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The Bell Tower

"The Bell Tower” is a daily project, which sets out to document the extraordinary fluctuations in light, seasonal and weather conditions, cloud formations, air traffic, and birdlife, observed from my studio window, overlooking St. Lukes church in Enmore.

With my camera anchored to a tripod on my windowsill, I focus my camera lens into the far distant sky, framed by the church roof and bell tower, and sit quietly observing and documenting the nuances of light and shadow, stillness and activity, beauty and blandness, play out across the sky each evening, above the incessant hum and hustle and bustle of peak-hour traffic below.

Drawing on the thematic use of repetition to depict differences in seasons, weather and perception of light, the project references historic traditions established by artists such as Monet in his series "Haystacks”. Through repetition of subject matter, subtleties come into perception such as the transience of light and nuances of perception regarding seasonal and weather changes.

I'd lived and worked in my studio for seven years before I had the concept to shoot out the window. The concept opened up a new world for me, drawing my attention to the subtleties of nature, and the extreme beauty and extraordinary fluctuations in light and weather which take place in the sky each evening. I now see the sky in a complete new way, and realize that there's an ever-changing world outside my window each and every evening.

This project commenced in October 2012 and is documented on my Facebook Page with over 500 followers at: This exhibition will feature the most compelling of the photographs taken over the past 18 months.

Tina Fiveash
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Dates Exhibition open from Thursday 1st May – Sunday 11th May, 2014
Opening Hours Wednesday to Sunday 11:00am – 6:00pm
Opening Night Opening Reception Thursday 1st May, 2014 6:00pm – 8:00pm
Location X88 Gallery, 88 Abercrombie Street, Chippendale, NSW 2008
More info Contact us at [email protected]

The Adobe Photoshop Lightroom Essential Skills Seminar by Mark Galer: Thursday 8th May 2014

9.45AM - 11AM
We start the day by learning how to import our photos into Lightroom using the optimum settings for a professional workflow. Some time spent learning these invaluable settings will prevent hours of frustration and wasted time later. We'll navigate Lightroom's preferences and shine a light on the 'sensible settings' to remove any mystery or confusion so that you can manage and edit your photos, confident in the knowledge you are using a tried and tested professional workflow. Mark Galer's optimised workflow will enable you to work quickly and efficiently so that you can find your files in flash, even when you have long forgotten when and where those files were stored. As a bonus Mark will share his shortcuts so that your navigation around Lightroom makes you look like a seasoned expert.

11:15AM - 12:30PM
Lightroom lets you process all file formats using the same tool set and it's your skills in the Develop module that will turn your snapshots into great shots. You will learn how the editing tools in this module are vastly superior to the old style adjustment tools such as Levels, Curves and Hue/Saturation. You will learn how to apply Lightroom's sophisticated adjustments both globally and locally using brushes and graduated filters. You will be amazed at how Mark is able to transform the ordinary into the extraordinary in just a few minutes and you will quickly be able to apply these powerful editing techniques to your own photography to unleash the creative potential of each and every image. Plus, Mark will share his developing presets that enable quick and easy grading styles to be applied with just a single click..

12:30PM - 1:30PM

1:30PM - 2:45PM
Lightroom has quickly established itself as the go-to software for most image-editing tasks but there are times when a photographer will need to jump an image into Adobe Photoshop to access the features that are still unique to this software. In this session, you'll learn how Lightroom and Photoshop can work together as partners so that Lightroom can keep tracks of any editing that is being done externally. This seamless workflow using the combined applications is often overlooked by many photographers, but can become another source of constant frustration for those without 'the knowledge'. Using the combined power of Lightroom and Photoshop will enable you to raise the bar of your current creativity. Even if your Photoshop skills are limited Mark will share his Photoshop Actions that enable you to apply sophisticated treatments with just a single click. In this session we'll also cover the best third party plug-ins that makes light work of difficult editing tasks.

3:00PM - 4:00PM
The Books, Web and Slideshow modules in Lightroom open up exciting new ways for photographers to showcase and sell their work. Everything you need to know in order to create a polished and professional looking photo book will be covered in this session. You'll pick up some great design ideas that will help you design books that are sure to stand out from the crowd.

4.15PM - 5PM
Lightroom's Slideshow and Print modules have powerful tools so that photographers can create client presentations, proof sheets and online galleries that will enable you to showcase your creativity and professionalism. This session will also highlight how Lightroom can easily push images directly to your online social media galleries, communities and forums without ever opening up a web browser. In this final session of the day Mark will also show how Lightroom's Print module can be set up so that predictable, high quality results, are a certainty – every time.

Q & A Session
No stone is left unturned and no question left unanswered. Mark provides answers to all of your questions and provides advice on where to go next to get additional support and guidance so that your post-production skills can go from strength to strength.

Mark Galer is a photographer, Adobe and Sony Alpha Ambassador in Australia, Senior Lecturer at RMIT University, author of 43 books and regular contributor to Australian Photography Magazine.:

Dates Thursday 08th May 2014
Time 9.30am - 5.00pm
Location Pixel Perfect Prolab, 90 Abercrombie Street, Chippendale, NSW 2008 Getting to Pixel Perfect and X88 Gallery
Seats Strictly Limited
Phone 02 - 9319 0455
E-mail [email protected]
Cancellation Bookings cancelled prior Thu 1st May recieve a 50% refund
Bookings cancelled post Thu 1st May recieve no refund.

$249+GST Less Early Bird rate (ends 24th April 2014) $199+GST

Pixel Perfect is pleased to release our 2014 Monthly Specials calendar!

Each month we offer you new items to promote to your customers. The offer will be valid for the entire month and hopefully you can entice your customers to take up these great specials. Specials may also be used as studio samples!

Our usual $25 minimum order as well as interstate packing fees for mounted prints both apply.

VIP customers please note that no other discounts apply.

Check out the calendar below and start planning your promotions today!

Feel free to call us with any questions or suggestions.



Situated at 88 Abercrombie Street, Chippendale, X88 is Sydney's latest photographic gallery. An exciting collaboration between FujiFilm Australia and Pixel Perfect Pro Lab, the X in our logo echoes FujiFilm's outstanding X range of cameras.

A clean white minimalist interior hides the unique features of this advanced gallery. A conventional wire-based gallery hanging system is available for framed art, but for photographers on a budget we have clad the walls entirely with steel. An entire exhibition can now be "hung” in minutes using magnets!! The gallery is available for hire from August 2013. For more info go to


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