My photography manifesto

This is likely to change over time as my ideas and thinking changes. But right now it is what it is.

    Buy a camera, whichever camera you can afford, a full frame, a crop sensor camera, a DSLR, a mirrorless camera, a mirrorless micro four thirds camera… It doesn’t matter just get a camera.
    “Best” is subjective.
    Buy whichever lens you can afford.
    Sharpness is overrated. It doesn’t matter how sharp a photo is if it’s a shit photo then it’s just a sharp shit photo.

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Shooting The Past / A picture tells a thousand words’: but whose?

Shooting The Past is a podcast presented by Presented by historian Dr Clare Wright that takes a fascinating look at Australia’s past through remarkable and intriguing photographs.

Also of interest is a talk, “‘A picture tells a thousand words’: but whose?”, that the CCP held to accompany an exhibition titled “An unorthodox flow of images” that was held in 2017. The talk’s main guest was Dr Clare Wright, and is followed by discussions by a number of other guests about their favourite work from the exhibition. The talk raises some interesting ideas that the guests have about photography and is well worth a listen.

 

Free digital art and photography magazines

The web can be a great place to find inspiration in the form of great art and artists but the signal to noise ratio, or the amount of quality information versus the amount of trash, can be quite high and it takes a lot of time to trawl through the trash to find the gems. I have way too much free time on my hands and have dug through the trash and found some great free art magazines.

Browsing the web for inspiration is like dumpster diving, you have to trawl through a bunch of trash to find the good stuff.

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