Digital travel photography

22 04 2014

Post from geokult-travel about travel photography

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Discovering your personal vision

2014© Garry Benson

Digital Travel Photography with Garry Benson Digital Travel Photography with Garry Benson

I first picked up a camera at the age of seven, and that’s over fifty years ago. To say the least, technology has changed. Books in my personal library that deal with equipment from ten or more years ago have very little bearing on today’s automated digital cameras, lenses and flashes.

Yes, the fundamentals of setting exposures via shutter, lens aperture and ISO speeds are still relevant, but technology has provided us with instant feedback and hopefully a new way of thinking about making our images better. Moreover, sophisticated software programs like Photoshop have allowed photographers to finish their images as they had envisioned it in their mind’s eye.

However, there is one constant that doesn’t change but rather evolves and that is personal vision. I loosely describe personal vision as the manner in which each of…

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Want to see some art works?

14 04 2014

Tracey M Benson || Bytetime

A majority of my work in recent years has focused on social media, writing and education. However, I was trained as a visual artist and I continue to create works as an artist. I use a broad range of media including digital photography, online media, video and augmented reality to create installations and real space experiences.

Here are some examples of some of my creative work from the last 20 years.

My Gallery page will be kept up-to-date with documentation of art projects.

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New site focusing on travel

12 04 2014

Last month we launched so we could concentrate on our travel writing and experiences. Our focus is on travel for families, art and culture lovers, romantics and adventurous ‘boomers’. We have also launched a new twitter profile to follow other travelers and travel specialists so we can share with you some of our finds  – we are on twitter @geokult_travel.

Please drop by our site and follow us if you want to keep up with our travel news. At the moment we are focusing on things to do around Canberra, but have lots of stories lined up about some of our other travel adventures 🙂

Why I Hate Post-Internet Art

1 04 2014

Very interesting post about ‘post’ internet art by Brian Droitcour

I really don’t like “post-internet art.” I don’t like the term and I don’t like the art that’s presented under its banner. Lots of people tell me that they don’t like it, either.

Whether people like it, or hate it, or feel indifferent, it seems like they all know what “post-internet” means but they can’t articulate it. The vagueness of post-internet, paired with the assumption that everyone knows what it means, is one of the most aggravating things about it. “I know it when I see it”—like porn, right? And it’s not a bad analogy, because post-internet art does to art what porn does to sex.

But let’s try to define it anyway.

I first came across “post-internet” when it was the title of the blog that Gene McHugh kept in 2009 and 2010. The use of “post-internet” as a label wasn’t common then—no one besides Marisa Olson really used…

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