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Somewhere there is someone with a name the same as yours

Posted by akessonphotography on 1, July 26, 2009

Now you probably didn’t know that I could sing,… did you!!!

Was on a Google search yesterday and there it was; a myspace site with my name.  Photo suggested that he is a little younger than me.  Music not out of place from what i used to listen to some years ago.  And when I got married my hair was about that long almost.  And one last bit – my ancestors, and Father too, were from Sweden too!

Check this out… David Akesson Myspace I’m sure you will see the similarities too 🙂

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What Do Readers Of AkessonPhotography Want To See In Blog Posts?

Posted by akessonphotography on 1, July 26, 2009

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My Photo Computer Comes Home Tomorrow

Posted by akessonphotography on 1, January 13, 2009

After a couple of weeks getting the raid mirror image to work my computer comes home tomorrow. Finally I can get back to work. I just didn’t realise how slow my old admin computer had become 🙂

So stay tuned for heaps of blogs.

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Andrea & Joels Wedding – The Guys in Action

Posted by akessonphotography on 1, December 27, 2008

Well I’m still playing around with Animoto photoshows.  It’ll take me a bit of experimentation to get it right.  Also I’ve noticed that the links to the shows do slow down the process of the loading the blog.  Therefore, in a real time test, I’ve put it under the read more button

First another pic of  Joel and then the show

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so just click on the read more button to view it.

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Felicity & Brant – a second Animoto photoshow

Posted by akessonphotography on 1, December 23, 2008

So after my last post with a 30 second freebie I have signed up with Animoto for 3 months to see if it is a real goer for my part time photography business.
Tonight I grabbed about 60+ random photos from Felicity and Brant’s wedding and uploaded them into Animoto.com and selected some music.  That didn’t take long.  Then I hit the Make Video button and off it went for about 15 or 20 minutes and voila – a new vid ready to download.  It was that simple. Writing this post took me longer,…. no kidding!

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Now I know a bit of practice will go a long way to getting it all right but I reckon for a first go this is not too shabby.

So why not put in a bit of practice before showing it to the world.  Because I have had heaps of people interested in seeing what the level of difficulty is.  I don’t even know if it will run easily on peoples PC’s.  So if you have a look at this,… feel free to drop a comment on whether your computer could handle it.  My computer is pretty fast so it should be ok but what about a computer 2 or 3 years old????  Let me know.

And comment on what you think of the Animoto video movements and display – it’s done all automatically.

Ok so have a fabulous Christmas and enjoy heaps of food and lots of memories and hopefully even new friends.

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A Felicity & Brant Photoshow Teaser using Animoto.

Posted by akessonphotography on 1, December 18, 2008

Found a new toy and decided to give it a try.  So grabbed a few pics,… too many in fact and only about 1/3 got used.  But we live and learn.
Love what Animoto does with the pics.  Drop some feedback and tell me what you think of this little concept.  It’s a 30 second video that’s done online.  My usual photoshows are anything from “quick” 3 minute ones to feature length 15 minute versions.

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Editing Photos and Watching Footy

Posted by akessonphotography on 1, September 27, 2008

So while the big Geelong Vs Hawthorn footy match was on today  [See my earlier post]  I spent time watching the game while editing photos.  Editing was slow because the game was so riveting.

Eventually I stopped editing and grabbed 3 pics from last weeks Romance Shoot with Kristy and Joe.  These were in front of a fabulous display of native everlasting flowers in Kings Park.  Flowers looked awesome but I wanted to put the pics into timeless old chocolate sepia toning.  Here’s the result.

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Grand Final – Australian Football League

Posted by akessonphotography on 1, September 27, 2008

For all you expat Aussies who regularly drop in on this blog today was the BIG one at the MCG – with just over 100,000 there to see the hot favourites and last years premiers GEELONG take on the second best team for this year HAWTHORN. The game was as tough as you get.

Well I can say it was one of the fabulous grand finals.  And Hawthorn took the honours – winning by 26 points.  My team, sadly, was not among the contestants.  So I was sort of neutral, except that the Hawks Shane Crawford, after 305 games over 17 years had never played in a grand final.  So I sort of had a leaning toward them,… though I wasn’t overly passionate other than absolutely loving the game.  You can see all the info and action at AFL.com.au

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One for the “ride”

Posted by akessonphotography on 1, September 22, 2008

Was verrrrry late when I put up the last post.  This morning I realised I had one more I wanted up from the pine trees area for now. There will be more in the gallery to come.

That location looks fabulous with heaps of potential for pics.  We were tight for time Saturday – had a few different places to take them.  So we had to move once the clock ticked around.  But there are some fabulous parts of massive logs that used to be part of an absolute ginormous kids playground 20 years ago.  Got to go back soon.

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Pre-Wedding Romance Shoots

Posted by akessonphotography on 1, September 22, 2008

Part of the initial deal I have for photographing a wedding is the offer of a pre-wedding Romance Shoot. Currently it’s not costed into the wedding and I don’t hide it by raising other parts of the price list.  Not saying that it’s always going to be free,… but that is the way it is now.

Why?

Because if I don’t know the couple and the couple don’t know me from a bar of soap then this is a fabulous way for us to build a healthy working relationship and a friendship.  After all, I am going to be spending more time with the wedding party than anyone else.  So if a fabulous, enjoyable and fun time is going to be had by all then it’s best we get familiar early.  It’s that simple.

Yesterday we had a romance shoot with Joe and Kristy.  They’re a great pair.  Really got into the idea of a casual photo shoot. Didn’t take them long to relax and get up close and personal :-).

Went up to the pine trees in Kings Park to start with – long grass and mosquitoes – not too many biting thankfully.  Then onto King Street in the heart of Perth and Shafto Lane.  Great places for urbane shooting.  More on them next post.

For now a couple of shots from the first 15 minutes of the shoot yesterday.  It’s quite normal for a couple to be just a bit hesitant and nervous as they get a feel of the sort of things that I would be asking of them.  So if I get pics like these of Kristy and Joe right early in a shoot then I reckon some absolutely fabulous shots will come when the wedding location shoot starts up at the revamped El Caballo Blanco resort where the amazing Andalusian horses have returned after many years. But you will have to wait til November for that.

Come back in a few days for pics from King Street Arts Centre and Shafto Lane.

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