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Ideas & Inspiration
Hey folks, How are you? How is life where you are? What a strange time we are living in. It feels, even here in our peaceful little Spanish village by the sea, that the world has changed so dramatically. There is so much you can’t do right now. And you are not just confined physically […]
Close-Focus photo challenge:
Since we’re all focusing on a bit of distancing in our lives right now, I thought I would propose a challenge that reflects this change in our lives.
But unlike social distancing, this is going to be close-focus distancing.
I’ve taught this technique many times in my workshops for those people who have wanted to do a macro image.
Today many of us in the world are in the flux of the feeling of uncertainty and fear. Justified or unjustified fear, to me that is not the point.
Hey everyone, Hope this finds you very well. Today I have swapped the wintery life of London for the heat and vibrancy of Mexico City. I am a little tired of course from the long flight, but there is nothing like beating jet lag with the excitement of being in an incredible country like Mexico. […]
Hey folks, How is life with you? I hope if you’re having holidays, they are excellent. So it’s that time of year again. The end of the year, with next year, and the beginning of a new decade, just days away. It’s the time of year when us photographers can have the pleasure of choosing […]
Hello, This is Diana today. How are you? I hope you are all well and fine in this holiday season, if indeed it’s a holiday for you where you are. Maybe during the holiday season you don’t have the time or inclination to take photos. But we can still spend time developing our imaginations and […]
Hey folks, Today is Thanksgiving in the US, and although I haven’t lived there for twenty years and we don’t celebrate it here in Europe, when I am reminded of that word – Thanks…giving – I am reminded me of the awesome power of being thankful, grateful, appreciative of the gifts in my life right […]
Hey folks, I hope you are all doing well! Last night I did a very cool video live on Facebook about How to Print from Lightroom, you can now see if on my Youtube channel. Even if you don’t use Lightroom it’s still super worth watching. I give you bundles of tips that take you […]
“To live is the rarest thing in the world. Most people exist, that is all.” Oscar Wilde Hey folks, How are you? I hope things are good and life is flourishing for you in many ways. As you can probably tell, I am not a big portrait photographer. I rarely seek people out when I […]
Hey folks, For some time I have wanted to start teaching what is the biggest challenge people tell me they face in photography – printing their photos. For most people they don’t even consider that they could do anything as ‘advanced’ or ‘technical’ as printing their photos. It’s like just the idea of it makes people want to give up. […]
Hey folks, How are you? Some of our most popular articles are ideas on new photo challenges you can do. Today we wanted to bring you not just one or two new photo challenge ideas, but 30! Why is doing a challenge good for your photography? I think it’s because there is a constant tension […]
Today we are featuring our latest collection of prints from the beautiful town of Du Gia in Ha Giang, Northern Vietnam. Dream 1 The prints are hand printed on Giclée Hahnemühle Pearl paper, in limited edition numbers. To purchase a print, choose the size and purchase here: 20 x 25cm / 8 x 10 inches […]
Hello good people, This is Diana and today I am standing in for Anthony as he is deep into teaching our workshop in Vietnam. It’s got off to an amazing start, and the group are loving the experience. I am always learning things from Anthony about being a creative person, and he vice versa I […]
Hey folks, Today I am still driving around the fairy-world-like landscapes of Ha Giang, it’s a breathtaking experience. I am unashamedly a colour photographer. I have always loved colour in my photography, even when I was at photography school, emerging as an artist and black and white dominated the art scene. I stuck to what I was most passionate about – and […]
Hey friends, I hope life and photography are flourishing and flowing for you all. So here I am in Hanoi, and I am loving it. The food, the colours, the vibrant street life – it’s an intense and exciting experience, and of course I am loving the photography here. Today I wanted to share some […]
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A really interesting thing happened to me this year that I want to share with you. This spring and summer I became very disenchanted with my DSLR camera. Curiously, and to my complete amazement, I am finding my smartphone, which is one of the latest versions, to be more than adequate for taking 95% of […]
We love doing photo challenges because they are simply a fantastic way to practise capturing ideas in your photos. You take a concept and then go out into the world and search for a way to capture this idea in an image. You are practising both the art of seeing and observation – and your […]
Greetings, How is everyone on this fine day? I hope life is good and your camera is getting to see some fascinating things. I agree with the great writer E.B. White when he said “Always be on the lookout for the presence of wonder.” This is what we can use our cameras and photography for. […]
One thing I hear a lot is people saying they find it hard to be inspired by what’s on their doorstep. I get it, it can be so much easier to feel inspired and excited by what’s before you when you are somewhere new. But! If you want to take original and interesting photos – […]