Dark Side of the Lens

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Tutorial images now available
Sunday, November 16th, 2008

The tutorial images for the earlier tutorials are now available in the free member’s area. I apologise that these took me a while to get up but things here have been somewhat out of control, to put it mildly. I still intend toi recommence producing videoa within the next week as I have a heap […]

Say hello to Robert
Friday, October 31st, 2008

Yes, I have been slack over the last few weeks, sorry. But I do have a rather valid excuse 🙂 Our baby, Robert, decided to arrive somewhat earlier than we expected, over 4 weeks early in fact. He spent some time in the special care unit, but has just come home and is doing very […]

Slight change to the feedback system
Monday, October 13th, 2008

I have been getting some great feedback, thank you all, as well as some excellent questions. However, the way I had the blog setup meant that they all came directly to me, when the questions will usually benefit others as well. I have therefore slightly changed my feedback and questions system to more of a […]

Tutorials available as podcasts on iTunes
Wednesday, October 8th, 2008

For those with iPhones (boy do I love mine!), iPod Touch’s or other similar devices that can view video podcasts, you can now download my video tutorials from iTunes (for free naturally). The videos have been specially formatted for mobile devices. Simply go to the iTunes store and search for “Dark Side of the Lens”. […]

Finding photos the fun and easy way
Thursday, September 11th, 2008

As I photographer I just love looking at photos of all, well ok, almost all, kinds. Often I go hunting for photos to get ideas, or for images for the blog or other web sites I assist with (within copywrite limitations I hasten to add). Until recently I used Google image search. It was ok, […]

Mac vs PC Commands Confusion
Wednesday, August 20th, 2008

I am not going to venture into the Mac vs PC debate as let’s face it, too much blood has already been split on both sides in that one. I am currently using a PC platform, for various reasons beyond my control (ok, financial reasons as I can’t afford to buy a new Mac laptop […]

So Little Time – Australian Landscapes
Monday, August 11th, 2008

My friend Gunter has decided to give himself an online presence and has launched a web site for his absolutely stunning photos. So Little Time – Australian Landscapes As the name suggests, most of his photos feature Australian landscapes. He has done an amazing job in capturing the colors and feel of a huge variety […]

The most kick-ass photo tips, DIY projects, and gear?
Tuesday, July 29th, 2008

“The most kick-ass photo tips, DIY projects, and gear”, well that’s the claim the guys at Photojojo make … and know what? I think they put forward a very good case. I get a lot of newsletters and RSS feeds so that I can keep an eye on what is going on in the world […]

3 2 1 – launch! … and we have takeoff!
Wednesday, June 25th, 2008

Having run out of reasons to procrastinate I have finally got around to actually launching this site, which has been far too long in the planning. Rather than addressing the photo taking aspects of photography, or the hardware side of things (i.e. cameras, lenses etc.) I will mainly focus on what happens in the digital […]