Some of the worst bushfires Australia had seen occurred in February 2009. It took many months for several small towns and villages to open as it was a gigantic crime scene. My meagre attempts at making pictures do not nor will they ever express and convey the loss and anguish felt bot those caught directly in its path. Not to mention the total sense of me being an alien in my own country.
This past weekend I spent in Sydney. I looked at some interesting exhibitions, one at the MCA and the other at the State Libray of New South Wales. The MCA exhibition will have had plenty written about it already so I’m not saying much here, or perhaps save for another post. I want to talk… Continue reading Flickr’s cultural reach?
As is normal for this time of year, I have spent some time poking around in my archives, both digital and analogue. This year in particular my collection of polaroids.
This box of polaroids I started making in the mid 1990s until the material was no longer made. Some Fuji-Instax pictures are here too.
On this day ten years a go I was having a well deserved break with my wife in a lovely bluestone cottage at the foot of the Grampians.
West Melbourne is undergoing rapid changes towards gentrification. How many more years before this kind of imagery disappears?
I am excited to announce that I have been able to upgrade my copy of Luminar, to version 3.0. This version has libraries. Roughly 80 to 90 percent of my digital work is spent looking at and sorting though my library or Catalogue as Adobe calls it. This means that maybe I may soon be able to stop relying on Adobe in particular with my use of Lightroom. As I have only had my copy since late Sunday I have not had as much time as I’d like to play around with it. So far on my 2011 model iMac with a SSD hard drive and 16 gig of ram it performs adequately. The long part of the process will be importing the 200k plus image I have stored on an external drive. A job that will take days initially but once completed worth the effort.
I fortunately found this online quick-start tutorial and it has helped me jump hough a couple of simple hoops and helped me decide how to move forward with this application. I’m sure there will be features added over time. I would prefer to see more metadata, per file and a way to quickly sort based on this metadata. The preferences pane seems very light on at the moment too. But really any program that can position itself to compete with the behemoth that is Adobe is worthy of an investment in cash and time.
Yes dear reader; or is that readers? We have been somewhat quiet around these parts. With days to go to the summer holidays here in Australia, I have some catching up to do. So. Let’s begin. I bought a new camera at last. A Canon Powershot 9GX MkII. To say I am impressed with it… Continue reading Annnnd We’re Back!
More gems from the archive. We stayed at a fancy hotel for my birthday in June 2013, this was the view out the window.
I visited Adelaide for the opening of the exhibition that Gary had organised and was asked to give a floor talk at Atkins Photo Lab. The talk is below, slightly edited. I made a few pictures on the way over too. Thank you everyone for coming tonight. Thanks also to Paul and the Atkins lab… Continue reading Atkins Floor Talk