Monthly Archives: July 2012

Mastering Children’s Photography – Episode 5 – Bokeh

In our last post we talked about shooting aperture priority and using the lowest aperture.  Below is a comparison of photos taken at f10 (a high aperture), then at f2.8 (a low aperture).  The photos were taken with a 70-200mm lens at the township of 1770. You can see how the low aperture removes all...

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Port Alma Landscapes

This weekend, I stepped outside my photography comfort zone to tackle the difficult subject of landscapes.  The photos were part of an outing with the Rockhampton Photography Club at Port Alma The last three photos were taken on what I thought was a dry lake.  However in between taking these photos my kids managed to...

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Mastering Children’s Photography – Episode 4 – Camera Setting Av

Modern day DSLR cameras have several mode settings (like program, faces, flowers, sports etc).  However in the film days, there were only three – Av (aperture priority), Tv (Speed priority) and M (Manual).  These three settings are the only ones you really need to know about and use for children photography (or really any kind...

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Beautiful Pregnancy attempt 2

Last month I had the pleasure of photographing another willing mother to be, one of my beautiful past brides, Tam, you see her wedding photographs here and here. So here are the results of my second pregnancy shoot, in my attempt to show how beautiful pregnant women are. The following is my favourite of the...

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Mastering Children’s Photography – Episode 3 – Composition 1

One common mistake we all do as photographers, is to photograph our children with their head smack bang in the middle of the photo.  Especially a problem when there running around like mad. This generally makes for a boring composition, and leaves lots of distracting sky above their heads – and sometimes body parts being...

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Beautiful Pregnancy attempt 1

Earlier this year I saw some pregnancy photos from a professional photographer, and too me these photos did not show the beauty of pregnancy.  I got to see my wife three times with child, and it was the most beautiful thing I ever new – these photos were not like this. So I started a...

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Mastering Children’s Photography – Episode 2 – At their level

In a two-dimensional photograph, objects that are closer to the camera (like heads and noses) appear bigger. When we are standing and taking photos of children, there is an distortion effect due to looking down on them which makes their heads appear larger and bodies and feet smaller. To get a correct perspective of a...

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Renee and Jay’s Wedding

Now its time to show one of closest family weddings for the year, the lovely wedding of Renee and Jay at Mecure Capricorn Resort near Yeppoon. The Providers Celebrant: Father Brian Noonan Wedding Planner: Edwina Roberts Flowers:Tall Pines Florist Hair: Kelly McGovern Makeup: Jessica Nobbs from Defining Beauty Wedding Dress purchased from:Casar Elegance, Brisbane Wedding...

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