Education

OpenRAW 10 Years

Imagine if you were no longer able to look at your family albums. Or some of Ansel Adams images began to disappear. And the news photos that recorded the history of humanity were lost. D1scussion was a mailing list by Juergen Specht for professional Nikon users. In early 2005 the list saw a growing concern … Read more

Get Lost

Some of my most memorable photography experiences happened by accident. It’s all too easy to stay on the same road as everyone else. Guide books by their very nature suggest which route to take and sights to see. That’s why we buy them, but things don’t always go to plan. While heading to Vietnam in … Read more

Lightroom Loves SSD

Apart from upgrading your computer RAM, adding a SSD drive will improve your Adobe Photoshop Lightroom experience tenfold. If you find Lightroom sluggish invest in a SSD. With 120GB prices under $75 costs have dropped to almost a third of what they were a few years ago. SSD (Solid State Drives) work much like a … Read more

Goodbye Google, Apple & Facebook

No, I’m not closing my accounts with these tech giants. However eventually Google, Apple and Facebook will lose their dominant positions in the market. Just like Microsoft, Yahoo and MySpace lost ground. When it comes to working on, storing and accessing your images or documents it’s vital not to invest on any system that will … Read more

Photographic Guidelines 10th Anniversary

The Australian Photographic Digital Imaging Guidelines (APDIG) will celebrate its 10th anniversary this year. Independently published by a group of like-minded Australian professional photographers seeking a common standard APDIG was a world first for such guidelines. Initially under the umbrella of the Society of Australian Commercial & Media Photographers APDIG broadened to include the Australian … Read more

New Year’s Resolution

“I need a high res file” High and low resolution are terms oft used to describe what you need from an image. But what does does “high res” actually mean, and how is it measured? Resolution is best specified in pixel dimensions. An example of a high resolution file would be 3200 x 5000 pixels … Read more

Why you need a professional photographer

Marissa Mayer the CEO at Yahoo has since backtracked on her comment that “…there is no such thing really as professional photographers” but it has already started an avalanche of criticism. Photoshelter CEO Andrew Fingerman points out twelve traits that make a photographer professional here. They’ve also added Pricing Your Work: Corporate & Industrial Photography to … Read more

Copyright versus Freedom of the Press

Fiona Phillips has written a great piece for The Larrikin Post covering another view on the media reform debate in Australia. Offering some balance to recent hysteria about copyright she puts it in perspective. Fiona is well versed to write on the topic as Executive Director of the Australian Copyright Council.

What the Duck?

For some light hearted relief that’s often close to the bone visit What the Duck. Created by Aaron Johnson in 2006 What the Duck is a cartoon about a smart aleck photographer duck whose experiences relate to any professional creative. Now syndicated, animated and merchandised there’s even rumour of a feature animated film. www.whattheduck.com.