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Love, love, love The War of Art Break Through the Blocks and Win Your Inner Creative Battles by Steven Pressfield. It’s a beautiful book full of inspiring quotes and awesome practical advice to help get past creative blocks and continue to be inspired every day. Here are a few more of my favourite quotes from this...
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This is a combination of two techniques you can use to find good light if my model isn’t available and I don’t have a stand in. I simply hold a marble in my fist and hold it at eye level in the spot I’m thinking of photographing my model. The catch lights will be reflected...
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Photo face – When the model looks like a stunned mullet or rabbit in the spotlight. The eyes are dead and lack any emotion and the smile is fake and often forced by saying the word “cheese” Asking your model to say any word starting with ‘ch’ and ending in ‘y’ or ‘e’ when you photograph...
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Stepping out of your comfort zone and taking the first steps towards something new can be a really scary experience. Here are a few of my favorite quotes to help you think differently about fear. Nothing in life is to be feared. It is only to be understood. ~Marie Curie Fear is a darkroom where...
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I’ve just spent an inspiring and exciting couple of months photographing some of Australia’s Comedy Royalty and rising stars for the launch of a new show for The Comedy Channel. The photo-shoots included several cover shoots of the comedians both in character and as themselves. The Comedy portrait is fast becoming one of my favorite...
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Question: How many photographers does it take to change a light bulb? Answer: 126 1 to change the bulb 9 to say it would have looked better in black and white 40 to say it should have been edited in Lightroom 40 to say it should have been edited in Photoshop 15 to say it...
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What’s the one thing in my location kit that I’m most grateful for day in day out? 85mm lens? Tripod? Pocket wizards? Light meter? Nutella (don’t judge me, it’s fat free ok?). While all these items are amazing, the one thing I’m most grateful for is kneepads. Yep, that’s right, knee pads. I bought mine...
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  I’ve had quite a few requests for the post production treatment I used on this image I recently posted on Instagram. This image was taken on one of the Sicilian food and photography tours I run with my fellow Sicilian crazy BFF, Carm Ruggeri. We were staying in Taormina and I’d gotten up at...
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How to get your white balance right (without the headaches) Ever noticed that when you set your camera to auto white balance and take photos in places where the light is constantly changing your files can end up looking like a rainbow threw up all over them. Frustrating, right? Shooting with your camera on auto...
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