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Aug

Not a day seems to go by that I don’t see a picture, usually on social media, of some artist/writer/creative’s workplace. I decided to ask on Twitter what the trend was about & one friend replied, @fernandogros productivity porn. It's an excuse to procrastinate — Damian Maclennan (@DamianM) July 31,…

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29
Jul

Having come to photography after a lifetime of making music, I’m always fascinated by the way photographers think about their main creative tool – the camera. Reading reviews, scanning forums, checking tweets and talking with photographers, I’ve always been struck by the obsession with technical minutiae; from megapixel counts, to…

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27
Jul

For four days last week I was off the grid, far away from the internet and any mobile phone reception, exploring the outback of Australia. My travels took me to Arkaba Station, on the edge of Wilpena Pound, just over 400km north of Adelaide. This wasn’t a photographic workshop. It…

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22
Jul

Few poems are mentioned more often, in conversations about creativity and success, than Robert Frost’s wonderful meditation, The Road Not Taken. Unfortunately, while the poem is often mentioned, the meaning is often lost in the rush to take the opening and closing lines as some sort of pithy statement about…

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21
Jul

Adelaide is often known as the city of festivals, such is the proliferation of seasonal arts’ events in this modestly sized city. This past weekend saw the (rather awesome) Adelaide International Guitar Festival, which brings players from around the world, representing a wide variety of styles and genres. As a…

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16
Jul

It’s winter in Adelaide and remarkably cold for this part of the world, with several days since I’ve been here struggling to get into double figures. On Monday I took a drive into the Adelaide Hills with my FujiFilm x100s in tow. My fondness for this camera has not waned…

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13
Jul

All this week, I’m tweeting from Adelaide “Rotation Curation” account, @WeAreADL. I’m hoping it will be a fun experience. What Is Rotation Curation? Rotation Curation came into prominence thanks to the @Sweden account, where every week a different Swede would post their views and experiences, with the composite creating a…

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10
Jul

I believe in luck. OK, I don’t believe in the sense that I build my life around luck. But, I do believe luck plays a role in many of our achievements. It fascinates me how just about all of the really successful people I’ve met also believe in luck. They’ll…

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1
Jul

A few years ago I wrote a little guide for using EZdrummer, in multi-output mode, with Logic. Since then, Logic has been updated, from version 9 to version X and Toontrack have released a huge update to EZdrummer, in the form of EZdrummer 2. So, it’s time for a new…

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30
Jun

Just in case you are not one of the multitudes that have contributed to this video reaching 42 Million views in the space of a little over two months, then take a few minutes to watch Gary Turk’s spoken word film, Look Up. Watching this video for the first time…

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