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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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.

2010 Kodak Salon at CCP

It’s time for the Kodak Salon again, and as with previous years, Bond Imaging are proudly supporting this event. Well worth a visit, this is Australia’s largest open-entry, photo-based exhibition and competition. This annual event celebrates the latest developments in photo-media practice around the country. Supported by leaders in the photographic industry, the Kodak Salon provides an excellent opportunity to exhibit work in a professional, high-profile context, with over $16,000 worth of prizes awarded.The 2010 Kodak Salon presents an exciting and diverse snapshot of contemporary, Australian photo-media practice.

Visitors are also invited to vote for their favourite image in the Crumpler People’s Choice Award.

Judging Panel
Richard Watts Arts Presenter, 3RRR and Arts Editor, Arts Hub
Sanja Pahoki Artist and Lecturer, Victorian College of the Arts and Music
Naomi Cass Director CCP
Mark Feary Curator CCP
The Kodak Salon prizes will be announced by Peter Cocklin, Group Business Development Manager—
Professional & Event Imaging Solutions, Kodak Australasia

Principal Sponsor:

30 JULY – 25 SEPTEMBER 2010

Gallery Hours:
Wed–FRI 11am–6pm
sat–sun 12–5pm
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Fitzroy Vic 3065 Australia
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