All posts tagged: teaching

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Weekend wanderings with some bits and bobs

Things have been crazy this last week, but more on that soon. Anyway, I just didn’t get around to doing my normal Bits and Bobs post, and then I thought, why don’t I combine them. So today I have photos for you from one of my wanderings and some updates on what I’ve been doing. Dynamic Range Magazine I think it is safe to say that we should make our deadline of February the 10th for the publishing date of Issue 3. I am so excited about the next issue. It has been a bit of an effort getting everything done for it, Christmas put us  behind a bit, but we are fine now. There is a profile on Julia Anna Gospodarou, an article on Lightroom, one on competitions and entering them, how to make your own bird photography studio, processing a black and white image in Lightroom, an introduction to long exposure photography, how to choose a photography tour to go on, and another article on the history of women photographers. We also have …

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Tuesday’s Bits and Bobs

This last week has been great, not a lot happening around here, but as we run up into Christmas I’m sure that could change.  December already, and I suppose I should start thinking about Christmas a lot more. New Macro Lens Well I was at the grant presentation last week for my grant and got my envelope, so the next day I ordered my new macro lens.  It arrived on Friday and the two of us have been out a couple of times now.  Part of the grant was for a Nikon micro 105mm lens, so that is what I had to get. The lens arrived in  a lovely gold box, as all Nikon lenses do.  My first impression of it was that it was cold, the metal around the lens was cool to the touch and then it was heavy, it felt good, it was a good weight in my hand.  The next test was to take it out into the garden and see what I could get with it.  There isn’t much left …

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Tuesday’s Bits and Bobs

It hasn’t been a very exciting week and there isn’t a lot to share today.  Things have been quiet.  Too quiet really.  Though I will try and see if I have some things to share. The Mallee I think I will be going back up there in the next few weeks.  I will have access to a car in November and it seems a logical thing to do to plan another trip up there.  I might also see if I can get something together and try teaching another class up there.  Thought I might start running some basic photography workshops.  I think lots of people up there have DSLR’s, but they have no idea how to use them, and not much opportunity to learn.  It has always been one of my most successful classes, teaching people that, so I am going to try and see if people are interested in that. I also really want to get back out to the salt lakes.  I am fascinated by them and the surrounding areas, though not sure I …

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Tuesday’s Bits and Bobs – Going into October

The Mallee is now just another memory, as I arrived home yesterday.  It was another successful trip for me, and I have told you about things that I have done there, but the photos will be shown over the next few weeks. The Mallee I thought perhaps I should show you a map of the area that I have been talking about. For those that don’t know where the state of Victoria is, well, it is in the bottom right corner of Australia.  I live in Melbourne, and since so many have asked where the Mallee was I thought I would show you.  I have circled it in Red, and in purple circled where many of the places that I go to take photos are. I hope that helps you understand where it is, maybe I should have done it with the satellite, then you would be able to tell what the country is like. Nyah West Workshop The workshop I ran just out of Nyah West went really well, and well overtime, but it …

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Up for Discussion – That’s a Great Camera

Have you ever been out taking photos and someone has looked at your camera and said, “wow, that’s a great camera, it must take great photos”? I’ve had it said to me many times.  Yeah, I do have a great camera, but is that camera going to take great photos for everyone? There is an assumption by many people that it won’t matter what I do, I will get fantastic photos, like it has nothing to do with me. When people, and by people I mean those that don’t really know about photography, see photographers with cameras, then the assumptions happen.  I was teaching a woman photography one day and she had a bigger camera than mine, and people would say to her, wow I bet you good photos with that?  She had hired me because she didn’t know how to use it. I try not to be insulted when people say things like that, I know it’s ignorance, but seriously, really, do they not think that I have anything to do with it.  I …

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Friday’s Bits and Bobs

It has been an amazing ten days, and I have to say I am writing this with my eyes hanging out of my head.  I am so tired, and really looking forward to just hanging around the house today. Of course, there are things that have to be done, and I am looking forward to some time alone with my photos.  I haven’t really had a chance to play with any and see their potential, but hopefully things will settle down now. Tripping to New York I have been meaning to tell you for awhile, but haven’t had a chance, but it looks like I could be going to New York next year.  I have a sponsor who loves my work and often gives me very generous donations, and they have decided that I photograph Melbourne so well, then they want me to leave my comfort zone and see how I would photograph New York. I am so excited. It won’t be until around May next year, but that is good.  They are paying for …

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Another Bit of This and a Bit of That

Seems many of you are enjoying these posts, and I enjoy writing them, they are a great way to catch up and tell you what I have been doing.  Do I say that every week? One on One Photography Sessions This last week I had my first One on One Photography Session with someone who I have got to know through this blog and she was from New Zealand.  She is out here for the week and it was great to meet her, teach her how to use her camera, and then to show her around where I live. I had such a good time and I hope she did too.  Though it is very muddy around me at the moment, but I don’t think she minded too much.  I have another booked with another client as well, so they are starting to pick up. Almost forgot to mention that I have now added some packages or different prices for people who would like to do more than one One on One. Online Photography Classes …