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21 day photo challenge

Learn to Take Simply Stunning Photos of your Kids The best way to master any skill – including photography – is with practice, practice, practice. With an online photo challenge you will learn the tips and tricks used by professional photographers to capture beautiful images and be encouraged to practice and share. What’s included? Every 3 days for 21 days you will receive a tuto... »


Christmas lights bokeh

It’s beginning to feel a lot like Christmas… I love it when someone asks a question that gives me the opportunity to write a blog post and share the tips with everyone! At my last workshop Sonia asked about how to get good Christmas lights bokeh shots. First, what is it? BOKEH = noun. a Japanese term for the subjective aesthetic quality of out-of-focus areas of a photographic image. Now, how to ge... »


Heather Rose

This image was submitted by Siobhan in Perth who recently signed up for 10 Free Tips. Siobhan says “Taken with my Nikon D60 DSLR, ISO 400, 200mm, f5.3, 1/160. One of my favourite recent photos, taken at a playground, captures a rare still moment from my ever busy three year old. It’s not often she looks directly at the camera anymore, and I just love full face photos of her. I’ve... »

Miss Lexi-Rose

Miss Lexi-Rose

This image was taken by Robyn (Mrs D Plus 3) at a recent workshop at Dee Why Beach. It’s a lovely portrait of the very lively Lexi. It captures her in a lovely moment in a lovely location. Well done Robyn. My only feedback would be to be careful of blowing out the highlights (i.e. the whites so white that you lose the detail) when you have a contrasty scene like this. Blonde hair against a b... »

motion blur high ISO

4 reasons your photos are blurry

here is why your images are blurry and some simple fixes reason #1 – focus The most common reason for images that are ‘un-sharp’ is simply that they are out of focus. This might be a result of focussing on the wrong part of the image, being too close to your subject for the camera to focus, selecting an aperture that generates a very narrow depth of field or taking an image too quickly witho... »


Photoshop tutorial – the basics

Simple ways to improve your images in Photoshop (a tutorial) Often, what you see during the shoot with your eyes and what you get when you look at your images is not the same thing. But it’s OK! Photoshop is capable of making a slightly imperfect photo into an awesome image. Of course, your aim is to take the best possible photo and get it right “in camera” and Photoshop can̵... »


Sydney Photography Workshop Image Review

Focus problems? No way! This beautiful image was submitted by Rachel after a recent workshop. The photo was taken at Balmoral Beach in the shade as the sun was quite bright. Rachel was concerned that she was having trouble with focus and getting sharp images. No problem here Rachel. A gorgeous image where the focus falls exactly where it should, on the eyes. Every eyelash stands out – well d... »


Lightroom tutorial

High ISO and uneven lighting This photo was taken by Amy indoors using window light. It was shot at a high ISO (1250) which caused quite a lot of digital noise. The uneven lighting caused a lot of contrast between the shadows and highlights on the baby’s face. The eyes are lovely and sharp but a little dark.             What I did: Brightened the image just a bi... »

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