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Freelancers / Freelancers - let people know about your work
« Last post by admin on June 28, 2012, 04:46:09 AM »
Feel free to let people know about your work here.
Photography Competitions / Weather Calendar - entries for 2013 now closed
« Last post by admin on June 28, 2012, 04:44:39 AM »

Entries for the 2013 Calendar have now closed - I can't wait to see the winners.


The Australian Bureau of Meteorology and the Australian Meteorological and Oceanographic Society have produced a photographic weather calendar since 1985.

Entries for the 2013 Australian Weather Calendar photo competition are now open for photographers of all nationalities. So if you're considering visiting Australia or its territories, make sure you bring your camera. Look out for great photos of:
•rainbows and

DEADLINE: 31 March 2012

Winning photographers receive three calendars.

You also get the satisfaction of knowing that your photo (credited with your name) will be admired by thousands of people the world over as weather calendars are distributed throughout Australia and internationally.

Entries must include Australian landscapes and skies, (also Australian territories).

Copyright remains with the photographer and details of how the image will be used can be found on the Entry Form.

1.Your entry needs to be a photographic print, minimum size of 10 x 15 cms and you can send in up to eleven separate photos.

2.Fill in an Entry Form

3.Post to:

Australian Weather Calendar competition
National Meteorological Library
Bureau of Meteorology
GPO Box 1289

Editing and Publishing Software / Photo Editing +++ Photoscape
« Last post by admin on June 28, 2012, 04:35:38 AM »
Photoscape is a brilliant program that has many editing capabilities - the page and combine controls are great for quickly creating collage type productions with little effort.

I mainly use it for resizing and multitude of file types it has to save as without reducing quality.
Editing and Publishing Software / Desktop Publishing FREE software - Inkscape
« Last post by admin on June 28, 2012, 04:32:05 AM »
I was stuck with the problem of having an eps file from our logo people that could only be edited with Illustrator.  I tried opening the eps file with Inkscape and it worked. Was really easy and fully editable. 

Inkscape has all the power of Illustrater / Photoshop etc. rolled into one.
Newbies and Introductions / Hi from sunny Australia!
« Last post by admin on June 28, 2012, 03:05:08 AM »
I made a significant decision when I had my baby girl that I wanted a very good camera so I could take photos of all those magic moments.  At $1,000 it was an expensive layout for a single mum with a new born baby but I worked and saved and purchased it. 

I would not ever change that decision. I've taken so many magical photos. Everyone comments on the quality and shots.  So I'm yet another that has been bitten by the photography bug. 
Upgrades and Equipment / Image Stabilizer (IS) Lens
« Last post by admin on June 28, 2012, 02:58:16 AM »
Canon Optical Image Stabilizer technology makes handheld photography more practical at slow shutter speeds, accommodating more low-light shooting situations than ever before.

Camera shake typically occurs at shutter speeds less than 1/ [focal length], resulting in image blur. Canon Optical Image Stabilizer technology uses miniature sensors and a high-speed microcomputer built into the lens.

The sensors analyze vibrations and apply correction via a special stabilizing lens group that shifts the image parallel to the focal plane. Motion blur is canceled, resulting in a sharper image. With Optical

Image Stabilization, it’s like gaining up to four stops. Canon Optical Image Stabilizer technology is built into many EF and EF-S lenses and outperforms in-camera stabilization technologies found in other cameras by allowing for more movement of the stabilizing lens group. Especially with telephoto lenses, as the lens focal length increases, the effect of shake and the degree of correction needed to cancel it increases as well.

With the Optical Image Stabilizer in the lens, Canon can equip each IS lens with the stabilizer it needs for effective shake correction. Other systems are limited by how far they can move an image sensor, and as a result their stabilization is less effective as telephoto lengths get longer. Also, the result of Optical Image Stabilization can be seen right in the viewfinder—impossible with some other stabilizer systems.
Camera Reviews / Canon EOS 1000D with twin IS Lens Kit
« Last post by admin on June 28, 2012, 02:54:08 AM »
These are a fairly common starter EOS camera and are usually packaged with the twin lens kit but it is worthwhile to get it upgraded to be IS lenses.

With simple easy to undersand buttons that just make sense to you if you've been around cameras for a while or are just starting out it is no matter.

Fabulous quality and great zoom ability.  I prefer to use my larger lens and take close up 'life' type shots.

Also it has a great sports function that takes shots at half to one second frames so you can really capture the moment.  I found that I use this function all the time as my photo taking skills are sometimes lacking I can pretty much guarantee a 'magic' shot using the sports function.  Usually that charismatic moment that is missed when you are taking just normal shots.

All in all a great beginner's camera that enters you into the world of professional photography.
Web Publishing Sites / Photobucket
« Last post by admin on June 28, 2012, 02:48:03 AM »
Photobucket offers image hosting, free photo sharing and video sharing. Upload your photos, host your videos, and share them with friends and family.

Added bonus with photo editing suite so you can do quick fix ups, add borders, etc.

Seems to be really reliable so far with no glitches, freezes etc.
General Discussion / Welcome to our Photography Forum!
« Last post by admin on June 16, 2012, 05:58:00 PM »
Welcome to our Photography Forum!

We hope you enjoy using your forum. 

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