Posts Tagged: photography

Scanning Film

I’m sitting at the dining room table with my film scanner attached to my laptop. I’m using VueScan from Hamrick software to scan in some negatives. There is something about the slow process of film that is very reflective and analytical. I’m taking this chance to record the process I use when working with film.

20140508 Auckland

Whilst attending a conference in Auckland I went out for an early morning walk.


20140216 Paremata Harbour Inlet

This was supposed to be an exploration to view all the flocks of birds that come here. But instead we got to see some urban scenery and a relaxed sunset.

Paremata Harbour Inlet

20140206 Ocean Beach

What was intended on being an exploration to find the remnants of a ship-wreck turned into a navigational mishap. But this did not stop us from collecting some images of what we found. I now know where to go for that ship-wreck next time.

Ocean Beach

20140126 Pahaoa Beach

This was initially a trip to Glendhu, but with the road missing due to repairs I headed to Pahaoa Station. The beach there is very wild, which makes for some dramatic images, the pancake rocks help too.

Pahaoa Station

What it takes to Financially Succeed in Photography

Olivier Duong has written an article titled “the shocking truth about what it takes to succeed in photography“. His point-of-view may seem slanted, but it matches my experience in other industries. It’s sad to see that business acumen is more important that one’s craft. Those I know who professionally work in an arts field are very business oriented. The ones who are the happiest in their work tend to do just enough business development and marketing to keep a comfortable level of revenue coming in. Myself, I would love to understand just how to get this balance right.

Life After Photoshop

I keep coming back to life after photoshop. I’ve never been a photoshop user (long story), but I’m always interested in new techniques. This site is well worth keeping an eye on if you’re wanting to work with images but don’t want to pay Adobe tax.