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    31 Day Photography Challenge: Linkup Week Two

    We’re currently hosting a 31 Day Photography Challenge here on the blog and would love to have you join us ūüôā A great way to take your photography up a step, pick up your camera and practice, practice and practice.   To join us is simple, just share your post link below and we will pop on over for a visit, you may also share your photos on instagram using #31dayphotography.   Don‚Äôt forget to come back and join us next Wednesday 18th, sharing your photos for Days 11¬†‚Äď 17.   Day 4: Flowers   Day 5: Funny   Day 6: Hands   Day 7: Motion   Day 8: Eyes…

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    31 Days Photography Challenge: Linkup Week One

    Last week I invited you to join us for 31 Days of¬†Photography, challenging and stretching ourselves to take our photography ‘up a notch’. Perhaps you’ve dived in and have been snapping away the last few days, or perhaps you have been frozen in indecision, wanting to join the fun but not quite sure how you can improve.   The beginning step is to pick up your camera and click, click, click as they say ‘practice makes perfect.’ Wishing just know how to make those shots even more dynamic? Read posts with camera tips, you may at first be overwhelmed but eventually you begin to become familiar with terms. Add photographer’s…

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    31 Day Photography Challenge: May 2016

      Improving our photography skills is something many of us long to do but for many it seems an impossible dream. I indeed¬†relate as¬†I was once a dreadful¬†photographer, think headless, dark and blurry, thanks to¬†the advent of the digital camera my family begun to retain their heads. More recently my skills continued to improve indeed jumped several notches thanks to;¬†reading photography tips, undertaking a course and most importantly ‘practice, practice and practice’. I’m by no¬†means a¬†professional¬†photographer but as someone who, only ‘moments ago’ was a total rank amateur I can completely relate to your bewilderment of all things camera, yet your keen desire to improve. I’d like to support and…

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    Siblings 2015: July

    This past week life has been ‘bursting at the seams’ with our oldest two lads and Carpenter’s girlfriend home on holidays. We instantly went from a home of mostly younger and ‘middle children’ to a home dominated by teens and young adults. The freezing weather we, along with most Australians are currently experiencing, put an end to ¬†outdoor plans, though the brave and hardy tried their hand at kite flying   with the homemade variety as well as the ready made.   Plenty of games of pool abound, with Miss Jelly Bean (11) generally emerging as the victor. All are keen to relieve her of her Championship status and put…

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    Please Don’t Say Cheese: Online Photography Course Review

    Last week our ten year old said, “Before I have children I want to learn how to take really good photos so I can take good photos of my children.” Whilst she made me giggle she was ‘spot on,’ taking good photos of your children is important and something I wish I had learnt before I had my children. I also realised anew the power of modelling, as all things photography is what I’ve been modelling for months now. Several months ago I embarked upon a new adventure, I began an online photography course with Robyn at¬†Please Don’t Say Cheese. I’d long been frustrated with my lack of photography skills…

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    Culling Years of Photos

    A few weeks ago our computer warned, “Your space is very low, you only have 10MB left”. Considering our hard drive has the capacity for 500GB something was swallowing up space. Turning to my resident computer expert, he (PC) informed me it was time to cull my photos. I hadn’t culled photos in any consistency at all, well make that never, since the advent of our first digital camera in 2006.  That made for alot of work over the past few weeks, I have literally spent hours and hours, clicking through and deciding what to keep and what not too.  I have deleted thousands of photos. What have I learnt…

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    Outdoors

    A portrait of our children, once a week, every week in 2015 This week I decided joining instagram was a must. ¬†However my phone camera is a sad, sad item, think pixel horror, however a little research informed me that I could join via my computer, just a couple more steps were involved. ¬†I was happier with that as I’d prefer to use my regular camera rather than a phone camera, happily I downloaded bluestacks, but ran into a problem when it appeared my ip address was considered a proxy. ¬†Confused? so was I;) ‘Long and short’ was I reluctantly gave up my instagram idea but… my darling husband meanwhile…

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    Autumn Days

    A portrait of our children, once a week, every week in 2015 Last year I had every intention to take photos of our darlings daily, even weekly, I even committed to a weekly photo link up. Like many good intentions I managed a little, in fits and starts. Part of my struggle is online security, I worry about over sharing. ¬†So then I do a circle and try to commit to just being private and not posting, but this meant I take even less photos, I’m a person who works best with deadlines. So back to sharing here.In a desire to improve my photography skills I signed up last year…