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January 3, 2010

Ballarat Photography Festival Joins World Group

Some Great news for the festival created by Jeff Moorfoot

The Ballarat International Foto Biennale [BIFB] has just been accepted for membership into the Festival de la Luz or Festival of Light [FOL], a grouping of 32 festivals of photography worldwide, including some of the biggest and most important similar events on 5 continents. The announcement was made in Buenos Aires by FOL Director and Director General of the Argentina Festival ‘Enceuntros Abiertos’ Ms Elda Harrington.
Ballarat is the first Australian photography festival to be accepted as a member festival, following the hugely successful BIFB’09 in September, and membership gives recognition to the impact that such a young festival has already made on the international photography stage. The application for Ballarat to join was proposed by BIFB board member Senga Peckham at the FOL directors meeting in Paris in November, and was considered along with applications by festivals from Luxembourg and Turin by the directors of 15 festivals which make up the FOL executive. The BIFB received a unanimous 15 votes for admission while Luxembourg was also accepted as a new member with 13 votes.

[From BALLARAT PHOTOGRAPHY FESTIVAL JOINS WORLD GROUP @ free radical]

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January 4, 2010

A New Year; a New Change?

2009 back catalogue
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This is a screen grab from iView Media Pro, it shows I have 108 images from 2009, queued up for upload,to flickr. My 2008 file has 34 also awaiting upload to flickr. Making a total of 142 images. Based on a loose regime of 3 images uploaded a week I have 47 weeks worth of images to upload. This is only counting my phone-camera, there are a few from my Nikon Coolpix 3700 and my Vistaquest to upload as well.

As I head into my 5th year of using flickr, looking back things have changed, changed dramatically. When I first started using flickr, I would upload almost daily, and spend innumerable hours connecting with all the other great people I'd 'meet'. Now, I have to remember to upload and some weeks it takes me so long to pick, which images to add, to keep the flow happening in my stream, I give up and leave it for a few days. Fortunately the altfotonet group still has some outstanding stuff, as does several others, where some cross posting occurs. Other changes to my online activity come from external sources like twitter and facebook. Now if I could just find a way to get paid for all my online activity?

January 7, 2010

NewYork Times

NYT reader 1
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While Rupert Murdoch whines about google giving away his news stories the New York Times has been one of the most poractive newspaper around in terms of the net and the paperless newspaper.

Today I have discovered they have their own dedicated news reading app, it looks not unlike a news aggregator/reader such as newsfire or google news

NYT app
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Will this impact on how news is read and consumed outside America? I'd like to see the The ABC, SBS ,Melbourne's Age and Herald Sun try this, I think it would make life much easier for those who chose to consume their news this way.

January 9, 2010

Charming History of Portraiture

I recently bemoaned the lack of portraiture in the altfotonet.org pool on flickr. And during a discussion with one of my co-editors, came across a link to the Saatchi online site, in the top right corner is a video of the evolution of portraits, a series of well known portraits from the history of art that morp together seamlessly giving the impression of a timeless person drawn and painting from the beginning of time.

January 11, 2010

Contemporary Responses to New Topographics

This article describes a 'show' that has a direct lineage to the original exhibition from 1975, not only that but GPS as tool forms some of the show's exhibits.

The Gallery that showed the work. Sam Lee Gallery, has a small online exhibition for the show that was entitled 'Locating Landscape'.

January 30, 2010

I bought a new camera

I was disappointed, that I missed, buying the Canon G10 in 2008, I hunted high and low for it in late 2009, to no avail. I purchased the G11 early this year and, I'm much happier anyway. Noise levels are reduced in this model, according to the specs and the banter on forums like dpreview.com

[From Canon Camera Museum | Camera Hall - Digital Compact Cameras]

Unfortunately due to the awful lighting conditions this time of year, I've not been able to shoot a great deal, to really get some results from it.

Interesting too, note that Canon, list it in the “Museum;” already?

About January 2010

This page contains all entries posted to musings from the photographic memepool [the shallow end] in January 2010. They are listed from oldest to newest.

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