Mailman’s Postie Adventures
Join me on my Postie Adventures into the unknown…
Shooting into the light offers so much more drama, mood and warm light. It can add a little mystery to your images and allows you to experiment and play with the more fine art style of images.
There are often some really interesting and captivating subjects right outside our own front door, we just need to slow down and look. Often we are in a hurry to get where we need to go, we just don’t slow down and really look at what’s right in front of us.
Safari is actually a Swahili word meaning journey, “The caravan and equipment of a hunting expedition, especially in eastern Africa”
But other words can mean a safari too – exploration, expedition, adventure, wilderness, animals and birds. So it’s time to go on an adventure.
Macro photography is all about showcasing a subject larger than it often is in real life – an extreme closeup of something small.
Playful Lens shots are all about just that – Play. “To engage in an activity for enjoyment and recreation rather than a serious or practical purpose”. So it’s all about capturing images of people or animals at play. It’s energetic, fun, entertaining and amusing. It can be free and uninhibited, imaginative, improvised and inspired. It’s how kids learn, how we should too.
Nothing creates an impact like seeing your own images printed and hanging on the wall. There are so many digital images being taken every day – millions of them. But so few are actually printed. Printing really does become the final part of the photographic process.
A Story Collection is essentially a collection of related images that tell a story. It is a photo collage of balanced images. Balanced in shape or size, colour, light and shadow, black and white. Images that work in together.
The Starburst effect (it’s also referred to as the Sunstar or Sunburst effect). Is about capturing the sun or external light and causing a Starburst effect within your image.
A nifty fifty is a 50mm Prime Lens, also referred to as a normal or standard lens, as it is similar to what our eyes see. It is a fixed-length lens.
Learn how to create beautiful and artistic night imagesWhat is Night Art? The definition of night art (or night light) is capturing images without the aid of the sun. Whether that is star light, moonlight or artificial light. Using our cameras to capture images using...
Learn different ways you can create splash photographyWhat is splash photography? The definitions of splash are: 1) A small amount of a liquid that has fallen or been dropped, to become spattered about. 2) Splash of water or splash of color. Photography capturing...
Long exposure photography is created by using a long shutter speed to capture stationary elements of the scene while blurring or showing motion in the elements that move. It can be anywhere from a 1/2 second exposure to 10 minutes or more.
Keeping the joy of photography alive for you.What is a personal or passion project? A personal project is something you choose to focus on to photograph over time. It can be a long-term project with no deadline or end. Your project becomes something that you want to...
A triptych is a set of three associated artistic, literary or musical works intended to be appreciated together. In photography, a triptych might involve taking one image and splitting it up into three different sections.
Why it’s important to showcase you best photographs?
Are you at that stage in your photography journey that you want to showcase your very best images?
Why going through your previous year’s images is important and how to easily choose your top shots in Lightroom.
Capturing your memories during holidays.What is photographing the holidays? There are many holidays around the end of the year that present us with multiple opportunities to photograph family, events, friends and celebrations. Christmas, Hanukkah, New Year’s Eve,...
What does HIGH KEY mean in photography?What is high key photography? High key photography is described as creating images that use mostly lighter tones and whites. These images have less contrast in them, have little to no shadows and are typically photographed with a...
Learn how using reflections can help you create more interesting imagesWhat is photography using reflections? It's pretty simple really, reflection photography is anytime you create an image using a reflective surface to mirror your subject. This is sometimes also...
What happens when you use a slow shutter speed?Mostly we try to keep our shutter speed high enough so that we’re not introducing blur or camera shake into our images. There are times and places though when we want to show motion or produce a more creative image. Using...
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