Will I ever get there?

This is a question I get asked a lot as a photo coach and critiquer. Often people compare their photos with others they see online and they wonder what the point is, there are so many great images out there and I will never be as good as them so what’s the point? We need to think about why we take photos. First and foremost they are memories or snapshots of our lives and our experiences to share with others. Continue reading Will I ever get there?

Learn how to Photograph Flowers and/or Night Photography

Macro either excites people or terrifies them. Flowers are a favourite starting point for many people wanting to get into macro photography, for two reasons. One is that they are readily available and two there are lots that aren’t really small.             For others it is their love of gardening that draws them to photography and eventually macro as they want to record the changes that happen in their garden. Flowers are favourites for photographers Continue reading Learn how to Photograph Flowers and/or Night Photography

How you can create great Silhouettes

Do you get scared by the thought of taking silhouettes as you are creating a total black image against a colourful, light filled background?         Once you know how it is one of the easiest techniques around. There are a few basics you need to know. Firstly you need to be shooting into the sun, not actually including the sun, but so the sun is behind your subject. If the sun is in your shot, use the foreground Continue reading How you can create great Silhouettes

How to Create Images That Stand Out

In such an over saturated market like photography, how can I get my photos noticed. Digital cameras and smart phones with cameras are everywhere and  it seems that every moment in life is captured and shared, so how can we create images that stand out from the crowd? There seem to be so many great photographers out there. With the advent of social media every person who ever picks up a camera has a captive market. People see so many Continue reading How to Create Images That Stand Out

Rules of Composition – Part two

In this post we will cover more of the rules of composition. Many people think the ratio’s including Rule of Thirds are the end of the composition guidelines, but they are only one aspect. These are some of the others: Rule of Odds, leaving space, colour,texture, patterns (including symmetry), viewpoint, depth of field, orientation, Framing, leading lines, balance, simplify, background, focal depth, angles and take time. I will cover some in this post and the rest in Part three. First, Continue reading Rules of Composition – Part two

Photo Critique

Sorry I haven’t posted for a while. I have a new job as a photo critiquer. I am loving it, but it took a while to hit my stride. I am critiquing for the “dash” run by David Petterson of Digital Photography school (DPS). What’s a dash I hear you ask? Well for all you photographers out there it is an awesome way to hone your skills or if your just starting out to learn the right way from the Continue reading Photo Critique