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June 28, 2020

An inexperienced photographer will dedicate 20% of their time on planning their shot and 80% of their time trying to fix their mistakes.

Above: I photographed actor, Kate Jenkinson, for Foxtel Magazine July issue  Three minutes is a very long time. If you don’t believe me, then try holding your breath for three minutes. Go ahead; I’ll wait for you… See what I mean? Holding your breath isn’t the only incredible feat you can achieve in three minutes. You can also: take 134 selfies, which is a world record achieved by two UK schoolboys in April 2017 eat an entire jar of Nutella. (Relax people I’m not talking about the 5kg tub, just the small 500gm/1lb size.) Most importantly, taking just three minutes before you press the shutter to check exposure, composition, lighting and cosmetic details will not only improve your images but save you hours of “I’ll just fix that in post”. Life is short, Netflix is awesome, and you don’t have time to waste hours fixing avoidable mistakes in post-production. Wouldn’t...
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