Author:sengmah

A juggling act

I'd ducked out of the studio during a day's shooting on Saturday to grab a coffee and a bite to eat, and noticed this young busker doing a juggling act just outside. He was drawing a bit of a crowd with his ability to make these...

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3 steps to improving your portraiture

A good portrait engages us with its subject - makes us respond emotionally to the person depicted within the frame. We're used to interacting with people, so as viewers, we're already predisposed to respond to photographs of people. It's not hard to take a good portrait. On...

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Gun's Up! front + back cover concepts

So I started playing around with design and concepts for the front and back cover of "Gun's Up!". Would appreciate your thoughts and feedback on the layout. I wanted to the cover to show both the people (hence portrait) and the sport (hence action shot), and...

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"Or Nearest Offer" 2010 needs your prints!

Or Nearest Offer (ONO) is a special auction held by the Advanced Diploma in Photography students of the Central Institute of Technology (aka Central TAFE) to raise funds for their end of year graduate show. This year's grad show, entitled Focused at Infinity, promises to showcase...

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Let me tell you about my photography

Let's have a break from posts about workshops, projects and photo shoots. I would like to tell you about my photography. EQUIPMENT AND SETTINGS Let's start with equipment and settings. They seems to be the most popular questions I get asked about my photography: What do you use?...

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Swords in the Studio

Matt Goyder is an imposing fella, a giant of a man with equally imposing tattoos on both his arms. Goyder, as he prefers to be called, collects weapons: sais, swords, katanas, butterfly knives - you name it. When a bloke like this asks you to do...

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Autumn photo ramble, Guildford

40 photographers descended on the quiet village of Guildford in the Swan Valley for an autumnal photo ramble through its picturesque and historic surrounds. I had organised this Autumn Photo Ramble through the Photographers in Perth Flickr group;  this photo walk was an opportunity for local...

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