Vector Illustrations

When there’s no problems to solve I enjoy practicing my digital illustration skills.

Posted on October 20, 2015, modified March 4, 2017.

Brisbane Vegan Festival Pro-Bono

I worked with Ali in 2016 as he created flyer, poster and banner artwork for Brisvegan Fest 2016. Ali is prompt and highly professional with excellent original, clean and creative designs. I look forward to working with him again on the same event in 2017. Sarah Wade, Event Coordinator, BrisVegan Fest. The first Brisbane Vegan […]

Posted on February 1, 2017, modified February 8, 2017.

A Film-like Digital Photography Experience

The above was made in Affinity designer. I’m proposing that the camera described below would be an extension of Fujifilm’s X100x lineup, so the front is modelled after cameras in the series. So as it goes, university assignments are incredibly inspiring, in that the closer the due date, the more I seem to come up […]

Posted on September 19, 2016, modified September 23, 2016.

Digital as Film

This article is based on my ideas using digital cameras to capture artistic monochrome photographs. The challenge is that that black and white photography focuses on tone, while digital cameras have limited tonal range. You’ll find several manually exposed ooc jpegs, from the fuji x100s on today’s Noosa photowalk, littered throughout. The advantage of digital […]

Posted on September 18, 2016, modified September 18, 2016.

Going Full Frame

Swapping m43 for Sony A7s

Posted on October 1, 2015, modified October 3, 2015.

Moving from Lightroom to Photos

Here are two linked articles I recently published on Medium. Going Jpeg Why I moved from RAW and Lightroom to JPEG and Photos How Apple Photos Helps Me Enjoy Photography Again Some specifics on how I use Photos.

Posted on July 12, 2015, modified September 20, 2015.

25mm and 15mm Lumix Leica m34 Bokeh tests.

Leica has designed and Panasonic has built some well regarded lenses for the Micro Four Thirds system. I have two of them and I’ll be looking at how they compare at different distances from the subject, in terms of background blur (BOKEH!). Wide-open, of course, as that’s just how I roll. I like my creamy […]

Posted on April 29, 2015, modified May 6, 2015.

Thoughts on Photgraphy, possibly new. Probably not.

Nirvana plays, something seems off. I don’t listen to nirvana, not since I was 14. It seems fitting though. I’m thinking about street photography. Music made by a band led by a man who took his own life. The music is great, the lyrics are smart.  Street photography is similar. Photography in general is I […]

Posted on April 18, 2015, modified September 27, 2015.

Please Don’t Call it Art

“Please don’t call it art” – Daido Moriyama. Also published on Medium. Moriyama is something of a photography god – in my opinion. His photographs have that honest quality that shines when the camera is pointed at something begging to be eternalised. He walks fast, from street to street, through doorways and unknown corridors, barely giving […]

Posted on March 28, 2015, modified September 20, 2015.

Fuck Focus…

Experiments In Street Photography A photo essay published (by me) on Medium.

Posted on March 20, 2015, modified March 20, 2015.

The Trouble With Taking Good Photos

Taking a good photo is difficult. The hardest part is you almost cannot do it on purpose. You just have to be in the right time and place, at the ready. Who says a shot is good anyway? The first person whose opinion you should seek is your own. Listening to others can be valuable […]

Posted on March 6, 2015, modified March 6, 2015.

Photo February

My interest in photos exploded this month. Why now, and not before? Perhaps it’s a kind of mid-life crisis, or a dissatisfaction with my other hobbies and professional efforts. I have some thoughts forming on photography – I prematurely published some earlier. It’s just me exploring why I like photos, taking them, and what I […]

Posted on March 4, 2015, modified March 4, 2015.

Top Photos of 2014

Today was a good year for creative expression all around, and these photos aren’t any exceptions! I’m also an avid instagrammer… these are my favourites from the year. If you’d like to see more, follow alidark3000. Some of these are SLR shots with a load of post-processing… some are straight iphone snaps. Some are good […]

Posted on December 20, 2014, modified December 20, 2014.

Top Photos of 2014

Today was a good year for creative expression all around, and these photos aren’t any exceptions! I’m also an avid instagrammer… these are my favourites from the year. If you’d like to see more, follow alidark3000. Some of these are SLR shots with a load of post-processing… some are straight iphone snaps. Some are good […]

Posted on December 20, 2014, modified December 22, 2014.

Responsive Web Design: Breakpoints (Suck)

I’ve been doing responsive web design since it hit the fan in 2010, and it’s really challenged and changed how I do web design in general. (Primer: The basic idea is that the way elements are displayed on the screen changes depending on the width of that screen. That way, a website can look just […]

Posted on November 17, 2014, modified October 2, 2015.

The Screen

I dented my Macbook screen. My loved window to the world. My canvas. My beautiful, expensive retina screen with the perfect colours and great viewing angles. An investment I planned to cherish for years to come. I like my laptop to have battle scars. But not the screen. I went through a few breif stages […]

Posted on September 12, 2014, modified September 17, 2014.

Chantel

This was a part of my design study, the final piece after five weeks of life drawing. We were fortunate to be in a course that included emphasis on the basics of drawing.

Posted on July 16, 2014, modified December 16, 2014.

Potato & Pea Soup (v1)

Winter is on the way out but it’s still pretty… wintery. Growing up, I used to enjoy mush pea soup at my grandparents place. Here’s a variant of that. Serves: 1 Ingredients: 1 potato 1/4 leek 1 cup of garden peas 2 cups of water 1 teaspoon of salt (to taste). Optional: 1 capsicum 1 […]

Posted on July 15, 2014, modified December 5, 2014.