Posts by kendickson

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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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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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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Photo challenge for fun and learning

Posted by on May 25, 2016 in Adventures | 1 comment

Photo challenge for fun and learning

Recently my 10 year old son and I had a couple of hours to kill in the city whilst the rest of the family was off seeing a show. I was keen for my son to learn some photography skills and for me to flex my creative mind a bit further as well. The idea of just going to the city with cameras in hand and hoping for the best didn’t resonate with me and would most likely lead to boredom for the younger member of the party. We decided to undertake a “Hunt and Shoot” photo challenge instead, the rules being fairly simple; 9 given subjects (as supplied by my lovely wife) Timelimit – the length of the show that other family members were seeing Distance...

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Location Guide – Jemaa el-Fnaa, Marrakesh, Morocco

Posted by on May 18, 2016 in Location Guides | 0 comments

Location Guide – Jemaa el-Fnaa, Marrakesh, Morocco

Jemaa el-Fnaa is the main square in Marrakesh and a popular destination for both tourists and locals. The square ebbs and flows with the life of the city during the day and turns into the beating heart at night time with dozens of food stalls catering for all tastes from snails to traditional Morocco cous cous. The square is fantastic place to capture a quintessential photo of Morocco. The photo opportunities will vary greatly from the ever present exotic snake charmers or monkey handlers to friendly orange juice sellers or the frantic pace of the night food stalls. You will find your senses suffer overload during the first encounter of Jemaa el-Fnaa, it is loud and...

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