Processing Images and RAW power

Processing Images and RAW power

Taking a good photo is only one part of the photography process. An excellent image is often worked on in a digital darkroom to get the most out of the original image. Darkroom is not a new procedure, although the technique is different with computers, the principals are the same as a chemical darkroom. We have a little introduction to the power of RAW images. 

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The best Coffee in Melbourne

The best Coffee in Melbourne

Melbourne is known for its culture, its sport, its beauty and its coffee. Mostly it is the coffee! Coffee can come in all different shapes, sizes, colours, strengths and temperatures. Oh and don’t forget alcoholic coffee as an option. Let us run you through some of our favourite coffee shops in the city and inner suburbs.

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Composition Is Your Friend

Composition Is Your Friend

For some of us, the artistic side can feel much more daunting, expressing yourself creatively may not come naturally, but much like the technical, knowing the rules and applying them is what takes our photography to the next level.

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The Photoautomats of Berlin

The Photoautomats of Berlin

Throughout my childhood, my scrapbooks were filled with the black and white strip photos from a chemical photo booth. In Berlin, the chemical photo booth has made a resurgence, with over two dozen booths across the city. Their charm reinstated into the social fabric of the energetic youth of Berlin; a fixture of a night out linked inexplicable with friends and fun times. 

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Best place to photograph Notre-Dame de Paris

Best place to photograph Notre-Dame de Paris

Long before the Eiffel Tower dominated the Paris skyline, there was another building synonymous with the City of Love, Notre-Dame de Paris. The Medieval Catholic Cathedral is the city's most celebrated and photographed church buildings. But where is the best place to photograph of Notre-Dame? We've scouted the area to give you the best views from every angle so you are sure to get the best image of Notre-Dame.

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How to make a time-lapse video

How to make a time-lapse video

What would happen if we took one photo every minute, and then played them back at 25 frames per second? The result would be a magnificent hyper-realistic compression of time. We call this a time-lapse, and I've created a video that will explain all the steps you need to know so you can make your very own. 

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Verona Challenge, Anna vs Mirko Face-Off

Verona Challenge, Anna vs Mirko Face-Off

Creative photographers love play time. We need it. When intense work periods tie up most of our days and nights, it's important that we get out in the sunshine and have fun. So fellow Aperture photographer Mirko Fin and Anna Volpi met in Verona for our latest installment of Photographer Face-Off.

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The most photogenic beach in Melbourne

The most photogenic beach in Melbourne

The seaside suburb of Brighton is one of Melbourne's most affluent and has a long history as a beachfront destination. Therefore, Dendy Street Beach has always been the place to be. It isn't necessarily the easiest beach to get to, but it is undoubtedly the most iconic and photographed beach in Melbourne. And with good reason too.

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Chinese New Year in Singapore

Chinese New Year in Singapore

The mood in Singapore is festive and there is a lot going on with extravagant processions, colourful lanterns, energetic lion dancing, loud firecrackers and massive fireworks displays. People are on the streets shopping for presents, chatting to one another over slices of mandarin oranges for good luck or feasting on special dishes. This is Chinese New Year in Singapore.

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Best place to photograph the Louvre

Best place to photograph the Louvre

From its beginnings as a medieval fortress protecting the Franks from the Vikings to being the residence of the King before becoming the largest museum in the world, the Louvre has had a fanciful history with many ups and down. With such an iconic building in front of you, it can be a daunting task to photograph. So, where does one start?

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The Best Cities to Explore in 2017

The Best Cities to Explore in 2017

The New Year is upon us at last and it brings new opportunities for exciting travels, but where to? We've curated a selection of the best photo essays we've made over the past year to inspire your travels. Make sure you get the most out of your upcoming trips and come away with better photographs. Where are you shooting in 2017?

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Between meals in Venice

Between meals in Venice

In Italy, it's always time to eat and drink. So much so they have their own weird drink sizes, in case you only want a tiny glass of wine. While you're drinking, you're going to want to nibble on something. Let's go through these adult beverage sizes and morsels and the best places to find them so you can navigate the Canal city with joy.

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Where to shoot the Melbourne Skyline

Where to shoot the Melbourne Skyline

Melbourne's Skyline is one of the most impressive in the world. With 100 buildings over 100m and 30 of those designated as skyscrapers, it makes it one of the world's top 25 tallest cities. But with so many angles, where is the best place to shoot Marvellous Melbourne? We've collated our favourite spots to shoot the skyline.

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Carriageworks Farmers Market

Carriageworks Farmers Market

As soon as you walk into the former Eveleigh Rail Yards, you can feel the enthusiasm of the weekly Farmers Market. Locals bustle along the hall snapping up samples of fresh produce directly from local farmers. The energy is palpable, and it is precisely this energy that makes the Carriageworks Farmers Market such a treat to visit and photograph.

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London Cityscapes

London Cityscapes

When one thinks of cityscapes, London immediately draws to mind. The skyline is so instantly recognisable thanks to the many landmarks we all know so well, both old and new. With icons that have stood seemingly before memory can recall, contrasted with the modern world. Explore London's cityscape.

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Singapore Sling at Raffles

Singapore Sling at Raffles

Gentlemen were propping up the bar, a glass of whisky at hand, while ladies chattered as they enjoyed gin and tonic. Just kidding! Ladies were prohibited from drinking in public in 1915 Singapore. Their vice was fruit juice… or so they wanted you to think.

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A Tale of Two Londons

A Tale of Two Londons

London and the City of London are two entirely separate places, connected with a strange and unique history. Commonly referred to as the Square Mile, or simply The City, it is geographically located inside of, but not a part of, Greater London and enjoyed a history that pre-dates the English unification by a couple of hundred years.

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Monet’s Garden in Giverny

Monet’s Garden in Giverny

Visiting the gardens is not only a spring time event. The gardens are open from March until November and charge constantly throughout the year. Monet himself dedicated himself to the documenting the french countryside and would continually paint the same scenes at various points of the year. Focusing on the shifting light and the passing of the seasons. 

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