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Daily Archives: June 28, 2013

Keith Barnes photography podcast on Daily Information

Daily Information is a pretty unique part of Oxford; starting out as printed sheets of everything going on in Oxford and delivered to every college, cafe, library etc. it has morphed into a website and the only place to go to find anything of interest happening in Oxford. The massive amount of information is handled by the most dedicated bunch of individuals who populate the website with all sorts of information and goodies. They have been further promoting all things Oxford in a weekly podcast and we at OSP Towers were asked to go along and give a few tips on photography for inclusion in this week’s broadcast. Unfortunately our verbosity and all round excess of knowledge was just too much for their regular podcast so the created a special just for us.

You can catch this podcast and hear all the tips we brought with us on that day, of course we have more to share but we do that here on our own site. That is unless they ask us to go back for another session.

So to hear rather than read, The Daily Info Special Feature Podcast go here

 

and here to brighten up your weekend is a picture

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Tutorials for Photographers: ACR 7 – Lens Correction Tool

This useful article on lens corrections in Photoshop on the SJP blog might help you to understand lens aberrations

SJP - Tips & Lessons

Today, I’ll show you each tab in the Lens Correction area: Profile, Color & Manual.  These tools will correct or manipulate your images.  Have fun and play with each slider! The image below is in the video.  I wanted to share my four-leaf clovers…wishing you all  just a bit of good luck from the O’Sullivan Clan!  Yep, we’re O’Sullivan’s, Grandpa said he dropped the “O” in the Atlantic Ocean when he came over, lol!

Whtie Clover Flower

FYI… Our new “Road Trippin” eBook and video tutorials is available!  It’s on sale now for $10 until Monday so hurry and grab it at a cheaper price!  A huge THANK YOU to all that have purchased it!!

Cheers,

Janice Sullivan (O’Sullivan)  🙂

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Photography – the absolute basics in one page

This article sums up photography in the basic terms that almost anyone could understand, well maybe not actually, but if you have done some study or taken one of our courses it will make sense. The ‘infographic’ horrid word, tries to establish what anyone aspiring to make photographs either recreationally or eventually vocationally might need to consider. The best advice it offers is practise. Anyway if you want to know everything about anything go here

Photography-101

When Things Come Alive

as only Steve can

Photos: Syrian Refugees

I visited Syria in 2009, I travelled around guided by John Wreford a great friend and photographer. The people were welcoming, warm and generous. I am therefore, deeply saddened by what has happened. These pictures add to my sadness. Found on the excellent Denver Post site

As part of World Refugee Day, Save the Children commissioned photojournalist Moises Saman to document the sleeping conditions of Syrian refugee children. Since the beginning of the Syrian civil war, 1.6 million Syrian refugees have fled the country. More than half of those refugees are children whose families are forced to cross borders into Jordan, Lebanon and Egypt and seek shelter in minimal and overcrowded structures. Saman visited refugees in Jordan and Lebanon to show where these children sleep.

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Faysal, 6, waking up inside his family’s tent a settlement in the Bekaa Valley, Lebanon. (Moises Saman/Magnum Photos for Save the Children)

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Haytham, 7,  and his brother Wassim, 5, inside their tent in a settlement in the Bekaa Valley of Lebanon. (Moises Saman/Magnum Photos for Save the Children)

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Aziz, 8, (right) and his sister Aisha (left), both suffering from cerebral palsy, inside their family’s one-room house in East Amman, an area where a large number of Syrian refugees have settled. (Moises Saman/Magnum Photos for Save the Children)

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Khoder, 10, stands behind a mosquito net inside a temporary house in the Bekaa Valley, Lebanon. (Moises Saman/Magnum Photos for Save the Children)

See the rest of the images here