Photowalk Tag

He's just playing - and he admits doing it deliberately - and I think he has a very healthy attitude to it all. Indeed I was trying to come up with some way that I could work " playtographer " into the title but it seemed a little awkward. Just take our word for it that Steve Parrish has a good time doing what he does. However, he does have some interesting thoughts...

I took part in a Photo Walk sponsored by Nikon Australia and Camera Electronic this last week and had a very enlightening hour with a very enlightening bloke. The venue was Kings Park up near the KPB offices and the Old Tea Pavilion. I was delighted to discover ample free parking space at 1:00 in the afternoon - but I'll bet a weekend in wildflower season would see the place packed out. Cold spring days mean you're not over-touristed. Didn't stop the Camera Electronic and Nikon punters, though - there was a solid gathering there at the Tea pavilion when Steve Parish started to talk. It wasn't a dry lecture at all, because Mr Parish is not a dry man. He came right out and explained that his work was to promote good mental health through joy and connection with the natural world - and his best way to do this was natural photography. But then he explained how unnatural that can be...

I was a little curious to see whether or not anyone reads the Camera Electronic email notices that go out separately from this weblog column. I know there are many pathways up the mountain and into your computer - and I have been told that many of you just switch off and ignore them. So I was skeptical of whether people would come in to see Burke Flynn demonstrate the new Olympus OM-D E -M1 MkII for a couple of hours today.Well, the last time I saw a crowd that thick around a product was at the Rottnest bakery when the fresh bread came out of the oven. The phrase " fight your way in " came  to mind. I'll give our customers credit - they are a patient lot and they stood politely to hear Burke's exposition and to let other people have a go with the new camera and lenses*.But there were a few twitching eyebrows. Olympus fans are a keen lot under the surface.I managed to persuade one of them to be a hand model for the...

Recently Warwick and Justin from Fujifilm Australia came to see us here at Shoot Photography Workshops and held a splendid photo walk - you'll see an album of the pictures that the participants made on out Facebook page.Well it was a good day in the sun and there are three winners of the competition for the walk. Here's their images repeated:Second runner-up has won a $ 50 gift voucher from Camera Electronic - Nola Sumner with her image entitled " Bowls".First runner-up will get a $ 100 gift voucher from Camera Electronic. This goes to Ray Ross for " Tucker Time".Grand Prize is rather splendid - a red-bodied Fujifilm X-A1 with a silver XC 16-50mm f:3.5-5.6 OIS Fujinon lens. A world of art in a small package.This has been won with an image entitled " 2" by...

My surprise is occasioned by discovering that I am to be a judge for a photo contest. I have just read the Google+ posting for Rob Masters' Photowalk through Cottesloe later in the month and find I am to be the one to assess the images afterwards. Photowalkers would be well advised to consider that I am a strict judge but I bribe easily. Hint: baked goods...