Taking Your Photography to the Next Level

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So many times I have heard people say that they want to take their photography to the next level, but to do this it takes time, dedication and being prepared to listen to others.

For most people the last one is the hardest. Why? Because we take photos of things that move us, be it a scene a person an object and so we have a personal attachment or memory that goes with the image.

This is important in the taking of the image as it helps us capture more than just an image, it enables us to capture a story, but and it’s a big but, the story has to stand alone without the memory.

Why? Because your viewers don’t know the story, they don’t share the memory, so it has to move them just as it is.

So how can we tell if an image will stand alone if whenever I look at it I see the memory as well. The answer is simple, you get others to critique the image.

It’s simple yet hard to do as it  is hard to receive criticism even constructive criticism. So it is important for you on your photographic journey that you do this in a safe environment where you are not competing with anyone, just trying to learn.

How do you find such a place?

There are photo clubs, online groups or special courses that offer this as an option. Do your research, see if you can see critiques this person or group have given or talk to people who have had thier work critiqued by this group, organization or individual. Have the critiques been constructive and have they been shared in a way that encourages you to try again and gives you the tools to do what they are suggesting.

I have recently had some of my own photos critiqued as I wanted to test my theory out and I was amazed at what I learnt in just one session. It is amazing how another set of eyes can see so differently.

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This was before the critique










This was after critique









This is just one example. Remember also that a critique is only one persons opinion and of course their technical knowledge, but as photography is an art it is also subjective.

Which image of the two above do you like best?

If you are looking to improve your photography there is a course called “The Dash” that I highly recommend. The people who critique the images are as much coaches as critiques, so they walk beside you and help you out on your photographic journey.

It comes with some critiques you can read or the option to have your own images critiqued. So whether your just starting out or looking to taking your photography to the next level, be sure to check out http://www.digital-photo-secrets.com/aff/Jkh/20854b63.html to find out more.

Be sure to let me know which image above you like best in the comments.

It’s Here!!!! The Photography Dash

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Improve Your Photography With The Photography Dash


Do you want to take photos you can proudly show everyone?

Do you want people to look at your images and go WOW, this is great?

Do you read everything you can about photography, but still can’t translate that into better photos.

Are you frustrated that when you are following tips or advise, it never turns out quite right?

Busselton Jetty

This is an image of the Busselton Jetty at night and it’s to remind me to share my blessings with the world


This is an image I took in my first dash!!!



Guess what, you can take images like this, because you can have a professional photographer alongside you in the dash, telling you what you did right and where you went wrong and telling you how you can get it right, then having the opportunity to retake the image and get the professional photographer to then let you know how you went!!!

Most people can’t afford this because it would be hugely expensive….but this is where the photo dash comes in. You can join the photo-dash for as little as $19-50!!! (if you choose both topics) and then during checkout you will be offered an upgrade to gold or premium.

These are the levels that you get personal critiquing by either 1 professional photographer (Gold level ) or 2 professional photographers (Platinum level) and you can have this for….drum roll….less than the cost of a cup of coffee a day!!!!

Check out all the details below. The dashes run for 1 month at a time and there are 6 months planned, so you can look at exactly what is on offer. You can just do one dash or you can do them all!!!

The Photography Dash

Oh did I forget to mention….I am one of the photographers who will be critiquing your images along with two other great photographers in America. My love is nature in all her forms, Dalisa’s is Portraiture and Becki is a Californian who has a strong background in photography including an associate in arts degree in commercial photography.

Although we all have areas that we specialize in we are all professional photographers who do all aspects of photography, but as a photographer you will find you will generally be drawn to a certain type of photography. Once you have learnt all the basics and have a full toolbox you can try all the different subjects and pick one that appeals to you.

Whether you just want to take better photos of the kids or you have a special once in a lifetime holiday coming up or you want to become a professional, then this dash is for you.

Oh and it doesn’t matter if you are a beginner, intermediate or advanced. we tailor it to your needs and it also doesn’t matter what type of camera you have, you can even learn on a phone camera!!!

So have a look by clicking on the link below and if you have any questions just ask me and I will be happy to answer them.

The Photography Dash


adifferent view

The underside of Busselton Jetty