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Black and white prom picture for Photo Adventures master photographic lighting workshop. Image is of a balloon being inflated at dawn.

Photo Rumours

We’re lite on rumours this week. As we get closer to Photokina, I expect that will change.

Nikon Z-6 and Z-7

Apparently those are the official names for the two new mirrorless toys being released on 23rd August.

Z-6 likely to be 24mp and Z-7 45mp. The Z6 is being talked about as the low light demo and Z7 the go to for resolution.

Three lenses on the same day a shortish prime, standard zoom and one other. No release date for big aperture glass but we’re told its coming. May be around 58mm f 0.95 (ish) area. Yup you read that last bit right. f 0.anything is massive. Kind of explains reported large lens mount. Gotta get all that light into the body some how.

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.

Photography News (ramblings)

While this doesn’t qualify as photography news. I have picked up on a couple of semi-photo related things happening this week.
First cab off the rank. Another story of photographers nicking other shooters pictures and calling them their own. The internet is abuzz this week with outrage at some dude calling himself AngryPhotographer. I should at this point note that I spent probably 30 seconds looking at one of his purported videos, before moving on. Sorry, life is important so why waste it unless there is a good reason.
The outrage seems to originate from what appears to be fairly conclusive evidence that he collects other peoples nice shots, edits out the watermark before presenting the images as his own. This is almost a daily occurrence across the world wide web. Every now and then, someone gets called out. My guess is a lot more get away with it than get caught. Sad but true.
There are even people out there running training courses based on mostly manufactured “previous experience”. “I shot for Playboy for years”, one of my favourites. Another, “I am a famous fashion and celebrity photographer” except I’m not. The list goes on.
Secondly, you may have noticed this week that Australia is in drought. Last week we were all good, this week, we are in “possibly the worst drought in living memory”. How long is living memory? Just asking.
What happened between last week and this week. Well, mainstream media discovered DROUGHT and its value as click-through content. Just saying.

RSS mildura weather

  • VIC Sheep graziers warning issued at 10:39pm EST
    Issued: Friday at 10:39pm EST Description: Sheep graziers warning Summary: Warning for Farmers and Graziers in Victoria. Cold, wet and windy weather is expected, possibly leading to sheep losses in exposed areas.
  • VIC Severe weather advice issued at 10:37pm EST
    Issued: Friday at 10:37pm EST Description: Severe weather advice Summary: for People in Central, S W, N Central, Wimmera & Parts of E Gippsland, Mallee, N Country, N E & W & S Gippsland Forecast Districts
  • Current weather for Mildura at 1:10am EST
    Temperature: 11.9°C Feels like: 8.0°C Dew point: 1.3°C Relative humidity: 48% Wind: NNW at 11 km/h, gusting to 13 km/h Rain: 0.0mm since 9am Pressure: 1012.1 hPa
  • Mildura weather forecast
    Saturday Possible shower 7°C - 16°C Sunday Mostly sunny 4°C - 15°C Monday Frost then sunny 1°C - 16°C Tuesday Mostly sunny 2°C - 18°C
  • Mallee weather
    Mildura weather radar Satellite cloud map

Ockerisms or Aussie slang.


Aussie slang for toilet. It has been around for a long time but is one of our slang terms that is actually growing in use.

Not be confused with the Scottish term Dunny. Which is apparently an underground cellar or passage.