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In the digital age of photography, do you find you take more pictures now than ever before? And do you think that’s a good thing? That you can take more, because costs have come down and you no longer pay for film and processing? If you’re thinking yes, more is better, then my question is […]

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Vardi Jacobs - June 23, 2014 - 6:21 pm

I loved every word that you wrote and devoured every grain/texture/light/detail of the finished photos of your nephew, Angus. I am “guilty” of taking zillions of photos of the family occasion/travel spot/person and have not yet selected the best of the bunch.
Thank you for reminding me that less is more in photography as it is in cooking, letter writing, chats with long time friends and strangers alike.
Vardi

Would you like an obligation free sneaky peak at my book, ‘Memories at your fingertips – organise your digital photos like a pro‘? I think it’s fair enough that these days you might like to get a look at something before you buy it. So I have two chapters to share with you. Chapter 2 […]

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If you turned the sun and the lights around about the place off, what would happen? You’d be in total darkness, wouldn’t you? So therefore, if you want to make a picture, you need to first see what’s going on with the light you have available to you. For example, in my picture above, you […]

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I’ve been working with entrepreneurs and small business owners who need professional portraits that speak accurately to their brand, that show them in their best light and tell their audience exactly who they are (usually online) before they meet them in person. So photography is a really important step for them, and a step I […]

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I don’t know about you, but as I was growing up my mum always prided herself on being a great cook in our family. Our kitchen shelves were full of recipe books from everywhere, written by all kinds of chefs. Some were specialty books, like how to make salads, or breads, and others were more […]

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I took my photo group this week to Herring Island in Melbourne. It’s a small island, very natural and largely untouched that is accessed by a little punt across the Yarra River. When I arrived we had about 60 attendees and I thought, it’s a cloudy day and not a lot to do on this […]

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Gillian Jervis - March 5, 2014 - 8:08 pm

Great tips, thanks Beth. I have young kids & they (still) enjoy posing for me so that I can practice my skills.

Let me guess. 1. In your family, you’re the one with the ‘fancy camera’. 2. In all likelihood at some stage you’ll be facing a family reunion. 3. You’ll be called up to photograph the family event. No pressure, or anything, right? It’s simple isn’t it, just take a few snaps? You have the expensive-looking […]

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Leona Devaz - December 24, 2013 - 6:30 am

Great post Beth! Very timely and heaps of hints to use for other group occasions. Enjoy Christmas.

This last two weeks in Your Camera, Your World participants have been learning about Street Photography. It isn’t easy – we even have one person in Berlin where German law prohibits photographing people publicly without their permission. We covered things like fear, getting permission, model releases and even how to carry yourself in public places […]

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How do you decide which photos are really the very, very best ones? Do you have a ‘decision workflow’ that helps you arrive at your favourites photographs quickly? With dSLR cameras these days it’s very tempting to take lots of photos of a given scene, and to then just kinda, well, hope the good ones […]

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Leona Devaz - November 8, 2013 - 12:04 pm

Great post Beth. Learnt so much listening to you critique as both a photographer + viewer. I particularly like how you cull straight from the camera and choose the shots you want to work with compositionally. As a student, that is something I will start doing from now, as it seems a bit cumbersome and redundant uploading everything to have to filter it via the computer. Thanks for sharing your knowledge.