Saturday, May 26, 2007
Thursday, May 17, 2007
Wednesday, May 16, 2007
Sunday, May 13, 2007
Like Martin, I too have shot a roll this week with more than one useable frame. I decided to post these two photos as my final of a series that I have done of the ANZAC Memorial. I have been detouring past the site every other day to see what changes. Someone must have left a small vase and posy over the weekend, but by the time that I saw it on Monday the heads of the flowers had bowed, seemingly in respect of the fallen. I took this low perspective shot to get the flame in the background (OM2sp, 50mm f1.8 Zuiko, FP4 @ 200).
A couple of days later I passed the memorial again, but this time during light rain (yes, apparently it does rain in Brisbane very occasionally). It was quite dark and I had with me a Tamron 135mm f2.5 (same camera and film), so I shot with it wide open and hand-held. Although the result is not tack sharp, I quite like the paw as a subtle reference to the flame and the reflections of the flowers with the mosaic behind.
Saturday, May 12, 2007
Thursday, May 10, 2007
(Article originally posted 10th April 2007), so you saw yourself in an image on a web page? Some interesting links to the Arts Law Centre of Australia site concerning privacy, unauthorised photography on the Internet and legal aspects related to the management of a blog.
Apparently because Australian State and Federal law currently contain no mechanism guaranteeing otherwise, in this country the right not to be photographed whilst in public does not exist. That is not to say that defamation and damages may not be awarded against a photographer as a result of misrepresentation and commercial profiteering. I believe however the commercial aspect excludes a monetary transaction based on sale of the image itself as a legitimate art form.
Irrespective of this apparent freedom however, I would like to believe that as photographers, irrespective of the genre to which to which we subscribe, there is a responsibility upon us to ensure the human condition is always documented with the appropriate blend of sincerity, dignity and authenticity.