Comet McNaughtThe weather has been very bad with frequent cloud cover,
but we managed a few shots on a lucky day.
AP3 - ExhibitionThe resulting work from the AP3 photo course: exhibition Mar 2003. Definitely worth seeing.
Getting films scanned on CD - a comparisonVarious shops in town offer to
scan a whole film onto CD when getting a film developed, this comparison gives detailed information about what to
Colour reference imagesThis image contains colour fields of known colour
values, which may be useful for calibrating printers and/or monitors. Both files
contain the same image , except that the PNG is only 2% of the size of the TIFF,
so try the PNG first. If your software can't handle PNG, well tough use the TIFF.
If your computer system is a little pig-headed about file extensions, download
the file and rename the extension. Note that JPEG is unsuitable for storing
references as the compression used by it changes colour values.
The image of the person is from Ken's Cameras, who didn't reply to my request
for permission to use it, so I guess it's ok.
The Santa Parade, Christchurch 2002The Santa Parade is the annual parade
of all kinds of floats at Christmas time. At first I thought the theme had to do
with Christmas - but no, it's at Christmas time. The last float is Father
Christmas. Not much of a Christmas feeling for anyone from the Northern
hemisphere, but hey, it's fun anyway.
A bunch of us managed to join the procession as "official" photographers
(thanks Tony B); here's some of my take of photos.
Camera focussing test graphThis line graph helps with testing the
camera's auto-focus point. Print the graph, and
don't scale it when printing—turn option "fit to page" off. Place the print
vertically at a 45° sideways angle 0.45m in front of the camera. Take several
photos at the lowest f-stop, with the auto-focus aimed at the centre vertical
line. The lines at the top and bottom show the depth of field, the centre of
which is the auto-focus point. The lines are 1cm apart in the photo (if you put
the print at the 45° angle). If you go further away from the graph, use the
graph with thicker lines instead.
To be clear, the idea wasn't mine, I took it from Bob Atkins' page on focus testing. He has a lot more
information on his page, so be sure to read that too. I have reproduced the line
graph in a slightly modified version and in a vector graphics format, which is
tiny to download and always prints at the maximum resolution your printer can
Old stuff which needs tidying
I am a member (of the club
as well as the committee) of the Canterbury University Photographic Society.
These are the Official
Pages on the UCSA server. We can't put the membership application form on the
UCSA server, and we also don't have enough space there for the resources. Both
are only accessible from within campus - sorry.
In 2002 the situation has changed, not quite sure what to though. This section
is hopelessly outdated.