Thursday, October 8, 2009

Infrared book

After doing so many infrared photos I've decided to make a book for myself using one of the many online book-making services. I chose because it partners with smumug directly and allows me to use my images without making me re-upload everything. Here's a look at the cover... I've only got one or two more pages to go and then it's time to order... It's called 'See Here - Infrared Photography by Julian Butler'.

If you'd like to take a look at the gallery of images that's going into the book, click here :  Infrared Gallery

Joey L 

Ok, looking at Mr Joey L's work is like having my eyes pulled out, scrubbed with steel wool and then put back in. For me it's a visceral and scintillating experience...He's 19 apparently, shooting with a Canon 1Ds MKIII, and a collection of prime lenses preferred over zooms... He does all his own processing and post production and never took any special training or courses. I particularly like his Street Portraits, and Holy Men galleries...

oh, and he makes tutorial DVD's with tips and tricks... impressive. What the heck was I doing at 19? Hmmm....

Saturday, October 3, 2009

Pit Pass

So, Nick and Laura in Singapore got a pit pass to the Singapore Grand Prix recently... Nick mentioned to Roger and I via email at work that he was going to be there, so we insisted that he take his 5DmkII etc and get some shots. Roger jokingly suggested that he get the hot pit chix to hold up a hello message to him! Which Nick and Laura did:

Photo Credit: Nick Shore

heh... nice... and who else do they love? ;-)

Alright Force India!!

First real post

Ok, finally... last night I built a rig to help capture a photo that I've been trying to get for about 2 weeks now involving a custom bokeh filter, macro tubes, fibre optics, the Earth and my wife Anna's eye. What is all this about you say? And when can I see the image? Not telling... yet. But here's a shot of what I made from masking tape, lego and blu-tack to assist in the process:

I promise to show the photo when it's in the clear... ;-)

Thursday, September 24, 2009

Double great success!

WICKED. The blog is hooked up. Smugmug is hooked up. And... what do you know?! was available and I just snapped it up!! I'm not sure I'm going to use it...
but... better to have and not need I guess.

Great success.

It's happened ;-) now goes to my smugMug site... now to hook up this blog to a sub domain at avfx... it should be simple and quick this time!

down the DNS rabbit hole I go.

Well.. I was a bit naive then. Changing the zones file info didn't adjust the ACTUAL nameservers involved to point at the right domain etc... but a bit of assitance from Kenneth and Adam here at Weta and well... things should start happening soon! Oh exciting...

now... to start figuring out how to change the appearance of this blog into something more acceptable..