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Weekly podcast

12 Jan 2020 at 8:47am

Weekly podcast

Do you know that I, along Carwyn Church, have a weekly podcast?  It’s called Light Minded.  We talk all things photography and interview photographers around the world.  Today, we start our 2020 podcast series with photographers specialising in aerials.

Here is a link to our latest podcast  – https://www.buzzsprout.com/327884/2435609-mieke-boynton-drops-into-lightminded-and-we-discover-her-very-loose-connection-with-cool-runnings?fbclid=IwAR27W4FRsASkGz52nziQR1NVEV0DSFvTFfQksMo1gZbpNzpatYw_OVRZwuc

Visit our Instagram page for more information – https://www.instagram.com/light_minded_podcast/

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Photoshop 101 For Kids

2 Sep 2015 at 11:48am

Photoshop 101 For Kids

I have cause for concern about my job now.
I had my hand put up to give a couple of photoshop 101 lessons at my children’s primary school and had a great time with the classes I taught. There are quite a few photo wizards on their way up I think
Quite a bit different from my normal adult workshops but good fun and at the end of the day the kids had made me some thank you cards.
Feeling all warm and fuzzy.

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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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Epson Pro 4900 printer

1 Nov 2010 at 9:51am

I was at the AIPP conference last week and got to have a look at the New baby from Epson, the Pro 4900.

I was so impressed I have ordered two. One for home and one to replace our ageing Canon ipf 5100 (Brand C). This will mean I will be fully Epson at home and in the gallery and printing quality will be consistent across the board. My old 4800 was an epic printer and is still going strong at my Mandurah gallery.

Benny from Team Digital will be getting me one this month and I will post my thoughts on it then. Lets just say I expect great things and did not hesitate to upgrade my equipment.

p.s. please don’t tell my business partner I have order two, I was told I could not spend any more money! oops I did it again! Britney Spears style!

Here is a plot of the colour gamut against the gamuts of other reputable printers! This is why I upgrade. Don’t you love these sexy charts.

For more info and a very cool price go to the Team Digital Blog. Tell Benny or Trevo that I sent you and want you to get the best deal on the planet…… ok the best deal in East Perth!………. ok the best deal on Lord Street!

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Gigapan Promo Video

1 Sep 2010 at 4:35pm

[vimeo http://vimeo.com/14602062]

Another great video by my brother Michael. Shows off the Gigapan and the fun you can have with it. Now before you guys go, hang on that Sugarloaf shot wasn’t taken with the Gigapan, it is there because the actual image we shot wasn’t that great. Not in quality, that was awesome, in light and feel. It was the wrong time of day. For the video Michael thought this shot looked better, see even with all the best technology in the world if the light isn’t on….

The Landscape 500

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The Cartoon Look

29 Jul 2010 at 8:15pm

Have you ever wondered how photographers get that cartoon look in some of their portraits. That gritty dirty contrasty look. I have been trying to work it out for ages. I think I am almost there. Am I going to divulge the secret?? Hmm, you might have to get on my next workshop! Well thats if you like this look. If you don’t, and I suspect you won’t Hazel, then you won’t care a bit!!

I like it, it is fun to do and creative.

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What’s New in CS5

29 Apr 2010 at 11:59am

Photoshop CS5

Hi everyone

This will be worth getting along to, I will probably go along as I fly out later that night to do some shooting around Bright Victoria with Markie, Philbo, Neal, Clint and none other than the amazing Tommy Putt. See you at Team Digital

Thats right Photoshop CS5 has been announced. As with every Photoshop release Team Digital will be running a

” Whats New in CS5″ seminar on the 6th May 6.00pm to 8.00pm. Cost $ 25.00 which is redeemable off any CS5 purchase. contact Bianca to book your place bianca@teamdigital.com.au or 93283377

In this seminar we go through in detail the new features of CS5 , how to use these new features and how to introduce these features into your workflow. Stay tuned !

We have confirmed pricing now

Photoshop CS5 upgrade                       $ 330.00 inc gst

Photoshop CS5 full version                  $ 1149.00 inc gst

Photoshop Cs5 Extended                      $ 1645.00 inc gst

Orders being taken now.

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Phase One – see for yourself

24 Mar 2010 at 9:45pm

Yallingup Beach

Yallingup Beach

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!!

Christian Fletcher

Christian Fletcher

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Workshop with Les Walkling

23 Mar 2010 at 8:55am

Hi all, Team Digital have some cool news on some excellent workshops coming up. I am going to two of Les Walklings, hedaman!!

There is 2 positions left for the Capture One workshop.

This seminar presents a comprehensive overview of Capture One 5, Phase One’s latest version of their legendary software. Highlights of the seminar include Capture One’s exceptional image quality, and the logical and professional workflow it facilitates. RAW, TIFF and JPEG files are processed non-destructively, tethered shooting and batch processing are fully supported, and special tools such as the Colour Editor, High Dynamic Range, Lens Correction and Skin Tone Enhancer produce images of unrivalled beauty, accuracy and processing efficiency.

http://teamdigital.wordpress.com/2010/02/25/capture-one-training-1st-april/

Also we have the free Printing workshops running on the 30th March. Les is speaking so they must come.

First Steps Seminar 9.30am-12.45pm
Understanding the key elements to printing success – An introductory seminar for
photographers looking to get serious about producing quality output.

Fine Art Printing Seminar 1.45 to 4.45pm
This seminar critically introduces the fine print in the age of digital reproduction. It analyses and evaluates the finest available materials and combines them with advanced editing techniques and print processes to produce prints of exquisite quality. Simultaneous contrast, optical illusions and other visual effects are incorporated into sophisticated image editing techniques. Different criteria for evaluating print quality, and the creative preparation of images for inkjet and digital-photographic printing are also examined.

http://teamdigital.wordpress.com/2010/03/16/team-digital-invites-you-to-two-free-printing-seminars/

We’ll have some amazing offers on printers ,media,and coating never before seen in WA.

Cheers Christian you legend!! haha

Ben “Benny” Walton


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