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Bloom and Breathe: Finding Zen Through Flower Photography

Bloom and Breathe: Finding Zen Through Flower Photography The world can feel chaotic at times. News feeds overflow, deadlines loom, and our minds churn with a million to-dos. But there's a simple antidote nestled amongst the petals – flower photography. Taking photos of flowers isn't just about capturing beauty (though there's plenty of that!). It's a surprisingly meditative practice, a chance to slow down and reconnect with the quiet magic of nature. Here's why you should give it a try: Mindful Observation: Flowers demand close attention. To capture their intricate details, you have to slow down, observe the play of light on their delicate surfaces, and appreciate the subtle variations in colour and form. This focused observation becomes a mini-meditation,...

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Capturing More Than a Face: The Enduring Power of Portrait Photography

In our fast-paced world dominated by selfies and fleeting snapshots, it's easy to forget the enduring power of portrait photography. A well-crafted portrait goes beyond just capturing a likeness; it freezes a moment in time, tells a story, and evokes a range of emotions. Preserving Memories: Life is full of fleeting moments - graduations, weddings, family gatherings. Portrait photography allows us to hold onto these precious memories, not just for ourselves, but for generations to come. Imagine looking back at a portrait of your grandparents in their youth, their eyes sparkling with life. It's a window into their past, a way to connect with them on a deeper level. Showcasing Ourselves: Whether it's a professional headshot or a creative self-portrait,...

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The inspiration for my latest workshop

A few years ago I was staying at the Hard Rock Hotel in Vegas and right by the escalator a photo of Michael Jackson grabbed my attention.  The quality and texture of the photo was mesmerising.  Unfortunately my knowledge of what kind of print I was looking at was limited and it started a personal journey where I had to find out more about what this printing process was.   The most distinctive feature was the uneven/brushed edges ( in hindsight that should have told me in an instant what I was looking at).     At first I tried to copy this look in photoshop, and I deeply apologise for this ... take this as my public apology..... trying...

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