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Tristan Hall
Works at PhotoComment Magazine
Attended British International College
Lives in Johannesburg, South Africa
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My current Alpha 7 is a month or two old and I enjoy it, but it's lonely on its own and really wants a sibling. I think this is the one. #Sony #Alpha7s
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Lol I hear you :) 
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It's a totally different sensor yes. They ain't gimmicks 
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Okay it's 2:20am and that's enough working for one night. Time for bed so I can be up at 6.
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The #Canon   #PowerShot  G1 X and +Sony Alpha 6000, not to mention new lenses from +Olympus on the horizon. Exciting year already for #Photography
 
A round-up of the past weeks news. Also be on the look our for some great reviews coming to the site.

http://mirrorless.co.za/news-round-up-sony-a6000-and-olympus-lenses-in-development/ 
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Snowflake-a-Day #77

It's not often you find a snowflake with twelve sides, but if you spend enough time looking at snow you're bound to eventually discover a few! View large to check out the double-decker details!

I've always been curious to find out why a snowflake can sprout twice the number of branches, as the standard model of snowflake growth and formation doesn't allow for this kind of symmetry. The answer is simpler than it may seem at first: pure chance.

Twelve-sided snowflakes are actually two side-sided snowflakes stuck together. Certain snowstorms see many crystals stuck together, and if random chance sees two plate-style crystals stick together at exactly a 30-degree rotation, it gives enough room for branches to develop on each plate. If two plates stick together in any other orientation there likely wouldn't be enough room for all of the branches to grow. These types of snowflakes are not very common because plenty of luck is required for them to form.

To make things more interesting, the top half of this snowflake combo is actually a split plate, with the dividing line between the two halves creating a beautiful thin film interference pattern. More colour is created in the branches due to prism refraction, and the entire crystal surface seems alive with details. I really like this snowflake, it's probably my favourite 12-sided flake to date. :)

There are dozens of "types" of snowflakes, and I discuss them all in my book "Sky Crystals: Unraveling the Mysteries of Snowflakes": http://www.skycrystals.ca/ - if this stuff fascinates you or you have any interest in macro photography, you should pick up a copy of the book!
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One day I will have to make a trip to the USA and Canada.
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The more I see about the +Sony Xperia Z2 the more I want one
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Its a sneaky move on their part to tie people into the subscription model for Photoshop and Lightroom but regardless I think Lightroom for iPad is going to be a hit. My question is when can I get it on Android?
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All I can say it very cool, love the sync between iPad and desktop

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Review of the +FUJIFILM UK X-T1 over at +MirrorlessZA
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Someone feeling better this morning
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TWiP 347 – Nikon, Panasonic, Pentax, & Sony!
http://www.thisweekinphoto.com/TWIP347

- New gear from Nikon, Panasonic, Pentax, & Sony
-  Adobe''s Principal Product Manager +John Nack joins Google’s digital photography team
- Layoffs and restructuring at +Sony
- And an interview with portrait photographer +Peter Hurley 

w/ +Derrick Story +ron brinkmann & +Frederick Van Johnson 

http://www.thisweekinphoto.com/TWIP347
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Occupation
Editor of PhotoComment Magazine, Occasional Photographer and consultant.
Skills
Photography, writing, speaking, training.
Employment
  • PhotoComment Magazine
    Editor, 2008 - present
    Editor and writer of PhotoComment magazine in South Africa
  • Comment Media
    Co-Founder, 2010 - present
  • Sony
    Product Specialist - Alpha, 2009 - 2010
    Working in the marketing department on contract to help grow Alpha camera market share in South Africa shortly after the product being launched in the market.
  • Peldon Technologies
    Sales Manager, 2006 - 2008
    Sales of photo printing products across most of South Africa. Managing a small team of other regional sales representatives. Supporting and training on products.
  • Kameraz
    Retail Salesman, 1998 - 2004
    Camera salesman.
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Johannesburg, South Africa
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Founder & Editor of PhotoComment Magazine. Today I am mostly a Mobile & Mirrorless camera shooter.
Introduction
Born, raised and living in Johannesburg, South Africa. Photography somehow got into my blood as a kid and I have been addicted ever since. Founded PhotoComment as a personal photography blog that has grown into a magazine. I have owned over thirty cameras (lost count of the lenses) from almost all of the big brands since 1998.

Today I mostly shoot with my mobile phone and also an advocate of mirrorless or CSC (Compact System Cameras) like the Sony NEX, Samsung NX and Olympus PEN cameras. I even tend to edit and post my images these days via a smartphone or tablet, usually running Android.
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Husband, Father, Editor, Photographer
Education
  • British International College
    A'levels, 2001 - 2002
    Studies Psychology, English Literature, Business and Economics
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Fantastic pizza and great service.
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Great value hotel. While the standard rooms are a tad small the finishes are great.
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