All posts tagged: Melbourne

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Birrarung Marr at Night and a Catch up

It is nice that Sunday is here and the week is basically over. It has been an exhausting one, but also good. It will be nice to have some time for me for a little while. Dynamic Range Magazine It is out and I know most of you are aware of that. I did a post yesterday on one of the changes we’ve had to make, and so far it seems to have been a good one.  I will need to change all the links.  Now when you buy the magazine you need to go to the shop.  Here is the new link: Dynamic Range Magazine Don’t forget to buy your copy. The other option is to Subscribe and so many have done that so far. You can do that on the same page. Book I will now be putting all my focus into the book. I need to get that done before things heat up again for the next issue. Taking Photos This is something I’m looking forward to as well. I have missed …

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Fun in the Sun as we catch up

Summer has arrived back in Melbourne and I’ve been out in it seeing what I can get with my camera. I don’t normally like going out in the sun, but the breeze in the shade has been good so it makes it bearable. The sun here can be so hot. My daughter had some citronella candles outside in the sun and they completely melted. I was almost tempted to buy some eggs to see if they would cook on the concrete. The strange thing is that it isn’t really that hot, it’s just the sun. Dynamic Range Magazine On Sale Wednesday We aren’t far away from publishing. I thought it was today. I got myself very confused. It seems our publishing date is Wednesday. I think the problem is I just can’t wait for you to see it. Subscribing Don’t forget you can now subscribe for a year and get a link sent to you for each of the four issues as they are published. You will also get your magazine a day before everyone …

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Latest News and Photos from Melbourne

It seemed to go down well last week combining the Bits and Bobs post with the Weekend Wandering one. It seems that time is becoming something that we are all struggling with and with so many places to go and see work it almost seems selfish to post too often. I am also enjoying have more time to work on my photos and promote myself on other platforms. Dynamic Range Magazine I have to start with this, only a week to go and it looks like we are all set to publish issue 3 next Sunday. It was a hard one to get together, but we got there. It looks fantastic and, if I say so myself, the best one yet. We are so excited about what is in it. There really is something for nearly everyone. I like it having lots of variety. I have part of the cover for you. It looks great, and we are so lucky to be able to showcase some of Julia Anna Gospodarou’s work and I was also …

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Weekend wanderings with some bits and bobs

Things have been crazy this last week, but more on that soon. Anyway, I just didn’t get around to doing my normal Bits and Bobs post, and then I thought, why don’t I combine them. So today I have photos for you from one of my wanderings and some updates on what I’ve been doing. Dynamic Range Magazine I think it is safe to say that we should make our deadline of February the 10th for the publishing date of Issue 3. I am so excited about the next issue. It has been a bit of an effort getting everything done for it, Christmas put us  behind a bit, but we are fine now. There is a profile on Julia Anna Gospodarou, an article on Lightroom, one on competitions and entering them, how to make your own bird photography studio, processing a black and white image in Lightroom, an introduction to long exposure photography, how to choose a photography tour to go on, and another article on the history of women photographers. We also have …

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Weekend Wanderings: Trip to the Zoo

The other day a friend suggested we take a trip to the zoo. They had a special opening for members, well it’s happening every Wednesday this month. We thought it would be good to see the animals early. We didn’t want to see too many, that is one of the wonderful things I love about being a member, you can go anytime you like and just have a quick visit is you want to. We really only looked at about three or four things, but somethings were surprises. I love the gardens there too and must remember to take my macro lens with me next time. There are some exotic flowers there. All the images were taken with the Nikon 28-300mm, as I said the other day it really hasn’t been off my camera since I got it. For most things in the zoo it was perfect. I know I keep saying it, but it really is a great lens, and the focal length is brilliant.  I must get some prices, see if I could …

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Introductions: Andrew Paranavitana

We can thank Chris again for the Introduction today. She has known Andrew for quite some time and I’m always hearing about what they get up together, well when they go to take photos. He is Andrew Paranavitana, or as I know him, Andrew Parmi. He has photos of many of the same things that I do, rather we seem to like taking photos of the same things. I look through his work and can see many images that I have that are similar, not necessarily the same place. I asked Andrew where in the world he was. I live in the Melbourne bayside suburb of Edithvale, which is close to the beach but a long long way to Melbourne city, where I tend to spend most of my time shooting! One of the main differences between our work would appear to be the way we process it. He seems to use a lot of textures on his work, but I think he explains what he does. It is really interesting and with many doing that …

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Weekend Wanderings: Looking Around the City Again

It is getting to that time of the year where places are limited as to where I can go to take photos. I seem to be going into the city a lot. Sometimes it is just to take photos, while other times it is while I’m teaching. I never tire of it. The other day I found myself teaching again and we were taking photos along the lanes and at the graffiti. I like the lanes with the graffiti. It is always changing and every time you go there is something new to look at. I heard on the news the other day how the City of Melbourne are saying that taggers are ruining Hosier Lane. I don’t know how they plan on stopping it, but I do hope they do. I will just leave you with the photos from the earlier part. It is heating up here and could be good to experiment with trying to photograph it, or maybe I can stay indoors and do more writing. I hope you are having a …