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 ... »


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... »

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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... »


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... »

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emotional connection: photo tip

As well as thinking about the technical aspects of your photography (aperture, shutter speed, iso etc) make sure you are thinking about the impact your photo has on the people who view it. While it’s important to understand the elements of light and exposure, one thing that makes a great photo is its ability to convey an emotion. Emotional connection, or conveying a feeling, can be the difference ... »


don’t forget the details

Photographing the details Often when I’m not getting the co-operation of the kids or the light is less than perfect or ‘just because’… I’ll focus on shooting details. I find it relaxing to concentrate on a single object. It’s also wonderful to look back at those little details and the day-to-day things from the past and let the memories flow…favourite clothes, toys, t... »

photography tips: fun

photography tips: focus on fun

life, love, laughter… Today’s photography tip is a really easy one: Children usually cannot care less for your desire for the perfect photo and the importance of the long lasting memories.  What any child really wants is to have fun. So make room in your child’s life for fun and just make sure you are there and ready to capture it! And aren’t these really the memories you w... »


photography tips: preset your exposure and focus

capture that moment! It can be very frustrating! The moment is perfect, you have a great shot lined up, and press the shutter button. But your camera takes a few seconds to think about it before it opens the shutter (it’s called shutter lag). By the time the photo is actually taken, your prefect shot has vanished! The moment is gone! With many cameras when set to automatic mode, it can take ... »

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