Photography

How to Recover and Rescue your Images from Memory Card

How to Recover and Rescue your Images from Memory Card

Accidentally deleted or formatted your Camera's memory card. Yep, I've done that!! The heart sinks and you think about those precious moments that were carefully saved on the memory card and are no longer to be seen again. Well don't lose hope just yet. There are ways of recovering the deleted photos. Before you get started, here are some...

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Introduction to Timelapse with Canon Collective

Introduction to Timelapse with Canon Collective

Yesterday I attended a workshop hosted by Canon Collective a social community by Canon Australia where they gave us a taste of Timelapse photography. Emma Desira was our host who welcomed everybody to the workshop and started by explaining the concept and background of Timelapse photography. The workshop was hosted near the Archibald Fountain in...

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Easily Tag Images with GPS when you have no GPS

Easily Tag Images with GPS when you have no GPS

Wonder how you can tag your photos with GPS location when your camera doesn't have built in GPS capability. Most DSLR manufacturers don't put GPS receives in your camera as they want to sell you accessories. This feature is often reserved for very high-end cameras typically used by pros. The solution is actually in your pocket. Yes that's right!!...

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People with Cameras Melbourne

People with Cameras Melbourne

Earlier this year, Fujifilm Australia hosted their first ever "People with Cameras" event in Sydney which Photo Insomnia was supporting. Now we have another event coming up in a few weeks in Melbourne. Once again, we'll be supporting this fantastic event which invites everyone...no matter what brand of camera or smartphone you use to create your...

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Fujifilm Launch X-T2 in Australia

Fujifilm Launch X-T2 in Australia

As a good friend of Fujifilm Australia, I had an opportunity (among other bloggers) to attend the launch event of Fujifilm X-T2. Of course the attendees all got the opportunity to try pre-production release of X-T2 which will be finally available in Australia as of 8th September. You also had the opportunity to ask questions to the Fujifilm...

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Understanding Lens Distortion Visually

Understanding Lens Distortion Visually

Lens distortion is the affect on the image due to the elements in the lens. Often when taking portraits of people this distortion can affect the result which is why wider focal lengths such as 18mm or 24mm are generally not preferred. You often read about 85mm being ideal lens for taking portraits, this is because it is considered to have...

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Photographic Use Of A Sunroof

Photographic Use Of A Sunroof

Having a sunroof is great when it's warm and sunny but I've discovered a creative use for a sunroof when it comes to Photography. But its not when it's sunny, which you have probably figured out by now. When it rains the flat glass gathers the small rain drops into larger ones and a combination of different sizes. Its perfect opportunity to take...

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Lightroom Dashboard – Catalog Analytics

Lightroom Dashboard – Catalog Analytics

Ever wonder what kind of photographer you are, technically? What's your favourite Aperture? What's your favourite Focal Length? In 2014, I did a post about Lightroom Analytics (obsolete) which as a plugin you could download and use to analyse your catalog. Unfortunately the plugin is no longer available, but there is another called Lightroom...

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Photography isn’t real until you have a Print in hand

Photography isn’t real until you have a Print in hand

Prints are real, you can touch them, feel them and frame them. So many of us just keep taking pictures and sharing them on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, Google+ and whatever else you can share your images online. Far too many of us actually go ahead and print images. What's the first question people ask you when you buy a new camera? How many...

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LRInstagram – A Lightroom Plugin for Instagram

LRInstagram – A Lightroom Plugin for Instagram

Finally, a Desktop solution for publishing your images to Instagram straight out of Lightroom. The solution is a neat little plugin by LR/Instagram which is designed for Windows and Mac and works with Lightroom Version 3.0 and up to Lightroom CC. The plugin lets you upload images directly from Lightroom with your Caption and Hashtags. Although...

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ON1 Photo RAW – Is it the future?

ON1 Photo RAW – Is it the future?

ON1 has released some news about a RAW editor that they have been working on and will be releasing it this fall (northern hemisphere) which would be spring where I am. There are some pretty big claims that it can render Sony 42 Megapixel in a fraction of a second and editing images is pretty much real time. If you are like me and frustrated with...

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A Practical Composition Guide – Patterns

A Practical Composition Guide – Patterns

In continuation to my series on Composition this post is about seeing and capturing 'Patterns' natural or man-made. Patters are all around us so when it comes to composing images it requires a unique perspective to understand how to best capture these patterns. How to identify and compose when you patterns capture your attention? Zoom In Tight...

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