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Arshdeep Matharu – New Zealand Fine Art Photographer.. of sorts.

Wanaka Tree

NZ’s spectacular, starry sky – These two “astro photographers” will put your snap of the Wanaka Tree to shame. I know your are probably saying this jest but thank you Stuff.co.nz for judging and shaming my Wanaka Tree photo that I’ve never taken and you’ve never seen. I don’t want to keep on this point for too long – but what’s up with this need for Stuff to highlight great work of some photographers by casually putting down the work of others? Can […]

This Week’s Photo – UnSeen – David duChemin

This week’s image that I have selected to share for discussion is called UnSeen by David duChemin in Nepal. It’s an image of an elderly street beggar who remains unnoticed and to a large extent – unseen by the passerby. This story is told powerfully by use of slower shutter speed to highlight the contrast between the movements of the passerby while the subject remains static. Another element to note about this image is the powerful use of leading lines […]

Basics of Photography – Part 1 – The Craft

Basics of photography, by definition are universal – and have been universal since the dawn of the craft. Tons of past and contemporary photographers have written about them. I know that a simple Google search will confirm that. So why have I decided to write yet another primer on f-stops and ISOs? It is my hope that maybe, just maybe, those who have struggled to grasp the concepts elsewhere may find the answers here. I know it’s a bold statement […]

This Week’s Photo – Prado Museum – Elliot Erwitt

Elliot Erwitt is probably one of my all time favourite photographers. His humorous cheekiness is apparent in all of his images and often hint at a deeper message behind them. He is the master of timing and his photographs often are full of irony and absurdity. Out of all the photographers of the last generation, I suspect he’d be the most fun to hang out with. This particular image, which I believe is from the series called Museum Watching is […]