Category : training

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

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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Focus on your subject using PS Elements

There are a number of ways to improve the focus on your subject using PS Elements. I’m going to start with one of my own photos – a Traffic Signal Box. It would be an OK image but the background is a bit hot, the walkers may be a bit distracting, and the colours are

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Returning to the scene of the crime

While we tend to do a good job with stories as they unfold, we often fail to follow-up. What happens after the court case, the flood, the award winning? With or without you is a Reuters story, returning to the story behind one of their high profile images from the Japanese Tsunami. The main image

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Take into consideration all of the elements

“When you’re out shooting, it’s really important to take into consideration all of the elements that are presented to you. You need to constantly ask yourself whether this thing or that thing can help you tell your story more effectively.” On Using Elements In Your Scene To Help Tell Your Story ( originally posted on

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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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