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Showing posts from November, 2012

Phase One

Recently spent some time with the Phase one camera back and the medium format digital camera. It is very heavy, I worked both in the studio and outdoors in natural light. The camera produces very good quality files, and in the time I spent with the camera I realised this will only ever be a heavily supervised camera in the studio.

I have also over the last few weeks been working with Capture One the software that is used in conjunction with it.

[Total time 6 hours, over several weeks]

Tertiary Connections

On Friday the 23rd the entire teaching faculty visited the Victorian College of the Arts. The visit was designed to reconnect with the institution  and to view the current graduate show of work on display throughout the college.

The quality of the work was broad and diverse some even very engaging. We spent the hour and a half in there talking to one of the technicians, a former PIC student. We now know that they are handing out brochures to prospective students after their interviews.

Another outcome was that some pedagogical discussion regarding prints and assessment of students work.

[Total time 1.5 hours]

This month saw me watching several  webinars on colour management. They helped deepen my understanding of a subject that can be dry at times but is the single most key concept a professional artist and photographer as myself needs to understand

[Total time 12 hours over several days]

Industry Liasion

I recently attended the Epson SureLab open event. I booked in for 10:30am Friday, 16th November at Kayell in Collingwood.

I spent an hour hearing about the benefits of this high volume inkjet printer and contemplated its potential use in our program.

Kayell are meant to get back to me with pricing, even so, I don't see an immediate need for it in our course as few companies have deployed it yet.

[Total time 1 hour]