23/12/2014

The Iron Throne in Sydney

Great Customer Service from ReallyRightStuff

Before I get to my featured image for this post, I’d like to give a shoutout to the fine folks at ReallyRightStuff for great customer service.

I ordered a L-Plate’ for my camera on 16 December and the order arrived yesterday, 22 December. Impressive for any order, but given that RRS is in California and I am in Sydney, Australia, I found it to be particularly impressive.

I plan to write up a bit about the L-Plate in a future post, but for now I just wanted to say thanks for the impressive customer service.

The Iron Throne in Sydney

Earlier in 2014 Trey Ratcliff came to Sydney for the Game of Thrones Exhibit at the Museum of Contemporary Art.

In conjunction with Google, Trey organised a photowalk that took in the Exhibit, where he gave an overview of his camera equipment and technique for his signature HDR approach.

The Exhibit included many items from the set and wardrobe of what is one of the most popular television series of recent years — and certainly one of my personal favourites. So it was a bonus to get to meet Trey and learn first hand a little from him, as well as to see this great exhibit.

I don’t often do HDR style photography indoors, but the dark GoT style provided a great opportunity to try this style out, and given that we got free admission for an hour before opening time, we certainly had a great opportunity to check out the wonderful display.

After our time was up inside, we adjourned to the adjacent parklands at Circular Quay where Trey provided an overview of his other photographic interest — UAV photography using his DJI Phantom quadrocopter.

It was a fascinating overview of this emerging trend in photography, and although it is not something I will actively pursue in the immediate future I can certainly see how Trey and friends like Kevin are getting into this style of image making.

A big thanks to Trey and all concerned with making this an interesting outing.

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