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Creating a simple timelapse Making a simple timelapse video with your still camera is incredibly easy. We all know that video footage is nothing more […]

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OLYMPUS CAMERAS HIT STORMY WEATHER!

The photo-centric internet is alive this morning with the news that Olympus Cameras are finished. RIP seems to be the heading or lead most are using. Creative souls these photobloggers and opinionators:)

The press release may very well be the work of a spin merchant, who has attempted to blind us with a whole bunch of financial and corporate jargon. Hence the Olympus are dead theme to many of the news pieces.

The truth is a little less dramatic. Although, the road ahead for Olympus cameras and for that matter all camera makers, is morn a rocky mountain track rather than a road.

Does anyone remember the compact camera of just a few years ago? Chances are if you answered yes to the above, you are older than 25 and officially a dinosaur. That is one of the problems the camera industry is having, losing market segment to mobile devices. Compacts were cheap to make, made good profits and most people bought one. Today they don’t exist. Everyone has a mobile phone that takes good pictures and is always with you.

But I digress, back to Olympus. The parent company is parting ways with the camera division, hoping to sell it off to an equity firm, who will if the current spin is accurate continue to manufacture cameras and lenses. However, there is no guarantee that will happen. And that would be a pity because they have been innovators in the photo game for a long time.


ADBOBE UPDATES

It seems our friends at Adobe have been busy. They have been tinkering under the hood of apps in the creative cloud suite. Bridge, Photoshop, Lightroom, Premier and Camera Raw all getting upgrades this morning (17th June 2020)

I really haven’t had time to look at anything much yet, but I just opened Camera Raw, which is something I don’t normally use. I have to say I love the new interface. Just kills the previous version. The reason I have rarely use CR was the interface. It was just plain primitive.

Low altitude aerial stock photo of Murray River shrouded in fog, near Mildura.
And the picture I needed to edit in a hurray. Hence the use of Camera Raw instead of my normal converter which decided today was a great time to upgrade:)

 

 


 

Vision

FACE TO FACE WORKSHOPS will return starting  August 2020. Victoria Only.

It seems the “New Normal” is going to mean for some time we are not going to be able to plan ahead.

Back to the drawing board we go.

Our last state border is now closing. Victoria is officially an island:) So all we can do is wait and wait to see what comes next.

No events for Tasmania, South Australia, Queensland and Western Australia for the remainder of 2020 due mainly to COVID-19 restrictions and the uncertainty surrounding free access to those areas. 


ON TREND PHOTOGRAPHY

Or as we are led to believe, the most requested stock content for the month of July.

BLM, GAY PRIDE, and SOCIAL DISTANCING.

Geeze who would have guessed any of those:)


SPRING CLEANING in Winter:)

Some used kit, more to come.

 

RSS mildura weather

  • Current weather for Mildura at 10:00pm EST
    Temperature: 7.1°C Feels like: 4.6°C Dew point: 3.2°C Relative humidity: 76% Wind: SSW at 6 km/h, gusting to 9 km/h Rain: 0.0mm since 9am Pressure: 1019.1 hPa
  • Mildura weather forecast
    Saturday Showers 5°C - 15°C Sunday Possible shower 4°C - 15°C Monday Mostly sunny 5°C - 16°C Tuesday Sunny 5°C - 17°C
  • Mallee weather
    Mildura weather radar Satellite cloud map

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Excitations Photo Adventures, photography instructor, Ian Mckenzie

Learn a little more about our chief instructor, Ian McKenzie. That’s the old bloke above, we have a Q&A session with him. Just click on the picture.


Observations from a grumpy old buggar who has been confined to barracks:)

STOCK PHOTOGRAPHY

At a time when many stock photographers are finding themselves questioning their industry, another major agency has announced a shakeup to their terms of trade. Once again, it appears that contributing photographers will be the losers.

While I have never contributed material to this agency, I understand they have a tiered payment system. The more images or video sold, the higher the percentage of the sale the artist received—an incentive for content providers to work harder, thus providing the agency with more material to license.

Now under the new rules, it appears that the photographer’s reward for hard work will reset on January 1st each year. Which means photographers who have worked their collective butts off and reached a level of 40% of sales revenue, will be relegated to receiving 15% of the sale value. HAPPY NEW YEAR SUCKER.

Want to know more follow this link to YouTube.

I found it funny to find a couple of people who have older videos praising the company now have new videos:)