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Monkeys in Februrary

New Year Photography Goals

  It’s already FEBRUARY and you know what that means… For a whole month you’ve been taking lots more photos – you’re committed – you’ve been downloading and editing them, and backing up like you know you should, and going to the gym, eating lots of vegetables…you’ve been getting up early for the sunrise, taking your…
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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 if I was thinking straight at the time but I was horrified – that my camera strap came apart – and yes – my 5DmkIII fell to…
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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 live so I am often out…
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On1Effects Free

NEWSFLASH-Best Editing Software-FREE!

Update May 2016: In February this year On1 released a new version of its super awesome ON1 Effects 10 FREE editing software. Every now and again the guys at onOne Software give the best part of their photo editing suite away for free!!  That’s actually how I came to check it out myself and now it is…
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Fern Frond

This is What I like About Photographs

  This is what I like about photographs. They’re proof that once, even if just for a heartbeat, everything was perfect. ~Jodi Picoult You can grab the full size version at the gallery here:
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Walking - Camera in Hand in Frame

Photography New Year’s Resolutions

If you’re going to take better photos this year, you need a plan…New Year’s resolutions for photographers 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

The exposure triangle is a very common graphic illustration used to teach people about the 3 most important elements in photography.  No doubt you’ve seen it in various forms all over the internet as you searched for photography tips and tricks. Yes – I have created one for students too (it’s in the free access…
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Speed Strap instructions

How to Make a Speed Strap

Now don’t get me wrong – BlackRapid camera straps and accessories are awesome, but if you are not that flush with funds, then you can make your own with a few easy to get parts! First of all, the principle of this type of strap/sling, is to allow the camera to move freely and quickly from…
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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 all get very confusing, too technical, and overwhelming.  That’s why I like to break it down to what I believe to be the 4 key points to handle first. Focus on them one at…
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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 photos that the camera takes? Did you expect…
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Exposure Triangle

The Exposure Triangle – Free Cheat Sheet

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 got a variety of cheat sheets to illustrate it – if this one grabs you CLICK HERE to…
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