Posts made in May, 2013

Composition and your intent

Posted by on May 26, 2013 in Techniques | 0 comments

Composition and your intent

I wrote a few weeks ago about a process for helping your photography called BE CALM when it came to making good photographs. BE CALM stands for Breathe & Examine, Composition, Angle, Light and Mood. This week I would like to expand on the first principle there – Composition. When we get to the point on our photography path where we start progressing from taking photos to making photos, composition is normally the first element of the photo that needs to be addressed. The big mental shift that comes into effect when we start making our photos is that we start examining our intent for the image prior pressing the shutter. Why are you making this photograph? What...

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How to use a Lightroom Travel Catalogue

Posted by on May 19, 2013 in Lightroom | 3 comments

When it comes to post-processing my images my first port of call is Lightroom.  I find it provides me with a great way to catalogue and process my images.  And I am not alone in my choice, more and more photographers are turning to Lightroom for their primary photo management and editing software.  So when it comes to travelling we want to continue to use Lightroom on our Laptop and hopefully save ourselves some time when we return home to our desktop computer. So where do you start?  If you own Lightroom then you actually have license to install it onto a second computer ie a laptop, this should the first thing you do.  Make sure you install the latest version of...

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Do You Have Access To A Time Machine?

Posted by on May 12, 2013 in Adventures | 0 comments

No?  Then read on if you would like to take photos of people from different eras of history… History Alive is an annual event run by the Queensland Living History Federation.  It is held at Fort Lytton, Brisbane on the second weekend in June each year, and various battle re-enactments and activities are staged over the weekend.  There are also encampments set up throughout the site covering several different eras of historical life over a 2000 year span.  You will be able to see everything from Roman Legionnaires to Medieval Knights to World War 1 & 2 displays.  All the various re-enactors are dressed in clothing and uniforms of their era, and there are also...

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Location Guide – Snapper Rocks QLD

Posted by on May 1, 2013 in Location Guides | 0 comments

Location Guide – Snapper Rocks QLD

One of the last beaches in QLD before crossing the NSW border, Rainbow bay or more commonly Snapper Rocks is one of the prime surfing locations in Australia. Indeed it regularly holds the Quicksilver pro international competition. This is my all time favorite locations to do surfing photography. The main reason is the access to the surfers, typically when trying to photography surfers you require the longest lens possible; mostly something 400mm or longer is required to make the surfer something other than a small dot in the frame. The layout of the beach at this location enables the photographer to get much closer to the action and I have found that a 100-300mm focal...

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