Archive for November, 2015

You can’t avoid them. Photography Facebook communities are everywhere now. Most photographers belong to at least one. You don’t even get a choice – people just add you to groups, and before you know it your newsfeed is just one long stream of photography chatter. And, let’s face it, the quality varies!

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We’ve all seen family photos where everyone is happy, kids are smiling, and the whole brood looks like they are having the time of their lives. Photos like this seem so natural that it’s easy to think they required almost no work at all, when in reality the photographer was likely working like crazy behind the scenes trying to get the perfect pictures.

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Lightroom quiz lead image

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Nov
28

Hands on With the Fujifilm X100T

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I’m surprised it didn’t happen sooner, but after being bombarded by gushing hype about mirrorless cameras for years, I finally broke down and bought one.

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Nov
27

Weekly Photography Challenge – Circles

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Do you see circles everywhere?

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Nov
27

27 Images Around the World of Circles

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Shapes can be seen everywhere, in everything. Look closer to find the circles in these images:

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As a mother to three little ones, I can say without any doubt nor a moment’s hesitation, that my kids are my most difficult subject – ever. My usual tips and tricks with other families, simply do not work with my own kids, and I have to employ new strategies along with controlling my own emotions. So yes, I do fully understand, despite my profession, the despair and frustration many of you parents go through when capturing photos of your very own children.

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Nov
25

Tips for Creating Outdoor Portraits

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On now at Snapsdeals is Wayne’s ebook: Portrait Tips and Techniques: Timeless Portraits. Sale ends December 8th (2015) get it now and save 20%.

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There is no doubt that in today’s world of digital photography it is even more imperative to be organized in your workflow, both to save you time in the long term, and also to protect your digital files. As every photographer, you will have your own way of working, and over time you will develop and modify your own workflow. But there are certain aspects, which I believe are essential, and every photographer should follow.

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Nov
24

Using Emotions to Take Storytelling Images

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A forgotten woman and her daughter – tips for storytelling

If you travel to remote places you will be sure to get extraordinary photos. Be brave, take a risk, and allow the warm winds of far off places take you on a journey you won’t forget. I’m always looking for opportunities that allow me to visit people and places that are off the usual tourist trail. I travel with an open mind and heart, and am often rewarded by meeting extraordinary people in the most unlikely places.

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Most often you may strive to capture photos which most closely reflect the scene the way it looks to your eye.
On the other hand, with having powerful editing software at your fingertips and an insatiable creative streak, sometimes you may find yourself experimenting with altering your images to create different “looks”.

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