Monday, May 22, 2006

Tuesday, May 16, 2006

Group Lunch

Karena (an ex-group member) and her partner Pete are back in Sydney at the moment for Karena’s graduation. To mark this exciting occasion we went out to the extremely classy Royal for lunch. Life must be getting pretty boring when all I have to Blog about is a group lunch.

Karena and Pete

The group

My photographic skills leave a lot to be desired as I managed to not get Karena into this photo.

Saturday, May 13, 2006

The new lab

I managed to get into the room that will become our new lab today and get some photos for some before and after shots. The new lab will be ~10 times bigger than our old lab and we will have a office right next door as well.

Out and about with the 350D

Had a chance to have a bit more of a play with my new camera today and even managed to try out Jarrods 70-300mm lens which gave some alright results.

Saturday, May 06, 2006

First photos with my 350D

Since I have a shocking hangover I decided to can the idea of working on a Saturday and take some photos instead. It is going to take awhile to get use to using a SLR camera as what you see in the viewfinder is not what the image looks like. But other than that I have been very impressed with the camera and it certainly is a lot better than the Pansonic. All I need now is a couple of nice lenses as the kit lens is a bit nasty.

While playing with the camera I took a few photos of the blinds and though it looked kinda interesting.

The kit lens is 29-90mm equivalent which gives a bit more room to move at the wide end compared to the 35mm of the Panasonic.

One of the real advantages of a dSLR is the decreased depth of field allowing you to isolate the subject a lot easier, look at that creamy bokeh.

Monday, May 01, 2006

Canon 350D

Just picked up my new camera this weekend, a lovely Canon 350D. I got the cheap and nasty kit lens with the camera which is a 18-55mm f3.5-5.6 (29-88mm equivalent). I have a great prime 50mm f1.8 on order as well which I plan to use for my night photos and portrait work. Then in the not too distant future I plan on getting the Sigma 10-20mm f4-5.6 (16-32mm equivalent) for landscapes and funky wide angle shots. Now all I need to get is a memory card so that I can actually take some photos!