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Restoring Hope – Refugee Week 2012 Exhibition

Those of you who have been following me on Facebook and Twitter will be familiar with this. Over the last three weeks, I've been working with Propel Youth Arts on a photographic project for Refugee Week 2012. Refugee Week aims to inform Australia about refugees...

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South West Landscape Shootout

We're back from a wild and wooly weekend of landscape photography with 17 workshop participants in the South West of Western Australia. Though best known in touring circles as a region of vineyards, wineries and great surfing beaches, the South West also boasts some of the...

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Freo Portrait Prize 2012

With a studio based in Fremantle, it's hard to miss the excitement being generated by the Fremantle Portrait Prize! If you're into portrait photography big time, then you need to give the Fremantle Portrait Prize some serious thought. The Fremantle Portrait Prize promotes excellence in the...

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Give your old digital cameras a new life

Do you have old digital cameras (point and shoots, DSLRs etc) that are sitting at home gathering dust? If so, please consider donating them to a worthwhile community project! We are looking for donations of old digital compact cameras (point and shoot) or old DSLRs that...

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More Gritty Portraiture

One of my favourite things about shooting portraiture in the studio is to ask the sitter to display emotions outside the "happy smiling" norm. There's an energy that comes from tension in pose and expression. This dude should look familiar for some of you.     Setup: strip...

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We lit up the Swan Valley!

LightPlay 2 takes the "LightPlay" lighting workshop concept on the road. With two models, eleven photographers and one stylist in tow, we took to the Swan Valley on board a bus -- with the express aim of shooting on location and showing workshop participants how...

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“Gritty” Portraiture

Insight into Portraiture My interests in photography lie predominantly in portraiture, but I'm rarely interested in creating "flattering" people portraits. I don't use skin smoothing software, for instance, and very rarely will you see me spotting or cloning away the errant mole or pimple (unless it's...

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