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New Exhibition

August 31, 2020 - New photos at the Tea Rooms. I've selected photos with a story for my second exhibition at The Hobart Town Tea Company,...
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Sandy Bay in the 1800s

August 31, 2020 - Sandy Bay I think this is my best video yet and I'm very proud of it. I had a lot of help and the story is amazing so t...
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I thought I'd never enter a photography contest

July 26, 2019 - As you know I'm all in with YouTube at the moment. The goal is to get enough material on YouTube and enough people watch...
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Who was John Watt Beattie?

May 07, 2019 - A man born on the other side of the world became one of the most famous Tasmanians of his time. People ask me if I re...
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Video is hard, but fun!

April 24, 2019 - I'm doing a series of videos for YouTube which is owned by Alphabet (Google) and gives me another way of getting our pho...
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John Watt Beattie's story

April 24, 2019 - I'm writing Mr Beattie's life story for a talk at U3A (University of the Third Age). I really thought I knew Beattie, ha...
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Rephotography 101 - find your spot

March 17, 2019 - I'm re-photographing the Hobart Town photos for the book. This year will be all about the book. Replicating an old phot...
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Historical Information

February 05, 2019 - Historical Information One of our fantastic audience (Graeme Rayner) kindly went through our web site picking out photos...
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New matted print sizes

February 05, 2019 - I had some new mats made. The previous mats were designed to be "the perfect even sized mat", which is my way of saying...
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Rephotography

February 04, 2019 - According to Wikipedia, "Rephotography is the act of repeat photography of the same site, with a time lag between the tw...
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Inspiration

August 10, 2017 - You would think finding the inspiration to restore 5000 historic Tasmanian photos by iconic photographer John Watt Beatt...
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Numbers

December 30, 2016 - Numbers are interesting things. Most of our photos have numbers. They don't have much else to identify them, no names, n...
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Framing, finished products coming soon.

October 24, 2016 - The journey to digitising all of the Beattie Collection is a long and expensive one. If you've read any of my blog posts...
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Sunday Tasmanian article

August 16, 2015 - A funny thing happened while I was working on some photos the other day. NBN called me to see if I was happy with my new...
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Crisis of conscience or new business plan?

August 31, 2014 - The collection of old photos of Tasmania in Beattie's Digital Studio has grown steadily over the last 6 months since our...
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A new mask makes all the difference

May 07, 2014 - I made a new mask for the 120 size negatives. These smallest photos in our collection (well not strictly true, we do hav...
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The "Groups box" is now done.

April 18, 2014 - I never know what I'll find going through the Beattie negative collection. There is no catalogue, no list. Just boxes of...
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Digitising gets going again

March 08, 2014 - Hi All, Spent the long weekend digitising glass plates. I like working with them but they are so fragile and sometime...
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E-Commerce side coming together

February 15, 2014 - Over the past week, we have been developing the e-commerce side of our web site. This allows you to search, view and pur...
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More history of Beatties Studio uncovered

January 13, 2014 - Today I found the portfolio my father created just before he passed in 2013. As well as some photos I expected, there wa...
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Beatties Studio Web site goes live

December 31, 2013 - For the first time, Beatties Studio has its own web site. It is amazing to think that a photographic studio operating f...
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