" Don't shoot what it looks like, shoot what it feels like."
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Camera Gear Sales
If anyone has camera gear or magazines or anything photographically related they would like to sell/donate please contact Bill with details and we can list them in the newsletter.
National Portrait Gallery announces 40 finalists
The National Portrait Gallery has shared the forty finalists for the National Photographic Portrait Prize 2019.This year over 3,000 entries were received for the Prize, which is judged by National Portrait Gallery Senior Curator, Dr Christopher Chapman, artist and photographer Hoda Afshar and Curator of Photography at the National Gallery of Australia, Anne O'Hehir.
For more information and inspiration follow the attached link.
Everything you need to know about ISO, Noise and Colour
Once again, Phlearn have an interesting article on ISO, noise and colour.
Follow the attached link for more details.
ISO is Fake?
I am not sure about how to take this, but it certainly gets you thinking.
Joe Mills sent this You Tube clip to me and asked to pass it on.
It is certainly contentious and will open up many a discussion.
I will let you make up your own mind.
How do you say it?
How do you use it?
Another interesting and informative little article from Phlearn.
Adam Williams Tutorials
For those wishing to improve their image making skills and learn from an awarded professional, Adam has 24 free tips on how to make your photographs truly awesome.
Go to his website to find out more.
Lens Calibrating for Sharp Images
Not achieving the sharpness you expect from your uber expensive new lens? The following link is a simple explanation to achieving razor sharp images through calibrating your lens to your camera.
The Australian Weather Calendar photo competition.
Every year people send us hundreds of photos of weather from around Australia and its territories, hoping theirs could feature in Australia’s bestselling weather calendar.
The winning images will spend the next year hanging in nearly 70 000 homes and offices across Australia and the world.
Our judges are looking for high-quality shots (they need to be sharp when enlarged and reproduced) that capture weather in a unique, spectacular or visually appealing manner. The judges choose photos for their creativity and aesthetics, the weather phenomena shown and some other factors—for example, we try to feature photos from as many parts of Australia and its territories as we can.
We're looking for real images of weather, with as little editing or enhancement as possible. We ask finalists for the 'raw' (unedited, unprocessed) files from their cameras, which shouldn't look wildly different from what they entered into the competition. Technical experts scrutinise images to ensure only the most authentic photos make it into the calendar.
Entries for each year's photo competition open on 1 July and close on 31 March. Read the full conditions of entry at www.bom.gov.au/calendar/contest.
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Magnum to launch online street photography course
Famed photography collective Magnum photos are soon to launch their first online course for street photographers. For further information follow the link.
Other bits and pieces which should be of interest.
Sydney International Exhibition of Photography www.siep.org.au
Len Metcalf lensschool.com
Adam Williams ( for inspiration and workshops) www.australianphotographer.com
Luke Tscharke, (for great astrophotography tips and workshops) luketscharke.com
Pamela Pauline ( local fine art photographic artist ) www.pamelapauline.com
Peter Coulson (inspiration for fashion photography, great studio lighting and workshops) www.peter-coulson.com.au
Greg Benz Photography for tutorials and newsletter www.gregbenzphotography.com
Alfonso Calero www.photographytravel.net ( for travel photography workshops and one of our upcoming judges)
Leonie Barton leoniebarton.com (great for creative inspiration)
Mark Galer, Adobe Ambassador www.markgaler.com
Photoshop Cafe ( loads of free tutorials ) photoshopcafe.com
Phlearn (easy to follow tutorials, many of them are free, you don't have to subscribe ) www.phlearn.com
www.beckhamdigital.com.au (go to more , then newsletter) for some awesome tuitions. Thanks Alan for this one!
For a different perspective and inspiring photography, have a look at Erika Zolli Photography www.erikazolli.it
Just click on the links or google any of the above for more information.
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