*Only available if sold in Australia, it is prohibited to mail lithium batteries overseas (gotta wonder how the hell they get here in the first place though).
Archive for November, 2010
Here are a couple of shots I have yet to share, which don’t all fit into the landscape category.
Selling my Markins Q3 Emille blue ball-head. These are some of the best ball-heads available.
Mine has been used extensively but with care. Some very light scratches and a little tarnishing on the stainless steel, but it is very solid and smooth and a great deal opposed to buying new.
I’m selling it for $200 AUD.
A wedding photographer named Ryan Brenizer came up with a method for emulating large format film, where a 150mm lens is considered ‘normal’ (the equivalent of 50mm on full 35mm frame film/digital) and produces a very unique look. Here are a few seaside shots taken today (a couple more to come when I get some new stitching software) using this method.
The old version of the site has been pushed back up. A shame because I know a few people wanted to buy prints through the store.
Please contact me via the contact button on the right of the top banner, or by commenting on this post if you would like to order anything and I will make sure you are looked after.
Apology below kept for future reference, but not relevant right at the moment.
Hi All, big apology for:
- Big white space next to banner image
- Only 2 items per page in the ‘store’
- Images globally resized bigger instead of showing up at their original uploaded sizes (which was the idea of the page resize) I assure you my photos are sharp, not soft like they appear.
- Popup images when you click on them not working (currently links to a blank page with the image on it)
Please let me know if you notice any other problems, I am working with the web developer to get this fixed ASAP! Sorry again
I had nightmares when I first got my printer, it took me a long time to get prints that matched what I saw on my calibrated screen. I did printer profiling and calibrating and all sorts of nonsense until I discovered I wasn’t doing it right on the computer. Here is a step-by-step using my Canon Pixma Pro9000 as an example.
I use Ilford paper because the profiles are readily available, if you’re using Canon paper you should have less issues, but still follow these steps.
Once the profile is downloaded (a .icc file) simply double click it and windows will add it, you may need to reboot I don’t know.
Go into photoshop and open the image you want to print.
I usually sharpen with an unsharp mask, 150% 1.0px Threshold of 4.
First things first, click print settings.
- Select the correct paper orientation (horizontal or vertical).
- Center the image
- Scale it until it has an appropriate border size, I try to keep the DPI figure as a whole number like 300 or 480 but that’s really just OCD.
- Change the drop down box on the top right to Colour management (if it is set to output).
- Make sure “document” is checked and not proof.
- Under “Color Handling” make sure it is set to “photoshop manages colours”
- Under “Printer Profile” change that to the name of the paper profile you downloaded earlier. If you’re using Canon paper then select the appropriate Canon profile, you will find the code for their papers on the back of the box they came in, something like GL1 or SP1. Here I have selected my Ilford profile.
- Rendering intent should be Relative Colorimetric
- And black point compensation should be checked.
A night-time continuation of the previous zombie movie set shoot. This one was interesting and quite tricky. The light kept changing due to floodlights, spotlights and general urban night-time ambiance. Everything shot fully manual because the camera got confused as hell.
My friend Aaron let me come take some on-set snaps for the Zombie flick he’s producing/co-directing. Shot without flash (I’ll bring one next time) but most turned out ok.
I will edit this post adding details of my trip, but for now it is just images. These are the vast majority of my images taken in New Zealand, in no particular order. They are also on the main website, in the gallery, with details about each shot listed there.
Perth, Western Australia