Venture Blog

Homeless Connect 2010

Venture Photography ran the inaugural Photo Booth at the Homeless Connect in 2009. So rewarding and enriching was that experience that I put my hand up again this year for Homeless Connect 2010. This year, ably abetted by Kaylene Taylor of Taylor Made...

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Flags up! Gun’s up! In!

I've just finished putting the first cut of the Gun's Up! book together. There is still much to be done: the photographs need to be proofed before the first proof of the book is even published (by eCPrint in Rockingham), but this is a major...

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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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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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