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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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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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The FotoFreo 2010 Circuit – Final

With FotoFreo 2010 winding up this weekend, I took the opportunity while in Fremantle to catch up with a few more exhibitions - this time from the Fringe Festival (which I was co-coordinator). The great thing about Fringe Festivals is that they can indicate the immense...

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Lina and Jett: a love story

One of the great moments of working with models is when the relationship between models and photographer just clicks. I was shooting two new models yesterday - Matt Goyder and Wild Kat - and the synergy during the shoot was absolutely amazing. We shot at Yellagonga...

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