A Debate on the Privatisation of Public Space

This is not just something that affects architectural photographers but news photographers and street photographers too and is well worth the read if you are in the UK. Privatisation of Public Space is happening in many cites too, normally around shopping centres to name just one To briefly present some of the key points of the speakers’ presentations Marc Vallée spoke of his interest in photographing places … Continue reading A Debate on the Privatisation of Public Space

Photosynth is now Live

From the photosynth blog (the actual site is overwhelmed with hits at time of writing but you can read the blog here or view this video to see what it is all about and how photography is going 3D There is two URL’s for photosynth http://photosynth.net and http://photosynth.com There is a photography tutorial here as well as a how to video here Photosynth Blog We’re … Continue reading Photosynth is now Live

Perfect Composition in Portrait Photography with a G9

Portraits, are a good subject area to learn with your G9 the large LCD screen makes composition a snip, the Live view shows pretty much what you are going to get and hopefully you can have another go if your model is willing or the image is not quite what you wanted.

Portraits are also one of those subject areas news and documentary photographers need to master as looking in the national papers recently, there seems to be a very high percentage of images that are portraits which is strange, considering how much in the world is not getting shown in the way of wars, famine, joys, accidents, climate change… (and I could go on)

The magic of the portrait is the gaze back to the viewer and it has kept many fine art practitioners busy over the centuries, so you will be following in good shoes and for a twist you can also take a look at environmental portraits, macro, abstract, etc.

The grid view on the G9 can either be a hindrance or a blessing as an aid to your work, some people will find that to much information like the grid lines, histogram are in the way and distracting. while others will like the way the grid helps them frame the composition and keeps lines from converging in the background in environmental shots, so try different combinations to see what you prefer. You could even save the settings in the custom control C1 or C2 if you use them a lot (See G9 Resources for some help if you need it)

The thing is there are rules to composition that you can follow, but then you can also break them to make for interesting views, so it’s not a thing you can get wrong; but you will be the judge, if you like it then its good.

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The G9 as a Journalist Tool for the Pro’s

There is a brief piece on Multimedia Shooter about the Canon G9’s use for video and as a pro photographer’s back up for HD Video. Just what the journalist needs in today’s New Media.

There is also a Video piece by San Jose Mercury News with the Canon G9 as the video tool used by all the photographers All further testimony of just how good the G9 is as well as how lovable it is

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