Posts made in June, 2016

Telling a story with less

Posted by on Jun 29, 2016 in Techniques | 1 comment

Telling a story with less

Sometimes I feel that the Painter has an edge over the photographer when it comes to creating within our chosen art. The painter basically starts with a blank canvas and then adds their desired elements until they feel the story is told. As photographers we start with the full scene in front of us and need to remove or reduce elements until the story becomes clear, this can become a significant challenge but is critical to ensure strong impact with the viewer of the photo. When this approach is taken to its pinnacle we move into the area of minimalism in our photography and when done well this technique will yield you great pleasure and can delight those people looking...

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How to use the new Upright tool in Lightroom CC

Posted by on Jun 23, 2016 in Lightroom, Software | 0 comments

How to use the new Upright tool in Lightroom CC

Sorry for not continuing my story of my transition to Fuji this week, but Adobe released an update for Lightroom CC that I think is important to show you.  Earlier in June Adobe released a new version of Lightroom and for CC subscribers there was a new feature added – “Guided Upright”.  As this does change one of the existing panels in the develop module (Lens Corrections) and add a new panel (Transform). The first thing you will notice when you go to the Lens Correction panel, the Upright tool is no longer there in Lightroom CC 2015.6, it has been moved to a separate panel just below called Transform.  You will also notice that some of the other...

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Location Guide – The Spit (Gold Coast)

Posted by on Jun 16, 2016 in Location Guides | 0 comments

Location Guide – The Spit (Gold Coast)

The Gold Coast of South East Queensland is blessed with many great beach and interesting places to photography. None more so that the Spit which sits on the northern end of the Gold Coast, it is a finger of land surrounded on three side by water including the ocean, and the Gold Coast seaway. For photographers this location provides a feast of opportunities, some are easily found and others require a bit of forethought. as with any coastal location different times of day will yield a completely different atmosphere to the photos. Being surrounded on three sides by water gives the photographer a wide variety of choices. The ocean side (eastern side) of the Spit offers...

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Fuji X-T1 – An exciting new beginning

Posted by on Jun 5, 2016 in Equipment | 2 comments

Fuji X-T1 – An exciting new beginning

April 2015 a friend of mine was thinking about selling his Fuji X-Pro1, I was interested because I was after something small and light to carry with me to work and other places.  I wanted something for those times when I saw something interesting that the camera phone (handy as it is) would not do justice.  Unfortunately my friend decided to not to sell but he did allow me to have a play with the camera, this short 2 hour experience had me hooked, the Fuji camera was just so intuitive and easy to use. After some research my choice came down to the Fuji X-T1 and the Fuji X-T10 camera models. After much deliberation I decided to go into CameraPro in the city and have some...

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Showing motion in your photos

Posted by on Jun 1, 2016 in Techniques, Uncategorized | 0 comments

Showing motion in your photos

The ability to catch and portray movement in a photo is a critical skill to learn, it can help elevate your photography and provide an engaging focal point for the viewer. The skill when learnt can be easily applied to a wide range of photography but becomes an essential component of sports or action type photos. Ranging from kids playing in the backyard through to pro-surfers or motor racing, exciting and engaging photos can be crafted by controlling the way motion is shown. As a photographer you have a number of options open to you when it comes to showing how things are moving within your photo’s frame and your camera settings become critical to achieving the desired...

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