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Category : Photography

The importance of planning

I learnt a valuable lesson in planning a few weeks ago. Most photographers will tell you that before you go out to shoot you should scout your location and work it all out prior to the night, I thought back to my childhood where I used to live and how there was a little look out that had great views at night over Melbourne, and some of the south east suburbs so I thought fantastic, I will get some great […]

Varied Carpet Beetle (Anthrenus verbasci)

I often hear from people that there is nothing interesting to photograph at home, or when they are out and about. Today was an interesting day as whilst I was sitting at my desk I noticed this little guy walking across my phone. I decided it was the perfect opportunity to grab my camera (Nikon D5300) and macro lense (Sigma 150mm) whilst I was on a break and grab a few quick photos. I loved the colour of this insect […]

DIY Gigapan Robot

I have found myself in awe over the Gigapan Robot that is available from www.gigapan.com but because my budget is far smaller than the cost of that unit, I have decided to create my own. My skills with Arduino are fairly good, but there is a fantastic photographer called Xavier who has actually created his own robot which can be viewed on the following links: https://xaviergp.blogspot.com.es/2014/03/robot-panoramico-xs-la-lista-de-la.html https://xaviergp.blogspot.com.es/2014/04/robot-panoramico-xs-la-electronica.html https://xaviergp.blogspot.com.es/2014/03/robot-panoramico-xs-diseno-mecanico.html   Mine is very similar, using the same code from Xaviers, however […]