Camera Electronic’s Photo Live Expo is Perth’s answer to Photokina, It’s the biggest photography event in Perth for the whole year, and it’s on this Sunday from 9am – 5pm at the Novotel Langley Hotel. There are photography talks, photography workshops and more camera and photography related gear than you’ll probably ever see in one place. Click on the image to the right for all the info>>
Print Workflow Workshop
I am running the 2 hour Print Workflow workshop from 10am – 12pm, which will be a great introduction to the world of digital printing and colour management. To book this workshop, or one of the many others on offer call Camera Electronic on (08) 9328 4405 or go to the website direct www.photoliveexpo.com.au
Following straight on from a previous post… Phase One Vs Hasselblad Part 1… A few years back now I bought the Hasselblad H4D-60 and used it extensively and loved it. It had its limitations, such as the 1/800sec shutter speed and the primitive UI, but the image files were worth it and the camera itself behaved flawlessly. So why did I make the change to the new Phase One?
I have spent years carrying around and shooting with a Hasselblad H4D-60 with a selection of beautiful Hasselblad (Fujinon) lenses, and the results have been outstanding. The image files are razor sharp, have wonderful smooth tonal transitions and are an absolute dream to work on. So why have I gone over to the dark side, traded the faithful Hasselblad for the Phase One black box? Read the rest of this entry »
Last Year in August I spent 14 days travelling around the Southern Highlands of Iceland with my Phase One 100 Megapixel camera, the (relatively) newly released Phase One XF and the IQ3-100 back. Along with a range of Phase One, Schneider Kreuznach and Mamiya lenses it’s a very heavy camera bag! So is it worth carrying all that gear? Are the results really that good? Well, yes.
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I just returned from Melbourne where I went to watch the judging of the Australian Professional Photography Awards (APPAs) where I managed to achieve 3 Silver awards… Of course I submitted 4 Gold with distinction images (at least in my mind), but something happened to them on the way over and they transformed to three silvers and one bombed out completely at 78 (No award, Silver award starts at 80 points).
The judging was certainly fierce, and there were no free rides handed out. I look back on many of my past entries that got easy silvers, and I doubt they would even get a look in now. I think that really shows how the standard of photography in Australia has risen, my own with it I hope, and the competition is now very intense.
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Spa Pool Hamersley Gorge, Karijini National Park
This image was shot on my last trip to the Pilbara in the middle of last year, Spa Pool is a small rock pool (about the size of a big spa) in Hamersley Gorge which is part of Karijini National Park. A lot of visitors to the park skip Hamersley Gorge since you have to drive quite a way outside the park to get there. It looks inviting doesn’t it? Like it would be nice to sit in, as the name suggests? I have seen people swim in Spa Pool… Briefly. It’s very very cold.
This image was shot in the early pre-sunrise light of dawn, so there was no sunlight bouncing around causing havoc with the shadows. At that time of day the light is still directional as the eastern part of the sky (where the sun is about to rise) Read the rest of this entry »
I’m selling my Epson Stylus Pro 4900 photographic printer. It’s the A2+ (43cm or 17″ wide) desktop model in Epson’s 900 series printers, and is the top of the range with 11 colours (including mat black and photo black), paper tray up to A2 size, roll feed and rear flat feed for heavy media.
The printer still running on 10 out 11 of the original first charge cartridges. It comes with an additional full set of 11 200ml Epson Ink cartridges (one has just gone into the printer), and 4 extra 200ml cartridges, so 15 extra 200ml Epson ink cartridges.
I’ve sold the 4900, thanks for all your interest folks.
More from the Hasselblad H4D-60, this time from Redgate Beach in Margaret River. On the way down to Walpole a couple of weeks ago (see previous blog entry) we spent a couple of days camping on the Blackwood River (see next Blog entry) just south of Margaret River, and afterwards a night in town.
Redgate Beach Reflections
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UPDATE: the Linhof Technorama is sold!
The time has come for me to sell my Linhof Technorama 617s III panoramic camera. I have often compared it to a piece of agricultural machinery, mostly because of the over-engineered way its built, but it is a an agricultural machine that does its job extremely well. The Linhof Technorama 617s III really is built like a tank and designed to perform in all conditions. It has no batteries, full manual wind on, mechanical shutters and manual focus. It shoots 4 exposures on a roll of 120 film (or 8 on a roll of 220), thats 4 exposures of 6cm wide by 17cm long, thats 11 times the area of a 35mm negative, imagine the potential of that! Read more about Large Format Cameras.
My Linhof Technorama 617s III and lenses. 90mm attached, 72mm in front, 180mm at rear
Linhof Technorama 617s III
The Linhof Technorama 617s III is the benchmark of all panoramic cameras, it’s the one all others are compared to, usually something like… “This camera is nearly as good as the Linhof Technorama 617s III”. Well this camera isn’t nearly as good, its every bit as good, it’s the real thing. For more information about it you can download the Linhof Technorama 617s III pdf from HERE>
So why sell it? because I’m moving onto a Hasselblad medium format digital, more on this later. Read the rest of this entry »
It’s half way through January and i still have my gallery Christmas opening hours up as my last blog post… so much for new years resolutions! Oh well, i can only move on from here and hope i can do better. With that in mind i have this great image from Ivanhoe Crossing just out of Kununurra, in the East Kimberley Region, that i took back in July of last year.
The water is still raging after the huge wet season, and as you can see, the road is still closed… I just love the irony of this actually being a road. I think its something only someone who has been to the North of Australia would fully appreciate. I’ve driven my car across this crossing before (not this trip!) and i have fished for Barramundi out in the middle of it (unsuccessfully unfortunately), but i don’t think i’d be wading out there now. Read the rest of this entry »