Posts Tagged ‘australia’

New South Wales Government Criticized for Censoring Photojournalism Exhibition

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The Reportage Festival in Sydney, Australia is a well-known Vivid exhibition that displays the powerful work of some of the world’s best photojournalists and documentary photographers. But this year, the New South Wales government has gotten involved by telling the curators what they can and cannot display, stirring up many photographers and anti-censorship advocates in the process. Read more…

Undoctored Abstract Aerial Photos of the World’s Largest Beta Carotene Farm

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Australian engineer turned photographer Steve Back has been working for several years to put together the completely un-edited images you see here. Although they may seem like abstract art you might find on a museum wall, they’re actually aerial photos of Kalbarri, Western Australia’s Hutt Lagoon, the world’s largest Beta Carotene farm. Read more…

Digital Camera Exchange: A New Place to Buy and Sell Used Photography Gear

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Buying and selling used photography gear usually involves either driving to your local camera shop or hunting down the right product on website such as eBay or (if you’re really brave) Craigslist. But Australian photographers just got a different, photography centered option thrown their way.

Dubbed Digital Camera Exchange, the new website gives photo enthusiasts a place to sell their gear to others in much the same way they would on big auction sites such as eBay. Read more…

Adobe Defends Its Ridiculous Australian Pricing Before Parliament

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About a month ago, the fact that Australian customers pay so much more for Adobe CS6 that it’s actually cheaper to fly to the US and get it went viral on the internet. At that point, Adobe had already been summoned in front of Parliament to explain the “price gouging,” and had even dropped their monthly Creative Cloud subscriptions to reasonable rates in response.

Now, Adobe — alongside Apple and Microsoft — have finally been forced to keep that appointment. And during the meeting, each of the three companies gave the Australian Parliamentary Committee a few reasons as to why exactly Australian customers have to pay so much more for some of their products. Read more…

Photos of an Australian Town Filled with 8 Feet of Sea Foam

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When Eastern Australia was hit by ex-Tropical Cyclone Oswald late January and early February, it caused certain places to turn into foamy wonderlands, as up to 8 feet of sea foam was blown onto land from the sea. Photographer Brandon Rooney took advantage of the occurrence by pulling out his Canon 7D and documenting the strange scene.
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Total Solar Eclipse Time-Lapse Captures Shadow Sweeping Across the Land

Last month, there was a total solar eclipse that was visible to people in Australia. Photographer Colin Legg captured the whole thing as three separate time-lapse videos (seen above). The short but beautiful clips show the moon passing in front of the sun, a darkness sweeping across the vast landscape, and the moon’s shadow sweeping across the sky!
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Cars in Clouds: Photos of Burnouts

At first glance, some of Simon Davidson‘s photographs look like Harry Potter stills showing flying cars floating in the clouds. They’re actually a glimpse into the burnout subculture that’s growing in Australia. These are competitions in which drivers try to create as much smoke as they can by spinning their tires in place.
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Stunning Star Trails Photographed from the Australian Outback

Photographer Lincoln Harrison captures jaw-dropping photographs of star trails. Shooting from the Australian outback, he spends up to 15 hours creating each image of the night sky. Shooting with a Nikon D7000, Nikon D3100, and a wide assortment of lenses, Harrison captures a large number of exposures of the foreground and stars separately. He then combines the images (sometimes hundreds of them) into amazing photographs showing the sky dominated by colorful star trails.
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Ethereal Photographs of Salt Flats

Photographer Murray Fredericks took sixteen solo trips over eight years to the center of Lake Eyre in Australia, the largest lake in the country and one that forms salt flats every year when the water evaporates. These salt flats provide a perfectly flat, featureless landscape that extends to infinity in every direction, and allow for beautiful abstract photographs.
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Olympus Ad Campaign Disses Cell Phone Photography

Photographer Mark Matthews of Sydney, Australia spotted the above plaque on a sidewalk that reads,

If your camera also sends text messages, that will explain why your photos are rubbish

Turns out it’s a clever new ad campaign by Olympus titled “Get a Real Camera“. Visiting the website on the plaque takes you to the Olympus Australia website.

(via Chase Jarvis)


Image credit: Photograph by Mark Matthews and used with permission