Wednesday, June 23, 2010

okay seriously im in love with gigapan


You know what its like you ring up to order printing materials and you get talking to the sales rep and he just happens to be a on the ball type who knows his industry, loves photography and knows what is hot.

I buy regularly from Kayell Australia from the Melbourne office and Stan who is a professional sales person who is responsible for Sales, Service and Colour Management for Photography, Graphic Arts and Print for clients mentioned today this cooler than cool product.

They call is the EPIC pro for your DSLR its a fitting that produces effortlessly a gigapixel panorama.
It then works in with GigaPan Stich to combine 100's of photos in to a single panna and then uploads to GigPan.com.

How does it work?? From the gigapansystems.com website:
"Simply attach your camera to it, then the EPIC directs you through the steps to capture a gigapixel image. You then set the upper left and lower right corners of your panorama and the EPIC works out how many photos your camera will need to take, hundreds or even thousands, and automatically organizes them into the correct rows and columns needed to capture your panorama. The robotic arm clicks away, capturing amazing detail in a short amount of time."
OMG how wonderful is this system??
like i said I'm in loveeeeeeeeeeeeee.
You also need to check out http://gigapan.org/gigapans/15374/
Thanks Stan from Kayell - Melbourne what a rush of cool product!

Sunday, June 20, 2010

quote for the day by Ernst Haas

‘There is only you and your camera.
The limitations in your photography are in yourself, for what we see is what we are’
Ernst Haas
Ernst Haas (1921–1986) is acclaimed as one of the most important figures in 20th century photography and is considered a pioneering artist in color photography.
His estate comprises of
over 250,000 color transparencies;
100,000 black and white negatives;
and extensive correspondence and writings.
Why did I pick Ernst today?
I love his photos of famous people and especially love the B/W's of Marilyn Monroe:

Saturday, June 19, 2010

help david peterson with a world wide experiment

Check this out:

'David Petersons first worldwide photography experiment!
With everyones help, he's aiming to see the world in snapshots at a specific moment in time!
and if you help David out you could win a 12 megapixel Canon PowerShot SD780IS camera!
This is all you have to do:
- At 10:30am local time this Saturday morning, 19 June 2010, take a photo where you are.
- Upload it to David's special Snapshots website.
That's it!
It doesn't matter what the photo is about. It doesn't matter what camera you have. It doesn't have to be a fantastic shot (but please put a little effort into it!)
And you'll be able to see everyone else's shots too!
Wouldn't it be great to have a 'snapshot in time' to see our different cultures and experiences?
More details here: http://www.digital-photo-secrets.com/go/34771.28/394