All posts tagged: online classes

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Tuesday’s Bits and Bobs: Getting Ready for Time Away

It seems I’m doing the same thing as before, going out too much to take photos and not spending nearly enough time at home. I have decided to just enjoy it for the next week and a bit and then get things organized again. Dynamic Range Magazine I’ve been spending a bit of time looking at other photography magazines and working out what it is that I want this one to be about. I am thinking about you all and what you have said you would like. It is an interesting thing to examine. Articles have been coming in and it is exciting to think that it is really coming together. Hopefully it will be ready and available for you to purchase at the end of the month. Book I have to get to this and start working out what images I want to be in it. I have hundreds of photos so I need to cull them down, should be great looking through them all and working out which ones. Online Classes I just …

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Tuesday’s Bits and Bobs: Slowing Down

Things are slowing slowing down. It is nice to be able to catch my breath.  Easter is a welcome break this year, I’m looking forward to just taking things easy. Blood moon According to the app on my phone, “Phases of the Moon”, this Saturday night is going to be another blood moon.  I am so happy that I’ve been lent the 150-600mm Tamron Lens from Maxwell International Australia so I can try it out on the blood moon.  The last one was a disaster here, it was too overcast and we hardly got anything. Unfortunately the forecast is for similar weather this Saturday night, so I might have to do a rethink and go somewhere else.  Not sure where yet, but away from the bad weather. Newsletter I really want to do this newsletter, but it is proving to be difficult finding the time, so I am making the decision, at this stage, of instead of doing it every other month, I will work on getting it out every two, so it will be a bi-monthly …

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Tuesday’s Bits and Bobs: Trying New Things

I am trying to get ahead of things this week.  It is good, now that I have decided to write more, I need to make sure I have time for that. Tamron SP 150-600mm As I mentioned last week the lens has arrived from Maxwell International Australia.  It is huge, and heavy, but not really that much heavier than the Sigma 150-500mm.  I took it to the zoo the other day to try it out.  I found it good to use, and loved how close I could get to the animals with it. When I got the images onto the computer I thought they were so clear.  Whenever I’ve used the Sigma lens I’ve always been a little disappointed.  Though to be fair to Sigma, their lens is older, and could have improved since then.  I also haven’t tried the Sigma 150-600mm. All the photos in this post were taken with the Tamron lens.  I have processed them a little, not much, and except for the gorillas, I haven’t cropped them as I wanted you to …

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Tuesday’s Bits and Bobs: The Planning Continues

It does seem like this year is all over the place, that I have my fingers in so many pies hoping that one of them will pay off and be fantastic for me, a great opportunity that leads to other things.  It is a bizarre world we live in.  I’m not complaining, okay maybe a little, but I guess the main thing is that I am still trying to get me and my photography out there.  I guess I hope that persistence will pay off eventually. Behind the Scenes I was sent a request recently, and while I didn’t have time to do it, I thought I would mention it and Jasmine here.  This is what it is: I’ve basically started a link up for photography bloggers to show their behind the scenes. The post does not have to be primarily behind the scenes, it can be your interpretation. All you have to do is add your link to your post by clicking the blue button at the bottom of this post: Behind the Scenes and comment …

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Tuesday’s Bits and Bobs: Catching Up

Slowly but surely I am starting to catch up with everything.  Things are starting to take shape and I can start planning some new things. Newsletter The Newsletter finally went out yesterday.  Sorry, it took me so long to get it out.  I will make sure that doesn’t happen again. I had problems with my computer and I couldn’t do any tutorials, but hopefully that will be fixed for next time. Online Classes I just want to mention them again as I have just had one person sign up, so it reminded me that others might be interested.  They are a great way to get individual tuition.  I charge $350 for five classes and they last for an hour to two hours, depending on how we go.  We can look at camera skills or photo editing.  It will really be directed by you. Writing I have decided to start writing some better articles for the Up for Discussion posts.  I want to get better at writing and I need to experiment with you guys, so I am …

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Tuesday’s Bits and Bobs: Getting Things Done

Today I wanted to talk more about what I need to get done, as really the new year has been slow and I need to start getting on with things.  Time seems to be getting away from me, so I do have to be stricter with myself.  I need to stop wasting time on other things. The things I am trying to get organised the most are the classes, so much of my time has been spent getting those ready to start advertisig. Classes in the Mallee I really want to get going with classes.  I have classes in the Mallee organised for the long weekend in March, the 7th, 8th and 9th of March.  I am going to be teaching more about organising your photos and some basic editing using Lightroom.  We will go and take photos first though, that is always fun.  I am going to be doing this class twice, in Swan Hill on the 7th and then in Hopetoun on the 9th.  I need to get some posters done and will …

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The Usual Friday Bits and Pieces

Giving you a round up of what I have been doing and what I will be doing in the next week or so is something I look forward to now.  I love sharing what I do and with most days taken up with other posts, Friday’s seem to be the only day that I can tell you about this.  I know I push things I’m doing, and I hope you don’t mind. I have had more One on One sessions, and another one coming up, online classes are starting to happen, more photo editing.  I decided to add another day for the Social Snappers as well.  I have a full plate, but I am loving all that is going on. One on One Photography Sessions I had another one of these last week with a new client.  It is so wonderful doing these, sharing my knowledge and going out and taking photos with someone.  I was telling a friend the other day that I am a problem solver, I love working out puzzles, and when …