop and made it a great time for Nick and myself. It was a group that gelled so well. The lodge put on some brilliant food, those morning and arvo teas rocked. I only have one complaint, I wanted seconds on the scones and you buggers ate them all.

We will be running the same workshop next year in December so if your interested let Nick know.

Steve Pope was one of the participants on the workshop, this is what he had to say.

Christian,

Thanks again for the workshop. I learned so many techniques and tips that it is still percolating down through my brain.  You and Nick are fantastic instructors and more importantly wonderfully encouraging to all of us, no matter how talented or not we are.

And I didn’t even have to bribe him to say that.


The landscape image is by Jenny Shorta, a lady with a brilliant eye.



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My new Epson 4900 Lands Friday

8 Dec 2010 at 10:34am

Now I like to keep up on the latest technology and when I heard about this new printer coming out I new it was the one for me. So much so I ordered two. I am getting my one for home this Friday. Benny from Team Digital is personally delivering it and setting it up for me. He is going to profile it whilst he is down and then we might kick back at the end of the day with a few beers. Now that is what I call service. I will be putting up my thoughts on the printer over the coming weeks but lets just say I am expecting great things from every thing I have heard. Team Digital are offering free 16″x20″ prints from this beast to the first 50 people through the door to have a look. See their blog post here.

Now this means I will be selling my 3880 which is practically brand new. The only reason I am really upgrading is because being a 5 star lazy kind of a photographer I can’t be bothered feeding sheets into the printer every time I use it. I much prefer the ease of roll papers. If you are not as lazy as me and wish to purchase a printer that has probably done less than 100 prints it is on the market for $1395, $600 off the RRP. Let me know if your keen. christianfletcher@westnet.com.au

P.S. that is a very biblical pic of the printer with Benny the believer behind! In my case I get the printer and Benny for a day. I hear he is a great cook too so girls he is the total package. And all you need to do is buy an Epson printer off him. He comes cheap!

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