THIS WEEK’S TUTORIAL:
Composition, Creativity & Ideas
UNLOCK CREATIVITY,
WATCH HOME ALONG

“This tutorial aims to harness the creativity of Kevin in Home Alone and give you a foolproof plan to get the most from every scene you capture, and it starts by putting down your camera and living it a little.”

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Settings, Techniques & Editing

Get insights into your settings and how to simplify the way you see them

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Photography gear & Camera Setup

Read my opinion on camera gear and how to get the best bang for your buck!

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Composition, Creativity & Ideas

Reignite your creative hurdles and see the world from a different perspective

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Free Photography Tutorials on Settings & Techniques


OFF CAMERA FLASH: LOONEY TUNES VS FINDING NEMO


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“I have no doubt that if you’ve used your cameras built in flash before and decided that you’re not it’s biggest fan. It tends to make people look pretty terrible and there is a good reason why….”


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SHOOT BLACK & WHITE FOR MORE HIGH FIVES!


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“What difference do you think it would make if the image on the back of the camera actually looked amazing? Would you persevere and try and perfect it? Of course you would….This is THE TRICK”


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LIGHT METERING MODES: ONE SIMPLE QUESTION


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“This week in my tutorial I’d like to welcome you to the world of light metering, the single setting that can make or break your photos…”


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HOW TO ROCK AT MACRO FOCUS!


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3 steps to macro focus success! Skip the frustration and fancy focus features, take control the easy way and get your macro images tack sharp in no time!


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BOKEHLICIOUS – BLURRY BACKGROUND EXPRESS!


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Wanting to get those smooth creamy backgrounds and razor sharp subjects? Read on to hear my top tips to get blurry backgrounds regardless of the lens or camera you have!


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WHY APERTURE PRIORITY SHOULD BE YOUR PRIORITY


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Wanting to achieve those beautiful blurry backgrounds and razor sharp foregrounds? It’s actually a lot simpler than you may think! Read on to find out why aperture priority mode should be your next move!


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MANUAL SETTINGS – AS EASY AS GETTING A TAN


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I have a rather interesting mix of heritage in my family. My Mum’s side is Irish and my Dad’s side is a mix of Latvian and Russian. Let me tell you now, when it comes to their differences, there is one that stands out above the rest; they are total polar opposites when it comes to their ISO!…. wait what? You’ve never heard your settings explained like this before!


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R-E-F-L-E-C-T, FIND OUT WHAT IT MEANS TO ME!


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Learn to get consistently awesome reflection shots even when there isn’t a rain cloud in sight with these 3 tips for reflection photography!


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HISTOGRAMS – THE TINY MOUNTAINS IN EVERY PHOTO


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Have you ever wondered why good photographers photos just seem to ‘work’? Or how great photographers get away with doing crazy artistic things but when you try it looks like an accident? Read on my friend and all will be answered with one simple word.


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WHY ALL THE NOISE ABOUT ISO?


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If you read the internet (which you clearly are) you’ll find a lot of noise about ISO performance. What are the absolute limits? What about my camera? How high should I go? What is the noise pattern like?

Everyone has an opinion, mine? Who actually cares.


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BALANCE THE BLUES OUT OF AUTUMN


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Getting your white balance right isn’t always about accuracy, it’s about bringing out a mood in your images. Read on about how a tiny change to a simple setting can be the difference between the warm and fuzzies and a hospital waiting room.


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PLEASE DON’T STEAL THIS ARTICLE


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The world is a terrifying place, filled with thieves and deception and so today I tackle the age old question of “how can I protect my pictures?”. Simple answer: you can’t… but there is still a good reason to slap your name on it!


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A WIDE ANGLE LENS FOR THE PRICE OF A CUP OF COFFEE


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Want a wide angle lens but don’t want to fork out the big bucks? This trick gives you a cheaper alternative and will change the way your photos look forever!


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IT’S NOT YOUR FAULT YOU LOOK FAT IN PHOTOS


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Is it just me or do does this lens make me look fat? That’s right, lenses can have some pretty huge impacts on the shape of your… you. Read on about how to avoid this, how to exaggerate this and generally understand what’s going on inside that little lens of yours!


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MONOCHROME… IT’S JUST NOT THAT BLACK AND WHITE


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Black and white photography might seem like a pretty basic edit to make but lets face it, a basic conversion doesn’t make for the eye-popping landscape we expected right? Read on about the complexities and simplification of getting amazing black and white images


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SO MUCH LIGHT! SO LITTLE TIME!


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Have you ever gotten to a location to find yourself running around trying to get the sunrise in just the right part of your frame? Take out the guess work with this tip!


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BRACKETING & HDR – CAPTURE ALL THAT YOU SEE!


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It’s funny how things can look brilliant to your eye but then the camera seems to miss the mark. Check out these techniques to capture ALL that your eye can see with your camera.


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MAKING STARS OF THE LIGHTS


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Does everything you see shine with a glittery sparkle? Like it was covered in stars? This simple trick can give you stars in your photos without the need for specialty gear!


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THREE STEPS TO THE STARS


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Love astro photography? Want more interesting foregrounds? Here is a simple 3 step process to achieving eye-popping night shots, all you need is a torch or a flash and your camera!


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WHY SHOOT JPEG & RAW? LAZINESS!


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To start with, I’m going to admit that when it comes to my camera, I’m a doer and not a meticulous planner, I like to be able to raise the camera to my eye and capture the moment without having to analyse the behind-the-scenes settings of my camera. So for this reason I shoot both JPEG and RAW files for every image I take, the trick is what you do next…


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SETTING FUNCTION BUTTONS LIKE A SPY


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When you ask a spy a question they simply know they shouldn’t answer they respond with “I can tell you, but I’ll have to kill you”. That’s kind of how I feel about assigning function buttons because if I’m totally honest, I feel that by giving you a list of assignments, I’ll be killing your creativity and probably causing more problems than what you bargained for.


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MY KIT – WHY MY ‘BEST’ CAMERA IS LIKE A FRYPAN


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There is no such thing as the ‘ideal’ camera because in my mind, they all have a strength that makes them the ‘best camera’ for a particular purpose or person. Today I’m going to let you peek into my camera bag and explore the contentious topic of what I use and why, and I’m going to use my second favourite topic (being food) to do it.


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HOW TO MAKE YOUR IMAGES EERR… NOT SHINE?


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Ever wondered if there was a magic bullet for landscape and seascape photography? Something that would just make the colour pop and the details come to life? This is probably the closest thing you will get!


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JPEG vs RAW – DO YOU LIKE CAKE?


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Confused as to why you would shoot RAW? Takes up more space, slows the camera down, harder to use… well this is a simple explanation of how a JPEG differs from a RAW file, why you should use them and IT’S ALL ABOUT CAKE!


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5 THINGS I WISH I KNEW AT THE START


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I live life with no regrets, but that doesn’t mean I can’t reflect and try and pass on lessons to others. Today we take a quick look at the top 5 pieces of advice I wish I had taken on board when I started out in my Photography.


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CHOOSING A MEMORY CARD – ALL YOUR EGGS IN ONE BASKET


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So I just bout the new 512GB memory card… cost me $900… haha just kidding! That would be stupid… here’s why


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CHOOSING A PRIME LENS YOU’LL ACTUALLY USE


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Asking strangers what lens is the best for you is like asking someone what the best flavour ice cream is; it’s way too subjective. Follow this guide to get the right prime lens for your shooting style!


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SAVE MONEY – STEP UP AND PUT A RING ON IT


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Do you have loads of lenses with different filter thread sizes? Want to buy top quality filters but save a ton of cash? This simple trick will save you hundreds!


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Free Photography Tutorials on Composition, Creativity & Ideas


UNLOCK CREATIVTY, WATCH HOME ALONE


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” This tutorial aims to harness the creativity of Kevin in Home Alone and give you a foolproof plan to get the most from every scene you capture, and it starts by putting down your camera and living it a little.”


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STREET PHOTOGRAPHY: USE THAT MORAL COMPASS


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“One of the most consistent questions I am asked on my Street & Travel Photography Workshop is “how do you photograph people in public? Like, is it legal?” and I find myself consistency reciting the same line “to me it’s not about being legal or illegal, it’s about being ethical”.”


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STOP HOARDING, YOU TALENTED BEAST!


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“I looked in the mirror and in front of my eyes appear the opening title from the TLC TV show “Hoarders – Buried Live”. I was turning into photography trailer trash and in the process losing some of my best photos beneath an ocean of digital files….”


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FIX COMPOSITIONS LIKE YOU WOULD EAT AN ELEPHANT


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Sometime looking at the scene in front of us trying to figure out how to best capture it can be pretty daunting… So how do we tackle such a complex problem? The same way we eat an elephant of course!


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GREAT PHOTOS ARE LIKE GREAT BOOKS – THEY HAVE A SUBJECT!


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Have you ever read a book that has pages and pages of intricate and detailed descriptions of the scene but just never feels like it really goes anywhere? Avoid this feeling in your photos with my 3 steps to isolating a subject!


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WANT GREAT COMPOSITIONS? REMEMBER WHEN YOU WERE 5 YEARS OLD


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Kids say the darnedest things and see the world with endless imagination, us adults? Not so much. Have you ever looked at a scene and known it would make an awesome photo… but you just can’t work out how? This might just be your answer!


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THINK LIKE A CHEF TO SAVE DOLLARS


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This is kind of how my photography journey came about; a passion for images followed by a passion for collecting image making gadgets to help improve my photography, and it raises a question that I get asked over and over again by my workshop participants; what should I be investing in next to improve my photography? And the simple answer is this: think like a chef.


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WHAT IKEA TAUGHT ME ABOUT COMPOSITION


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A great image captures your attention and directs your eyes exactly where it wants them to go, it sucks you in and doesn’t spit you out until you’ve experienced everything the artist wanted you to see, so today I share with you my 3 steps to achieve the ‘photo trap’.


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CURING PHOTOGRAPHERS BLOCK – WHY I’M AT THE BEACH


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Photographers block can be crippling to us creatives and it happens to all of us at some point or another. The great news is that it’s pretty easy to cure! Today’s tutorial brings together some friends and fellow photography experts to give you the top tips to cure photographers block!


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THE ART OF DELIBERATENESS


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Have you ever wondered why good photographers photos just seem to ‘work’? Or how great photographers get away with doing crazy artistic things but when you try it looks like an accident? Read on my friend and all will be answered with one simple word.


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DUTY FREE PORTRAIT SHOPPING – GET THE MOST FROM YOUR TRAVELS


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Sick of coming home with tacky & posed travel photos? You know the ones I mean, the thumbs up, cheesy smiles and ‘bunny ears’ … Well, this is my number one technique to get candid shots you want without compromising on the ethics.


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WINTER PHOTOGRAPHY – A STORM CLOUDS SILVER LINING


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It’s looking cold outside, clouds are swirling and a storm is brewing…It’s that time of year where everyone bunkers down for the cold, not me though, this is when I get my best shots!


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THIRD TIME LUCKY… THIS WILL NEVER WORK


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Perfecting your photos is hard and when it comes to Composition, there is the obvious, the less obvious and the down-right crazy…. but when crazy works we make magic!


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