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Brett Blignaut
Works at BRBphoto.com
Attended Durban University of Technology
Lives in Bangkok
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Buffer's former content goddess, +Belle Beth Cooper, explains how she does research

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There is an inside and and outside to this drawing. 
 
Michelangelo and the Jordan curve theorem

This picture by Robert Bosch, which is based on a detail from Michelangelo's famous painting The Creation of Adam, is remarkable because it is made from a simple closed curve. That means that it is possible (in principle) to draw this entire picture with a pencil, starting and finishing in the same place, without ever taking the pencil off the page, and without the path ever crossing itself!

A result in mathematics called the Jordan curve theorem proves that any simple closed curve drawn in the plane (such as the one in the picture) splits the rest of the plane into two connected pieces: an inside, which has finite area, and an outside, which has infinite area. This means that it is possible to colour in the “inside” of this picture so as to form a connected shape with finite area (and no holes).

I think this picture should be printed on children's menus in restaurants, with instructions to colour in the inside. That would keep them busy for a while.

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This picture comes from the artist's website: http://www.dominoartwork.com/tspart.html

In three dimensions, the analogue of the Jordan curve theorem is false and things are much more complicated. Here's a post by me about that: https://plus.google.com/101584889282878921052/posts/GqSA4ePLt4G

I am unable to look at this picture without thinking of the credits of The South Bank Show: http://youtu.be/duNjQelqKkQ?t=7s

(Found via +Patrick Honner.)

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Just improve the graphics of BF 3, add some new guns, and give us that.
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Some black and white processing on steroids. Takes a long time to get photos to look like this.

#photography   #photoshop   #blackandwhite   #modelshoot   
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Guest author, and my girlfriend: Stephanie Gadd writes about her experience seeing a number of ancient temples in Cambodia, including Angkor Wat.
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How to handle image theft peacefully

Kudos to my good bud, +James Brandon, for this well-thought out article covering a very galvanizing topic with photographers. I've been in this position a few times in the past and have handled it in very similar ways. At the end of the day, you owe it to yourself to treat everyone with a common amount of respect and not escalate an issue before one even arises. I've learned that you often get more favorable results when using honey rather than vinegar.

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Black and white photo's can be a bit "so-so" at times. I set myself a project to do some experimenting with black and white processing to add some more drama to images.
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I've been experimenting with some black and white processing in photoshop. 
You can create some interesting looks. 

This was taken last year on location in Monteseel. 
Model: Kerry de Bruin

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Photography, Photoshop, Digital Photography, After Effects, Video Editing, Video Production
Employment
  • BRBphoto.com
    Owner, 2009 - present
  • Earth-Touch
    IT Assistant, 2011 - 2012
    As IT assistant I am responsible for making sure the network is running, as well as dealing with Internet service providers. I also deal with any new computer/laptop installations (Primarily Apple computers) Helped to create an automation system used with our footage logging and archive interface, syncing metadata from our archive system to Final Cut Server, aiding editors in searching for media. As well as automating the process whereby footage gets uploaded automatically into our logging and archive interface for loggers to begin work through. I am also in charge of the stills image archive, so I am responsible for organising the stills library, adding any incoming media, as well as choosing a Picture of the Day and stills for use in promotional material.
  • Earth-Touch
    Ingester, 2010 - 2011
    Ingesting/capturing of HDCam tapes to server, transcoding of solid state camera footage to edit friendly codecs, creating of clips to upload to web to be used in stock footage archive, Quality control of ingested/transcoded media. Assisted in streamlining processes for online stock archive.
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Professional photographer, jack of all trades, master of none.
Introduction

The world is a big place, I want to explore it. 

From a young age I always had a taste for adventure, and a love for wild animals. This has permeated through the years, and now my biggest passion is wildlife and travel photography. 

I do however enjoy the technicalities of portraiture, so I do photograph the human species in its natural habitat as well.

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  • Durban University of Technology
    Video Technology, 2004 - 2007
  • Hillcrest High School
    1996 - 2001
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