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Looking For Pictures
This editorial started to coalesce in my mind while I was seated in a dentist’s chair. As he busied himself with the instruments he’d need for our subsequent – as it were – interaction, the dentist, the hygienist and I chatted about matters photograp
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Depth Of Experience
Long before he became a professional photographer, Geoff Comfort was a competitive dinghy sailor. ‘When I finished school, I had a short stint in the public service, but felt dissatisfied there. I left that position and started my boat building care
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Rockin’ All Over The World
If you have any interest in what’s happening in Australian music, you will very probably be aware of Tash Sultana’s spectacular rise to fame. And if you have seen a photo of her in ecstatic flight on stage somewhere in the world, chances are it was t
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The National Photographic Portrait Prize 2019
The exhibition of 39 portraits was on display at the National Portrait Gallery from 23 February to 7 April 2019 and is now on tour to the following locations: Collie Art Gallery (WA) 26 April – 9 June 2019 Geraldton Regional Art Gallery (WA) 27 July
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Winter in Hokkaido
Spending a week or two in Japan during the Northern Hemisphere winter is a great way to escape summer's heat and humidity, find exciting new subjects for your camera and experience a different culture that is interesting and engaging. Hokkaido, bless
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Tour Options
A Google on 'photography in Japan in winter' will bring up plenty of tour options; some designed for ordinary members of the public and others dedicated to meeting the needs of photographers. Most cover roughly two weeks, although a few are only a we
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Going For Cold
With 32,000 Instagram followers, an extensive website devoted to the craft of travel photography, and a thriving tourism and travel photography business, Olympus Visionary Lisa Michele Burns was an obvious candidate to put the new OM-D E-M1X through
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Understanding autofocus - Part 2
Having outlined the different autofocusing systems used by today's cameras, we turn our attention to the in-camera focus controls. These are many and varied and include focus points, focusing modes, focus area settings and the facilities in camera me
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Working With Video Footage
Few people find watching raw video footage satisfying, so editing is essential. Although many cameras come with built-in editing capabilities, these are usually limited to trimming and combining clips, which won't necessarily produce enjoyable movies
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Choosing Suitable Printing Papers
There's no 'right' printing paper for every image and every situation, although you can make informed choices based on quantifiable data as well as unquantifiable 'artistic' qualities. Both play a role in the mastery of the craft of printing. Navigat
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Image Review
I took this photo in Sri Lanka, in a forest glade where there was a family of monkeys all hollering. Amongst all this cacophony I was able to focus on one individual who seemed very pensive and I was able to take this shot as the monkey looked direct
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Net Effect
www.bit.ly/pr80ne1 Architectural photography has a rich history and even if you aren’t a keen building picture-taker yourself, a few minutes spent browsing the short listed works from the World Architecture Festival (WAF) Architectural Photography Aw
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Net Effect
www.bit.ly/pr79ne1 From photography’s earliest days, there were studios that specialised in the laborious art of meticulously daubing paint on black and white originals to simulate the missing colours. Today’s editing tools have eliminated the need
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What’s In A Theme
At Photo Review we’ve never really been ones for explicitly themed issues. And yet, despite our indifference to such conventions, it is intriguing how often some sort of thematic resonance emerges between articles in an issue. It’s not unusual for su
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In the CORRIDORS OF POWER
When Fairfax Media's Alex Ellinghausen was named Canberra Press Gallery Journalist of the Year last September, it was the first time a photographer had won Australia's most prestigious award for political journalism. "Alex's work consistently capture
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Family Album
The progress from original photographic concept to finished prints framed and hanging on an exhibition wall is rarely a linear one. ‘I just had this strange, niggling idea of doing a large format, pinhole photography project of shopping centre carpar
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Faroe Islands
Surrounded by the dramatic Atlantic Ocean and sitting between Norway and Iceland, the Faroes are an archipelago consisting of 18 islands connected by a combination of bridges and tunnels. It's a great place for photography and visitors can expect to
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Match Your Sony Alpha Camera With A Premium G Master Lens
Photographers looking for a fast, wide-angle zoom lens that is light and portable shouldn't miss the FE 16-35mm f/2.8mm GM. Featuring advanced Sony optical and mechanical technologies, its optical design contains two Sony XA (extreme aspherical) elem
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Understanding autofocusing - Part 1
Autofocusing systems in cameras have developed along two lines: contrast detection (CDAF) and phase difference detection (PDAF). Although they operate quite differently, in recent years many cameras have included both types in the quest for faster, m
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Pitch Perfect
It was 2011 and after more than 13 years playing football at the professional level, Chad Gibson had fallen out of love with a game he’d been playing his entire life. Happily, his loss of affection was only temporary. ‘After a year sabbatical, I fell
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How Histograms Can Help With Tricky Subjects
This article follows on from last issue's feature on using the histogram display to ensure correct exposures. In this feature, we'll take a closer look at what histograms can reveal about the tones and colours in images and how they can be used to ca
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Using RGB histograms
While brightness histograms can be useful for determining exposure levels, they're not much use if you want to identify anomalies in colour reproduction. RGB histograms will show you three separate histograms, one each for the R, G and B channels, of
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Getting Into Video
If you haven't yet explored the video capabilities of your camera, this might be an appropriate time to start, particularly if your camera is relatively new. These days, just about every camera supports 4K video recording. Some of the latest models e
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Sensor Sizes And Resolution
Most devices support the consumer-level 4K UHD format, which has the same 16:9 aspect ratio as most TV sets and a resolution of 3840 x 2160 pixels. However, some cameras provide the option to shoot 'Cinema' 4K, which uses the Digital Cinema Initiativ
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Image Review
Nikon D7200; Nikkor DX 18-55mm lens @ 18mm; f/5.6 @ 1/100s; ISO 400 Taken in Rutledge Lane in Melbourne. I asked a lady to stand next to a puddle holding an umbrella. I focused on the reflection. The image has been inverted. Hold the magazine upside
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Photo Challenge: Film Noir
Our film noir challenge asked photographers to imagine they were stills shooters on the set of The Big Sleep, Double Indemnity or some other classic of the noir genre. We were looking for darkly mysterious pictures that might easily have come from so
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Net Effect
www.bit.ly/pr78ne1 If you’ve ever wondered what the free, open source image editing suite GIMP is all about, this half hour intro video presentation will give a good feel for the capabilities of arguably the best free alternative to Photoshop et al.
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Empathy And Action
Peter Dombrovskis’ exquisitely beautiful Morning Mist, Rock Island Bend, Franklin River is probably Australia’s most famous landscape photograph. It achieved that status because, as the embodiment of threatened Tasmanian wilderness it was enormously
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