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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 […]

‘Supermoon’ Alert: Biggest Full Moon of 2012 Occurs This Week

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  A “supermoon” is the coincidence of a full moon (or a new moon) with the closest approach the Moon makes to the Earth on its elliptical orbit, or perigee, leading to the technical name for a supermoon of the perigee-syzygy of the Earth-Moon-Sun system. The association of the Moon with both oceanic and crustal tides has led to claims that the supermoon […]

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 […]

ROBERT DOISNEAU – The KISS
– photo of the day

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Le baiser de l’hôtel de ville (Kiss by the Hôtel de Ville) Today April 14th 2012,  is the 100th anniversary of  French photographer Robert Doisneau’s birthday and Google honors him with their Google Doodle.  Robert Doisneau was born on 14 April 1912 in Gentilly, Val-de-Marne and died on 1 April 1994. In the 1930s, Together with […]

Google+ Walk DownUnder
– biggest photowalk in the universe

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I had signed up for the Google Plus hosted <Sydney Photowalk Downunder > very ably organised by Michael Sutton. I was going to join them for the second part of the walk starting at a – not too bad – 10am saturday start. After the eager beaver earlybirds had done their 6am-10am bit, I along […]

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 […]

STEVE McCURRY – A life documenting the faces of the human condition

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It is hard to break with traditions and favoured habits, but the old cliche that a picture says a thousand words is particularly true when it comes to photojournalist Steve McCurry‘s 1984 photograph of Sharbat Gula. Oh, you’ve never heard of either of them? But surely you have seen the image below , “Afghan Girl”.   […]

What DO they do with all those photos?

The view is shabby and doesn't show the harbor or boats or waterside tables but lets take a snap anyway
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This is a question that has intrigued me well before the advent of digital cameras and i Phones & phonecams made kneejerk clicking ubiquitous. Now with free and easy digital “photo-taking”  as a tourist recently called it near the Sydney Opera House, you can’t escape the zillion lenses pointed every which way. Today, we are all being […]