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  1. MusicTech 1 April 2021 https://www.musictech.net/news/latest-music-technology-news-roundup/ Bitcoin coin on the sound mixer console. Concept idea. Contributor: Roman Diachkin / Alamy Stock Photo Image ID: KFB965 Hakai Magazine 1 April 2021 https://www.hakaimagazine.com/news/the-lost-whales/ Physeter catodon, sperm whale Contributor: The Natural History Museum / Alamy Stock Photo Image ID: DTGCCC Photographer: Natural History Museum, London
  2. Carribean Beat Issue 163 March/April 2021 https://www.caribbean-beat.com/issue-163/need-to-know-event-calendar-mar-apr-2021 Boys kite-flying at Easter on the beach at Blanchisseuse Contributor: Carole Anne Ferris / Alamy Stock Photo Image ID: E7AKXX Australian Book Review April 2021, no. 430 https://www.australianbookreview.com.au/abr-online/current-issue/962-april-2021-no-430/7606-robert-dessaix-reviews-a-swim-in-a-pond-in-the-rain-in-which-four-dead-russians-give-us-a-masterclass-in-writing-and-life-by-george-saunders Portrait of George Saunders
  3. Thank you Wilkopix and Miz Brown for further info on Godox. It is useful to know and I will keep looking into the various options and do some more research to find out what will work best for me. Yes, Martin Parr seems to be a controversial figure. I had a look at the article about the Gucci campaign. I guess you could say he captures a kind of honest reality vs the often highly processed images of people we often see, especially in advertising. After a while highly perfected, processed images can start to become a bit repetitive and predictable. Gucci may have thought it
  4. Thank you so much Carol. So much helpful advice on this topic. I really appreciate it!
  5. He certainly has his own unique style. Possibly when he went to colour the use of flash may have made his images look a bit garish to some people, but it is his own style and I think it works for what he does. I just had a look at this article on his black and white images https://time.com/3803347/the-non-conformists-martin-parrs-early-work-in-black-and-white/ I was able to scroll through the images by moving the red bar along under the first photo. There is definitely some humour there, I think my favourite one being the two elderly women who have fallen asleep in church 😂 It's
  6. Aww that's so nice Gen. It's funny trying to imagine what your own accent sounds like to others. Accents across the world are truly fascinating! My Dad's family and generation from the Eastern Goldfields of Western Australia have terminologies I know only through them. For example, a bicycle is a "grid". I just looked this up and it turns out to be a word for bicycle across several parts of Australia https://www.macquariedictionary.com.au/resources/aus/word/map/search/word/grid/The Riverina/ I imagine travelling regionally you are also hearing a lot of words that are di
  7. Yes, accents vary across Australia. The word 'school' sounds multisyllabic in the way Queenslanders pronounce it, kind of 'schoo-al', with the 'schoo' bit kind of like the Scottish 'oo' sound. It is more like just one syllable here in West Aussie land, or at least in terms of what I have heard and known. Years ago a Canadian friend asked me, "What sound does a sheep make?" and I said "Baa". He then asked, "Where do you go to get a drink?" and I said "Baa". It was the first time I really thought about the fact that we don't pronounce the "r" on the ends of words. As a ki
  8. Thank you Harry. It's fascinating how each aspect of photography has its own craft, including with working with flash. I kind of like how photography is a never-ending learning curve, as there is always something new to learn about! I just had a look at Martin Parr's website here https://www.martinparr.com/ He certainly has his own distinctive style and many of the images look exactly like what to you describe, a blending of ambient and flash as light sources.
  9. Guardian Australia 2 April 2021 https://www.theguardian.com/australia-news/2021/apr/02/pressure-grows-on-morrison-government-to-halt-new-ndis-assessment-plan Contributor: Robert Kneschke / Alamy Stock Photo Image ID: 2AFXNB7 Guardian Australia 1 April 2021 https://www.theguardian.com/australia-news/2021/apr/01/april-fools-day-2021-police-sausage-dogs-self-jiggling-tea-bags-and-gina-rineharts-new-book Contributor: Igor Stevanovic / Alamy Stock Photo Image ID: DTE3EY Guardian Australia 1 April 2021 https://www.theguardian.com/b
  10. Thanks Harry. The Gary Fong diffuser looks interesting. I'll do some research into that. It's interesting seeing photographers become the subjects in stock photos too!
  11. Thanks Miz Brown. The Nikon SB 700 has its own bounce card, but possibly it may not work as well as some of the larger options you mention. I would have to look more into it.
  12. Many thanks Phil, that's great to know 👍
  13. Thank you Ian. That's excellent advice. I haven't applied to do it yet as still deciding whether I will be up to scratch in time to deliver what they want (the event is at the end of the month). Should I purchase a flash in the next few days I will be practising a lot to make sure I'm familiar with it as possible. They may have other applicants for this volunteer position anyway, but I was just keen to build up some skills and experience, and it also feels meaningful to do it for a charity. Will think further over the weekend. In any case, I think I'd like to get a flash and learn well how to
  14. New Scientist 24 March 2021 https://www.newscientist.com/article/mg24933270-800-green-spaces-arent-just-for-nature-they-boost-our-mental-health-too/ Electronic music festival in a public city park, summer festival in Essen, Germany. Picnic and electronic sound. Contributor: Jochen Tack / Alamy Stock Photo Image ID: D9G94C Guitar.com 5 March 2021 https://guitar.com/features/interviews/the-guitar-interview-anna-calvi-telecasters-telecaster-new-album/ Birmingham, UK. 14th Sep, 2019. Singer and guitarist Anna Calvi appears on stage Contributor: P
  15. Thanks Michael. That's good to know. Yes the SB-700 is probably better going forward. It is good to know it's good for someone like me who hasn't used a flash, at least with a DSLR. Many years ago I had one for my Pentax K1000 film camera but I can't remember anything about it now except that it was made by Hanimex.
  16. John, to me this seems like a legitimate use of highlights even if blown out. It is an intentional effect. I'm guessing Alamy have issues with large areas or blocks of white where nothing can be recovered that are distracting and reduce the quality of the overall image, but these kinds of highlights reflecting on the ocean create a desirable effect. I have had images pass of the setting sun and rising sun in which the pure white in the centre is unrecoverable with no information, but I expect that Alamy would discern this as normal as it is the bright centre of the sun. I do unders
  17. Yes Winston was like no other cat I have come across. The showing of the belly may have been the "I trust you to not rip me open" message, but he did seem to actually like it and it was so unusual for a cat that he approached strangers and did this behaviour. He was very tolerant of being picked up too. He was a visitor to my brother's house but my Mum was allergic to cats, so if she was coming over he was so easy to pick up and take outside and you could give him cuddles and he was ok with that too. I'm sometimes scared with cats they will scratch if you have to pick them up and I'm much more
  18. Thank you so much everyone for your input! That is all very helpful. What I am wanting to do is fairly simple, so a relatively simple flash gun I think would be all I need. I have come across the SB 400 and SB 800 advertised locally second-hand. I also have in mind that I may invest in the Nikon Z system in the future, and if I did some of the older flashes cannot be controlled from the Z camera menu system. According to one article I read, the SB 700 also has some compatibility issues but will work with the Z system. This article recommends the SB 500 or the SB 5000 as the best op
  19. Thanks Chuck. That's great to know the SB-800 has been reliable for over a decade. It is good to know about your exposure settings and the popup diffuser too, which sounds like what I would want to be using for photographing people.
  20. Thanks Ryan, that's good to know.
  21. Thanks Miz Brown! Yes I noticed a Godox flash being mentioned in a list of potential options for Nikon. It was the Godox Thinklite TTL TT685N Camera Flash High Speed 1/8000s GN60 Compatible for Nikon DSLR I-TTL II Autoflash. It does seem like a good, affordable option.
  22. I'm considering to take up a volunteer opportunity to photograph an event for a local charity. It will be at a function room held indoors. All my photography up till now has been either outdoors or still life images taken indoors using a tripod (using natural light and or inside light sources but not a flash). My knowledge about flash photography is limited, so I thought I would ask those who do use a flash what their recommendations for an affordable but reasonable quality flash might be? I've started to have a look at options and a mid-level option that seems like it could be goo
  23. NME 26 March 2021 https://www.nme.com/news/film/minari-child-star-alan-kim-joins-awkwafina-sitcom-nora-from-queens-2909040 ALAN S. KIM, MINARI, 2020, ©JOSH ETHAN JOHNSON/PLAN BA24 Contributor: APL Archive / Alamy Stock Photo Image ID: 2F27TNC NME 26 March 2021 https://www.nme.com/news/tv/netflix-supports-uk-indie-more-than-british-broadcasters-survey-reveals-2909061 A man points a TV remote at the television which displays the logo for the Netflix on demand video streaming service (Editorial use only). Contributor: M4OS Photos / Alamy Stock P
  24. Eos 24 March 2021 https://eos.org/science-updates/slipping-and-locking-in-earths-earthquake-factories Damage from an earthquake. Anchorage, Alaska. March 27, 1964. Courtesy: CSU Archives/Everett Collection Contributor: Everett Collection Historical / Alamy Stock Photo Image ID: CWAW7B
  25. Yes, it reminds me of being a kid, before the advent of all the digital devices we have now. We climbed trees, disappeared for hours exploring on our bikes, made and built things with our hands. It is a changed world and I think there is much to offer from detoxing and reconnecting with our surroundings and ourselves. In fact, as I type this, a boobook owl (the most common owl species around here) has just started the wind up noises before beginning his or her nightly 'boobook' call. The moonlight is beautiful outside, so I'm going to go out there and hang out with the owl and moon for a bit b
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