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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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    March 2017: Focus Ezine Competition Results

    March 2017: Focus Ezine Competition Results

      Winning Photo Theme : Your Favourite Photo, and why   Photo by Ann Sorensen Nikon COOLPIX S9700, F4, 1/250, ISO 400, 6mm Judge’s Feedback: It’s very hard being a judge of a photo competition – especially when all the photos are so good. After agonising about which to award as the winner, we finally […]

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    February 2017: Focus Ezine Competition Results

    February 2017: Focus Ezine Competition Results

      Winning Photo Theme : Bird On Water   Photo by Michel Poisson No camera details Judge’s Feedback: Sharp, clear, emotive….these were the three words that came to mind when I first had the opportunity to lay eyes on this wonderful photo. Let’s look at shutter speed first. I wasn’t able to find any details […]

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    January 2017: Focus Ezine Competition Results

    January 2017: Focus Ezine Competition Results

    Welcome to 2017!! Hope everyone had a lovely festive break and a New Year celebration. Thanks for your kind wishes too.     Winning Photo Theme : House Interiors   Photo by Bob Bird Canon EOS 6D Judge’s Feedback: There is a knack to photographing interiors and it always comes down to lighting. The more […]

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    December 2016: Focus Ezine Competition Results

    December 2016: Focus Ezine Competition Results

    Winning Photo Theme : Trees   Photo by Arnold Nicholas Canon 7D MkII, 70-200mm Lens Judge’s Feedback: Well done on a powerful and dramatic photo! The story of this photo tells me that the life we know as a tree has more significance and plays a huge part in human life. The use of the very […]

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    November 2016: Focus Ezine Competition Results

    November 2016: Focus Ezine Competition Results

    Winning Photo Theme : Planes, Trains and Automobiles…   Photo by Neil Womersley NIKON D7000, F6.3, 1/160, ISO 2000, 75mm Judge’s Feedback: Neil has done it again! This image is beautiful. That might be an odd way to describe the wheel of a steam train but let’s examine this image. Firstly the placement of the […]

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    October 2016: Focus Ezine Competition Results

    October 2016: Focus Ezine Competition Results

    Winning Photo Theme : Outdoor Activity   Photo by Lurline Slater Canon EOS 70D, F8, 1/1000, ISO 400, 600mm, Aperture Priority Judge’s Feedback: What a great action shot! Lurline has managed to capture a great moment that we are completely drawn into. The way the surfer has his body positioned and the way the image […]

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    September 2016: Focus Ezine Competition Results

    September 2016: Focus Ezine Competition Results

    Winning Photo Theme : Drink   Photo by Harry R. Matthews Canon EOS 5D Mark III, F8, 1/80, ISO 200, 35mm Judge’s Feedback: You wouldn’t think a Squirrel in front of a small waterfall stream would look so interesting. In this image the Squirrel is perfectly placed to create a rather sweet touch of humour, […]

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    August 2016: Focus Ezine Competition Results

    August 2016: Focus Ezine Competition Results

    Winning Photo Theme : In Flight   Photo by Elaine Walters Sony ILCE 7RM2, F8, 1/500 Judge’s Feedback: What a great shot! Elaine has chosen a magnificent angle for her entry. I love the fish-eye look (due to a wide angle). The striking thing about this image is the feeling of expanse and freedom. We […]

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    July 2016: Focus Ezine Competition Results

    July 2016: Focus Ezine Competition Results

    Winning Photo Theme : A Nice Shade Of Brown   Photo by Denis Sharpington Nikon D5100, F6.7, 1/20, ISO 800, 28mm, Lens: Nikkor 28mm Judge’s Feedback: Denis has captured this scene beautifully. He’s given us leading lines along with soft filtered light that makes the browns richer, the fence link in more to the emotive […]

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    June 2016: Focus Ezine Competition Results

    June 2016: Focus Ezine Competition Results

    Winning Photo Theme : Hills, Mountains, Rock Formations   Photo by Rod Boothman Nikon D810, F9, 1/50, ISO 100, Lens: Nikkor 18-35mm Judge’s Feedback: This photo is far more than what you think it is. It has depth, strong emotion and technically, it’s pretty close to perfect. The thing that works so well about this […]

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