Monday, May 21, 2007

Thursday, May 17, 2007

dreamtime sunset

dreamtime sunset, originally uploaded by imageo.

This an autostich that went horribly wrong , and yet it is a strangely compelling image.

Saturday, May 12, 2007

Tuesday, May 08, 2007

Kodak - Winds of Change

This is a "lost" kodak commercial, it was never released publically but supposedly was made for in-house display, (for your eyes only stuff), but somehow it has made is way onto YouTube. To quote the blurb
It demonstrates that Kodak not only understands it's changing business but also has a sense of humor.

Sunday, May 06, 2007

What I saw at the PMA expo

kenduncan 1) Without doubt the best thing at the PMA Image technology expo was the "Talking Shop" Talk by Ken Duncan. Not sure that the apple Aperture team would be so happy he barely mentioned their product or even apple. Still he was full of enthusiasm and wonderful insights into his passions, including why you should get up early and not stay in bed.

For me three other things stood out in the show
2) The Photobook has come of age, not just those very expensive things that are becoming the staple of wedding photography, now the quality is being passed down to a broader market. Anyone with some great photo can now consider producing there own personal books for around $100 each. Most services let you upload via the net, but frequently required adhering to their photoshop or PDF templates. I was most impressed with the momento, which is Australian based, and have already downloaded their free software (not a yet another photoshop template by the way) and it has a wonderful feature called ACE layout (which stand for Aesthetic Composition Engine) which helps you create pleasing layouts, even automates the process.

3) LCD photoframes, where you load up your photos into a smallish TV screen that looks like a normal framed photo. The Melbourne Flickr group had an impressive 1200 photos on display, including this one of mine, cycling across twelve screens. It drew quiet a crowd.

4) Specialist Inkjet papers, from glow in the dark to canvas and many quality variations of laser and inkjet paper stock, from the big traditional photofilm and printer firms. Expensive but now suitable for home use. So now you can expect to double the price actually paid for that new inkjet printer on consumables in the first cycle of ink (OK this may be a slight exaggeration but not too much of one). Yet no one from the main players could help me much with the issue of prints fading.

Saturday, May 05, 2007

24 hours at flickr

flickr 24hoursYes its today. Unfortunately I wont be participating, but there is nothing to stop you. Go out and take lots of photos today. Then join and upload your best or even a few to the 24hour flickr group

Thursday, May 03, 2007

Avoiding the $20 fee for PMA Imaging Tecnology Expo

PMA Australia Imaging Technology Expo 2007If your are a Melbourne based photographer (so hopefully a member if the Australian Photographers group, if you are not join now!) you may be interested in the PMA Imaging Technology Expo (4th. to 6th May) and more importantly how to avoid the $20 entry fee.

Well you can pre-register here. You must have a valid email address, so that's the down side, the get your email address to send stuff too. So check the fine print at the bottom and deselect that the exhibitors can bulk email you.
Would you like us to release your email address to all exhibitors after the expo - for their use only - so that you can be kept up to date with the latest developments?
Yes No*

and finally note

Please note that by handing over your visitor badge to an exhibitor at the expo for further details means that you are consenting to receiving information from that exhibitor only.

Having said all that I've preregistered.

There are further detail in liftouts in both The Age and Herald Sun Today(Thursday). Also I'm told its being advertised on TV as well, so expect a crowd.