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Went on a hike Saturday morning from Perry’s Lookdown to Blue Gum Forest in the Blue Mountains. I decided to leave my tripod in the car as it was pouring rain, the tripod is pretty heavy and the track is hard grade, being steps down a cliff into the valley then back up. I was determined to go however, the conditions meant it was quite dark, i was unsure if i would be able to shoot the xpan. I had the 30mm with the center corrective filter, the widest aperture is f5.6, with the center filter it is effectively an f8 or so. I decided to load hp5 and push to 1600 in development to be able to give me a usable shutter speed range of 15th – 30th/sec due to the available light. I thought that i might not be able to achieve much but shot two rolls before i was forced to pack away the cameras from being drowned. I’m glad that i didn’t give up, here are some shots from the two rolls i shot. Developed in xtol stock for 13mins.


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At the start of the year traditionally people reflect on the year gone by and take some time to look at what they want to achieve for the year ahead. So what do I want to work towards in terms of my photography? I want to capture more meaningful and narrative images consistently. Throughout the last year I have worked hard on creating images regularly and of a consistent quality however I feel that I would be happier with fewer, far more meaningful images. I have definitely found myself more comfortable working in black and white, shooting on film and with a 35mm lens or equivalent. I find myself gravitating towards high contrast black and white images and want them to include more narrative, more layers. I have recognised a series that I want to further develop in the theme of myself included in reflections / shadows in my street photography and would like to put together a small self published book for myself containing my best images for the year. I would like to take some workshops and start working on some more conceptual photograph series that I have in my mind. My ultimate goal is to set myself up ready to exhibit some of my photographs as fine art for the next year. And that about wraps up my goals for the year, I think they are definitely achievable and I will have to work hard on developing projects and concepts that will hopefully be interesting and have artistic merit. I guess we will see how far I get in the year ahead! Happy New Year, I hope you achieve all that you set your mind on! – Michael Jolliffe.

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Voigtlander R2M, 35mm 1.4 Nokton, Kodak Tri-X 400.

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A trip to the local park with my daughter in Merrylands, NSW, Australia. So much energy and emotion in my little angel. She is a joy to photograph. I think that without the distraction of colour, the raw emotion is more present. There is always a time for colour, but I tend to see everything in black and white first.

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I am just a few clicks away from hitting 25000 shutter releases on my D7000. I know that anyone can hold down a shutter button and take thousands of frames, but for me, I think it marks an important milestone in my photography. I carry a camera with me as much as possible, almost every day. Whatever I see, I am constantly assessing it for composition, lighting, thinking about depth of field and making pictures has become a part of my thought process in daily life. I have noticed a lot of changes to how I approach taking pictures. I take far less frames of each subject now and pass up opportunities of capturing something if it will not achieve my vision of it, instead thinking of how to properly set it up later. I really want to make photography into a career. I am considering ditching my day job for part time work while I try to make it by myself, photography jobs are hard to come by. I’d really like to work in a studio with a bunch of other creative people, that is my dream. Anyways, here are a few pictures that I shot in my living room last night.

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Take care, thanks for reading!

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Set my alarm to 4.20am this morning to get down to Bondi beach in time for sun rise. Very overcast so no great colourful sunrise but the “Sculpture by the Sea” exhibition is visiting at the moment so I wasn’t too upset. Here is a few shots of some of the sculptures. After about 20 minutes there were crowds already starting to build and photographers everywhere, everyone was taking turns and not walking in front of anyone’s camera which was really nice. I know that a million photos of these sculptures are out there but I hope I added a little of my style to make them my own.

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