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The power of science photography

Visual art and science are often considered to be separate fields. Watch as Phred Petersen talks about the way he combines his passions of photography and science. What is the role of technology in enabling this crossover? What kinds of scientific discoveries can be assisted by high-speed photography? And how can scientific ...

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iArt: photography on our mobile phones

What is a 'mobile phone artist'? It is becoming more common for art galleries to hold exhibitions of photography taken exclusively with a mobile phone. In this clip, this emerging trend in the art world and on the internet is considered.

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Snapseed - Google Play app

Retouch, adjust perspective and re-edit your photos with this photoediting tool. Free when reviewed 26/5/2015

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Snapseed - iTunes app

Retouch, adjust perspective and re-edit your photos with this photoediting tool. Free when reviewed 26/5/2015

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Snappy

Use 'Snappy' to create an interactive presentation. Add your own digital photos, audio files and text. Choose a layout and style for each page. Add a caption to each photo. Your presentation will be saved while you are working. Once you have created a presentation, you can view it in an internet browser, or print it to ...

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Eastman Kodak 'Bullet' camera, 1936-42

This is a 'Bullet' camera, manufactured from Bakelite, glass and metal by Eastman Kodak, USA. It features a black Bakelite body and circular lens that can be extended by turning the round Bakelite barrel that frames the lens. The metal viewfinder can be folded down against the top of the camera when it is not in use. There ...

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Eastman Kodak 'No 2C Autographic Junior' camera, 1913-16

This is a 'No 2C Autographic Junior' camera, manufactured from glass, metal and leather by Eastman Kodak, USA. The camera is rectangular in shape with rounded ends.The metal body of the camera is covered in black leather. The camera has a rectangular brown leather storage case with a leather carry strap.

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Eastman Kodak 'Brownie model No 2A' camera, 1930-33

This is a 'Brownie model No 2A' camera, manufactured from metal, glass, wood, textile and leather, by Eastman Kodak, USA, between 1930 and 1933. The camera comprises a rectangular box-like structure covered in blue leatherette with a blue leather strap on the top. A horizontal viewfinder is located in the top of the camera ...

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'Women electroplating army canteen bottles', 1940s

This is a black-and-white photograph showing a group of three women working in a New Zealand factory during the Second World War, electroplating army canteen bottles. The women wear factory smocks to protect their clothing. In the background are shelves with bottles waiting to be plated. Wellington photographer Gordon Burt ...

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Aurora australis time-lapse over Antarctica

Sometimes called Southern Lights, the aurora australis is a wondrous lightshow seldom seen in the night sky. These auroral displays are caused by charged particles from the Sun interacting with Earth's magnetic field. View this stunning lightshow captured from Davis, Antarctica in 2012.

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Two boys sailing in water barrel, Merrigum, c1915

This is a photograph of two boys arranging a sail on top of a water barrel in a waterhole or dam. An orchard is visible in the background. The image was one of a series forming a humorous narrative sequence. It is part of the Lilian Louisa Pitts collection at Museum Victoria.

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Frank Stephenson painting a horse, Merrigum, c1910

This is a photograph of a boy painting white zebra lines on a blinkered draught horse, with an orchard in the background. The image was one of a series forming a humorous narrative sequence. It is part of the Lilian Louisa Pitts collection at Museum Victoria.

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Through the lens of the Australian military

Did you know the Australian military has a special unit that includes photographers? It's the 1st Joint Public Affairs Unit. Meet and see the work of two passionate photographers, Corporal Jake Sims and Able Seaman Lee-Anne Mack. See what they photograph as members of the military service and hear how they go about capturing ...

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Pop singer Jeff Phillips performing at Melbourne Town Hall, 1968

This is a black-and-white image from the original negative depicting singer Jeff Phillips performing on a streamer-covered stage in front of a crowd at the Melbourne Town Hall. Teenage fans are crowding the stage and throwing more streamers at him. Other audience members are seated in a balcony area to the side. Hanging ...

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Chelsea Theatre premiere, Flinders Street, Melbourne, 1960

This is a black-and-white image from the original negative depicting a male and a female performer dancing to live music at a film premiere at the Chelsea Theatre. The dancers are wearing Edwardian-style costume, with the man in a striped suit and straw boater hat and the woman in a striped swimming costume. The negative ...

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J. W. Lindt: 'Mourners and dead house at Kalo, New Guinea' 1885

J. W. Lindt's book of Picturesque New Guinea was a first introduction for many readers to New Guinea. His fascination with the Papuans began when he travelled back to Australia via the Torres Strait in 1868 after a trip to Europe. When a protectorate colony was declared over parts of South East New Guinea in 1884 he volunteered ...

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Two boys picnicking at Merrigum, 1910

This image comes from a photographic negative with the title 'Frank Stephenson enjoying afternoon tea with his brother, Merrigum, near Shepparton, 1910'. It shows a picnic with two small boys in the foreground and four girls in the background, all sitting on the ground and wearing hats. The boys are smiling, and one is ...

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Seeing red: what is the red-eye effect?

Have you ever wondered what causes that annoying 'red-eye' in photos taken with a flash? How can you avoid or lessen it? Marko Moutafis uses eye models as he takes us through a lively demonstration to help answer these questions. He entered this video into the 2013 Sleek Geeks Eureka Science School Prize competition.

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Sharing the good news about Creative Commons

Making a media work about Creative Commons licensing can be a challenge. How do you get the message across without losing the interest of your audience? Christopher Lewis, an ABC Open producer from Western Australia, shares his video on the subject.