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… Continue reading article →
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… Continue reading article →
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… Continue reading article →
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. Continue reading article →
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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Check out this great video of Bruce Gildon (in your face New York street photographer) shooting on the streets of Derby, England on November 2010.
As some of you are probably aware, I’m currently working on a 365 photo project. Sunday April 10th was kind of a special day as it marked my first 100 days of taking photos and blogging about my experience. Continue reading article →
For long time now I have wanted to try my hand at a 365 photography project. For some reason or another I always missed the start of the project (1st Jan) and then just said myself, “Ah! sure I’ll do it next year”. Well next year rolled around a little quicker then I thought and I found myself on the verge of actually starting the project for 2011. The first thing I did was create a new WordPress blog on my portfolio site. This would enable me to post my images and write a small back story for each image. Continue reading article →