Posts Tagged "practice"

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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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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Getting Better travel photos

Posted by on May 11, 2016 in Adventures, Travel | 0 comments

Getting Better travel photos

Last year I traveled to Morocco on a photography trip with my good friend and business partner Tony White. Our trip was focused on photography and with about three weeks in the country we certainly had the opportunity to see and experience a good deal of this wonderful location. Looking back on the trip now and looking through the photos I captured, gives me a chance to reflect on some of key items to consider for travel photography.   Pre-visulation is powerful tool to get you started. When planning a holiday, how do you decide which country of location you want to visit? Chances are, you do it be seeing photos from that location. This is the same for me, I had...

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Learning how to review your own photos

Posted by on Mar 23, 2015 in Techniques | 0 comments

Learning how to review your own photos

In the last couple of blog posts I have been discussing how to review other peoples photo and how to accept feedback on your images, this week I would like to talk about learning to review your own photos. In a lot of cases this will actually be the hardest step out of all of the three discussed, as we often need to go beyond our own personal feelings for a photo and look at it with a more critical eye. Learning the ability to review your own photos goes a long way to helping you to improve your photography, it is also essential if you want to enter photography competitions (either through a photography club or a more national style of competition) or entertain any type...

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