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Photo tip #14- November 7 – Tropical photography – saturation and humidity

As soon as the thermometer dips down below zero, our thoughts drift to travelling to warmer climates. Tropical locations present some interesting photographic challenges. 1) Humidity and wetness Rain, mist and humidity make for amazing light and dramatic images, but … Continue reading

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Photo tip #13- November 1 – The right light

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Photo tip #12- Oct 23rd – ISO and Noise

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Photo tip #10- Oct 9th – Depth of field

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Photo tip #9- Oct 1 – The Rule of ODDS

“Odd numbers are better than Even ones in photography, art and design.” I’m not sure when I first learned about this ‘odd rule’, however you will see it in action in graphic design, interior design and many great photographs. Odd numbers … Continue reading

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Photo tip #8- Sept 12th – Make your subject POP – Choose or create a great background

         

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Photo tip #6- June 5th – basic lighting and backgrounds

Still Life Lighting Tips and backgrounds for Beginners I want you to be more aware of lighting when taking pictures. Lighting is the single most important element of all photography. The way a photographer uses light for still life adds … Continue reading

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Photo tip #5- May 29 – Composition – the rule of thirds

  The Rule of Thirds.  One of the most basic and important rules of composition is the Rule Of Thirds. It works like this: Before you take your photograph, imagine your picture area divided into thirds both horizontally and vertically. … Continue reading

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Photo tip #4- May 22 – Zoo photography

Zoo Photography Tips 1. Focus on the Eyes – In portrait photography the eyes are the ‘window to the soul’. You are better connected with your subject when your eyes meet, and a similar thing is true when shooting animals. Make … Continue reading

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Photo tip #3- May 15 – Focal Lock

Focal Lock During a recent engagement session we were photographing a burst of candid, playful images with our couple when this image (which obviously didn’t make the cut) was a victim of the camera centre weighted focus system. Some consumer cameras … Continue reading

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