Vivid Sydney 2010

It’s back, and it hasn’t disappointed.

Vivid Sydney festival of music, light and ideas, curated by Lou Reed, provides many opportunities for photographers of all levels.  Vivid includes the lighting of the sails, Macquarie Visions, Fire Water, Creative Sydney, X Media Lab and Song Summit Sydney.


Lighting of the Sails at Sydney Opera House.  Camera: Canon EOS 5D MkII; Lens: Canon 50mm f1.4

(Tip #1) When taking photos like the one above, you can’t use a really slow shutter speed.  The projections move, so if you use anything more than 3secs you might end up with a weird blur of colours.  Not that it’s not good, but depends on what you’re aiming for in the image.  Some projections are more active than others, so be flexible and know how to adapt.


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Andrew Johns

It’s only my 2nd post on this new blog and I’m already straying away from the theme.  That’s ok, because what you’re about to read needs to be said.

If you’ve been living under a cave for the last 2-3 days, or just don’t watch the news or don’t follow NRL then let me fill you in.  NSW assistant coach Andrew Johns made some comments about a member of the QLD squad to a Blues player at a team bonding session after training.  Teammate Timana Tahu overheard the remarks and was offended, and subsequently left the team midway during origin camp.  The media has blown up about this, and countless people have condemned Andrew Johns over it.

In Public

If you enjoy photography and haven’t looked into street photography, now might be the time to start

– Street photography tells a story

– Street photography is raw

– Street photography is honest

HCB       kevin_carter

Left “The Decisive Moment” by Henri Cartier Bresson, right is the Pulitzer Prize winning photo by Kevin Carter.

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