The big news of the week: Apple to discontinue Aperture & iPhoto development in favour of their new Photos app which won't be available until some time next year. So we have a couple of resources for Aperture users looking to make a change from the software that hasn't had a major update for some time.
We obviously recommend Lightroom, but if you're looking for an alternative, just to be different see the links below. There are of course others, this is not a comprehensive list.
On the back of a talk by member Tania Chalmers at our last meeting Phil joined Tania this weekend to shoot some of the action at Melbourne Icehouse. His notes, which build on Tania's advice, and photos appear in this article. I'm sure you'll agree with me when I say Phil has done and awesome job, especially given it was his first time out.
Given the number of questions we have received about the Paper Bag Challenge for "Balloon" I'm guessing some of you aren't too sure what to do do with the balloon you've been given.
The only rule is it has to be a balloon you can blow up with you mouth. So yes, this rules out hot air balloons.
With only about 3 weeks to go before it's due, it's time to get cracking on taking your shot. Some of the samples below I'd probably consider way over processed, but each to their own. They are presented as inspiration, not direction.
I look forward to seeing what you do with your balloons.
If you're looking to print your photos, I recommend Photo Enlargements. Many of us use this service and their service is great and the delivery is pretty fast. Usually a few working days. Other services can be found on our Links page.