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Exciting new online course paltform

I have some exciting news. I’m pleased to announce that Please Don’t Say Cheese online courses have been redesigned and moved to a brand-new platform! Today is Different is the new lifestyle classroom and (I may be biased) it’s beautiful… I had some issues with the course platform I was using and have spent a lot of time researching course software, websites and options for... »

change-angles

playing with angles

This image was submitted by Susie via email. Susie has been following the Facebook page for ages and after I posted about trying out new angles to add interest to photos of kids she came up with this. I really like it. Do you? »

Partied Out

Partied Out

Photo submitted by Margaret Aperture f/5.6 ISO 1250 (automatically selected) and shutter speed 1/125 (automatically selected). I was happy with the lighting and the subject (I am biased!) This photo was taken after completing the session at Dee Why Beach on Saturday 8th November. Photo was taken indoors. »

Bright eyes

Bright eyes

Another from Erika… “My little girl wanted me to take a picture of her with her new bows in her hair. I don’t remember what camera it was with but it was an early morning photo.” My feedback… Hi Erika, another lovely image. The exposure, colour and contrast are spot on. Your focus is good and again the eyes are nice and sharp. It looks like you’ve used on camera... »

First day of school

First day of school

This image was sent in by Erika from South Dakota. “This was taken for the first day of school so middle of Aug 2013 about 7am. The camera I used was a Canon Powershot sx 40 hs.” My feedback Hi Erika, this is a gorgeous image. Your daughter is beautiful and you’ve captured a moment that every mum/mom wants to remember – that first day! I love that you’ve gone in nice ... »

autumn leaves

autumn leaves

These images have been submitted by Amy.   Amy said…   “Here are some photos i took of my girls (C. 3 years and L. 8 months) on the weekend. They are ‘staged’ as I’ve been waiting to do Autumn leave photos and photos of the girls dressed up. Normally I just take photos of them playing. I tried to eliminate background distraction or use the background as a fe... »

Jake

Jake

We were at the playground and I captured my son deep in concentration. It is taken on my Canon 450D on AV mode, ISO 1600, 184mm, f 5.6, 1/160. How could I have made this a better shot? »

“Noah”

“Noah”

Image was captured from the outside of a Manor house in England in Feb 2014 – (winter – cloudy, rainy) – Noah was playing inside with the window handles »

learning digital photography

learning digital photography

shoot more or shoot better? When I was a child, with my first camera, my mother on occasion hid my camera and told me the little white lie that it was broken. Every coupe of days I would come to her with another film to be processed and ask for a new one. I can imagine her dilemma; she knew I was following my passion and wanted to encourage me, but she simply couldn’t afford to keep up with ... »

become a professional photographer

become a professional photographer

how do you know you’re ready? Many of my workshop and consulting clients get in touch with me for tips on how to go about becoming a professional photographer. Many have a strong passion and a dream and most have a lot of talent. I truly believe that it is possible to turn your passion into a career. I’ve done it! The key is to not just to be a good (or great) photographer; it’s ... »

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