Some Things about Me

  • I grew up in Northern Victoria, Australia, in various country towns.
  • I have lived in Melbourne for over 25 years and know it really well.
  • I have been married since 1990
  • I’ve been taking photos most of my life, though seriously since 1993 when I got my first SLR, a Pentax K1000, though I’ve done heaps, I am always learning.
  • I studied photography at NMIT, though didn’t finish the course because I went on to complete a Bachelor of Fine Arts at the Victorian College of the Arts, which I did in 2006.
  • I can give technical advice about photography and some editing.
  • I love landscape photography, though I prefer landscapes with some man made element in them.
  • I consider myself a fine art photographer, a photo artist.
  • I love coffee
  • I have a cat called Tiddles
  • I love digital photography and the control you can have over it.
  • Buildings that are falling apart and ravaged by time are incredibly appealing.
  • I am good with faces but terrible with names.
  • I enjoy talking to other people about photography.
  • I have two red headed daughters that are now at Uni, so proud of them
  • My first experience with photo editing was about 10 or 12 years ago and was with GIMP
  • I first used Photoshop in 2003 during a photography course I was doing, but have only been using it seriously for the last few years.
  • It is always great to look at other peoples photos and help them make them better, or be amazed at what they have done.
  • I really enjoy showing and teaching people photography.
  • I enjoy photographs with a high sense of drama.


  1. Thank you for liking a post on my blog. Your photography is amazing. I am new to photography and love to learn. I look forward to following your blog and learning what I can from you.
    Happy New Year!

    • You’re very welcome, and thank you so much. I try and show things, but not in the ordinary way, well the way that most people do.
      Happy New Year to you, hope to hear from you again.

  2. Thanks for checking out my blog and for liking a post! I’m happy to have found You and your beautiful blog!
    Best Wishes,
    Miss B.

  3. Hi, I am a Melbourne mixed media artist. Lovely work. Also really like the way you dot pointed your about page.

    • Hello Cheryle, nice to meet you, I like your work too, lovely to meet someone else from Melbourne. Thanks, it seemed an easy way of doing it.

  4. Leanne, you are a professioner i admire so much. Though i didn’t know how deep you are at d begining of my encountering your blog. but since i know, every of your like is a push on. Thank you so much.

  5. Hello Leanne! Thank you very much for the like on my blog post. I LOVE your black and white photos. I am not a stellar photographer nor do I have the right equipment to get certain shots that I want but your tips on photography will really help! :)

    • You’re welcome, thank you too, no one thinks they are a stellar photographer, so I wouldn’t worry about that. The best camera is the one you have with you, so they say. I believe if you love taking photos then it will show in your images, so just keep doing it, and trying different things. I give tips when I can. :D

  6. Hi Leanne, I just changed my last post Serenity at Sea II, three times !after the initial post! right after I read one of your tutorials. #1 don’t put the horizon dead center – I did. #2 don’t forget to straighten the horizon – I didn’t. Well, I went back and modified the same image and repost it 2 more times before I thought I had it looking better. Thanks for the tips. Sometimes we don’t see what is right before our eyes.

    • You’re welcome, though do remember that the tips are just that tips, guidelines, and not rules. It is good to think about that sort of thing. I will have to go and take another look at your photos then. Thanks for letting me know, good to hear that they are useful.

  7. Thanks for visiting my blog – glad you liked it. My photography efforts are pretty feeble compared to yours, but it’s something I like doing and I hope to learn more when I have time.

    • You’re welcome, I think, though, that we all think we aren’t good enough. I know I often feel that way. If you love doing it then it will shine through and there is never a problem with learning, I hope to keep learning forever.

  8. claradoodles says

    Hello :) Thanks for liking my photos today. They were taken with my mobile phone though. I have a Pentax SLR, and I am ashamed to say I don’t use it that often, since its mostly quick shots I take, and I find having a larger camera quite cumbersome.. Having seen your photos though,, I am motivated to get to grips with it finally, and take some quality photographs! Thanks for inspiring me :D

    • You’re welcome on both counts Clara, I had a friend who came out with me one day and described my use of my DSLR as though it were a compact, that it was just part of me, which I think describes it really well. It does just become part of you. NOthing wrong with taking photos with your phone either, I usually try to do both when I am out. Thanks for coming over to say Hello. :D

  9. Ha! Hi Leanne. This is so familiar. I’m from Melbourne, too. I’m still using GIMP. I recently discovered UFRaw to go with it. Works really well. Thanks for liking my post this week. I’ll be back!

    • Lovely to meet another Melbournite Richard. I stopped using GIMP a few years ago, mainly because at the time it was hard to get information on how to use it, it sounds like that has changed a lot, but I do love what I can do with PS. Keep in touch.

  10. learningtocry says

    Thanks for liking my post “I want to be dangerous” on learningtocry.wordpress.com

  11. Hey there, came by to say thanks for looking around my place. We have stuff in common, though I don’t even own a camera. I like stuff too. old ruins, junk rigs. visual nightmares.

  12. Thanks for liking my photography posts! I really like the photo of the ocean on the About page. I am particularly interested in nature and animal photos, but I sometimes take photos of buildings. I discovered gimp last year and have been using it to edit my photos. I used to take graphic design classes, so I’m familiar with Photoshop, and I find the two to be rather similar.

    • You’re welcome. That’s good to hear. I am getting more and more into nature and animal photos too, not sure how it happened. I love photographing buildings. I used to use GIMP, a few years ago and then I switched to Photoshop. They are very similar. Thanks for stopping by.

  13. Thanks so much for following my blog. What beautiful photographs you have here! It’s a pleasure to imbibe the spirit of this blog.

    • That’s wonderful to hear, and thank you so much for nominating me. I don’t do awards, but I have added your name and a link to your post on my awards page. Thanks again for thinking of me. :)

  14. siterinadi says

    Bula Leanne, thank you for the likes on my recent posts. I appreciate it; it is greatly encouraging.

  15. I love old falling down buildings too. But I am also drawn to ancient cars and trucks, that have been sitting forever. Great place here.

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    • Thank you so much for the nomination, but at this point in time, I don’t think I will be able to do it. I have so much going on and my own blog is starting to feel neglected. Thank you for thinking of me.

      • Thank you for understand. I’ve been challenged to it a few times now, I tried to do the one on facebook, but did get very far.

  17. Hi Leanne!

    I just read the article you wrote at DPS “it´s your photo do whatever you want with it” or something like that. It was sooooooo inspiring, and a relief to read.

    I´m always reading these things about “how to take the perfect photo” and they are all so technical and boring and kind of kill-joy. Yours was the opposite, and I thank you for that.

    I also want to thank you for all your likes on my newbie “experiments”. I hope that one day I´ll really learn how to use my camera, but I´m having fun messing around with it in the mean time. :)

    • Thank you so much vafann, I really enjoyed writing it and the response was great.
      I’m so glad you found it read able, that is good, I try to make it easy to read.
      You’re welcome, I’m sure if you want to learn you will, messing around is always fun too.

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  19. Hi Leanne, Thank you for following my photography blog, Jane’s Lens. I hope you enjoy my work. I certainly have loved your posts and your passion for photography. I lived in Sydney for three months last year and miss your beautiful country.

    • You’re welcome, I can’t promise to comment, but I always look. That is wonderful, to hear, thank you. Sydney, that place, haha. Next time you will have to come to Melbourne, much nicer here, coffee’s better too. LOL

      • We spent a week visiting a friend in Melbourne and it was fabulous. Funny, she said the same thing :) we had some great coffee. A small place we went to several times in an alley w just a counter. Will look it up. I’d come back in a second if it were a wee bit easier to do!. 😊

      • There is a bit of a revelry between Melbourne and Sydney, though those of us who live in Melbourne know it is the best. :) There are so many places to get good coffee here. Was the place called Jungle Juice? I hope you can come back, great place for photos.

  20. personatus50 says

    Thanks for the like.

    Do you still use the GIMP? How does it compare with Photoshop, in your opinion?

  21. sarinal says

    Hi there! I’ve been meaning to come over here for ages, and am very glad I finally did ^^ Lovely to meet you, and thanks for all these views on my blog :)

  22. fairviewmedia2015 says

    Hi Leanne,

    Thanks for liking my Red Arrows post. I love your photographs and thought I’d been following your blog for ages, but apparently not. Am now though :)

    • You’re welcome, and that is such a lovely thing to say, you must comment some more, ;) welcome to my blog, and thank you. :)

  23. somdattadeb says

    thanks a lot for visiting my blog and liking my post

  24. Thank you so very much for your visit. I am still a point and shoot person but since I bought the new camera a Canon SLR and I really should learn how to use it. I can’t get any worse than I currently am – surely .. Again, thank you for the visit.

    • You’re welcome, Yes, I think you should learn to use, you can really have so much control over your images then. I’m sure you aren’t as bad as you think you are, we all think that about our work.

  25. Hi Leanne,
    Thanks for the like on my post ‘Point and Click of a Faddist Photographer’. I’ll be following – I’m sure I can pick up some great advice for improvements :)

  26. Hi Leanne, you have some great photos. I will look forward to seeing more as I follow you. Any advice you have for my photos will be appreciated.

    • Thank you Mark, I am not really comfortable giving advice on photos, I think everyone is different, if you love what you do, then that is all that is important.

      • Keep going and practice and looking, that is the best way, it’s how I learned. So I wish all the best and I’m sure if you really want it you will achieve it.

  27. Thanks for liking my blog and pictures . Pictures hold thousands of words. I’m very amateurish compared to others but the enjoyment could not be more. Thanks again and I will learn from you as I follow.

  28. Thanks for visiting my blog. Like your photos. They are amazing. I wish I get to that level someday. :)
    Keep it up

    • You’re welcome and thank you, it is all experience and just getting out there if you want to achieve it, you will. Good Luck. :)

  29. Dear Leanne, thanks for liking so many of my picture blogs. I would like to include some of your photography in my picture blogs but first you should really put your name on them as a form of advertising so that they can be copied on the internet without the danger of copyright infringement. Best wishes. Uldis

    • You’re welcome and all my images are watermarked, sometimes you have to look very closely to see them. The only images I don’t watermark are ones like Instagram photos.

  30. Agi Forro says

    Thank you for stopping by me blog! I appreciate every like :) ! Have a nice day

  31. Greetings–Just a warm “thanks” for visiting my blog. Yours is a wonderful collection of emotions captured. I wander across the blogosphere and do drop by your site now and then. It never disappoints!! All the best to you and Tiddles!!

    • Thank you, and you’re welcome. That is great to hear, the blogsphere is an amazing place, so many great places to visit. thanks for thinking of Tiddles, and take care.

  32. Hi Leanne,
    Thank you for liking my image post today – I had a chance to read some of your blog posts and really enjoyed them.
    All the best,
    Raj :)

  33. Hi and thanks for the like. Your photos are great – I wish I could spend more time on learning the technical side of the photography.

  34. urbanshutterbuguk says

    Hi Leanne, greeting from England. I wanted to thank you for liking my blog post ‘Train Carriage Tranquility’, I really appreciate it. It means a lot coming from someone with a established blog & a great eye!

    Many Thanks, Urban Shutterbug.

  35. Thank you so much for liking my blog! You’re a photography teacher? Excellent. You’ll be getting questions from me soon!

  36. As I wandered through your blog posts, my jaw dropped lower and lower. Wow. That’s the difference between an experienced photographer like you and a wannabe like me.

    • We were all wannabes Joanne, so just keep going and if you are as passionate, or my husband would say obsessed, as me then you will get all those shots too. Thank you.

  37. Thanks for stopping by my blog and liking some of my photos. Photography has been a huge part of my life forever. Like you, I try to find something different in the ordinary. You clearly have a great eye and I’m enjoying wandering through your photographs. (PS my husband and my kids call me obsessed too)

    • Thank you Tracey, glad you enjoyed the wandering. You’re welcome, I love looking at photos and spend a good part of my day doing that. Haha, ah yes, the photography obsession, has got me good. :D

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