Thursday, November 25, 2010

photographic supplies

regular as clockwork...Camera mag turns up in the letterbox, it takes me 20 minutes to consume all its words, pictures, reviews and new products.
I'm like a rat up a drainpipe as i savour every page and ogle over the latest new cameras, new technology, printers and so much more...
Photographic heaven to me... over a cuppa.
And a bonus this month a catalogue from www.fotobestway.com.au
Specials and some really cool items...

Fat Gecko a cool camera amount
Kindermann a new old slide projector
Portable lighting case.... to name but a few discounted bargains....

check it out....something for everyone.

Saturday, November 20, 2010

World record panoramic of London



I love world records, peopel all the world put a lot of effort in to each record, there is unmatched energy, research and a desire to be the worlds best.

So guess my amazement when I discovered a world record in photos as of November 2010, the worlds biggest panoramic photo.

Check out London, its landmarks and its story pixel by pixel by Jeffrey Martin at 360cities*

from his website:
"This is an 80-gigapixel panoramic photo, made from 7886 individual images. This panorama was shot from the top of the Centre Point building in central London, in the summer of 2010. We hope that the varied sights and energy of London have been captured here in a way never done before, so that you can experience one of the world's great cities - wherever you may be right now. "

Wow, can wait to see more!
You can sign up to Jeffreys newsletter and see more as they come to light.
For those tech heads:
" The panoramic photo was stitched on a Fujitsu CELSIUS workstation comprising dual 6-core CPUs, 192GB of RAM, and a 4GB graphics card.

" I'm getting weak kneed just thinking about the dual 6 cores....phew..."

*360 Cities is dedicated to promoting geo-located, high-resolution spherical imagery by providing the best any where platform for publishing panoramic photography on the web. 360Cities.net is the web's largest collection of spherical, map-based panoramas, and through its partnership with Google Earth, this content is introduced to an even wider audience worldwide. 360 Cities is a Netherlands limited company with a subsidiary in Prague, Czech Republic.


Saturday, November 13, 2010

Photographing in your own backyard



How many times do you meet people who know nothing about the places of interest in their own region?

For me I like to know from a personal and a business perspective what is out there.

Its nice when visitors come and you can refer with confidence to a local hotel, inn, cafe accommodation etc.
So if you love your region, get out there, enjoy the sites and take photos!

Be a photographic ambassador of your region and share those pics on face book, by mobile phone and or by the good old email.

See if there is a local visitor information centre that can sell your photos as cards or postcards have them printed out and see if local businesses will showcase them - you may even wish to discuss commisionable sales!
happy snapping!