Posts Tagged ‘Photography’

The Photographer’s Magic Box

Posted by Robert Edwards on July 28, 2020 in Blog |

Just two decades ago photographers would perform feats of magic. As alchemists they could magic up invisible images onto paper or a plastic substrate using chemicals. As a soothsayer a photographer could foresee an image, invisible to others, and move lights, camera, reflectors to create it. Many, many decades ago the photographic process involved a loud, […]

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STEAM Powered Photography

Posted by Robert Edwards on June 28, 2020 in Blog |

A great number of the people I photograph have occupational or professional skills qualifications. Most of my clients have a degree in one of the humanities. Many subjects and clients studied a mixture of both at university. STEM Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics have been a focus and STEM is still a buzzword in education. […]

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Intellectual Property

Posted by Robert Edwards on May 28, 2020 in Blog |

Intellectual property covers many areas. Here I want to look specifically at copyright and moral rights. How it affects content creators and those who use their content. Some of the what, why and how. Disclaimer! I am not a lawyer and anything you read here should be clarified with qualified legal advice for your own […]

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The Caring Professions

Posted by Robert Edwards on April 28, 2020 in Blog |

I’ll let you in on a little secret: my favourite clients are those in the caring professions. Meeting the people who change other people’s lives for the better is always an honour. Being commissioned to photograph and document the working life of nurses, doctors, teachers, surgeons, scientists, carers, those who protect us and many others […]

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Get Off My Lawn

Posted by Robert Edwards on February 28, 2020 in Blog |

Many professions have been disrupted by technology over the last 20 years. Professional photography is one of them. For most of last century the journey to becoming a professional photographer was predictable. There were a few avenues for entry and several barriers. Now there are many ways to photograph “professionally”. Olden Days Measures for defining […]

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Why I quit Facebook and Twitter

Posted by Robert Edwards on January 28, 2020 in Blog |

The photo above is the first and only one I posted on Facebook. After 14+ years on the two major social media platforms last year I closed my accounts. I only ever used them for business so what follows may not apply for personal use. I did however decide to keep LinkedIn. What As a […]

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Nice People Finish First

Posted by Robert Edwards on December 28, 2019 in Blog |

Your attitude and personality plays a key role in getting work as a professional photographer. At least here in Australia. Overseas clients and colleagues tell me that’s not always the case. I’d love to hear your experience on Linkedin. There is the stereotype of the brilliant artist as a prima donna. That may work for […]

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Why DNG?

Posted by Robert Edwards on November 28, 2019 in Blog |

First off, What is DNG? Well it’s not Dolce & Gabbana as a photography student once asked me. DNG (Digital NeGative) is a digital photography file format created by Adobe Systems. It contains all the data captured by cameras that offer raw format output. OK, What Is A Camera Raw File? Most of the time […]

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Photo Myths

Posted by Robert Edwards on October 28, 2019 in Blog |

Maybe that title should be “photography misunderstandings“. Digital photography gave us more opportunities, freedom and power. As with any superpower it comes with great responsibility. Assumptions can lead to the spread of misinformation. In that vein, if what follows has any errors please let me know on LinkedIn.   Opening A JPEG In Photoshop Recompresses […]

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What a Professional Photographer Delivers

Posted by Robert Edwards on September 28, 2019 in Blog |

For 150 years professional photography has been delivered in a common format. Images were processed using standard formulas for predictable, repeatable results. Commercial photographers would supply their clients with prints, film and before that glass plates. This would be repurposed for printing or other type of reproduction. While digital offers infinite ways to process images […]

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