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Desert Island Camera Gear

A Wider Angle: May 2012, by Geoff Dickinson In 1942, the BBC introduced a radio programme called Desert Island Discs. The idea is that a famous person is asked to choose eight pieces of music they would take with them to a deserted island, and talk about what the tracks mean to them. At the […]

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Going Viral?

A Wider Angle: April 2012, by Geoff Dickinson You may recall from my random series of ramblings about photo related matters that some months ago I wrote about food photography. I hope you have tried it and done so successfully. Hands up how many of you have posted your food photos online? The reason I […]

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Bombs and Shells.

A Wider Angle: March 2011 by Geoff Dickinson A lone figure muffled against the elements staggers across a Hamilton car park into the teeth of a biting westerly wind. As he nears a dairy he notices a newspaper placard announcing “Severe Gales Set to Batter Waikato”. Congratulations Waikato Times, you’ve done it again. Another timely […]

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Photoshop – what is ‘enough’?

Photoshop – what is ‘enough’?  by Roger Taylor Geoff’s comments (Aperture – December 2011) about Photoshop, the media, and the photographer’s responsibility to his subject are worthy of more than superficial consideration.   Unfortunately he has fallen into the trap of using examples from the highly competitive world of commercial photo-journalism on the one hand and […]

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Photoshop – When is Enough, Enough?

A Wider Angle. December 2011 — See – December Aperture Newsletter If you are a digital photographer you probably use Photoshop or something similar.  Contrast, cropping, sharpening and colour balance are standard practice.  You may even remove dust specks.  How about the portrait where you remove a blemish from the person’s face?  Not unusual.  You […]

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Time…..

A Wider Angle. November 2011 — See – November,2011  Aperture Newsletter Our lives are dictated by it. From getting up to going to bed, travelling, going to work, fixing appointments and watching sports events with its halves, quarters and clocks (basketball has two of them for goodness sake!) and race placings measured down to hundredths […]

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Challenges – 365 days

Looking for photography ideas? Techniques Black & White landscapes (think Ansel Adams) Fast motion Macro shots Pinhole photography Fisheye Tiltshift Long exposure Double exposure Aerial photography (think balloons, kites, rockets and cheap cameras) Time lapse Locations Music festivals Botanic Gardens Sailing regatta Flea market Aquariums Your own garden Abandoned buildings (be very very careful & […]

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What’s Cooking?

Geoff Dickinson writes: What’s Cooking?  See – Aperture Newsletter October 2011 Recent forced changes to your humble correspondent’s lifestyle, (i.e. redundancy) has meant a promotion to the role of Head Chef here at Dickinson Towers. For many years, my role in the supply chain of home food production has been as an avid consumer rather […]

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Photo Assignment

Geoff Dickinson writes: Photo Assignment — See – September 2011, Aperture Newsletter Love it or hate it you can’t ignore the presence in New Zealand of the “Global Trophy for Football Played With An Oval Shaped Ball Where Forward Passing Is Not Allowed”. I am choosing my words very carefully here as I don’t want […]

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WPS-Young Photographers Awards

Geoff Dickinson writes: Waikato Photographic Society Young Photographers Awards You will by now, I hope, be aware of this exciting project devised by Sam Gray. The Committee has agreed that this is worth supporting provided we can secure some sponsorship and get as many members behind us as possible. The Committee is working on the […]

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