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Challenge yourself!

The best way to perfect something is to practice. If you do something regularly it becomes part of your muscle memory and helps you get better at it. Its why athletes work on the technique all the time. To build that muscle memory. Photography is no different. It...

The golden hour

The golden hour is a photographer’s best friend. It is such a beautiful light to use and one of our favourite of all the natural light options. The golden hour is that window of time right after sunrise and right after sunset. The sun is low on the horizon so the...

Buy education, not gear.

As much as we like to have the latest and greatest gear, its not the equipment that will improve your photography, it’s the way you use it. If you don’t know how to do the basics then a fancy pants camera with high resolution files isn’t going to help you. Only...
Challenge yourself!

Challenge yourself!

The best way to perfect something is to practice. If you do something regularly it becomes part of your muscle memory and helps you get better at it. Its why athletes work on the technique all the time. To build that muscle memory. Photography is no different. It...

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The golden hour

The golden hour

The golden hour is a photographer’s best friend. It is such a beautiful light to use and one of our favourite of all the natural light options. The golden hour is that window of time right after sunrise and right after sunset. The sun is low on the horizon so the...

read more
Buy education, not gear.

Buy education, not gear.

As much as we like to have the latest and greatest gear, its not the equipment that will improve your photography, it’s the way you use it. If you don’t know how to do the basics then a fancy pants camera with high resolution files isn’t going to help you. Only...

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Shoot with Intent!

Shoot with Intent!

A photographer sets out to fill the frame with something that they want to show others.   It’s all about intent. You make the choices.   You decide what camera to use, how to expose and capture the image, what light and mood the image will have. Then you have the post...

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What is a Photographer?

What is a Photographer?

It takes time, practice and patience to be a photographer. You need to learn the technical and the creative side of a craft that is now one of the most used genres in the world. Everyday they say that billions of images are created and shared.   Photographers make...

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Force That Perspective

Force That Perspective

Forced perspective is  technique that we can use in photography to create very interesting images. It creates an optical illusion. We want objects to look out of scale. So object that appear father away, or closer to us, or larger or smaller than it actually is. It’s...

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Symmetry is Magical

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...

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You need to know the Rule of Thirds

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...

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The art of framing: using foreground objects to add depth

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...

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Colour is your choice so learn how to use it!

Colour is your choice so learn how to use it!

Painters and designers have used the art of colour theory in their craft for centuries. Colour photography didn’t really get started until only a few decades ago but we are catching up fast on how to use colour to draw the attention of the eye of the viewer. We can...

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Getting White Balance Consistent – Use a Grey Card!

There is a trick that the professional photographers use to get great and consistent and true colour in their images. And it's amazing how many people who call themselves professional photographers have never heard of this little trick. The trick of the grey card. Its...

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Pixels Explained

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...

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DSLR vs iPhone

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? It was simple. they had been enjoying using their phone to take photographs...

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Photography doesn’t need to be perfect to be perfect

Photography doesn’t need to be perfect to be perfect

Sometimes photography doesn't need to be technical.  Sometimes it more about what the image represents than it being technically perfect. I am sure you have an photo somewhere, maybe one from when you were younger, or one on your phone from recently, that is out of...

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9 tips to great kid’s photography

9 tips to great kid’s photography

I love photographing kids but they can be a challenge when you first start out. So here are my top tips for capturing great moments with kids. Get down to their level There is nothing more daunting than someone looking down on you so get done to their level and mirror...

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