Check out this cool video about the science behind colour film.
Interesting summer job opportunity working on a digitisation project with Fingal County Council.
Fingal County Council is seeking a student to work on a digitisation project in our Local Studies section. The initial work will involve the digitisation, categorisation and uploading of the oral history audio collection. Additional work will include digitisation, categorisation and uploading of historical imagery; work on revamping the Local Studies section of the Fingal County Council website and other related tasks.
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Check out this great 9 part documentary series on Richard Avedon that is part of the American Master series. Click on… (more…)
Having video capabilities on your DSLR is great. However, if you have ever tried to shoot video with just a basic DSLR you will know that it is not that easy. DSLR’s were designed to take still pictures so the ergonomics and manual controls are not positioned right for shooting video. Add to that the problem of keeping a DSLR steady and all you might end up with is really high quality shaky video. To overcome these problems companies like Zacuto, Red Rock and others have designed DSLR video rigs that turn your DSLR into a video shooting monster with rails, follow focus, external screens, mics, and stabilization rigs. All all of this stuff is not cheap! So if you think you can go out and buy a cheap video capable DSLR to shoot the next block buster feature film, think again. Well maybe things aren’t that bad, check this out… (more…)
Ok so here is the scenario. You have a cheap tripod head but want to create a professional looking panning shot. Fear not! The answer is a cheap and cheerful rubber band. Read on… (more…)
Just a quick post to let you know about two interesting developments on the area of digital photography. There has been much talk in photography circles over the last while about capturing “Light Fields”. The good news is that an affordable light field camera called the Lytro is now available. Read on to find out more. Have you ever taken a photo only to realise later that its too blurry to use? Well Adobe may have a solution to this with its new Deblurring technology that it demonstrated at the MAX 2011 show as part of its Photoshop Sneak Peeks. Check out the video link below to find out more and to see the demo. (more…)
For all you budding photographers out there. Check this interview with Danish photographer Jan Grarup, the 2011 Oscar Barnack prize winner.
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