FIRST LOOK: Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ35

An advanced digicam with a fast, 18x zoom lens plus support for raw file capture and AVCHD Lite HD video recording capability.Panasonic’s new DMC-FZ35 Lumix camera replaces the popular FZ28 at the top of the super-zoom line-up and offers P, A, S and M shooting modes to please photo enthusiasts, along with AVCHD Lite HD video recording. This ‘First Look’ is based upon a pre-production unit supplied by Panasonic Australia; it will be updated with Imatest results and sample images once a production unit has been supplied.

Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX3

A compact, rangefinder-style digicam with a fast, wide-zoom lens and support for raw file capture.Successor to the popular DMC-LX2 model, the Panasonic DMC-LX3 represents a significant upgrade to its predecessor. Panasonic claims to have improved ‘every component’ to deliver a camera that will appeal to DSLR photographers who want a capable compact camera with all the necessary features and functions as a complement to their main camera.

Minutes To Midnight

Photographers Trent Parke and Narelle Autio were living in a Cairns caravan park when the good news arrived. They’d been there for weeks, after writing off their four-wheel drive when they bogged it in a crocodile-infested saltwater creek. The loss of their vehicle appeared to have brought to an abrupt end a year-long photographic expedition into the outback. It was a trip they’d spent years saving for and their sojourn in the caravan park was, in part, an attempt to trim sail financially while they looked around for a way to raise the necessary cash to carry on.

Taking his time

Asked if he’d describe himself as a photojournalist, Roger Garwood hesitates for an instant – but only an instant. ‘Yes I would.’ he says. ‘It’s a word I always found rather pretentious. Frankly, these days there are lots of people out there calling themselves photojournalists, some of them can barely read or write. But I’m a little less cautious about using the term now. It’s become more acceptable, whereas years ago it was one of those trendy things to call yourself.’

Gallery Profile: Zorica Purlija

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Eye for a scene

Sometimes things don’t work out quite the way you plan. Originally I’d intended to interview Geoffrey Simpson about his work as a cinematographer, with the idea of exploring the intersection between his craft and the art of photographic composition. Although he is an extremely busy fellow, we managed to conduct the interview. Unfortunately, it turned out to be difficult to organise the high resolution images from his films we’d need for publication in the magazine. Ownership and copyright issues that arise from such a highly collaborative art form, it seems, are extremely complex.

Ballarat International Foto Biennale Photographer Profile: Thomas Roessler

  lo-res-r14_1y475 This is from the series I’m showing at BIFB 09. Camera: Canon AE-1; Lens, Canon FD, 20mm; Film: …