Show Notes Your mind is an a-hole and the first thing that needs to be mastered “Inside of me, there are two dogs. One is mean and evil, and the other is good, and they fight each other all the time. When asked which one wins I answer, the one I feed the most.” ― Sitting Bull Learn how to ask and who to ask for constructive criticism Light is EVERYTHING Personal projects are a GAME . . .
What is light painting? This stunning photographic effect can be achieved with some simple hacks. The master of light painting, Denis Smith, is the guest on the podcast this episode. You’ll not only discover his secrets behind this stunning technique, you’ll also learn about his fascinating journey into photography.
Denis Smith bought his first camera in 2009, and during the same year a huge life change saw him leave his home town of Auckland to make a new start in Adelaide, South Australia. The move away from Auckland and a high flying corporate life allowed Denis the time and space . . .
“Inside of me, there are two dogs. One is mean and evil, and the other is good, and they fight each other all the time. When asked which one wins I answer, the one I feed the most.”― Sitting Bull
Imagine if you invited guests into your home and they spent the whole time reminding you about all the mistakes you’ve made in your life and telling you not to attempt a new challenge because it’s too tricky and you will probably fail.
I call these house guests “Worry” and “Fear” and the home they visit is my mind. They swagger in uninvited, put their feet up on my furniture, and eat all my Nutella.
I hate them, hate how small they make me feel, but at 3 am when my defences are down they sneak into my mind, wake me up and proceed to scare the caca out of me.
For many years I let Fear and Worry bully me into believing they were right and no matter how good my life was in that moment my future was going to suck.
There’s more to shooting food than getting a good Instagrammable shot. In this episode, we speak to food photographer Joanie Simon who reveals her tips on how to photograph food and how to use artificial light to your best advantage.
How to shoot food photography like a pro with guest Joanie Simon
Joanie Simon is a commercial food photographer, educator and YouTuber based in Phoenix, Arizona. Her love of food came before the camera. She picked up her first DSLR in 2009 and discovered the art of food photography. By 2015, Joanie left . . .
“I often feel like saying, when I hear the question ‘People aren’t ready,’ that it’s like telling a person who is trying to swim, ‘Don’t jump in that water until you learn how to swim.’ When actually you will never learn how to swim until you get in the water.” –Martin Luther King, Jr.
Holy man #Chennai #Fujix100f “Fate gives all of us three teachers, three friends, three enemies, and three great loves in our lives. But these twelve are always disguised, and we can never know which one is which until we've loved them, left them, or fought them.” #Fujifilmx_au #Fujifilm#fujifilm_xseries#fujinon #fujixseries#Fujifilmxseries #x100f #fujix100f #fujifilm#fujifilm_xseries#fujifilm_street#storyofthestreet#streetphotography#ig_street #fujifeed #portraiture
Birdman #Mumbai #Fujix100f
Spotted this man guarding the side entrance to The Gateway of Mumbai monument in Colaba. This is “The St Marks Square” of Mumbai and the Birdman looks after the two million pigeons that happily pose
for photos with the visitors.
This is a big job, some of these pigeons have been spoiled by their Instagram fame. They can be divas, no wonder he looks so stressed.
Thank you Birdman, we need more people like you in the world.
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“Fear doesn’t go away. The warrior and the artist live by the same code of necessity, which dictates that the battle must be fought anew every day.” – Steven Pressfield 🙏
This week on the podcast @valeriekhoo and I chat about the 5 things every photographer must know. This has nothing to do with gear and everything to do with your mindset.
Oh and if you’re interested in learning how to shoot with fill flash I have a few spots available to my May Sicily portrait workshop.
Intensive lighting, directing and post production
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“Nobody grows old merely by living a number of years. We grow old by deserting our ideals. Years may wrinkle the skin, but to give up enthusiasm wrinkles the soul.” Samuel Ullman
I had the most inspiring day photographing members of the Brighton Baths Icebergers. These men and women, mostly over 50, enjoy a dawn and early morning ritual of bathing in the last remaining sea pool in Port Phillip Bay.
In winter the water temperature is close to freezing and the Icebergers are hooked on the benefits to both body and mind.
One thing I noticed in all the swimmers I photographed was a sense of joy and a positive energy. This is Jan, she is 79 years young and has been open water swimming for 30+ years, and is a regular winter swimmer.
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Fujix100F + Speedlight and Gary Fong “Here’s to the crazy ones. The misfits. The rebels. The troublemakers. The round pegs in the square holes. The ones who see things differently. They’re not fond of rules. And they have no respect for the status quo. You can quote them, disagree with them, glorify or vilify them. About the only thing you can’t do is ignore them. Because they change things. They push the human race forward. And while some may see them as the crazy ones, we see genius. Because the people who are crazy enough to think they can change the world, are the ones who do.” ― Rob Siltanen
I spent my childhood feeling like a misfit and then I went to art school and found “my people”
Artists spend their lives seeing and feeling things the rest of the world ignore. I think we are the sane ones and the rest of the world is crazy.
Gina Milicia is one of the most widely known and respected photographers in Australia. She is the master of capturing that ‘magical moment’...