Before You Shoot – Stop & Check!

Before You Shoot – Stop & Check Everybody does it every now and then…even pros… yes I did it yesterday and have to reschedule a whole photo shoot for a client…doh!…so I thought it was worth writing about.   One reason everyone fears getting off auto is that there are too many settings to look…

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Exposure Triangle Free Cheat Sheet

Exposure Triangle

Exposure Triangle Cheat Sheet The classic illustration of the 3 most important settings in photography   There are lots of ways to explain the 3 most important factors in taking better photos – it’s a delicate balance between Shutter Speed, Aperture, and ISO –  and it’s not easy to imprint mentally – it takes time…we’ve…

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Photography Basics in 3 Steps ( 3 Part Series )

Photography Basics in 3 Steps ( 3 Part Series ) Want a step by step guide to getting started in photography?  If you are having trouble getting off auto, you’ll love this guide Getting from BAD to BETTER to GOOD to GREAT! You’ve probably worked out that just because you bought a better camera doesn’t…

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Photography Basics in 3 Steps – Part 2

Photography Basics 3 Part Series – Part 2 – Taking Action Make sure you’ve read Part 1 before you move into taking action! If you haven’t read Part 1, do that first because it’s no fun trying to do this stuff when you have no idea where the relevant cameral controls are. In Part 1…

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Photography Basics in 3 Steps – Part 3

Photography Basics 3 Part Series- Part 3 – Photo Finishing Make sure you’ve read Parts 1 & 2 and then you’ll be ready for the fun stuff! In Part 1 and Part 2 we went through your camera settings, how to use them, getting out and about and experimenting and getting a bit creative and…

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New (ALL) Year Photography Goals

Monkeys in Februrary

New (ALL) Year Photography Goals It’s already FEBRUARY and you know what that means!…now wait…it’s NOVEMBER!!! OMG this is insane…let’s do something before the year is gone altogether!!     All year you’ve been taking lots more photos – you’re committed – you’ve been downloading and editing them, and backing up like you know you…

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Why I Have Filters On My Lenses

Should I put filters on my lenses

Why I have filters on My Lenses So the question arises – again – “why do I need filters on my lenses?”  And as a picture can tell a thousand words… …well…I’d show you a photo just as it happened…if I was thinking straight at the time…but I was horrified – that my camera strap…

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Lithium Battery Issues in Cold Weather

Lithium Battery Issues in Cold Weather Smartphones or rather their lithium ion batteries are downright unreliable in the cold, and with the newer slimmer phones they are worse than ever… but there is more: I’ve been taking a lot of photos with the iPhone 6 lately and at the moment it is snowing where I…

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This is What I like About Photographs

Fern Frond

This is What I Love About Photographs There’s something magical about taking a great photo.  It’s why I want to inspire everyone to take better pictures…not only do you feel really good about it….you share that joy with everyone you share your photos with whether you realise it or not.   This is what I…

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Photography New Year’s Resolutions

Walking - Camera in Hand in Frame

Photography New Year’s Resolutions If you’re going to take better photos this year, you need to plan… So…I know “New Year’s Resolutions” are corny…but we all have aspirations.  How’s it going so far?? Time slips away doesn’t it…not to mention that it seems like every year it slips by faster than the one before… If…

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Why I don’t like the Exposure Triangle

Why I Don’t Like the Exposure Triangle I was always perplexed with the concept that it tried to illustrate, it made everything  more complicated than it is! The exposure triangle is a very common graphic illustration used to teach people about the 3most important elements in photography.  No doubt you’ve seen it in various forms all…

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How to Make a Speed Strap

Speed Strap instructions

How to Make a SpeedStrap the principle of this type of strap/sling, is to allow the camera to move freely and quickly from your side/hip to your face without tugging at your torso. Now don’t get me wrong – BlackRapid camera straps and accessories are awesome, but if youare not that flush with funds, then you…

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The First 4 Steps to Great Photos

Lanscape Composition ~

The First 4 Steps to Great Photos There are thousands of articles full of tips and tricks and techniques to guide you to taking better photos…and it can get very confusing, too technical, and overwhelming…try this… There are thousands of articles full of tips and tricks and techniques to guide you to taking better photos, and…

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Rekindle Your Love of Photography – 5 Tips

The 12 Apostles Australia -

Rekindle Your Love of Photography – 5 Tips You probably don’t need a better camera, you just need a few tips and some inspiration! Whether you have just invested in a new good quality DSLR or Mirrorless camera or you have had one for some time now, do you find that you are disappointed with the…

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How to Photograph the Moon

How to Photograph the Moon Full moon, super moon, blood moon…blue moon…how to photograph it!     There is always a buzz leading up to a Lunar Eclipse or ‘Blood Moon’ or even a ‘Super Moon’ but our hearts get broken when photos don’t turn out like the amazing photos we see online….here’s a few tips…

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Metering Modes Made Simple

metering modes cheat sheet -

Metering Modes Made Simple Your camera’s metering modes can be very confusing…do you know they all mean??   Your camera’s metering modes can be a bit confusing…which one do you choose??     To achieve correct exposure, your camera has to evaluate the light reflecting from what it is seeing.  Your camera has a variety…

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Photo Tip – How to Save Money on Filters

Tip for buying filters

How to Save Money on Filters This is a great tip to help you invest in great quality filters I had a financial decision to make a little while ago when I decided my 3 polarising filters were DEAD – I needed a set of new polarising filters…;-(( At $200 a pop I was a…

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REVIEW – Veho MUVI X-Lapse 360 Rotating Camera Mount

Review: Veho Muvi X-LAPSE 360 Timelapse action panning needs this nifty little accessory I had the opportunity to review this nifty little gadget a couple of months ago and, well, then the winter rains came, as they do in the Australian High Country, so I waited a while so i could do something in a grand…

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What to Do on Assignment in the Rain

We’d all like every photo assignment to be totally artistic and creative – just please someone give me a job taking photos of beautiful landscapes all day long….has that ever happened????….NOOO!!!!  Well I love photographing horses in action so this is the next best thing and exciting to watch…and there are always extra opportunities to…

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Now this looks good!!

Agora Gallery New York

I received an email today from Agora Gallery  located in Chelsea – New York’s famous art district, with an invitation to submit a portfolio to review. A lot further away than I had in mind…but I have been thinking that I need to chase a few more Galleries further afield….New York would be just fine!…

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5 Galleries in 2 months!

Setting up The Joybus Exhibition

So far, we’ve been able to get stock into five gallery stores around Regional Victoria/New South Wales border area with invitations to exhibit in The Grampians and Kyneton as well… Legends on Hansen ~ Corryong Hay Crafts ~ Corryong The Joybus ~ Barnawatha    

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The Snowy River Hilton

The Front Door of Bradleys Hut ~ Snowy Mountains Australia.The hut was built by stockmen for shelter in the days when cattle could graze on the higher peaks in the summer months. When the Kosciuszko National Park was created cattle grazing was no longer allowed but this hut, and others through the Snowy mountains, still…

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Reminiscing on Exotic Travels – Photos of Peru

In 2008 – before I decided to get back into photography professionally, I went to an internet marketing seminar in the USA via a two week visit to Peru – seemed like a good idea…was just about flying straight over…sort of.  With my trusty Sony pocket camera I managed to take over 1000 photos, now…

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Head for the Coast

There is a little slice of heaven on the south east coast of New South Wales in Australia – bizarre but true – for some strange reason it is still undiscovered by the summer holiday crowds from the city and I should probably not say too much so that it stays that way!!  Where is…

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First Rural Gallery Prints!

Rural Gallery Walwa

Well I must say I am highly impressed with the new Metal Prints.  Printed into the metal, the image looks extremely vibrant and luminous.  They are tough, scratch resistant and ready to hang with a back plate which makes the print ‘float’ on the wall.  I took half a dozen Metal Prints to the local…

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