Photography

One Great Shot - To Zoo or not to Zoo

One of the great mistakes people make when taking photos is to took out the window and think, “Great it’s sunny, lets go outside.” Bright sunshine is one of the worst types of light to shoot people in. It can of course be done and done well, but unless you have pro lighting and several assistants it’s not going to work well. But what if you don’t have a choice?

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Today’s ordinary is tomorrow’s extraordinary.

Today’s ordinary is tomorrow’s extraordinary.

Our real memories of our lives are not made up of the good moments. We may try to forget for the most part the sad or tragic events. Our ‘real’ moments are made up of those times in between events. Certainly we’ll remember a good birthday party when we were a child or a great family holiday - but most of our best memories will consist of the ordinary. 

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Stormy Weather? Grab Your Camera.

Stormy Weather? Grab Your Camera.

Good weather is not the same as good photography weather. Bright sunshine around midday is probably the worst light to shoot in and stormy weather that might see you running home from work to beat the rain is actually great photography light. 

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How do you get good shots in bad weather?

How do you get good shots in bad weather?

The worst thing about vacation photos in dull weather is the sky. A stormy or rainy sky can work great but there is nothing you can do about a blanket white overcast sky. Everything will look dull no matter what you do and it can’t be ‘fixed’ in Photoshop. So don’t shoot the sky. Aim your camera downwards to exclude or minimise it and concentrate on your family and the environment. 

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Vicious Attack Ends Photoshoot!

Vicious Attack Ends Photoshoot!

We chose to arrive late which would allow me nice late afternoon sunlight which is excellent for portraits, and it wouldn’t be too hot to be outdoors either. A sweaty family is not a happy family and doesn’t make for great portraits either. 

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