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Hayley: ORGANICS Project – II

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I felt like starting this post with “…BECAUSE…” Why have I embarked on the Organics Project and what’s it all about? Because. – Because I can. – Because I’ve been Photoshopping forever. – Because I want to go back to basics. – Because I want to bring honesty, reality and uh, yes, sexy back. – […]

Sus’n in P’nk ‘n Blu’

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This is a teaser for the 4×4 of Susn Dybvyk I will be posting here soon(ish) The 4×4 (ie. 4 images across by 4 images down) is a layout I have been doing since 1984 for editorials, gallery work and for clients  – except here I have done the sneak peek  as a 3×2 (ie. 3 […]

Raindance – Rainy Day portraits of strangers

Christmas Lights at St. Marys Cathedral in Sydney
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I had procrastinated seriously on shooting the Christmas projections at St. Mary’s Cathedral in central Sydney, and the last day I could do it was a wet, thundery Christmas day! Ah well, so at the urging of my wife Lillian (who also wanted to shoot it) we went. It was not too bad at the […]

WHY YOU WILL NEVER BE MIRANDA KERR – and how you can come close

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Many wannabe “models” tell me Supermodel Miranda Kerr is their “role model”. That’s a good one – aspiring to be like Miranda can’t be bad at all. This is why you will NEVER be Miranda Kerr though: – She’s a sweetie to shoot with and carries out the most ridiculous jobs with grace, professionalism and […]

Fujifilm X PRO-1

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Two years ago, at Photokina 2010, there were a number of very noteworthy launches from the major camera manufacturers.  Nikon and Canon launched the enthusiast range SLRs  Nikon D7000 and the Canon EOS 60D. Other cameras attracting attention were the  Pentax K-5 and Sigma SD1 – but one absolute dark horse stole the show. Fujifilm […]

Joe McNally: Through the Lens Tour Australia + New Zealand

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Joe McNally, legendary photographer and known for his use of light in his shots will tour Australia and New Zealand in May 2012. The month long tour will see Joe visiting Sydney, the Gold Coast and Melbourne. The Through the Lens Tour program will include keynote talks, seminars and exclusive workshops with one-on-one time with […]

BLACKMAGIC CINEMA CAMERA – A new star is born

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At the 2012 NABshow in Las Vegas (the National Association of Broadcasters Digital Media Industry Event for Video, Audio, Film) while Canon, Sony and Red were already wowing audiences with their huge announcements, along came a literal black horse to steal the show. I’m a Canon 5D MarkII user and was justifiably excited by the pronounced swing of Canon to the video end of the […]

DIY Chic Custom Camera Strap
– What Women Want

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What Women Want. Easy. Lots and lots of new shiny things everyday. And  different colored and styled camera straps to go with each outfit. Why? So’s you can be a fashion-trendy and have all your friends ask “where did you get that?” 😉 This post came across my desktop today and I know so many of you […]

Girl With the Pearl Earring
and the Camera Obscura

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Almost everyone is familiar with the image of Johannes Vermeer’s The Girl With The Pearl Earring (Het meisje met de parel), even if they know nothing about the artist, or the painting itself. […..and even if the closest you get to art is the logo on a pizza box, I’d bet depending on your gender, that Scarlet […]

ERIC SCHWABEL – Burning Man Captured

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Eric Schwabel is a terrific professional studio photographer who works out of Santa Monica, California – shooting film stars, musicians  & ordinary people as displayed on his website.  As he says on his bio: “…My work is about the people in front of my lens. I focus on the perfection of the imperfect. I prefer not […]