Stay on the bus

This is a great article about working with photography and the evolution of your style of visual story telling. The main message: “stay on the bus”. The Helsinki Bus Station Theory: Finding Your Own Vision in Photography

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Exposure: ISO, Aperture and Shutter Speed

I got into photography as an archival pursuit, basically a way to record things, summer holidays, horse trekking and scuba diving or my first car. Initially I used my camera/s on automatically, pointing and shooting and hoping the camera got what I expected. As with most photographers, the first thing I worked on was composition, […]

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Data Journalism

Links used in recent lecture Definition: wikipedia Find: Searching for data on the web Clean: Process to filter and transform data, preparation for visualization Visualize: Displaying the pattern, either as a static or animated visual Publish: Integrating the visuals, attaching data to stories Distribute: Enabling access on a variety of devices, such as the web, […]

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Food photography

Food photography is one of those specialised photographic genres, but with over 20,000 recipes on Local, it is one that provides a lot of bang for buck. My favourite food photographer is Nicole Young. Not only does she take great photos herself, her book Food Photography: From Snapshots to Great Shots is a terrific primer. […]

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How to not take photos

There comes a time when we are taking photos for our story when we wish to minimise some of the components in a shot. Some components may distract from the focus of the story, some may need to be disguised for legal or taste reasons. The Pedestrian Blur In high traffic areas, taking photos of […]

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Make the murky consumable

http://mpegmedia.abc.net.au/local/brisbane/conversations/201006/r591615_3788293.mp3 Satyajit Das is one of the world’s leading experts in derivatives and risk management. He’s worked in financial markets for over 30 years, and consults to banks and investors. In this conversation, Richard Fidler manages to take the murky financial jargon and turn quite complex ideas into a consumable piece of audio ( originally […]

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