Film and imaging

Disposable camera filmstrip
Duke Street Cambridge: Discarded throwaway camera filmstrip 18/11/2008

I began my transition to digital imaging when introduced to Pedro Meyer‘s work. A decade later I began the change from film. I bought my first digital camera in 2001. Slow and steady. I stopped using film altogether in the first half of 2005. Photography for me has always been about making images – pressing the shutter. I feel no differently about pressing the shutter in 2008 than I did in 1964. For me digital imaging is no different from film based photography. The skill set is the same. The craft – that’s a different matter.

Pedro Meyer ZoneZero

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GRINZ goes contemporary

GRINZ (GROUP OF REMARKABLE IMAGEMAKERS OF NEW ZEALAND) the New Zealand photography newsletter published weekly – on Sunday evening – has had a make over. The Wellington based, nine year old, web newsletter publication now sports a pleasing contemporary look. To subscribe go to GRINZ. It’s that easy.

Brian Curtis

On a sad note. Brian Curtis founder of The Photographer’s Mail died on Thursday evening. Brian had been battling cancer.

Brian’s funeral is 1.30PM Monday the 6th of October 2008 at the Bruce Mason Centre on the corner of The Promenade and Hurstmere Road, Takapuna, Auckland.

In lieu of flowers a donation to: The North Shore Hospice, PO Box 331129 Takapuna, Auckland. Messages of condolence may be sent to: Deb Curtis, 48 Valley View Road Glenfield, Auckland.

If you wish to be kept informed about the NZ photography scene subscribe to GRINZ. And look here from time to time.

Not a Pentax Optio W60 review

Cute and waterproof. Fits in the coin pocket of my jeans. Looks a little noisy at 400ISO. All in all a nice package. For seriously knowledgeable reviews try dpreview and cameralabs. 10MP. Retails for around $NZ600.00+.

Buying a camera?

It takes a bit of research. Over the past couple of years I have been sending folk to dpreview.com. Based in New Zealand and aimed at the European and North American markets check out cameralabs.com which is looking pretty good. For pricing ask at your local camera shop.

Spark 08

This is Spark week here in the Waikato. For details go to the website. And be sure to catch this if you have a chance. Check this out as well.