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Possibly my favourite lens to work with across both my wedding and portrait work is the Canon 50mm f/1.2 L. I love this lens because although it has a fixed focal length, it is extremely versatile due to its large maximum aperture and sharp auto focus. ...  Read More

Once again, with the support of Canon Australia, the Ted's Fountain Gate team have held another successful Canon Lens Day. This was all about macro and the use of speedlights with close up capabilities. Having this on the weekend of Ted's huge "Friday the 13th" lens sale was perfect timing for photographers to test some lenses in the real world and grab some great deals!

If you happened to miss out on this event, don't worry, there are more to come :-) Just make sure you follow Ted's on Facebook HERE, or sign up to our mailing list HERE to get exclusive invites to these great FREE events.

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Sunday the 8th marks Mothers Day in Australia. On this day we take time to appreciate our mothers or mother figures. While Mothers Day wasn't started in Australia, it's a little known fact that it was an Australian who is credited with having started the tradition of giving gifts on Mother's Day: Janet Heyden, a resident of Leichhardt Sydney, started a campaign in 1924 to collect gifts for lonely aged mothers. ...  Read More
We had a great response to our April "Old" Photo Comp, with some classic old photos, vintage inspired new photos and beautiful collages.

But as always there can be only one winner, and this months 1st place has been awarded to Hayden L. for his haunting image titled "Meet Bonzo", you can see that a lot of work as gone into this image, both before and after snapping the shutter.
Congratulations Hayden!

But wait, that's not all... This month Olloclip has come to the party with 10 prizes for our runners up :-)

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"Photography is made essentially of time. I often think that what we show is a point in time, more than a window onto space."
Frank Horvat

Born on April 28th 1928, in Abbazia, Italy (now Opatija, Croatia). At the tender age of 15, Frank Horvat swapped his postage stamp collection for a 35mm Retinamat camera and never looked back. He is now 88 years old and still pushing the boundaries of photography, embracing new mediums and processes, while exhibiting in galleries, online and via his iPad App. He is truly an inspiration for all photographers young and old. ...  Read More