Lives in Australia Fremantle, Australia
Works as a Lecturer, Visual Artist
Joined on Oct 20, 2011


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munro harrap: In case you wombles do not know, photographer is the no 1 most dangerous profession. The percentage killed relative to the total number makes it so.It is an occupational hazard, and everyone who goes unarmed into a war to record it knows this. No ideology is involved, no politics are needed to cloak mass murder, but unfortunately her generation were inspired by a few in mine who fancied what they did made a difference.

Recording conflicts we in the West started ourselves was a futile irony that just never occurred to them strongly enough to keep them at home safe with their terrified stressed families and friends.

How many more?

To Malikknows: A couple of things here. The problems in Afghanistan go back centuries before the attack on the World Trade Centre, and in many ways while it was not 'the west' that directly caused that particular attack, we have to carry much of the blame because of the way we have acted over the last few centuries. But the Afghan people had nothing to do with 9/11. While the Taliban had assisted Al Qaeda, it was not the Taliban that hijacked the planes and the people who flew them were Saudi nationals. The US trained many of the Al Qaeda and Taliban fighters originally, too (when they thought that they they could be 'useful' to the west), so the mess is the result of many people's interventions. It would be nice if things were black and white, but the truth behind such issues are always a murky grey.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 6, 2014 at 06:46 UTC
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Edlolim: Elections-Journalists-Women, Wow this is a powerful "Trio" to an Afghanistan 'mind' to digest.
They insist to behave as a cruel and primitive people.

Anja: RIP -

Condolences to family and friends.

It's a tragedy that such a great photographer has been killed in the line of duty--but it's not the Afghan people who killed her, and they are not 'cruel and primitive'. Only some of them. Unfortunately such people exist in all cultures and countries. That's why people like Anja Niedringhaus are so important--to remind us that there is both good and evil in the world.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 5, 2014 at 04:25 UTC
On Editorial: Why I can't stop taking iPhone Panoramas article (300 comments in total)

Don't get me wrong--I don't mind panoramas, but as Samuel Goldwyn said, 'A widescreen just makes a bad film twice as bad.'

Direct link | Posted on Sep 25, 2013 at 06:05 UTC as 43rd comment | 3 replies
On Technique: Digital Photo Collages article (107 comments in total)
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Nikonworks: Doesn't work for me.

Your 'collages' are like serving good coffee in a Mickey Mouse shaped cup.

The cup distracts you from the taste of the coffee in the cup.

The best for regular panos is ICE.

One of its best features is the ability to even out exposures from frame to frame,
unlike your exposures which have adjoining frames with significant exposure variations which make for even more distractions for viewers of your collages.

My first thought upon viewing your collages was "This is the work of a very lazy shooter".

I find it amazing that Barney Britton tries to give people another alternative to traditional panoramas, and gets pilloried for his efforts. A lot of people seem to be saying 'you don't know what you're doing. You should be using ICE/Hugin/ etc.' What rot. If you want to produce a panorama, do it. If you want to expand your repertoire and produce something that is visually interesting, open yourself up to other ideas.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 17, 2012 at 10:26 UTC
On Technique: Digital Photo Collages article (107 comments in total)
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Zafar Kazmi: col·lage
   [kuh-lahzh, koh-] Show IPA noun, verb, col·laged, col·lag·ing.
a technique of composing a work of art by pasting on a single surface various materials not normally associated with one another, as newspaper clippings, parts of photographs, theater tickets, and fragments of an envelope.

What is described here is image stitching/panorama, not collage.

Be careful of dictionary definitions. They are, by nature, retrospective. Technically it isn't image stitching as there is no attempt at correcting alignment or blending. What is described here is a collage made with digital images rather than paper and paste. Keep up! This IS the 21st century after all!

Direct link | Posted on Jun 17, 2012 at 10:18 UTC
On Lightroom 4 Review article (480 comments in total)
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Jim Salvas: Is there a way to export a slideshow as a video? I've become attached to exporting from Aperture and posting to YouTube as a way to easily share slideshows.

If I read the specs correctly, Lightroom will only export a slideshow as a PDF. Correct?

Bottom left on the slideshow. Export as PDF/Export as Video.Like LR3 it allows you to export with soundtrack too, and will tailorlength of video to length of soundtrack .

Direct link | Posted on Mar 7, 2012 at 06:22 UTC
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