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    Three Secrets To Stunning Photos

    Three Secrets To Stunning Photos

    What are the secret to stunning photos? Does a stunning photo require one thing or is it a combination of secrets? These questions have been burning in the minds of photography enthusiasts forever. It can be frustration to have the desire to take stunning images but a lack of knowledge holds you back. I was […]

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    How To Do Time Lapse Photography

    How To Do Time Lapse Photography

    Water is one of the most photographed elements in nature. Whether it’s a huge, curled wave on the shores of Hawaii or the gentle trickle of a stream over rocks, water calls photographers from all over the world. We tend to find the movement, shape, reflection and energy quite fascinating. Not only do we love […]

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    The Secret To Beautiful Colour In All Your Photos - Color Management Basics

    The Secret To Beautiful Colour In All Your Photos – Color Management Basics

    As the summer breeze swept through her house the feint smell of rubbish filled my nostrils. Toys littered the lounge and hallway. A small child bike sat in the middle of the hallway, next to the muddy shoes and dog basket. She lit a cigarette and inhaled deeply, tilted her head back, and the smoke […]

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    The Secret of Beautiful Landscape Photography

    The Secret of Beautiful Landscape Photography

    Every now and then we come across the most beautiful landscape. It may be on holidays or a weekend drive. We go back and visit it time and time again if we can, feeling in awe of its beauty and magical quality. I really believe that places are like people, we feel connected to some […]

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    The Secret Of Emotive Portraiture - The Decisive Moment

    The Secret Of Emotive Portraiture – The Decisive Moment

    In 1952 a famous photographer called Henri Cartier-Bresson coined the term “the decisive moment”. He was describing a moment in time that defines the story of the situation. He said “To me, photography is the simultaneous recognition, in a fraction of a second, of the significance of an event as well as of a precise […]

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    What is a Model Release Form and Why Do I Need One?

    This article is not legal advice. It’s based on my personal experience. I am sharing my personal experience with you. You must always seek legal council from a qualified legal representative before going ahead with any decisions on your business. In reading this, you understand this and will not take this as legal advice, or […]

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    May 2016: Focus Ezine Competition Results

    May 2016: Focus Ezine Competition Results

    Winning Photo Theme : Wavy   Photo by Lurline Slater Canon 550D, F10, 20sec, ISO 100, 28mm, Manual Judge’s Feedback: Lurline has used a technique called “light painting” to create beautiful wavy lines. Against the large metal ball near Brisbane’s mall, this unique combination of light and metal sit together very nicely. At a 20 […]

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    April 2016: Focus Ezine Competition Results

    April 2016: Focus Ezine Competition Results

    Winning Photo Theme : Bees And Bugs In The Garden   Photo by Michel Poisson No details unfortunately. Judge’s Feedback: Wow….sharpness, ideal composition and placement, soft lighting, perfection in the depth of field…what more can I say? Let’s start with placement and movement. The position of the subject and the grass create a wonderful composition. […]

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    March 2016: Focus Ezine Competition Results

    March 2016: Focus Ezine Competition Results

    Winning Photo Theme : You and Shopping   Photo by Harry Matthews Canon EOS 5D Mark III, F7.1, 1/100, ISO 200, 300mm Judge’s Feedback: Well done Harry – not only does your image represent humour but it’s taken so well. The depth of field allows us to solely concentrate on the dog but the dog […]

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    February 2016: Focus Ezine Competition Results

    February 2016: Focus Ezine Competition Results

    Winning Photo Theme : Fluffy   Photo by Julie Reeves Nikon D7000, F3.5, 1/1600, ISO 200, 90mm Judge’s Feedback: Julie has managed to captured a very still and gentle subject. We see the delicate fluff of the plant capture our interest straight away. We see the small fluffy part of the plant about to fall […]

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    January 2016: Focus Ezine Competition Results

    January 2016: Focus Ezine Competition Results

    Hi everyone! Paul and I want to wish you a wonderful and happy new year! I have been doing some new work (illustrative- making photos look like paintings and drawings) and I will be sharing my work and techniques with you over the next few weeks. Stay tuned. Best wishes, Amy & Paul   Winning […]

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    December 2015: Focus Ezine Competition Results

    December 2015: Focus Ezine Competition Results

    Winning Photo Theme : Spirals   Photo by James (Jim) Keeling Camera – Fuji X-100 Judge’s Feedback: The angle, movement and direction are where this image draws its strength. The depth of field is what works to bring these three elements together in a strong image, full of interest and colour. The basic foundation and […]

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    November 2015: Focus Ezine Competition Results

    November 2015: Focus Ezine Competition Results

    Winning Photo Theme : Gardening   Photo by Derek Stubbs Canon EOS 20D, F3.5, 1/125, ISO 100, 18mm Judge’s Feedback: I love the candid aspect of this image. The young girl invites us into her lush, green world by the simple act of being absorbed in nature. We can’t see her face, but it doesn’t […]

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    October 2015: Focus Ezine Competition Results

    October 2015: Focus Ezine Competition Results

    Winning Photo Theme : Curves   Photo by Neil Womersley NIKON D7000 , F22, 3sec, ISO 100, 1058mm, light tent used Judge’s Feedback: Neil has done a wonderful job of capturing this months theme of “curves”. There is nothing distracting in the background, no where else for our eyes to look at and we enjoy this […]

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    September 2015: Focus Ezine Competition Results

    September 2015: Focus Ezine Competition Results

    Winning Photo Theme : Book Worm   Photo by Ann Sorensen Canon EOS 60D , F4, 1/15, ISO 125, 28mm Judge’s Feedback: I must admit, this was a challenging topic. We were looking forward to seeing creative and even entertaining images. We were not disappointed. In fact , Paul and I were absolutely delighted with the […]

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    August 2015: Focus Ezine Competition Results

    August 2015: Focus Ezine Competition Results

    Winning Photo Theme : Morning Landscapes   Photo by Tim Roberts Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ20 , F8, 1/1000, ISO 100, 13.2mm Judge’s Feedback: Congratulations to Tim Roberts This photo is stunning. The morning light through the mist makes it feel like we’re really there, perhaps freezing cold, warming our hands on a mug of hog chocolate as […]

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