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Focus on Narooma, NSW

Narooma is a quiet seaside town with a population of 8500 about 320 Km and 3 1/2 hours south of Sydney.  It is at the southern end of the Eurobodalla Shire which includes Batemans Bay in the north and down … Continue reading

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Book Review “How To Shoot A Reportage” by Enzo Dal Verme

Milan/Paris-based photographer and writer Enzo Dal Verme has written a new photography manual titled,
“How To Shoot A Reportage” – Brutally practical tips and tricks”. Reportage has various meanings but relates to a journalistic reporting of events or telling a story … Continue reading

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A funny thing happened on the way to the forum.

The Internet is a wonderful thing. The amount of information available on almost anything is often too much to analyse. Part of the reason for this is anyone can contribute. Average people can now contribute to encyclopaedias without any qualifications … Continue reading

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Your Digital Legacy – Part 5. Storage and Backup.

For storage I have based mine on popular American commercial photographer Chase Jarvis’s solution. See http://blog.chasejarvis.com/blog/2010/06/workflow-and-backup-for-photo-video/ Chase uses Apple Xserve servers connected to a bank of Fibre Channel Hard Drives and TimeMachine to automatically backup, along with an off site … Continue reading

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Your Digital Legacy – Part 4. Computers – Get a Mac

Your image is just a data file, or a collection of zeroes and ones called BITS (BInary digiTS) of information stored in a computer memory. For a modern digital SLR camera shooting a 20Megapixel (20M) image there can be 240 … Continue reading

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Your Digital Legacy – Part 3. File Numbering

When I bought my first Canon digital camera in 2005 it was very disappointing. I used it a few times and went back to film. The camera gradually passed from person to person and became the tool for eBay snaps … Continue reading

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Your Digital Legacy – Part 2. Catalogues

At the mere mention of an embarrassing moment a mother can disappear into a room and emerge within two minutes with a fifty-year-old photo of Johnny in the bath aged 3. Aunt Mary has even written on the back in … Continue reading

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Your Digital Legacy – Part 1. Paper Lasts

When King John signed the Magna Carta at Runnymede in 1215, copies were made and distributed throughout the land so that all could be made aware of the new legal order. Nearly 800 years later four of those original paper … Continue reading

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