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How To: Making Panoramas

February 26, 2008 Leave a comment
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I’m a huge fan of panoramic photography and with the recent boom in various stitching apps and photoshop techniques, making your own panoramas with your point and shoot or DSLR has never been easier. Here is an easy to read tutorial from CreativePro.com with just one of the many ways to easily create your own panoramas in Photoshop. Enjoy!

View Tutorial Here.

Photo By Cameron Gray (hey that’s me!)

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Inspiration Profile – Wolfgang Glowacki

February 23, 2008 Leave a comment
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I had the pleasure of seeing Wolfgang in Salamanca, Hobart last winter. His business card lives on my desk as a constant reminder that you don’t need to look far for inspiration. Wolfgang has a wide and dynamic collection of photographs which he has captured over his career. I’m always attracted to his panoramas and landscapes, but I love how he manages to find the extraordinary in the ordinary with his macro work as well. A fantastic photographer and a great source of inspiration. Enjoy!

Visit Wolfgang’s Portfolio.

Converting Your Camera Into An Infrared Camera

February 15, 2008 Leave a comment

img_5193a.jpg One of the questions I get alot on Parable Visions and Red Bubble is “how do I turn my camera into an infrared camera?”

There are basically three options that are worth considering. The first option is to buy an IR filter for your digital camera. I own the Hoya R72, which is a very good affordable choice. The problem however is that all digital cameras have an infrared blocking filter inside them, so putting an IR filter over your lens means you need really long shutter speeds to let enough light into the camera to get past the blocking filter. This basically means you can’t take handheld IR shots with this method.

The second option is to buy a camera that has already been converted into an IR camera. This is done by removing the IR blocking filter from inside the camera and replacing it with a piece of infrared optical glass. There are a few services around that will do this for you. I was lucky enough to win an auction on Ebay for my IR camera which saved me from having to do the next option.

The third option is to do the conversion yourself. This article by Tony Kaplan is a great tutorial to follow if you want a fun little project to do with your old digital camera.

The results of Infrared photography are beautiful, I never go anywhere without my IR camera. I’ve found that it transforms your photographs so much that everything you look at through the viewfinder becomes a photo opportunity. I have a collection of IR photos on my Parable Visions Gallery.

Click Here To View IR Conversion Article.