2014 in review

The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2014 annual report for this blog.

Here’s an excerpt:

A San Francisco cable car holds 60 people. This blog was viewed about 730 times in 2014. If it were a cable car, it would take about 12 trips to carry that many people.

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Worlds Most Expensive Photo

Photo: What are your thoughts on the $6.5 million paid for Australian landscape photographer Peter Lik's photo, 'Phantom'.  It was interesting to see the reaction across the web regarding the amount paid. Some are claiming it was a publicity stunt to promote his galleries and to boost sales of his works. While others are stating that photography is not art and that, "it looks like a posh poster you might find framed in a pretentious hotel room." and that the use of B&W is "outmoded style can only be nostalgic and affected, an “arty” special effect". (Jonathan Jones -The Guardian http://www.theguardian.com/artanddesign/jonathanjonesblog/2014/dec/10/most-expensive-photograph-ever-hackneyed-tasteless) Which ever way you look at it, photography, like art is subjective. What appeals to one may not appeal to another. It's worth is measured by how much someone is willing to pay for it.  If someone want give me $6.5m for one of my images, I'm not going to argue.

What are your thoughts on the $6.5 million paid for Australian landscape photographer Peter Lik’s photo, ‘Phantom’.

It was interesting to see the reaction across the web regarding the amount paid. Some are claiming it was a publicity stunt to promote his galleries and to boost sales of his works. While others are stating that photography is not art and that, “it looks like a posh poster you might find framed in a pretentious hotel room.” and that the use of B&W is “outmoded style can only be nostalgic and affected, an “arty” special effect”. (Jonathan Jones -The Guardian http://www.theguardian.com/artanddesign/jonathanjonesblog/2014/dec/10/most-expensive-photograph-ever-hackneyed-tasteless)

Which ever way you look at it, photography, like art is subjective. What appeals to one may not appeal to another. It’s worth is measured by how much someone is willing to pay for it.

If someone want give me $6.5m for one of my images, I’m not going to argue.

Shutter Counts – Why They Matter and Why They Don’t

An interesting artical posted on Jeff Revells website makes for an intersting read.

I was conducting my daily website scan when I saw an article on a new shutter count app that is now available for most Canon digital cameras [credit CanonRumors]. If you aren’t sure what a shutter count is, it is basically a numerical representation of how many times your camera’s shutter has actuated (opened and closed). So what’s the big deal about shutter counts? Well, if you aren’t planning on selling or buying a camera, probably nothing. Most SLR cameras have a shutter count estimate from the manufacturer for the number of reliable shutter actuations you can expect for your camera.
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Metal Prints

Metal Prints are a premium product ideal for displaying your favourite images.
Metal Prints take on a magical luminescence because the image is infused ‘into’ the surface and not onto it, the archival qualities of this unique process are unparalleled.
Metal Prints are available in a high-gloss or a matte finish.
 Sizes Available: 8×10″ ($33.90) to 30×40″ ($399.50)

Christmas Trading Hours

The Festive Season is just around the corner. To ensure your orders are completed on time please be aware of our trading hours over this period.

Tuesday, 23rd December – 8:30 – 5.30pm
Wednesday, 24th December – Friday, 2nd January – Closed
Monday, 5th January – Resuming normal Trading Hours – 8:30 – 5:30 pm
Monday, 26th January – Australia Day – Closed

In order to assist with production planning, please note the Xmas 2014-2015 Cut off dates. All work must be submitted to our customer service team for the following services by the specified dates/times to ensure your completed orders are returned to you prior Wednesday 24th December.

Capturing Striking Images with Any Light Source in Any Environment

Jerry Ghionis is a Melbourne photographer, now based in the U.S, and one of the top five wedding photographers in the world. He now spends most of his time teaching workshop or on speaking engagements.

If you have a spare 2 hours the above video (a class he recorded for B&H) is well worth the time. He explains the methods and process he uses for lighting his subjects. Using everything from window light, to candlelight, to on camera flash and everything in between with some amazing results.

As well as lighting techniques there is also plenty of posing tips and some fantastic uses of very ordinary environments/backgrounds you usually try to avoid.

Most Expensive Photographs Ever Sold

It seems some photographs are fetching prices we’re used to seeing for famous works of art. As with art, the image can be subjective and the appeal in the eyes of the viewer. But would you be willing to hand over millions of dollars to own one of these photographs? Following is a list of the 10 most expensive photographs ever sold.

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October Newsletter

Bond Imaging & Technology and our October Promotion

Imaging & Technology

Bond Imaging has been printing photographically on Silver halide paper for 44 years. This year the world has been celebrating 175 years of photography, we will continue to print your images on traditional photographic paper as we strongly believe that this process delivers on high end quality and our customer’s expectations.  Continue reading