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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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    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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    July 2015: Focus Ezine Competition Results

    July 2015: Focus Ezine Competition Results

    Winning Photo Theme : Squares, Squares, Squares     Photo by Gail Schulz Nikon D7100 , F4, 1/5, ISO 100, 22mm Judge’s Feedback: The simple composition is where this image draws its strength. The strong red color of the squares against the black back drop provides not only interest but a simple way for us to […]

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    June 2015: Focus Ezine Competition Results

    June 2015: Focus Ezine Competition Results

    Winning Photo Theme :  Vibrant and Happy   Photo by Neil Womersley Nikon D7000 , F2, 1/640, ISO 1000, 70mm Judge’s Feedback: Neil has captured the bright and bubbly mood of this child. Not only does the depth of field provide a shallow enough perspective but allows us to engage in the emotion of the […]

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    May 2015: Focus Ezine Competition Results

    May 2015: Focus Ezine Competition Results

    Winning Photo Theme : A Touch Of Orange In Your Life   Photo by Denis Sharpington Nikon D5100  , F4, 1/125, ISO 1000, 70mm Judge’s Feedback: Denis has taken a very, very creative photo. The way the orange light falls almost takes on a life of it’s own. As the light hits the green leaves […]

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    April 2015: Focus Ezine Competition Results

    April 2015: Focus Ezine Competition Results

    Winning Photo Theme : Black   Photo by Ann Sorensen Canon EOS 60D, F3.9, 1/90, ISO 1600, 60mm Judge’s Feedback: Ann has done it again! This time with her clever use of lighting she has captured a successful photo for this month’s theme “Black”. We loved her use of composition with the dominoes leading our […]

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    March 2015: Focus Ezine Competition Results

    March 2015: Focus Ezine Competition Results

    Winning Photo Theme : Gloomy   Photo by Julie Reeves Olympus E-410, F3.5, 1/500, ISO 100, 18mm Judge’s Feedback: This image that Julie has taken is not only gloomy but it feels a little intimidating. Perhaps the grey clouds and the boats sitting helplessly on the water feel that way due to the overwhelming, inescapable […]

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    February 2015: Focus Ezine Competition Results

    February 2015: Focus Ezine Competition Results

    Winning Photo Theme : Water, In All It’s Forms   Photo by Zandra Kirk Canon 30D, F11, 1/160, 100mm, 100-400mm zoom lens Judge’s Feedback: Zandra has used two different elements to capture this wonderful picture. The first is the chaotic direction of the plants. They go in all sorts of directions. The ice literally freezes […]

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    January 2015: Focus Ezine Competition Results

    January 2015: Focus Ezine Competition Results

    Winning Photo Theme : “Beautiful Seasonal Landscapes” Photo by Julie Reeves Olympus E-410, F9, 1/250, ISO 100, 14mm Judge’s Feedback: Congratulations Julie for this fabulous photo. You have captured the dry, caked land so well. It’s clear that the photo is consistent with the topic through the composition and light. The hard afternoon light has […]

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    December 2014: Focus Ezine Competition Results

    December 2014: Focus Ezine Competition Results

    Winning Photo Theme : “Little Things” Photo by Geraldine Watson Canon EOS 60D, F8, 1/60, ISO 125, 50mm Judge’s Feedback: Geraldine has created a very emotive image. The way the light highlights the baby’s beautiful hands around the adult fingers helps to make this an endearing photo. The contrast between the size of hands and […]

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    November 2014: Focus Ezine Competition Results

    November 2014: Focus Ezine Competition Results

    Winning Photo Theme : “Long” Photo by Bob Bird Canon Power Shot G12,  F4.5,  1/20, ISO 1250 Judge’s Feedback: Bob has successfully captured a subject that is indeed very long. But he’s done more than that. He’s also managed to create a sense of distance through the perspective. The vantage point has given him a […]

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