Posts made in June, 2013

Why I think Lightroom 5 is worth the upgrade?

Posted by on Jun 30, 2013 in Lightroom | 0 comments

Why I think Lightroom 5 is worth the upgrade?

There are numerous programs out there to manage and edit your photos, but by far my favourite is program and the one I use the most is Adobe Lightroom.  Lightroom provides not just an editing program but a way to manage your photos, and by manage I mean download, delete, tag with keywords, mark the location the image was taken as well as upload directly to Facebook and Flickr.  And with each version they add more and more features that make it even better, and Lightroom 5 is no different. So what are the new features in Lightroom 5 that I think makes it a worthwhile upgrade?  The first of the new features (and probably the biggest) that I think makes the upgrade...

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Capturing History in Tasmania

Posted by on Jun 24, 2013 in Uncategorized | 1 comment

Capturing History in Tasmania

Looking into our history books can make for an interesting holiday.  If you look beyond surface you will find all sorts of photo opportunities…. Staying at Koonya near Port Arthur, we started our history lessons in our accommodation house.  This house was built in 1850 as the married officers quarters for the officers who were in charge of the prisons at Cascade Probation Station.  The original building consisted of 3 buildings of which only the middle section remains and this was restored suitable for accommodation in 2004. The two end chimneys are all that remains of the end structures of the original building. Inside the house the boys were able to see first...

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Get a new Angle

Posted by on Jun 16, 2013 in Techniques | 0 comments

Get a new Angle

Over recent weeks I have spoken about my manta of BE CALM for better photos. In my last post I talked using composition to clear express you intent for the image. Make it clear for the viewer to understand the subject of the photo. This week I would like to discuss the letter A or Angle and what it means for the mantra. Angle or perspective is an area that we can use to make our photos stand out from the crowd. So what do I mean by changing perspective? A simple place to start is getting either higher or lower than the subject, this change significantly affects the way a viewer interprets the elements in a photo. Even this simple step goes a long way because a majority...

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How to backup your photos

Posted by on Jun 9, 2013 in Equipment Guides | 0 comments

How to backup your photos

We take a lot of photos these days, and this is not going to stop, our lives are recorded in images of our family, our friends, our pets and the places we have been.  In the days of film we kept the negatives in their plastic sleeves to keep them safe and these were not something thieves were interested in.  But these days our photos are digital and stored on our computers, laptops and external hard-drives which thieves will happily re-purpose for their own use.  So how do we protect them?   Well this is not about protecting our equipment from being stolen, it is about protecting our photos from being lost if disaster strikes and something happens to the equipment...

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Sights of Copenhagen

Posted by on Jun 2, 2013 in Travel | 7 comments

Sights of Copenhagen

I recently had the opportunity to travel to the city of Copenhagen for a work conference.  I couldn’t think of a better place to pack in my camera and go exploring in my free time… No matter where you go whether it’s local or international, you are always sure to find some great subjects.  It could birds at the river, historic architecture, or sights that you have never seen before, it’s a great chance to capture images that I may not see again, and isn’t that the reason to have a camera…to be able to capture these once in a lifetime shots?  Due to baggage restrictions I had to pack light for my camera gear, so I packed in my Canon...

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