Author:sengmah

Finding creativity

One of the tougher challenges photographers face is a creative slump. No matter how much you love photography, how passionate you are about it, you're going to reach a stage where nothing, excuse the pun, clicks. Photography is no different to every other form of creative...

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Sons of Ganga

In Varanasi, the ancient city on the banks of the Ganges, the river is an intrinsic part of spiritual life for Hindus – she is Ganga, the mother goddess. Bathing in the Mother allows one to wash away the sins of lifetimes....

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Seeing the street

Street photography is an art of its own. It requires that the photographer be able to unfamiliarise the familiar, to make the everyday uncommon and unique. It requires eagle eyes and lightning reflexes. I work in Fremantle and am as familiar with it as, well, the...

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Powering your photography with Facebook

Facebook announced today that it had reached 500 million active users. 500 million individuals who are using Facebook for networking, social transaction, information sharing, community building and marketing. As a practicing photographer or photomedia artist, how can you not avail yourself of a slice of this...

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Working with models – Tips

As a photographer, there is much that is attractive about working with models. It's also a big challenge, often requiring that the photographer take a leap of faith in relinquishing some level of control to the model (let's face is, us photo-types are always kinda...

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Perth Tattoo Carnivaal

The Perth Tattoo Carnivaal was the first national tattoo expo to be held in Perth. I covered the event for Tattoo Revival, a monthly tattoo publication, and LoveInk.Com.Au, a website designed to feature and promote the work of female tattooists in Australia. [nggallery id=13]...

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Open Water Swimming

Open water or ocean swimming, popularised by the Rottnest Channel Swim, has become a mainstay of the summer swimming season. Competitors take to the waves in short and long courses, on open coasts or more placid bays. These photographs are from open water swimming events...

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