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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 ... »

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... »

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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... »

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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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Indoors with window light – high ISO

This image was submitted by Amy after a recent workshop. We used this image last night in an online demo of photo editing tips and tricks. This photo was taken indoors using window light. It was shot at a high ISO (1250) which caused quite a lot of digital noise. There is also a lot of contrast between the shadows and highlights on the baby’s face. The eyes are lovely and sharp but a little ... »

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Ballet Exam

This beautiful image was submitted by Gill from Cromer. Gill says…”My daughter just about to go into a Ballet Exam. I always seem to have a problem with light either too dark or too bright but this time with a peak of light shining through on this candid shot, it is one of my favourites” Feedback: I think this is a gorgeous image and I’m not surprised it’s one of you ... »