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Belated Ada Lovelace day post

I know I’m run­ning late, I’ve bare­ly had time to think late­ly, let alone try to assem­ble a coher­ent blog post. But yes­ter­day was Ada Lovelace day and I want­ed to draw some atten­tion to one of the less vocal but def­i­nite­ly no less impor­tant mem­bers of the Syd­ney IT com­mu­ni­ty; good friend and crack […]

Diffusing on-camera flash with a film canister

So I was cam­era-nerd­ing with Alice at a par­ty on Sat­ur­day night, and found myself whing­ing might­i­ly about on-cam­era flash­es. They’re harsh and tend to com­plete­ly wash out a pic­ture. She brought up an arti­cle she’d read recent­ly about using an old film can­is­ter as a dif­fuser, and a moments inves­ti­ga­tion showed that she had […]

Photographing an impression.

So tonight I went and saw Six Pock­et The­o­ry play at the Annan­dale. They were pret­ty awe­some, btw, and I high­ly rec­om­mend check­ing them out. But that’s beside the point. I took a cam­era (the new 400D, for those of you play­ing along at home) along almost as an after­thought, and only shot half a dozen […]

Wishlist

I’m on leave for a few weeks soon, and today I was given a sur­pris­ing­ly fat Christ­mas bonus. So instead of doing any­thing use­ful like book­ing accom­mo­da­tion or try­ing to learn Thai or may­be even (gasp!) work­ing, I’ve been think­ing about buy­ing new pho­tog­ra­phy gear to take on my trip. The list cur­rent­ly looks like: Wide-angle […]