Opera House Chocolate

I want to unwrap it and eat it! I would love to be in a planning session when the VIVID teams are putting together their ideas… I think it would be an interesting meeting to be a fly on the wall. Although this is less VIVID than most, I like the way it appears the […]

Why use Photoshop?

I got this interesting question… Why use Photoshop? I was asked… and my first response was… why not? Then I thought, it’s a great question… am I using photoshop when I don’t have to, or worse still… when I shouldn’t? So I sat and pondered for a while, and came to the conclusion that I […]

Elia Locardi | Blamethemonkey.com

Digital Blending Workshop and Photowalk with Eli Locardi from Blamethemonkey.com We kicked off at 2pm for a digital blending workshops by travel photographer Elia Locardi. Elia runs a blog over at www.blamethemonkey.com and is a master at what he calls Digital Blending. He also uses HDR as part of his process, with a background that had […]

The Photographer’s Ephemeris (TPE)

A handy little app… I first downloaded The Photographer’s Ephemeris (TPE) to my iPhone about a year ago. I was looking through the multitude of photography apps in the apple store when I found this one. I was a little hesitant, as it was nearly $10! Realistically, this app would have saved me that in petrol… You […]

Using Topaz Adjust

make your images POP… There is plenty of cool software and plugins out there, so many that you would need to stop feeding your children if you were going to buy them all… I was asked the question, “If you could only have one plugin for photoshop, what would it be?” – and this is […]

Leading to the Opera

Heading to the Outback… This weekend I will be jumping in a light plane and flying to the outback. I am heading to Birdsville and on the way I will spend my first night at Tibooburra. There is a hill there called ‘sunset hill’ and hopefully the weather gods turn on a beaut show for […]

Icons of Sydney

Taking Great Night Shots I see a lot of people struggling to take a great shot at night, and the number one thing I see is trying to take a photo at night, without a tripod, that would be like trying to fry an egg without a frypan… If you want nice sharp images at […]

Sails

Firmware Update for the Nikon D700 If you happen to own the Nikon D700 there is a firmware update available for you… Your current firmware version can be checked by going to the ‘Firmware Version’ item in the cameras set up menu. The upgrade is for A and B and will take A to ver […]

Harbour Vee

Get down low and go, go, go! You have probably heard the saying ‘Get down low and go, go, go’ as good advice when you’re stuck in a building fire, whilst I can only assume it is good advice in case of fire (I have never personally tested the theory) it is also good advice […]