It’s begun, 2018

Yes another year has started and I am excited to see what it brings.

I plan on continuing with my digital art and am opening a small gallery at my house.

Hopefully I will have this up and running within the next few weeks. I will let you know details as they happen.

Have you been out enjoying your photography?

Did you get some great Christmas photos?

I hope so. If you like what you got but want to improve I am available for individual coaching, just email me at jules@juliaharwood.com and we can go from there.

If you received Photoshop for a present or if you have had it a while but want to learn how to use it better, I can help you. I work on your photo with you, so you are learning how to use Photoshop with your images as well as I will give you advice on how to improve the shot when you are actually taking it.

I hope your 2018 is one filled with happiness, love and joy.

Remember we can always find the treasures in life if we stop and look for them.

Alternate view of the heavenly dimension

the Eye of God

This is my latest art piece, hope you enjoy it.

Or another piece you might like:-

Born free

Born to ride

Merry Christmas and A Happy New Year.

I wanted to wish each and every one of you a great Christmas. I know for some of you Christmas is a hard time and know theat I will be thinking of you.

For all those who have family and friends to share Christmas with, take a moment to think if there is anyone you know who may be struggling this Christmas, they may have family that are in another state or country, they may have lost family, their family may works away, if you know anyone who will be without a loved one this Christmas, try to add them to your day, often a phone call, dropping in for a drink or asking them to come with you to your family celebrations can be a lifesaver.

I know you will all be taking lots of pictures, remember the less flash the better, try to get people outside in the light for family photos or if you have to use a flash, try to bounce it off the ceiling, if you only have a camera with a pop up flash, grab some baking paper and an elastic band and put this over the flash to act as a diffuser and then fire away

If you are taking photos with people in them, make sure your shutter speed is at least 1/120 sec or put the camera on portrait scene mode. If you are trying to capture the lighting and the ambience, put it on night scene mode but be aware any people may be blurred unless you tell them to be nice and still.

Finally just a reminder to take a moment to think about the reason for the season.

Happy New Year!!!

I wanted to take this opportunity to wish each of you a happy new year. I hope it is filled with joy and laughter, health and happiness.

It is at this time of year that we take a moment to reflect and many of you will have made New years resolutions.

Have you already broken them???

How come even with the best intentions, we struggle to make change?

One reason is that in reality, January the 1st is just one day away from Dec 31st. If our habits haven’t changed, which is very difficult to do in a single day, then we struggle to stay focused and motivated.

I recently read an article which made me stop and go, “YES!, of course!!”

What that article was talking about was setting a daily practice rather than an end goal. You have an end goal, but you break it down into a process. So instead of saying, “this year I am going to create a photographic book and make it available for sale”. I Would say from today I am going to create one page of a photo book each week. Then in a year I will have a 52 page book ready for printing.

It is like when asked, “How do you eat an elephant?” The answer of course is, “one bite at a time”

The advantage of this method is that when you have created your book, you don’t then fall into the slump of what will I do know, you will have developed a routine, a habit that you can keep using.

Have you ever wanted to write a book?

Decide that you will write an article once a week, at the end of the year you will have more than enough written to create a book.

For me, my goal in 2014 is to write a blog post once a week, so if I haven’t done it by Friday, then each Friday I have scheduled time in my diary to do it.

This way we create lifelong habits that begin to change who we are and what we do.

What will be your process for this year. I would love you to share, what your goal is and the “Process” by which you will achieve it.

My Goal

To write a blog post once a week

 

 

 

 

Here is an image to help you focus,  right click on it and save photo, then you can add some text to it if you like reminding you of your process and set is as your screensaver or wallpaper. The above is mine with my motto, the one below is for you.

I cropped mine a bit to fit my screen:)

Remember to share what your process is.

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