iPHOTO and APERTURE 2 do we need them both? You bought a new Mac… iLIFE installed do we really need iPhoto as professional Photographers? I do…
Above screenshot only, play the presentation and click the title below:
The Colors of Mumbai
Click on The Colors of Mumbai for a small sample what you can do in just a few minutes, I really mean minutes not hours. Created entirely on a Mac Book Pro with Aperture 2...GarageBand...iPhoto & iMovie. I have kept the file fairly small for those of you with a slow connection of course you can make this much bigger and have a nice presentation in no time...even when you on the road. P.S. the Music has been composed using the Magic GarageBand setup which took only a few minutes.
All of us have these happy family snaps; images of friends and parties, now is the time (for me) to use iPhoto, keep my personal images separate from my pro work.
But that’s not all I use iPhoto for some of my email, websites and Blogs very handy indeed and keeping Aperture 2 for my pro workload, a nice tidy setup.
Occasional my friends or family members ask me to store or sort out their personal images, yes I could do this in Aperture 2 very easy but my preference is to use iPhoto for this personal stuff. This has been working very well for me since most of the time the images from friends, family, web and blogs are in JPG anyway.
I have found a very nice and efficient way to use both applications and because of the superb integration on the Mac I have access to iPhoto in Aperture 2.1 anyway, plus keeping the business separate from the private images.
iLife is not only iPhoto, you have iTunes, Garageband, iMovie, iDVD & iWeb it is a whole package, now it is up to you how to apply each and every one of them, been so integrated you end up using them all, like I do for some cool presentations.
What about iWorks and Aperture 2…stay tuned and find out soon.
For all the latest and New Images from Mumbai including B/W click this link: http://www.deichmann-photo.com/newimages.html
APERTURE 2...View from the Car Window...creating cool Black and White Images using the Monochrome Mixer and a little Animation...NEW IMAGES uploaded.
The View from the Car Window...Mumbai India 2008...
Aperture 2 creating some cool looking Black & White Images using the Monochrome Mixer plus a little Animation... the images from India including the COLOR IMAGES are soon on my website in about 24 hours, we also updated the Home page. Click on the screen shot or use this link:
APERTURE 2 TIP…Import Panel is empty but my files are on the Desktop…where are my Photos? Sometimes we forget how smart Aperture 2 really is…
Where have all my images gone?
My Import panel is empty...
At times we get too comfortable with the good things…and I am no exception, in one of my earlier blogs I praised Aperture 2 with its do not import duplicates function…remember this nice and great feature when you mixed up you CF Cards…do not import duplicates, a really fantastic time saver when you on the road.
Well yesterday I tried to import some images, which had been treated outside Aperture 2 from the same Project, but into a new Album…I had my images on my desktop and when I tried to import them into the same project into this new Album everything on the import panel was blank. (They did originated from this Project and I exported them a week earlier for a special selection into a folder on my Desk top.)
First I could not figure out why these files would not show up, but then I realized it…
The field in the import panel was ticked at do not import duplicates…very clever of Aperture 2 but not so clever on my side since I have this checked all the time when
on the road.
Keep an eye on the do not import duplicates check box...red oval
I had worked with these files before and they where also part my earlier Project, of course now they become duplicates…I wanted to over ride this for a specific reason and do some more work with them, up on deactivating the check box all my images appeared and I imported them in no time.
This is just a little reminder or when you absence minded, don’t freak out all the images are there except for a simple mistake.
Asia Pacific’s Finest young racers gathered for a four-day race meeting at the Sepang International Grand Prix Circuit in Malaysia…a warm up for the Historic F1 night race later this year in Singapore…& 2nd place for Stockinger in his Formula BMW...
May 16 - 18 Asian Festival of Speed, Sepang, Malaysia -
Rounds 7, 8, 9 and 10
Congratulations to Marlon Stockinger on his great achievement and win last week in Sepang Malaysia. No I was not around this time but his father and good friend Tom supplied me with these images & Press release below...
Press Release… excerpt from last weeks Formula BMW race
in Sepang Malaysia…
Photos © Tom Stockinger - more images soon on
Marlons website check the link below the article
Stockinger Top Formula BMW Rookie Finisher in Action Packed Races
Marlon Stockinger, sponsored by BMW and Swiss Private Bank Sarasin, put in a stellar performance last weekend at the Sepang International Grand Prix Circuit in Malaysia, where Asia Pacific’s Finest young racers gathered for a four-day race meeting. After struggling in the opening rounds of this year’s Formula BMW Pacific Championship during the recent F1 Grand Prix in Sepang, he is gaining confidence with each outing. “I made some smart overtaking moves and quick lap times. The team (Eurasia Motorsport) did an excellent job, the car felt great and it was really enjoyable. I think I am making progress. It helps build my morale and I can look towards the front of the field with confidence”, says Stockinger.
… Nara was away well when the safety car pulled off with Stockinger skillfully slipping into his tow and pulling away from the rest of the field. However, the unshakable Nara took the flag to record a superb second victory, joined on the podium by the triumphant BMW Juniors Stockinger in 2nd and Wootton in 3rd place. Due to the great results for this weekend Stockinger advanced from 5th to 2nd place behind Simon Moss of South Africa in the rookie classification and from 12th to 5th place in the overall drivers classification for the 2008 championship…
YOU can read the whole PRESS RELEASE and more photos next week on Marlon Stockingers website @ http://www.marlonstockinger.com/
From LIGHTROOM to APERTURE 2…thinking of switching? Worried YOU loose all your DATA and having to start all over again? Do I have the solution...?
I have been asked over and over again…I am using a Mac and like to use Aperture 2 but I have done all my previous work in Lightroom, is it possible to transfer all my Data over to Aperture 2 and not loosing all the info and hours of hard labor?
This subject has come up many times and until very recently I could not answers these questions, and I have to be honest here I have no Idea about Lightroom, I started with Aperture 1.0 been happy since day one and working now faster and more efficient in Aperture 2, some of my previous blogs with samples have shown and proven this only to well.
Back to the real issue, I got in touch with Apple and the APERTURE USER PROFESSIONAL NETWORK AUPN and ask this exact question.
Why should we deny Mac users Aperture 2 if they would like to make the switch, and if you ask me it makes a lot of sense, if you a Mac user then you are so much better off with Aperture just for the integration alone plus with all these new plug-ins.
Apple is aware of it and from past experience a solution is going to be available one of these days, I hope soon for all you out there who like to make the switch.
Go to AUPN for some info on this subject @ http://www.apertureprofessional.com/
Of course if I hear anything in the meantime or there is some more NEWS on this subject I let you know.
TIBET'S Horse Racing Festival published in the Asian Geographic Magazine...APERTURE 2 & the .Mac Web Gallery helped to keep the deadline...the story is out.
Check out also the Photography Competition in the Asian Geographic Magazine in 2008...cool prizes and a chance to see your photos published read my previous blog below "Asia Without Borders"
Here is the link for more details:
PRAYER WHEELS AND HORSE RACES AT 4,500 METRES
Text & Photos
Tibet’s province of Nakchu in Tibet hosts many festivals throughout the year, but one stands out more than any other; it is the highest horse racing festival in the world – a spectacle of colour, festivities and endurance for participants and visitors alike.
Over 10,000 people will cross high passes of more than 4,000 meters by foot, horse and jeep to make their way to the Nakchu Racecourse, to race, eat, drink and make merry during this annual festival. This racecourse, at 4,500 meters, is undoubtedly the highest racecourse in the world.
But be warned – this festival is not for the faint-hearted – oxygen levels in Nakchu are approximately 61 percent and during the month of August, temperatures can soar up to 40 degrees Celsius in the shade at high noon and go right down to minus one degree Celsius in the early morning. There are few tourists in this area due to the high altitude – that and camping is the only accommodation available.
Traversing the Lhasa-Nakchu-Golmud route along the Qinghai-Tibet Highway features landscapes of grasslands, snow-covered mountains and villages, with the occasional view of the newly built railroad from China to Lhasa. It is an amazing journey and if you’re lucky, you just might encounter a prostrating pilgrim or two performing their ritual along the way. If you decide to travel to Nakchu, check with the local authorities or organize a local guide, then prepare yourself for extreme temperatures. Bear in mind that you are very close to the sun, so drink lots of water to avoid dehydration and to lower the effects of altitude sickness. Travelers should spend a few days in Lhasa to acclimatize to the altitude before hitting the road – when traveling from an altitude of 3,650 meters to Nakchu at 4,500 meters...
more on this amazing Festival on my website soon you find it under (publications - spreads) there you can download the whole story as a PDF file, or better get the latest issue of the Asian Geographic Magazine.
The previous Blog from the 14th of May
APERTURE 2 & the .Mac WEB GALLERY
delivered Tibet on time…
Deadlines, deadlines and more deadlines…the last minute changes by editors or the production staff from magazines… an all to familiar story...not a problem anymore with Aperture 2
“Asia Without Borders” PHOTOGRAPHY COMPETITION NEWS...ASIAN Geographic looking for striking image of Asia's land, people, architecture or wildlife...
Like to see YOUR images in print/published, maybe win a nice new Camera all that plus more with the ASIAN Geographic Magazine in 2008, the latest issue is available right now, see below a short intro and the links for YOU to join.
PHOTOGRAPHY COMPETITION 2008
ASIAN Geographic Magazine...
...calling for entries.
Check out the latest issue of the Asian Geographic Magazine...
ASIAN Geographic is looking for special photographs from talented amateur and professional photographers who have captured a striking image of Asia's land, people, architecture or wildlife. One winner and runner-up will be selected from each category. An overall Grand Prize will be awarded to the best overall picture as judged by our panel of editors. The top photographs will be exhibited as part of an “Asia Without Borders” photography exhibit scheduled to be held in December, 2008. For more info and complete details click the screenshot above or this link: http://www.asiangeo.com/contest_awb.html
Continues feedback...Is this a real image? Film & Digital images, years apart from AUSTRALIA to GREECE ...more real images & comments from some readers...
Please note: These are very low res. images & original color might vary between different computer screens.
For more images on AUSTRALIA and GREECE click on the images or this link: http://www.deichmann-photo.com/greece9.html
Luis Martin Harder wrote...
BTW, your thought and the exchange of ideas about "real images" in your blog is really interesting and educational. I think the distinction between a photographer and a digital artist should really be defined. I believe you'll be a lot of help in this area GD, a lot of newbies in photography will be guided and many pros will be delighted.
Thanks again GD and hope to hear from you again.
Keep in touch.
WINGS TECHNOLOGY ENTERPRISE INC.
thanks for your thoughts and input, have a look at the latest blog.... some real images no manipulation shot the way I saw them, been at the right place at the right time.
Observing the weather before going out...work out a strategy where you need to be at a certain time of the day...and of course a bit of luck will help.
Remember my favorite saying... "Photography is Light... Light is Photography."
Thanks for your input and emails,
Interesting feedback...Is this a real Image? Compare the images... Are we facing a dilemma in PHOTOGRAPHY today…the story continues...
The real image? The story continues...
© Gunther Deichmann - double rainbow over the Olgas N.T.
Central Australia, image taken on Kodachrome 25, 1981
Feedback and good dialogue is always a good thing…learning something everyday even if you think you old and wise…exchange of knowledge can only open our eyes and broaden our Horizon…
Read below some of the un-edited emails I have received, different opinions from different Countries…in the end it is up to you which way you create your images but as mention before I am very firm when it comes to Photo Journalism, Geographic, Culture and Travel Photography.
If you like to go crazy then go for it…YOUR Choice, it is after all a very creative field with many different interpretations on any given image.
However in Documentary Photography we should be truthful to our selfs and the public.
Henry Bateman an Australian Photographer/Artist living
in the Philippine wrote…
(thanks Henry for letting me use the images you send me)
Check out Henry’s work, you might find it very interesting@ http://www.pissedpoetpics.com/
Friday, May 16, 2008
Is This a Real Image?
Is this a real Image? Well yes, I guess it must be, it's there in front of you. (Ok, I am begging the question, but then it is a poorly phrased question) Is it a literal representation of what was in front of the lens? Well no, I guess not, it is my interpretation of the scene. Although, except for a few lines I added to highlight some edges, nothing has been added that didn't exist in the original photograph.
It was taken at the opening of Luis Martin Harder's exhibition, Unscripted.
My interest lies in exploring the why of things rather than displaying their literal representations. My images relate to a broader discourse and use the medium (captured light) to tell the story rather than just relying on the here is narrative.
I use Photoshop to make the image, but because it is made from only one negative/raw file it requires a particular approach to using the camera to get a file that can accept the manipulation. In fact it requires a different way of looking to find the scenes that will work.
Does this make it less real? Different yes, but only in so much that I am looking at from a different point of view.
My reply to Henry…
great I just read your blog, no problem I think a very nice and cool forum... what i am saying and what i am worried is that in Journalistic terms like real events this real verses manipulated becomes an issue.
I also have been using Photoshop almost since day one and do some crazy stuff but in covering events and real life encounters? We have to be careful, anyway thanks for your thoughts and I really like your stuff…
Thanks for the kind words mate and yes I am in agreement about keeping in touch.
I take on board your concern re doco pics but lets face it it aint nothing new. Granted PS makes it easier but it has always been buyer beware. As per the 2 attached pics circa 1854/5 by Roger Fenton titled "The Shadow of the Valley of Death".
Courtesy of Henry Bateman - R-Fenton-circa-1854-(1)
Courtesy of Henry Bateman - R-Fenton-circa-1854-(2)
There was a lovely debate some 12 months ago in the NY Times about which photo came first and which had been altered, albeit not by PS but physically by hand. The question that wasn't asked was "Which of the 2 pics best told the story?"
No 2 photographers will shoot a scene the same way, "Which of the 2 best tells the story/truth?". I can shoot the same scene in several ways with each telling a different story.
It is in part why I have chosen to do what I do. The camera doesn't lie is up there with "of course I will love you in the morning". As Picasso said the job of an artist is to convince people of the truth of their lies.
From Picture Group Photo News Agency in India…
You tell us how ?
Great to hear from you.
Now to your ?
Very difficult indeed to tell, I am an advocate for real things when it comes to Photo Journalistic images, we should not mess around with these, of course Photoshop and all the other stuff out there has is place and I use it too, but in real life and events we should be careful and not manipulate the images or distort a given event. In advertising and creative we can of course do what we like... go crazy if we choose so.
But how to tell is very difficult these days I guess ethics play a big role here, from the Photographer to the editors.
Thanks for reading the blog, remember it is only my opinion.
Have a fantastic day,
I may be now editor but I am photographer 1st - I am out with the camera to shoot, I do not crop nor make any major changes in the "raw" image expect for transmission or printing.
that is all I have to say - i do not know what other photo editors do. Even agency like Magnum, I know quite a photographer attached to them, I have heard what happened at the board meeting, the older ones has quite taken back with the portfolio's they are getting for approval which do get approved. I will not give names but that is life...one has to change with it...if do not you get left behind....what do you have to say this....
thanks for this dialogue... very interesting indeed, hmmmm let me think, the image in the end will win you and I know that, I guess it boils down to only one thing your conscious and been able to feel good about it and say... yes this is real, I know that, even if they dont believe me, that alone is a good feeling and worth a lot. A nice gut feeling if nothing else!
It is an interesting subject which ever way you look at it and we all know times have changed when Digital arrived, I am just a little concern, since I admire the likes of Capola, Ansel Adams and many more, a craft which is now seldom taught even in schools, sad but true, can we change it? I guess not.
We have arrived at this Digital age and I am no exception, all of this just crossed my mind the other day when i run into this young photographer and having this conversation. I have no doubts that this subject will be around for quiet some time, being old or young.
You are right we have to move forward otherwise we will be left behind... sad but so true.
Thanks for your words and exchange I do appreciate this very much, at-least we can talk about it, and that is just so nice,
have a great day and we stay in touch,
From Luis Martin Harder, Manila Philippines
Thanks so much for putting my exhibit on your blog. You're super cool,
man. Just as I was thinking about learning about true "photography" and
then you came out with an article about "are we getting real" photos or
images. You know GD I really want to learn more about PHOTOGRAPHY in its
purest sense. I believe you're the right person who can impart the
knowledge since I can see that you are one of the few remaining true
Can you help me with this? I'll surely appreciate your interest.
Thanks again GD. Hope to see you soon.
WINGS TECHNOLOGY ENTERPRISE INC.
My closing words…thank you all for your thoughts and input very interesting indeed and I do appricitae all your comments…
" If we lose our human values by having everything mechanized, then machines will dictate our lives."
Light of HOPE ? Burma/Myanmar...how much longer? Is it becoming GENOCIDE? The suffering continues...
BURMA/Myanmar how much longer?
It is the Typhoon/Monsoon season... how would we feel if we had to suffer like these beautiful and gentle people in Burma? The hard line Regime is still not moving, thousands more have to die...Why ?
A Country I got to know... not only for its culture but for it's beautiful people, they had a difficult life before... but NOW it is Genocide.
Light of Hope?
© Gunther Deichmann - On the banks of the
Irrawadi River near Bagan,Burma/Myanmar 1996
(Original Image taken on Tri-X black and white film)
Stock Photos…images available 24 hours a day via PhotoShelter online… in high & low resolution, browse the Gunther Deichmann Archive Gallery with constant updates from more than 20 Countries
Stock Photos…images available 24 hours a day via PhotoShelter online…
For those who don’t know how the PhotoShelter Archive Gallery
looks like, I have provided a screenshot see below.
Currently there are close to 4000 images in high resolution available covering Countries like: Australia – Pitcairn – Tahiti - Germany – Italy – Greece – Spain – France – Indonesia – Laos – Thailand - Burma/Myanmar – Vietnam – Cambodia – Taiwan – Palau- Yap - Pohnpei - Chuuk (Micronesia) Guam- Saipan - Philippines – Brunei – Malaysia - Singapore – Hong Kong - India – Tibet…
Environmental images, some generic commercial work, Sports and activities, Wildlife, special effects and composites.
The contend of each folder has a full description and the number of images inside, click the folder and you see the selection of the country or category.
There is also a folder with most of the high-resolution images from the Book…
“Journey Through Color & Time”
Check the link below and browse the gallery, scroll down & once the Home page is up on the left hand side you see this box (see screenshot below) just click on… red oval.
View all Galleries.
For Gunther’s commercial work over the past few years please visit: http://web.mac.com/gdimages/gdimages/Home.html
You can also visit: http://www.deichmann-photo.com/
Luis Martin Harder…his first Exhibition at One Workshop Gallery in Manila & at the same time “Reunion” with some of my students from the Cambodian GDPhotoWorkshop.
Cool images by Luis Martin Harder…
All Photos above by Hermes Singson, by the way
Luis is the one in the dark maroon/blue shirt
Congratulation to Luis Martin Harder one of my students from the Cambodian GDPhotoWorkshop last year…he really went out his way and show cased his very first Exhibition on the 13th of May in Manila.
Since Cambodia he has done real well, more than 30 images from Cambodia and the Philippines are on display, very impressive work I might add and I am very proud of him.
A good and mixed crowed attended the opening night at the One Workshop Gallery including other familiar faces like good old Bebet Gaudinez (I am just waiting to see
his Exhibition) and Jasmine Manabat who also attended my PhotoWorkshop last year,
almost like a “little reunion”.
Photographers like Wig Tysman, Tilak Hettig, George Tapan and many other personalities including Henry Bateman Artist/Writer showed up to give Luis the credit he deserves, of course the host Photographer Master printer and Artist Ross Capilli and his wife made sure everybody had enough to drink and eat. Thanks Ross.
Congratulations again to Luis Harder for a great show and super cool images…
You might remember from one of my earlier blogs…he was the one who received the Aperture software, (which was sponsored by the Power Mac Center in Makati) during our Cambodian GDPhotoWorkshop, see the image below in case you have forgotten.
Thanks for inviting me and being part of your show, keep up the good work Luis.
The winning shot, by © Luis Harder, Cambodia 2007
Is this a real Image? Are we facing a dilemma in Photography today with all this software around us? Photoshop-Lightroom-APERTURE 2 – Plug-ins, new filters, the list goes on and on…how can we prove it is a real image… or been manipulated?
Coincident…? Maybe…? Probably yes…?
But maybe not sure…?
Confusing isn’t it?
© Gunther Deichmann - for more images go to
Image above...lightning over Manila Bay...the Typhoon
and Monsoon season is approaching.
Having send off this riddle I better explain… a visit today by a young and up coming Photographer who is studying at a prestigious school in Berlin…sorry no names, made me think during our conversation.
We talked about the good old days…back in the film days, photo labs, processing and how things have changed now.
Do you know about push processing, clip test’s etc., etc., I asked?
He looked at me and said, what are you talking about?
Don’t they teach this at your school? No, we all study digital and only had an hour or so with a little Black and White film.
Now here is my point…read below my personal thoughts and philosophy about Photography today…bear in mind this is only my opinion.
Lets put aside the commercial photography for a moment, like fashion, products and many other subjects related to advertising…yes they have to be around and will be with us, there are some great Photographers out there shooting some real nice stuff, we all have to make a living, including myself, right!
But when it comes to travel or plain and simple Journalistic/Geographic type Photography, I have to think…
During a recent exhibition I overheard some of the visitors saying WOW what a great shot, but he did this in the Computer…not believing that the image had been taken on Kodachrome 25 and was as real as it gets, taken some 25 years ago.
Now here is my point and concern, when do we know these days the difference between
a real image or a manipulated one?
How far can we go with our computer…it is a creative field after all…in commercial work, advertising, FX, or experimental creative photography we can go wild and there is absolutely nothing wrong with that…the computer and the software today allow us to do some amazing things, I have seen some pretty cool stuff and do some of it myself.
But when do people say WOW what a great shot and he or she did this for real… not using Photoshop and only the minimum tools in the editing software?
I guess these days we all, well almost all have to use our computers and software to do the editing and processing…it is the digital age after all, no turning back.
But it is a bit of a worry… personally I am not fond of all those filters and certain effects, (some manufactures even claim, "helping create the world's greatest images.")
Yes some of these filters and other plug-ins have a place in commercial photography, but then who can tell these days that they have not being used on other images, how can we show how the image really was at the time the shutter had been released, very difficult indeed.
I guess we have to believe the photographer and take his word for it, not much else we can do.... or do we have a choice?
I am using Aperture 2 as my darkroom and I love it for it’s speed, simplicity and management system, it is just great, plug- ins for me are out, except for the ones which can make my life a lot easier e.g. Exporting and the delivery of images from one destination to another, this is very cool stuff.
Aperture 2 unlike Photoshop let me work on my images up to a point…and this is the part I really like, you don’t get tempted to move some “heads around”, a great management system, nice editing tools you do need for digital files and a few other cool tools and applications.
But manipulation is out…if I like to do that then I switch to Photoshop or buy some new plug –ins for Aperture 2, the nice part is and this is real great…with Aperture 2 YOU can choose and set it up the way you like it, customizing to suit your type of photography.
With most other software you buy everything, it is all inside, if you use it or not, plus the temptation to “fix things” is always there.
When I shoot commercial work I try to get it right in the first place, I had to do it for some 30 years, why change now…but not adopting the attitude oh well, I can always fix this in the computer later, maybe I sound old fashion but it is so true these days.
I like the way Aperture evolved, but I feel to much attention has been given to all these plug ins, yes if you do commercial work go for it, but NO if you do serious creative, Journalistic and real life work, because you like to look into the eyes of your client and say… YES this is the real thing you can take my word for it…
If we forget or not been taught the old traditional ways, then a few years from now, we cant be sure anymore what is real and what is not.
Only a few years ago we had our negatives or slides and could prove what was real and what had been manipulated…I guess now we can only rely on our Raw images, one more reason to shoot Raw only, what I am trying to say is, that it is getting harder and harder to prove these days what is real and what is not…please think about and form your own opinion like I have with all my blah, blah above.
But isn’t a great feeling to look somebody into the eyes and say...
YES, this is the real Mc Coy.
APERTURE 2 & the .Mac WEB GALLERY…keeping tight schedules and deadlines is easy now…delivered Tibet on time…a real live scenario.
APERTURE 2 & the .Mac WEB GALLERY
delivered Tibet on time…
Deadlines, deadlines and more deadlines…the last minute changes by editors or the production staff from magazines… an all to familiar story.
Take this very recent case; I submitted images from Tibet for a story in the Asian Geographic Magazine, the first images where in low resolution…for selection purpose.
Weeks went by and yesterday the shout for the high-resolution images came in…
”we need them today”… OK. No problems…I got Aperture 2 and since all my high and low resolution images are stored in my Aperture Library I quickly selected the “CHOSEN ONES” had them up for downloading on a New .Web Gallery with username and password…that was last night. (see the email correspondence below)
Today I received the email below…do I have to say anything else? I guess not…once the story is out this month I let you have a preview until then…if you need your images out there fast from one publisher to another, use the Web Gallery in Aperture 2, so easy now and happy faces at the production department.
See below the original email correspondence from the last 24 hours…
Thank you for providing us with the requested information so promptly under such short notice, we really appreciate it. :)
Here are the images we require hi-res versions of, (see attached).
A few hours later…
Thank you for your quick reply, we do apologize for the short notice.
I have managed to download all the hi-res images from the link you provided.
Fresh APPLES and APERTURE 2… they had a lot in common recently …a simple shot from inside my Hotel Room in Mumbai India…plus one more Black & White…using the Monochrome mixer.
APPLES + APERTURE 2 = MUMBAI INDIA
© Gunther Deichmann - Fresh Apples in Mumbai India
View GD images on India at his PhotoShelter
archive or collection @
It is amazing what you find or have forgotten when you do some more editing in Aperture a few weeks later. Remember my recent trip to Mumbai India for the Apple Aperture 2 World Tour. During my stay at the Hotel I noticed these Apples on this small Table, I thought…hey not bad, the light, the reflection and I guess the relationship between the words Apple and Apples, I shot this scene right in front of me using only the available light from the window.
Then in Aperture 2 I used only the Raw conversion, the straighten tool, a little cropping and applied some sharpening.
So there you have it…real fresh Apples from Mumbai India.
© Gunther Deichmann - Apples and window
This shot was taken few minutes later while sitting on my bed and looking towards the window, a straight shot I might add…and I didn’t move the furniture either, no manipulation in Photoshop, again using only the Raw converter in Aperture 2, the straighten tool, a little cropping and some sharpening.
The Black & White image below…
© Gunther Deichmann - Mumbai India April 2008
I saw this women sitting outside her home in a small alley in central Mumbai, the original image was color but converted to Black & White in Aperture 2 using the Monochrome mixer.
BURMA-MYANMAR NEEDS HELP! Devastated by a Monster Typhoon...the people are starving...
BURMA needs our help more than ever...
© Gunther Deichmann - Burmese Indian Community north of Yangon
No need for many words but Burma needs help...I have traveled through this amazing and very beautiful Country years ago and the Burmese people are some of the most gentle in South East Asia...deprived of their freedom by a brutal Military Regime who will not even let outside help into the country in times of real need. This has to stop...
A group of Monks helped me many years ago from being arrested, now I have seen them getting beaten by the Military and Police why is outside help been delayed when it is needed most?
As a travel Photographer/Journalist I feel responsible to voice my opinion, even if this will not change the currant situation...lets hope there be a change for the better in the near future.
F1 GRAND PRIX & Formula BMW Racing CALENDAR for 2008...including the very first F1 Race in Singapore at NIGHT...a challenge for Nikon v. Canon in low light conditions.
Let see who is the winner on this track...
But did you know that Aperture 2 or now 2.1 is going to be in China at the Olympic Games in full force, not me this time, but many Pro's going to be there using Apple Aperture 2 software...a lot more on this later.
Due to popular request I have provided you the dates for the F1 Grand Prix and Formula BMW Racing events for 2008.
The most exciting and the very first F1 GRAND PRIX NIGHT race in Singapore is on Sep 26 - 28 (Rd 15 & 16) Marina Bay Circuit, Singapore
Formula BMW and F1 Grand Prix Calendar 2008
March 21 - 23 (Rd 1 & 2) Sepang International Circuit, Malaysia (along with F1)
May 16 - 18 )(Rd 3, 4, 5 & 6) Sepang International Circuit, Malaysia
June 21 - 22 (Rd 7, 8, 9 & 10 Zhuhai International Circuit, China
July 18 - 20 (Rd 11, 12, 13 & 14) Sentul International Circuit, Indonesia
Sep 26 - 28 (Rd 15 & 16) Marina Bay Circuit, Singapore (along with F1)
October 10 - 12 (Rd 17 & 18) Fuji Speedway, Japan (along with F1)
F1 Grand Prix at night soon in SINGAPORE...the very first & supported by the Eurasia Team and of course Marlon Stockinger Philippines & Aditya Patel India...“I want to own a Ferrari team” Aditya Patel is all tuned up…
Wow…what a statement from Aditya…but then why not!
Back to the F1 Grand Prix and Formula BMW… this time a report from India.
Received two articles from Kamlesh Patel in Chennai India… Mumbai? India? Sounds very familiar… it is still around from one extreme to the next again.
OK. OK. That’s enough…back to our young Racing Driver from The Eurasia Team who made 3rd place recently in Sepang Malaysia.
Now the team is looking forward to the big and exciting race in Singapore soon, the very first F1 Grand Prix at night. Is this going to be very fast?
But for sure furious… The Formula BMW Eurasia Team with Aditya Patel & Marlon Stockinger will be there as the support race in their Formula BMW.
OK. That’s about it … see below some magazine articles from India featuring Aditya Patel & GOOD LUCK to the Eurasia Team.
These articles just arrived from Chennai India...for more details visit
Aditya Patel's website click on the images or this link:
DJ Mark-Lee…Aperture 2 and GarageBand…plus iTunes…how does this fit together? Simple…if you got a Mac then you can do all of this plus…a cool slide show with sound, assembled on the road.
Let there be visuals with sound...
pure integration & imagination!
Artwork © Mark-Lee Deichmann - Mark-Lee used an old iSight camera
mounted on the Mac Titanium G4…took a self portrait of him
& manipulated the image in Photoshop.
Take an Aperture slide show…you have to make a presentation while on the road, fine you have the images and got Aperture 2… but music…?
In most cases if you using a Laptop for your roadwork I guess you have GarageBand and iTunes…iLife installed.
If not, you better hurry and do it now…
Here comes the sound, you create a sound mix in GarageBand or use a short loop (pre-installed with GarageBand) export the finished track to iTunes and you’re done.
The only thing left to do… open your slideshow in Aperture 2 and add your sound track you created minutes ago, follow my instructions below how to get there, iTunes is now at your fingertips find your sound track & add it to your slide show, sounds almost too easy.
See my sample screenshots below…
Maybe a bit of practice in GarageBand will help, but the rest is easy…
Take my Son Mark-Lee for example… he is doing some part time DJ work and he uses my old but still very functional Titanium Mac G4 Laptop, using GarageBand and creating his own artwork in Photoshop, see above…pretty cool if you ask me.
There he is sitting with his Numark PHX Headphones whipping out music on GarageBand or just mixing his sounds for his DJ stuff on my old G4.
If you are a music lover and created your own mix, of course you can use these too...but please don’t use something from the iTunes Store or from other sources, Music which does not belong to you, respect the copyright of others.
When GarageBand opens you see this screenshot, the small red circle shows you where to find your loops & Jingles, now delete/remove the tracks (large red oval)
Select Jingle red circle on the left then your taste of music e.g.. Blues/Rock red circle in the center, pick something which will fit with your timing/lengths of the slide show, listen to it and if Ok drag it on the the now empty time line, remember you removed the other tracks previously.
Select Share a panel opens up to guide you the rest of the way...to iTunes
Back in Aperture 2 select your slide show, a small panel opens, now click the small arrow, red circle to go to all the settings for your slide show
Once you have arrived here you have many options and your iTunes Library is there too, now you find your sound track which you have created only minutes before, select it go through your slide show settings and your done. Your own sound with a cool Aperture 2 slideshow created on the road.
Of course you can always prepare some music at Home and later use it for your Aperture Slideshow, I have created my own tracks when traveling and the weather was bad, spend my time in the hotel room, mixing sound tracks in GarageBand... but at least I had some fun.
APERTURE 2 Tip...iPhoto Library and Aperture 2.1 how well do they work together? Real well...& so useful if you started in iPhoto and switched to Aperture 2...iLike...or is it iLife.
Before the arrival of Aperture some of us used iPhoto but found it had its limitation… now you installed Aperture 2 and keep going back to iPhoto for these older images…Yes?
No need… you stay in Aperture and have access to all your iPhoto images and can leave them there, no need for importing all the high-end stuff, no more switching back and forth.
As a matter of fact you can do this not only with iPhoto but also with your images stored on your external drives from years ago as mention in one of my earlier blogs.
Now back to iPhoto and Aperture 2, because of the integration everything works just so smooth and the cool part is staying in one software instead open up half a dozen or so…
Check out the screen shot below for more details, so there you have it, full access to your iPhoto Library.
I normally use my iPhoto Library for my Blogs and personal images like the kids and family and use Aperture 2 for my Pro stuff, keeping them separate. The choice is yours how you like to manage your images, it is easy to import your complete iPhoto Library and use Aperture 2.1 working with one software.
That is why I love Aperture…given YOU the choice.
A little tip... if you have mixed up your personal images with some others but like to separate them, import the iPhoto Library into Aperture, once that is done delete all the personal images in Aperture and your images are organized, dont worry your personal images are still in the iPhoto Library since you selected in the import panel leave in current location.
Now you can go back to iPhoto and delete the non personal images...
I call this a real spring clean.
Go to File in Aperture 2 scroll down and select Import then Import iPhoto Library, make sure you select leave images in their current location.
Aperture automatically creates a new Folder (see the red square on the screenshot) containing your complete iPhoto Library,
Depends on how many images you have stored in your iPhoto Library this could take some time since Aperture 2 creates Thumbnails and Previews.
This is a screen shot of my iPhoto Library and you can see (I selected the underwater images) they are now in my Aperture Library.
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APERTURE 2 Tip...where do I find my Camera info...this is nice if You like to compare DATA...very cool & not only for the Pro's...
A cool little Aperture 2 Tip...
Where do you find at a push of a button YOUR Camera Info when you like to compare your shots after the shoot in Aperture 2.1
See the provided screen shot below, the small drop down menu (small red circle) is where you find ...Show and Hide Camera & Color info...the red oval shows you the data, you have to be in the adjustment mode/panel.
This is very useful when comparing shots, what might have gone wrong or right...You can also move your Cursor over the image to get the color Value in between the images, the grey area will show you the Camera info. Play around and you find this is a very useful addition in Aperture 2.
You can also move your cursor over your Thumbnails... for those of you who are still in the early stage of Photography this command is great for analyzing your images quickly.
Try it out and have some fun...Aperture is not only great for the Pro's but it can help you to take better images by quickly finding out what went wrong or right.
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We keep these to a minimum number, we like to be informative and not clutter up our site, they are very much related to photography, travel, latest on Aperture 2, the Digital Photo Center in Palau complete with Wi-Fi and Aperture, Underwater Photography and other similar subjects.
Now a special mention on the new PALAU TOURS Website, announced only today... a great NEW SITE for PALAU in Micronesia with stunning images and very informative text...
"The Pearls of the Pacific" and Natures best kept secret.
Click on the image and visit the NEW PALAU TOURS WEBSITE
Click on the image and visit the NEW PALAU TOURS BLOG
This new site is still undergoing development, but it is out in Cyberspace now, including the NEW PALAU TOURS BLOG with frequent up dates, check the blog @ http://www.palautours.com/blog.html
OUR PLANET & the ENVIRONMENT…the International Exhibition in ARMENIA…”Become The VOICE of VOICELESS” visit the site and view the images.
To go to the Center click on the image
The Armenian Center for Contemporary Experimental Art: ACCEA
" NPAK" in Armenian acronymis an alternative center for avant-garde
and modern art in Yerevan, Armenia
We have to take care of our PLANET and the ENVIRONMENT otherwise there be nothing left for our Children…
we all need to contribute & STOP Global Warming.
Click on the image above and view the Exhibition
with images and slide shows from all
the international participants.
The image above was taken in Palau Micronesia it was used as the Cover
for the official Exhibition Booklet, for other environmental related images
by Gunther Deichmann click the link below:
As mention in one of my earlier Blogs some of my Images have been part of an international Environment Exhibition at the Armenian Center for Contemporary Experimental Art.
For more detailed information I have provided some links below… many other international Photographers have contributed images for the Exhibition and environmental awareness, for a complete list of all the participants and sponsors including the WWF World Wildlife Fund in Armenia go to the provided links below…
I am happy and proud to have been part of this Exhibition in providing images creating awareness for our fragile environment.
WHY BURNING MY HOME...THINK!
Slide show link of the images by Gunther Deichmann