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Paris through the viewfinder of a Pentax 67

Love this so much I thought I’d share.
Simple but effective and very inspiring in wanting me to take the camera out.

If interested there’s some behind the scenes stuff here : http://petapixel.com/2014/08/23/stunning-video-paris-captured-viewfinder-old-pentax-67/

The Long Game : Inspiration to keep going

During my usual lunchtime blog viewing I came across a couple of videos I thought I’s share.

I love inspiration videos – of various guises – to create art, help those around you, share knowledge, find new skills etc and these are similar but a little different. They show how we shouldn’t give up – that over much of time “success” (however you judge that) often isn’t a quick thing, isn’t immediate. I think the films are correct in stipulating that in the modern age we’re used to getting everything quickly – the hear and now – which can mean we’re more impatient than we used to be. So hopefully they may help anybody who thinks it’s too late for them to “make it” or similar.

I do feel this occasionally – photography is my passion however not my career – I work in IT, but at least in a photography related industry. As with many people with a passion but not profession in such field I sometimes wonder if I could/should/would be any good as a professional photographer – but also think that maybe at 38 it could be too late. Thankfully it’s never too late …. or so say these videos ;)

DxO FilmPack 3 for free

Have received a message from dpreview about an offer to get DxO’s FilmPack 3 for free!

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This is the previous version of FilmPack – the current one being version 4. But hey – it’s free! Or at least will be until July 4th.

DxO

 

Here’s the message from dpreview. I received it both as an E-mail and alert on dpreview. I’m not sure if the code is personal to myself – and so I’ve obscured most of it.


 

Hello from dpreview!

You’re receiving this message because our friends at DxO have a special offer that they want to extend to our community. For a limited time, DxO is giving dpreview users the opportunity to download its popular film-emulation software FilmPack 3 free of charge, and is offering a $30 discount on the newer FilmPack 4.

To learn more, or take advantage of this offer, go to http://www.dxo.com/dpreview and enter your email address and the unique verification code, below.

DPR-HEJPAY**** [Daf - I've obscured the last 4 characters]

Once you’ve done that, you’ll be directed to a page where you can download the software, and DxO will send you an activation code over email. Your email address will only be used to send you the activation code.

This offer is valid through July 4th, 2014.


 

I imagine if you sign in to dpreview then you should get a code too.

Dennis Hopper the Photographer

I like stories I’ve seen in the past of famous people (usually musicians or actors) being keen photographers.

Here’s another I just came across and thought I’d share. I shouldn’t copy their article so here’s a link to it.

http://www.slrlounge.com/dennis-hopper-photographed-lost-idealism-1960s/

Dennis Hopper Selfie

New Central London Camera Shop – Park Cameras

Ok – so I’ve not had cause to go to central London much, even though I’ve moved office to Farringdon which technically is fairly central. But I mean to shop etc.

Also not seen this on any photography blogs – which I read plenty of.

Anyway – Seems that Park Cameras have opened a new shop in Central London. It’s actually been there since December! Shall have to pay a visit when I’m next in town.

http://www.parkcameras.com/article/526/Park-Cameras—London-Store.html

Park Cameras London

 

Park Cameras
53-54 Rathbone Place
LONDON
W1T 1JR

Monday: 10.00am – 6.30pm
Tuesday: 10.00am – 6.30pm
Wednesday: 10.00am – 6.30pm
Thursday: 10.00am – 7.30pm
Friday: 10.00am – 6.30pm
Saturday: 10.00am – 6.30pm
Sunday: 12.00pm – 5.30pm

I only noticed when checking out the shops that Manfrotto would have their event days at.

http://www.manfrotto.co.uk/manfrottotakeover

 

 

Perfect Effects 8 for free

We all love free stuff right ? :)

This happened before – but has come back up.  OnOne are giving their Perfect Effects 8 software away for free until May 12th. Worth getting it even if you don’t use just now.

I downloaded it last time and not used it really (Also have Nik Color Effex) but may do later when I have more time to play with it.

Go HERE: http://www.ononesoftware.com/landing/pe8offer/

Perfect Effects

New War Photography film : A Thousand Times Goodnight

I seem to have developed a habit of mentioning or featuring films and books on War/Conflict photography or it’s photographers. It’s not something I want to do but it has fascinated me in the past – I think it’s the potential to get such powerful images and also try to help the world get better.

 

Aaaanyway, another has just popped up in my news feeds – A thousand Times Goodnight

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This is a “inspired by” type film rather than documentary.

Check tag cloud for a word like “Conflict Photography” to see the other mentions – book and videos.

I have Bang-Bang club the film but yet to watch it (read the book a while ago)

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