The landscapes of Australia are both diverse and unique. Share a photo that represents the ever-changing landscapes of Australia – ABC OPEN SNAPPED: AUSTRALIAN LANDSCAPES
To photograph one of something can be amazing, but to shoot two at once is double the fun. Two is a pair, a couple, a friendship and a match but it can also be a distinction. Challenge yourself to think creatively and numerically to capture the essence of two – ABC OPEN SNAPPED: TWO
Long exposure photography allows you to capture the passing of time in a single image. This month, try using a slow shutter speed to photograph in the dark, blur movement and see time passing in cool ways – ABC OPEN SNAPPED: LONG EXPOSURE
Often considered a shared experience, work is actually unique for all of us. The daily grind to some, the reason to be for others. Inside or out, big or small, epic or mundane, this month through the art of photography capture what work means to you and to those you encounter. Catch the action on ABC OPEN SNAPPED: AT WORK
I feel like ‘Glimpses’ has just entered a new era – The era of the Sports Camera. That’s right, I’ve moved to videography…..but only temporarily!!
We acquired a Sports Camera some time ago and have not had a lot of time to really play with it. In the early days we were impressed by its small size and post-production image quality, and still are. It comes with a ‘million’ accessories including chest and/or head straps and brackets for almost any conceivable moving or stationary object imaginable. It’s a fun little gadget and we are suitably impressed.
At first though, we had absolutely NO IDEA what we were doing!
ABC Open visited (ages ago!) and a group of us collaborated to create this video postcard….
Read more about The Video Postcards Project here.
I should probably ‘fess up now (before rumours start) that this clip is not completely accurate. Mostly because I have not secretly hidden a 12-year-old son called JJ from every person I know until now :)
More recently, I finally took the plunge – very literally. It took me 12 months or more to finally make use of the waterproof casing that came with our GoPro Hero3 and did a fun shoot in the swimming pool. For me, this was not an easy thing to do. It goes against every belief and rule I have about taking particular care of my things, especially my expensive, cherished, technical gadget things relating to my photography kit. Why would one voluntarily throw that stuff in a pool full of water? I was nervous. But thankfully, the casing did its job and I now have these memories of my Wild Brumby Girl come Mermaid who loves the water.
I’m not much of a videographer, no really, I’m not! I had a 1min 30sec clip recorded with the camera attached to the front of a quad bike while being ridden and I couldn’t edit it, save it, shorten it or make it conform in any way so that it would upload to this post. My apologies.
So given my lack of expertise, I did the next best thing – I cheated. This time I took photos in burst mode. I edited them. I created a slide show in LR (another first for me!) with a high-speed change over between slides. And…..a bunch of stills that look like a video……wallaah!
I love this kid! Swimming is one of her strengths and so creating this for her, albeit only 3secs AND the whole world now knows I don’t keep my pool very clean, was a valuable treat for both of us :)
Like I said, I’m not much of a videographer – REALLY. But I will definitely being using the Sports Camera more often, now that I’m not scared of it anymore!
Obvious things to keep in mind –
1. Complete the recommended waterproof case testing before submersion.
2. Complete the recommended waterproof case testing before submersion again.
3. It has that wide-angle/fish eye lens thing going on.
4. Composition – you basically have to wing it!
This month, photographers participating in ABC OPEN: SNAPPED PROJECTS are taking photos of people with their favourite modes of transport.
In a house full of children and farmers we certainly have a few to choose from…..