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Hey folks, How are you? I hope life is good, and you and yours are safe and well. Last week I had the pleasure of doing a live critique of the submissions from our latest photo challenge. We themed the challenge around my Masterclass on How to Tell Stories with your Images. (And if you didn’t […]
Hey friends, How are you? Have you photographed an awesome subject – then felt disappointed that your images don’t capture the brilliance of what you saw? Your subject gets lost in the background, the subject doesn’t pop, the image falls flat in someway. Frustrating right?! Well you might be getting trapped in the problem of […]
“How lovely yellow is! It stands for the sun.” Vincent Van Gogh Hello friends, How are you? I hope life is good and you are happy and well wherever you are. Today I want to dive into a lesson all about colour. I have already done articles on the colours purple and blue and one […]
I wanted to share some of the best articles we have written over the years that we have been told have created the biggest impact on people’s photography. These are articles that will help you expand your perception of photography, help you awaken your inner artist and give you techniques and skills so you can […]
We are moving away from the temporary, surface activities that are fun for a while but bring us nothing really deeply meaningful.
When we are taking photos we are actually making an effort to be here in this world. To have experiences that mean more to us than the meaningless things that are on offer elsewhere.
Hey folks, How are you doing right now? I hope things are good wherever you are. This is Diana today, hello! The more we are in lockdown the more Anthony and I are asking ourselves, what are we learning from this experience? What can we do with this time to help us live and create […]
I look at many people’s photographs and I’ve noticed that how people take photos is in direct correlation to how they live their day to day lives. This may not sound like a startlingly profound fact but, put simply: your personality can create the biggest barrier to achieving interesting and unique photographs. It’s not your […]
Would you like to watch me process your images LIVE?
Would you like to see how I would go about working on YOUR photos?
I approach processing how I compose an image – with the spirit and soul of an ARTIST.
Every image is unique. I work on bringing out the inherent qualities of each of my photos, playing with the image and experimenting with different approaches.
I love processing – it is such an exciting part of bringing images to life.
I want to help you not just learn new skills and techniques for processing – but the confidence to explore, experiment and PLAY!
This is an unprecedented time in our history. The COVID-19 pandemic is having an massive impact on our health and wellbeing, the essential services that we rely on, the global economy and on small businesses that we use. We want you to know that we will continue to work during this time to support you in […]
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 […]