Spring Outings – Ballarat Gardens

I recently managed to visit a friend and photographer in regional Ballarat, we had not seen each other in months, thanks to the lockdown. It was so good just to wander through the gardens at Ballarat Botanic Gardens. The roses were wonderful. We then had a lovely long lunch in town and just chatted and…

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Monday’s Musings…

Today is the last day of November, starting tomorrow Christmas officially hits the silly season…can you believe it? I already have my Turkey in the freezer, but it will be a quiet affair and our first Christmas without Dad. Yesterday we had our first Christmas party, sadly after days of beautiful warm weather it was…

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Herbs & Spices

So I started setting up a few herbs and spices for a studio shoot, then I started adding a few more, then a few more again. Before you know it, I had a whole table setup with just about everything from the kitchen; basil, oregano, paprika, rock salt, peppercorn, garlic, anise, Himalayan Salt, lime, vanilla…

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Still Life – limes

One of Mum and Dad’s neighbours has this awesome lime tree which totally hangs over the fence, so that makes it fair game right? Not everyone likes limes…but here we love them. Great for photos but also for a yummy grilled chicken tomato & avocado salsa and lime and chilli marinade. I didn’t take any…

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Planning for Black Friday sales — Photofocus

Sale! Sale! Sale! Heart races, the wallet opens, credit card comes out … does this sound like you? Before you get in over your head this year, a little presale strategy might be in order. While there are some bargains to be had, don’t get caught up in a shopping frenzy you may regret down… Planning…

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Looking at different focal lengths for portraits, part two — Photofocus

When it comes to portraits, what’s the best focal length to use? That’s a great question, so I set out to test this for myself. So I decided to have a little bit of a length comparison. 34 more words Looking at different focal lengths for portraits, part two — Photofocus

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Vintage Billies

I found this old vintage billies in my parents attic recently, rescued them for some still life. This used to be used when we went camping to boil water over a campfire to make billie-tea. They are so well used and discoloured, look a treat with some fresh daisies, also from my parents garden. ~…

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Monday’s Musings…

I DID IT! I got out of Melbourne! For the first time in ages I managed to drive from Melbourne to Ballarat and see my photographer friend Sue. Have not seen her in months. I expected to see more traffic on the road, but with good weather many people headed for the coast, while I…

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Looking at different focal lengths for portraits, part one — Photofocus

When it comes to portraits, what’s the best focal length to use? That’s a great question, some swear by a 50mm, some by an 85mm. So I decided to have a little bit of a length comparison. 34 more words Looking at different focal lengths for portraits, part one — Photofocus

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Is it time to make BBF your new BFF? — Photofocus

Photography is full of technical terms and buzz words, but one that really is a great one to consider is back button focus (or BBF). So what is it and why should you consider using it? 35 more words Is it time to make BBF your new BFF? — Photofocus

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