Photographers who have upgraded to Mac OS El Capitan (in my case ver 10.11.1) are probably now aware of the frustration of having the intrusive ‘Photos‘ app automatically open when you insert a memory card. While you can stop it from opening automatically you will find that it will re open if that card has been formatted.
My friend and colleague, sports photographer Sydney Low recommends this work around. Even for the not so technically minded this is relatively easy to do and worked for me.
Disable SIP by going into recovery mode
Once in recovery mode open terminal and enter the command csrutil disable
Restart and login as per normal
Open terminal and enter the following sudo mv /System/Library/Image\ Capture/Devices/MassStorageCamera.app /System/Library/Image\ Capture/Devices/MassStorageCameraOff.app
Close terminal, restart and go back into recovery mode
Once in recovery mode open terminal and enter the command csrutil enable
Close terminal, restart and login as normal and it should be working as normal.
Head over HERE to Syd’s site where he directs you with a more detailed step by step solution with screenshots. As always with these things its best to backup first.
Every year Australia’s leading magazine for Professional Photographers ‘Capture’ put out their annual edition.
The Annual showcases the best work across by Australian photographers across a number of genres.
This year i managed to get two shots included, one in the Documentary and the other in the Travel section.
Be sure to grab a copy either via the ipad edition or at your local newsagent. So top quality work by a lot of top Australian Photographers. http://www.capturemag.com.au
One of my photographs from the IDP camps in Sittwe was recently picked up for an article in Time.
Whilst getting a photo used by time is something i’m quite happy about, i’m glad that this story is starting to get a bit of traction.
What i witnessed in those camps i can only describe as state sponsored genocide.
This article and Al Jazeera’s expose proves this.
The last Olympics featured 204 nations competing in over 300 events over 19 days; the last Fifa world cup had 32 teams & went for 32 days.
The 2015 Cricket World Cup however, consists of only 14 teams and 49 matches yet it goes on for 49 days….6 weeks!!
To put that into perspective a Pre-Season AFL tournament started & finished during the World Cup.
Some Journalists even went on holiday during the World Cup & came back without missing much.
I still don’t see what justification there is for a major sporting event to go on for so long. As the tournament went on, column inches in the papers shrunk which reflected the interest of the event as a whole. The ICC would argue that this was the most viewed, ‘tweeted’, ‘instagrammed’ & ‘facebooked’ event in the history of the sport. The genius at the ICC who came up with that fact obviously chose to ignore that more people use social media since the last World Cup. It’s like saying “more people travel internationally since the launch of commercial aviation.”
I doubt there would be one person that would argue cricket needs such a long world cup. If the reasoning is logistics & player wellbeing I point to the FIFA world cup; an event which has more teams, more matches & players prone to more fatigue than cricketers, not to mention it’s a much bigger event, yet it goes on for just over 1 month.
How is one-day cricket supposed to sell itself to the masses when a 6 week tournament only has 3 ‘exciting’ matches? One of which featured two countries that are semi-professional at best.
My suggestions are simple; keep the tournament to 14 teams, have the tournament in one country only, ensure every team plays at least twice a week & keep the tournament under 1 month.
I ended up covering 9 matches between Melbourne, Sydney & New Zealand. It was an enjoyable World Cup from a photographer’s point of view; it was great to catch up with colleagues from all over the world, the cricket, whilst not exciting did provide some great images for most photographers. Below are a few of my own selects.
I only found out I was covering the Melbourne Formula 1 Grand Prix three days out from the race. Covering my hometown race for the first time (finally) with little preparation I didn’t have much time to get acquainted with that F1 Paddock lifestyle, instead it was early morning starts & very late finishes.
Considering I’ve driven along the track hundreds of times, I still needed to re-familiarise myself with the track & figure the best angles to shoot from & where the sun would hit at certain times. My ‘Home ground advantage’ counted for little when the whole course is basically fenced like a birdcage.
Unashamedly I spent hours on Thursday night going through archives of Melbourne f1 photos, looking to see what works & what doesn’t. Even though Formula 1 isn’t a sport I specialise in I’m always looking at the work of f1 photographers as inspiration for my own work. Their composition & use of available light is unique when compared to most sports & a lot can be learnt from their work.
Below are a few of my selects from the weekend, now it’s back to covering this never ending Cricket World Cup.
While on assignment in Sydney covering a Cricket World Cup match, I had the chance to shoot the famous Mardi-Gras. An error of judgement on my part meant I missed the chance to get into my media bay on time. I ran the risk of being run over by the float aptly named ‘Dykes on Bikes’ so chose to photograph amongst the punters. With people towering over one another to get a brief glimpse i had no chance of getting any viewing let alone footage. Consequently I missed the chance to shoot the actual parade which was a shame. However, I did get the chance to shoot some of the pre-parade preparations in the marshalling area. I found shooting here far more interesting as it allowed for more candid shots as participants got ‘glittered up’ before the big parade.