Salt: Vanity | Murray Fredericks

Hamiltons presents Salt: Vanity, an exhibition of the most recent work by Australian photographer Murray Fredericks. The Vanity series is a continuation of Fredericks’ renowned Salt series, previously exhibited at Hamiltons in Salt, 2007, Salt II, 2009 and Recent Work, 2014 – 2015. In this next cycle of the project, Fredericks introduces a mirror into the previously undisturbed landscape.

Australian photographer Murray Fredericks’ long relationship with Lake Eyre, where his most recent series Vanity has been produced, commenced in 2003, and to date consists of twenty journeys to the centre of the lake where he photographs for weeks at a time in the vast and infinite landscape. Fredericks is not interested in documenting the literal forms of the landscape. He views the landscape as medium in itself which, when represented in a photograph, has the potential to convey the emotional quality of his experience and relationship to the lake.
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Salt: Vanity
by Murray Fredericks
more at Hamiltons Gallery

Travel Photography: Tips and Tricks for High Contrast Scenes

Tips and tricks for high contrast scenes by Dietmar Temps

It’s summer, time for travelling and also peak season for nature and travel photography. Digital cameras are still getting better and better and easier to use. However, sometimes it is quite disappointing that a picture such as a historic city alley either is partly underexposed with huge dark shadow areas, or the roofs and the sky are extremely overexposed. Although it is possible to review the image immediately in the display on the camera, the problem can often only be addressed at home in the post-processing workflow, and then it might be too late to fix the image in order to get a beautiful photograph.

Experienced photographers can handle dynamic ranges of 10 to 11 EV

Many travel and landscape photography pictures have very high contrast. “Dynamic range” is the term for the range of light intensity from the darkest shadows to the brightest highlights and it is measured in “exposure values” (EV), also commonly called “stops”. Our eyes are able to adapt to see high contrast scenes but the dynamic range of the sensor of a digital camera is limited. Unfortunately the dynamic range of monitors, photographic paper or print is even more limited. A dynamic range of an image of about 8 to 9 EV is usually no problem. Experienced photographers can handle dynamic ranges of 10 to 11 EV quite well with exact exposure settings and with the help of calibrated monitors. But what about high contrast scenes with a dynamic range of 14 EV and higher? In particular landscape photography offers a wide range of high contrast scenes: idyllic sunsets by the seaside, backlit photography or scenes in high mountain regions.

An important rule in photography is to avoid high contrast in the first place. Many professional landscape photographers shoot only early in the morning or between late afternoon and evening because the light is much softer. Long shadows can be avoided when the sun is at the back of the photographer. Foreground subjects in backlit photography should be placed in front of a dark background because the high contrast can only be recognized as a small light fringe around the foreground subject. Long shadows might be wonderful for creative photography, but the final picture should offer enough details in dark shadow areas as well. The dynamic range of a scene can be simply reviewed with the help of the brightness histogram on the rear screen of the camera or manually calculated with contrast measurement. If the dynamic range of a scene or subject exceeds 10 or 11 EV the photographer should probably try out one of the following approaches.

Travel Photography: Tips and Tricks for High Contrast Scenes
continue at Datacolor

Majestic Shots Of Beautiful Butterflies

Thank you to all the photographers that shared their best photos showing butterflies in the Beautiful Butterflies Photo Contest

“share the world” by joecas
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“Butterfly” by David-B
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“Butterfly” by BFaint
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“Blue Glassy Tiger” by Joerg
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“Blue Morpho Butterfly ” by olesteffensen
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“Butterfly” by karlredshaw
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“butterfly on cone flower” by jrobe85
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“Common Blue Butterfly ” by richardmcaleese
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“Rice Paper Butterflies” by LynnsPhoto
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Majestic Shots Of Beautiful Butterflies
more at viewbug

Welcome to the RSPCA Young Photographer Awards

Welcome to the RSPCA Young Photographer Awards. Competition entries open until 18 August 2017.

The RSPCA Young Photographer Awards is open to anyone aged 18 or younger. The aim of the competition is to encourage young people’s interest in photography and their appreciation and understanding of the animals around them.

Kyle Moore | Rainy Days
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Magnus McLeod | Unlucky perch
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Owen Gee | Draw the long straw
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Jake Kneale | Where now?
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Mairi Eyres | Ant on patrol
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RSPCA Young Photographer Awards
Competition entries open until 18 August 2017
more info at rspca

Photography is like music

Wolfgang Wittling is a free-lance photographer. His passion for photography and art has produced a multitude of photographic images, which have been featured in several publications and gallery exhibitions.
Photography is like music. There are no language barriers. You can communicate with people around the world and connect. As they say, “a picture is worth a 1000 words”.

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Photography is like music
Wolfgang Wittling Photography
via camerapixo

Paths of wanderlust

Get lost on these awe-inspiring hiking trails from across the globe
There’s a beauty to getting lost in nature. Wanderlust: Hiking on Legendary Trails stitches together the diversity of the word’s landscapes through the explorative lens of hiking.

Photo by Howard Brown
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Photo by Sanne Boertien and Herbert Schröer
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Photo by Quing Yu
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Photo by Ashley Hill
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Photo by Karin Eibenberger
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Paths of wanderlust
more at huck magazine

Le Nikon F de 1959 version Nanoblock

Créez un modèle aux détails réalistes du célèbre Nikon F, l’appareil reflex lancé par Nikon en avril 1959. Cette maquette Nanoblock de 1 000 pièces est la réplique exacte du Nikon F, jusqu’au logo Nikon inscrit au-dessus de l’objectif et au logo « F » au-dessus du viseur. Toutes les commandes sont reproduites : de la manivelle de rembobinage du film au déclencheur, en passant par le sélecteur ASA. Le levier d’armement est même reproduit. À l’avant du modèle se trouvent le levier du retardateur, le bouton de déverrouillage de l’objectif, le bouton de verrouillage du miroir et une commande d’aperçu de la profondeur de champ.

Nanoblock est une marque de jeu de construction japonais. Les détails de cette réplique du Nikon F1 sont très fidèles à l’original. Il s’agit d’un objet idéal pour les fans, parfait pour décorer un studio photo ou un salon.
– 1 000 pièces
– La plus petite pièce mesure 4 x 4 mm
– Système de support à double rangée pour un emboîtement parfait
– Les petites pièces permettent de créer un modèle plus détaillé

via Nikon

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voir aussi le review de Richard Wong