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Photography Tips: Get To Know Your Gear

Are you new to photography and just purchased your first point and shoot or finally upgraded to that new DSLR that you have been dreaming about for so long.Which ever it may be its a good bet it set you back a pretty penny,so with that in mind I have put together some basic tips,
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One of the many bridges in the Morialta Falls Conservation Park.

Morialta Falls

Morialta Falls Conservation Park is a great place for a photo shoot and I have just recently got back there for a afternoon of shooting. The falls where flowing but not much water was coming over, But I still managed to get some ok shots, For all the new images check out the Morialta photo
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Gotta Love Lightroom

I have been playing around in Lightroom 4 and I have to say I’m excited, The presets can make my dull images pop with some preset editing.I still have a lot to learn with it but this image has taken on a new look, I converted the image from colour to antique light and added
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Selective Colour

This image is my first  time using selective colour it didn’t turn out the way I thought it would but I was still happy with it.I tweaked it a bit in lightroom and ended up with this.

Olden Days

The old Mildura Homestead Station is around 165 years old so I thought this image of the stations wool shed would suit a black and white conversion.Once again I used the vignette preset to get that olden days look.

Mt Gambier

Mt Gambier is located in the south east of South Australia and is the largest regional city of South Australia with a population of 32,000.Mt Gambier is an excellent town for a photo shoot with many parks,sinkholes,caves and lakes located in the town and within close vicinity.You could spend many days exploring, One of the
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It is a cruel, ironical art

“It is a cruel, ironical art, photography. The dragging of captured moments into the future; moments that should have been allowed to be evaporate into the past; should exist only in memories, glimpsed through the fog of events that came after. Photographs force us to see people before their future weighed them down....”

Kate Morton

Flinders Windmill

This image was taken on a family trip a few years ago, I thought this would make for a good black and white conversion.I used the vignette preset to give it that old look and also  with the slight grainy look I think gives it the look I was picturing in my head.

Old Polar

Ive been mucking around with lightroom lately trying to learn more of its features, And one of them  is the presets.
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All photographs are memento mori

“All photographs are memento mori. To take a photograph is to participate in another person’s (or thing’s) mortality, vulnerability, mutability. Precisely by slicing out this moment and freezing it, all photographs testify to time’s relentless melt.”

Susan Sontag


On a recent trip we stayed with family at a small Victorian town called Casterton, Casterton is a Roman name meaning ‘walled city’, given to the town because of the natural wall of hills surrounding the valley where it lies.The glenelg river runs through the town which creates the feel of a cosy little rural
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When words become unclear

“When words become unclear, I shall focus with photographs. When images become inadequate, I shall be content with silence.”

Ansel Adams

Lightroom Identity Plate Customization

Learning Photography is sometimes a head stress with trying to get the exposure right, Choosing the right ISO and so on and so on.Once you have taken a hand full of photos you then have to learn something else, The editing software, And for me its Lightroom 4.Over the last couple of weeks I have
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SEO Optimization For Your Blog

Having a successful blog is something that not only I want  but probably just about every other blogger wants.SEO Optimization is one thing that I am having trouble getting my head around, with that and learning
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Victor Harbor

On a recent family day out we went down to Victor Harbor,
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My First Black & White

This photo is my first black and white that I have done in Lightroom, I’m not sure if I done it right  but I plan on doing more so I will eventually get there.There will be a black and white album so be sure to check it out.

The Photographer’s Ephemeris

Have you ever got out of bed at 4 or 5 in the morning just so you can be at a
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We have a problem

Its so frustrating when your learning something new and you create a problem.I installed a plugin to resize my photos to the correct size but now I have to re upload them.Most of them are not showing,will get it fixed as soon as possible.

iPhone Lens

I was recently reading  a blog called Susie Loves Photography  and found a post on there interesting. Because I shoot with not only a DSLR
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Evening Glow

I like this shot,sun setting while the rain is rolling on through.

Barossa Valley

The Barossa Valley is another place I like to go to for a day of shooting in the countryside
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The river town of Mildura is on the state borders of Victoria and New South Wales with the river making up the border.Mildura is also about one and a half hours from the South Australian border so it makes a popular holiday destination for many holiday goers.One
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In the 1850’s the river trade was thriving and a warf was constructed to load and unload
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Strathalbyn Soldiers Memorial Gardens

Strathalbyn is situated about an hours drive from Adelaide and is home to the Soldiers Memorial Gardens.The gardens have lots of great places to shoot weddings or just Fauna shots.

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