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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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    Professional Food Photography Tips

    Professional Food Photography Tips

    Food photography is a lot harder than it seems. Not only do we have to work to get the right composition but we also have to get the lighting right too. Once these elements are combined, we then need to style the food in order to make it appealing. Food styling is always done by […]

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    Surprised By Success! Winning The State Photography Competition.

    Surprised By Success! Winning The State Photography Competition.

    Each month I hold a photography competition. I am very proud of my subscribers. They try hard and work at their photography. Like all who do photography, my subscribers can sometimes find the themes challenging and yet rewarding. I always give feedback on why the winner won, and, hope that others can benefit from my […]

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    July 2014: Focus Ezine Competition Results

    July 2014: Focus Ezine Competition Results

    Winning Photo Theme : “All About Fruit” Photo by Marion Darlington Nikon Coolpix P510, F3, 1/30, ISO 220, 4mm Judge’s Feedback: Marion’s use of light to accentuate the subject has worked very well. Placing the subject within a shaft of light creates a new and different story about the subject. The way the image is […]

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    June 2014: Focus Ezine Competition Results

    June 2014: Focus Ezine Competition Results

    Winning Photo Theme : “Motion” Photo by Bob Bird Canon 6D,  F6.3, 1/160, ISO 100,  300mm Judge’s Feedback: Bob Bird has done it again! He just keeps getting better and better. It gives me great pleasure to award him the winning place of this month’s competition for “motion”. Bob has successfully captured this little Bee […]

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    May 2014: Focus Ezine Competition Results

    May 2014: Focus Ezine Competition Results

    Winning Photo Theme : “Go For Green” Photo by Ann Sorensen Canon PowerShot SX110 IS, F4, 1/200, ISO 80, 6mm Judge’s Feedback: Ann has done it again. Not only is the image well exposed but the focal length and angle suits this well designed image perfectly. Ann has positioned the camera a little off to […]

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    April 2014: Focus Ezine Competition Results

    April 2014: Focus Ezine Competition Results

    Winning Photo Theme : “All Things Pink” Photo by Deborah Pugh Canon EOS 100D, F5.6,  1/100, ISO 400, 43mm Judge’s Feedback: Deborah’s photo of these pink boots ticks all the boxes. It’s well exposed, it has nice side light from a window and the composition is beautifully balanced. The subject matter is very simple, with […]

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