Photo Tips

Autofocus Area: Why It Matters

Have you ever tried to get your camera to autofocus on one thing but it insists on focusing on something else? For instance, you might like your camera to focus on the centre of a flower, but it insists on focusing on some leaves behind...

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Creating a strong, stand out portrait

With the Fremantle International Portrait Prize closing date just around the corner (11 August 2017) and with the numbers of entries ramping up, it's worth while looking at what makes a strong and stand out portrait. Portraiture is a creative genre about as old as the...

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Why bad photos matter

  There's a joke that makes its way around photographic circles. It goes something like this: Q: What's the difference between a professional photographer and an amateur? A: The professional only shows off their best work. Once the chuckling subsides, you realise that it's actually a bit of a...

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Epic selfies with a smartphone

Once in a while, I come across someone who is creating very interesting work with simple cameras -- whether it might be a toy film camera, a basic point digital camera and shoot or, in the case of Colin Woolsey, his smartphone and a handful...

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