Category Archives: Photography Tips

Symmetry is Magical

Symmetry is a great way to create a visually appealing image. The human mind likes symmetry. Whether it’s in nature or man made, we love a good mirrored image. Done perfectly, it can be intriguing to look at, it gives a feeling of balance and of calm. The hardest part is making the image as…

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You need to know the Rule of Thirds

The rule of thirds has been a popular photographic and art concept for many years. Basically, you divide your image with imaginary lines to create 9 equal segments, and it’s on those lines and where they intersect you place your points of interest.   You can see from these examples that the off center nature…

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3 Quick and Easy Tips for Great Composition

The best thing about learning photography in today’s technological era is that you have no excuse for not having your camera with you. you can use these tips with your DSLR or you camera phone. The idea here is to practice simple skills that will improve your photography. Keep it simple Have just one hero…

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The art of framing: using foreground objects to add depth

The art of framing your subject using doorways, overhanging branches, winnows, and the like. can give your image a sense of depth and size. Using objects in the foreground can help establish the size of an object therefore giving a sense of scale. Below are some great examples. As you can see there is landscapes,…

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Mel was interviewed about shooting Maternity. Check it out!

Morgana Creely over at image cinematic (http://www.morganacreely.com) interviewed me recently about photographing Maternity and the storytelling aspect of that. Check it out!! Tell me what you think in the comments below.

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Photoshop Tips Friday – Soften Skin 2 quick tips.

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Photoshop Tips Friday – A quick full Portrait Edit.

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Photoshop Tip Friday – What does a Lizard have to do with Layer Blending Modes in Photoshop!

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Pixels Explained

Pixels: A Pixel is an itty bitty tiny spot of illumination of a display screen, if you put many of them together you get an image. It is also talked about in print quality as in pixels per square inch and square centimetre (Pixel Density). We also see Pixels used to describe camera sensor quality…

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DSLR vs iPhone

Why would you want to use a DSLR now days! We have iphones that do amazing things. I recently was having a conversation with someone who wanted to buy a DSLR. I had to ask the question why? I always ask this question and almost always get the same answer – “because when I print…

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