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Truely Painting with Light

Big thanks to Chrisy who shared this piece with us... The video in the article is where it's at... if you thought dodging and burning in photoshop was difficult to master, consider Christopher Burkett's process: it sometimes takes him up to 8 hours to make a print in his non-digital process as he truely paints with light.

The "racing against time" in the headline of the original piece at PetaPixel at first had me thinking the poor guy was ill, thankfully not the case, rather Christopher works in an 8x10 format on Cibachrome paper which is no longer manufactured, but he's bought a 10-year supply. Only trouble is, once exposed and developed the Cibachrome will degrade over time and Christopher needs to make all the prints he wishes to before the original work is not longer viable.

True Puritans, Christopher and his wife travel to locations and look to find interesting scenes to shoot, sometimes that takes an hour, sometimes they stay for a whole week looking for the best shot. I think in the digital age a lot of us have lost the finesse it takes to make a great image. It's perhaps too easy to point and click rather than the effort it takes for folks like Christopher to lug around his huge 8x10 camera, set it up, move the bellows for depth of field and focus and another bellows for the lens hood. He has to be sure he has a shot to make before he goes through all that effort.

Following this process in finding his image, he then exposes it, you'll note his wife standing off the the side, making what I assume to be notes about his exposure settings (another thing we used to do quite often back in the day, before digital and metadata). But the real show of talent comes at around the 5:30 mark when you see how Christopher doges and burns his image during exposure. While you're seeing his process using Cibachrome, the process was much the same when exposing smaller film thought an enlarger onto photo paper.

Anyway, enough of my blathering, check out the video below from PBS News Hour for more, and be amazed at what people are still doing to make a photo.

 

Tarnagulla's Story's Gold

During the visit to St Arnaud and Donald a trio of our members had quite the chance encounter.

While at a cafe in Tarnagulla on Sunday the members were having a conversation about the town they had stopped in, they were handed a sheet of paper to read by the cafe owner, it was from the man sitting at the table next to them. Overhearing their conversation the man, a local resident and poet Ken Peake, had been inspired to put pen to paper and write his third poem for the day.

A regular at the cafe,  Mr Peake visits for coffee and inspiration to write is poems and on this day he had plenty.

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PixelPeeper.io

So, in the Web Whip this week I included a link to PixelPeeper.io, a website where you can upload a JPG image and, if it hasn't had its metadata stripped, see the Lightroom adjustments that have been made. Well seems the world of photography as a love/hate relationship with the site, that is largely unfounded... because... you've actually always been able to do this in Photoshop!

To confirm that PixelPeeper does what it claims to, I uploaded one of my images to the site to see the results.

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Wednesday Whip 24-08-2016

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To members who've brought some of these links to our attention via social media.

 

Wednesday Whip 17-08-2016

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Wednesday Whip 10-08-2016

Photo Opportunities

  • Sunday August 14, 2016 the Roulettes are coming to the Point Cook RAAF Museum at 1pm. I used to live in the area, you may have to get in early to get a good position, generally folks enter the Museum grounds or hang out at the nearby Point Cook Coastal Park to watch these guys do their thing.
  • Also this Sunday the Military Historical Society Geelong, will have a display day at the B-24 Liberator site at the corner of Princess Hwy & Farm Road in Werribee from 9:30am to 3:30pm. The Society will be presenting military re-enactments, uniforms, bivouac, and vehicles. They will also be firing their cannon. The Liberator restoration team will also be doing guided tours of the restoration work, fire up an engine and give a demonstration of the instruments from the B-24 Liberator. Admission is $15 per adult, kids (under 16) free. For more information view the program for the day.
  • The fireworks continue in Docklands every Friday night at 7:30pm, but there are only three more weeks to go for this season, Friday 12th, Friday 19th, and Friday 26th of August.

Gear

The Olympics in photos

Tips, Tricks and Tutorials

From around the traps

 

Wednesday Whip 03-08-2016

Photo Opportunities

Be Inspired

Even if the cold winter days have frozen your shutter finger a little, you can get on out and checkout the work of others as a source of inspiration.

Learn new things

Bunch of Links

 

Wednesday Whip 29-06-2016

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In capturing the perfect image, it's all about timing.  Well, good timing, that is.

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Wednesday Whip 08-06-2016

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Upcoming

Judging: Judging Competition 6 - Portraiture

It's about people, people! Let's see what we make of this largely open category of portraiture.

This is also a supper night, members are encouraged to bring along a plate to share with fellow members on the night.

Brooklyn Community Hall
9th October 2018 7:45 pm
Photo Shoot: Yarra Valley

After its omission from last year's syllabus we're doing it this year. We'll work out an itinerary for the day as we get closer to the date, but rest assured it will be worth the trip, with at least one pitstop at a local winery for a tasting, but not too much if we're driving.

Yarra Valley
14th October 2018 10:00 am

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