Posts made in March, 2014

What I learnt from looking at 8000 Photos

Posted by on Mar 17, 2014 in Techniques | 5 comments

What I learnt from looking at 8000 Photos

I have recently been involved in running an International Amateur photography competition based here in Queensland. The competition was run through association with the amateur photography associations from Australia (Australian Photography Society) and internationally (FIAP and UPI). The competition was a great success with over 600 entrants and approximately 8000 photos being supplied for judging. Being involved in the setup of the competition I got to watch the judging process from start to finish. The judging consisted of 16 judges (working in teams of 4) who looked at every photo over a period of a single day. Basically every judge got a period of around 2 to 3...

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Customising Lightroom’s Grid View

Posted by on Mar 9, 2014 in Lightroom, Software | 0 comments

Something many folks do not realise is that the grid view in the library module can be customised to reveal a lot more information.  By default it only shows a number, the star rating and any colour labels that have been applied, but you can change this to provide information about each photo. To change the details of what is displayed around the images go to the View menu and choose View Options From the drop down at the top, change Compact Cells to Expanded Cells, this will add extra information to the top of each cell.  By default this info will be the index number, Copy Name or File Base Name, Cropped Dimensions and File Extension. But you can choose what you want...

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One of My favourite images – Flying Free

Posted by on Mar 2, 2014 in Favourite Image | 0 comments

One of My favourite images – Flying Free

I have been a mad keen surfing photographer for quite a few years now. I am attracted to this type of photography for the fast paced action and the chance to capture something different every time I go out. The other thing that draws to this type of photography is reliving my youth when surfing was one of favorite past-times. The image Flying Free captures the moment that a surfer is exiting the wave by launching himself over the top. I enjoy this photo because shows the wild abandon with which the surfer is enjoying his sport, you great a strong impression of the movement on power involved in the sport through the height that he has obtained over the wave. The fact...

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