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Author:sengmah

New Zealand South Island Landscapes 2024

I've just wrapped up a photography tour of New Zealand with eight great photographers as guests. Our photography travels kicked off in Mount Cook and took in Aoraki, the Tasman Valley and a doors-off helicopter flight over the Tasman River delta and towards the Tasman...

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My Favourite Images from 2023

This year has been a year of travel, particularly to India, and it's not surprising that images taken in India feature large in the selection. India has always held a very special place in my heart -- for photography but also for sublime and poignant...

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Do we TAKE or MAKE photographs?

The idea of photographers "making" a photograph instead of just "taking" a photograph raises its head every once in a while. I remember back when digital photography was viewed as suspect because it made the "taking" of a photograph too easy, as opposed to using a...

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Staying Curious

Being able to stay curious about the world is important for photographers. Curiosity fuels creativity and keeps us wanting to connect more, learn more and understand more about what we see around us. So, how can we refresh our sense of curiosity? Here are some ideas: Embrace...

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Depth of Field, Depth of Feeling

This title comes from a quote from photographer W Eugene Smith: "What uses having a great depth of field, if there is not an adequate depth of feeling?" I see the idea of "feeling" here as having two instances: the first is with the photographer, the...

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Photography vs AI.

Real or AI? This image was created using Stable Diffusion (AI image generator) by Aurel Manea (http://aurelm.com/). There’s been a recent explosion in the creation of AI imagery. It’s flooded the Internet and it’s almost impossible to pop into social media platforms without coming across pictures...

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It’s all about light

Light. It's what photographers obsess about. Whether you're a landscape photographer or a portrait photographer (or any kind of photographer), you can deploy light to evoke mood in your images. We all have our go-to lighting...

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Favourite 12 Images of 2021

2021 has been a particularly challenging year for many. A raft of pandemic-induced restrictions meant that travel was very limited. On top of this, there was the ever present spectre of a snap lockdown here in Western Australia (our State has opted to try and...

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