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We see many famous and successful professional photographers here in our shop. Award-winners, superstars, iconic ambassadors, and mentors. They are a wonderful experience and do us a great deal of good - not least in the matter of figuring out how much to charge for taking pictures. We don't have an exact number but their general advice is...

One of our principals and one of the sales staff have just returned from attending a photographic conference in Albany - a delightful country city located on the south coast of Western Australia. They took a large Mercedes van stuffed to the gills with equipment down over the weekend and presumably entertained the masses. We are in the process of emptying the van and restocking the shelves in the shop.Looks like they had reasonable weather - the rains have hit the place today but they are back up here in the sun. The Albany run is fairly long, and they would have had a busy and tiring weekend of it.Country conferences and open days are generally good things - the local people out in the bush are as keen about photography as those of us here in the city and as a fair amount of the landscape in Western Australia is stored out in the country - they have the ocean out off-shore to keep most of the water together - the country people can sometimes get out to the...

But don't expect all the answers - if you need everything there is Google and the public library.You can, however, have some answers - if you are prepared to wait. I need time to get to the computer and Google them..Thus the state of photographic knowledge in 2015. The facts that are given and immutable - like the sun never shines up under our feet - are few and far between and even they can sometimes be challenged by the semantic quibblers. This is annoying and makes me feel all Anti-Semantic - a difficult position in my family. I have decided to go selectively deaf to many of these flights of argument and feel better for it.The internet is a wonderful resource when you have too much time and/or intellect on your hands and want to waste some of it. You needn't resort to pictures of cats or naked ladies - there are innumerable sites dealing with photography that can sand the surface of your brain smooth. In some cases down to 1200 wet and dry and with a fine...

I opened the emails at home this morning and found an advertisement for an antique sales company. I do not buy antiques but I opened it anyway - it turned out to be from some firm that is trying to sell antique photographic gear at auction - or what may purport to be an auction.I like antique photographic gear - I could look at it all day. Sigh...

A friend who follows these blogs contacted me via the Facebook system yesterday to tell me that he was getting a surprise when he tried to read the blog - it shuffled him off to a sex site.Most annoying. And a bit of a professional challenge. After all, how can I compete with the various things displayed on a sex site - busty, dusty, dusky, or damaged - if my resources are limited to the contents of our photography shop. I realise that our staff have their charms but I am hesitant to uncover them...