Friday, December 31, 2010

Fireworks at Broadbeach

I have decided to make a few resolutions this year…and for the first time in a few years I actually got to the fireworks at midnight.  So here are a few pics…
This one was my fave of the night :)

This is my first time capturing fireworks up close with my DSLR.   I found them quite challenging as you never know where the next one will be/how bright it will be etc, making them easy to stuff up!  I took all these images with my tripod, no cable release due to having left it at home by accident so was really happy with the way they turned out. I chose to shoot in portrait as I thought it would be better for the purpose.

This was my wild one - abstract shot :)
Happy New Year everyone!

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Some Holiday Funnies

Well I'm sure it has been done before but here is they don't call it the silly season for nothing…most of them I thought up while bored and recovering from the recent op...

The basics:

  • Depth of Field = how hard you think
  • ISO = how hypo you are
  • Aperture = how open your mind is
  • Shutter speed = how fast you can talk
  • Flash = you don't wanna know
  • Focus = what you don't have after a few beers
  • Tripod = something cool that makes people think you work for the paper
  • Noise = the sound when you turn the camera on to video mode
  • "M" mode = when you push all the buttons at once and see what happens
  • "P" mode = professional
  • "A" mode = awesome
  • Photoshop = the k-mart processing lab

Friday, December 17, 2010

Mac Vs PC

This is a very quick blog as I have not had too much internet time this week due to the home internet being down with "network problems".

I have been thinking a lot about the PC versus Mac debate since changing over this year from PC to Mac and having used both quite a bit. The reason I made the change - I do a lot of photography/design work.
I am talking about Desktops here as Laptops are generally not the best for photography/design work.

Reasons to stick to PC:
  • You do a lot of Ebay and need Turbo Lister (there is no Mac turbo lister however you can get Garage sale for mac at a cost)  This has really annoyed me since having the Mac.
  • They are cheaper.
  • You are really used to using a PC and don't want to learn a new platform.
  • You don't want to change your software over from PC to Mac due to expense etc.
Reasons to go to Mac:
  • So much easier to download fonts/actions etc for design/photography work
  • The mouse can move from side to side as well as up and down which is fantastic for scanning around an image quickly in Photoshop.
  • Macs crash less.  Maybe even never.  Ask anyone.  Mine will slow down when I am doing a lot at once but never crashes.
  • I-macs are compact which is a plus.
I absolutely love my i-mac and for design work it is fantastic. 

Main things I love about it are:
  • The screen is fantastic size/colours/brightness
  • Makes Adobe very easy to use
  • Doesn't crash
  • The mouse is fantastic
  • The search tool in the finder window where you can search your mac for any file really easily
  • Really easy to get photos off devices like i-phone, camera etc
The main things that have annoyed me though are here:
  • No turbo lister for mac.
  • It comes with a compact keyboard which only have numbers on the top bar (I changed mine).
  • The mouse batteries go fairly quickly.
  • Safari crashes more often.
  • The CD slot swallowed my SD card as they are very close together on the side - oops!
So this is my little wrap up, comments on this topic are welcome!