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Seeing with a Different Perspective

Seeing with a Different Perspective

A couple of weeks ago, I spent an afternoon downtown with Olaf Sztaba, a friend and local professional photographer. Olaf is a master at creating beautiful images. His photographs often use bold light and shadow that often cause the viewer to question what they are...

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Photographing with Intent

Photographing with Intent

Do you photograph with intent? With the high frame rate of today's cameras, it's my opinion that we are becoming less deliberate with our photography. We are relying more on technology to capture good images, rather than thinking first. Photographing with intent is a...

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24HourProject – Take 2

24HourProject – Take 2

On May 25th, I participated in my second 24HourProject. Yes, my second all-nighter in as many years! What is the 24HrProject? The idea of the 24HourProject is to document humanity in your city for 24 hours. By doing this, the hope is to raise awareness about global...

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Glancing Backward, Looking Ahead

Glancing Backward, Looking Ahead

2018 was a crazy year for me. As some of you know, at the beginning of the year I started my photography instruction business. Then in the spring of 2018, my husband and I started a total renovation of our forever home. In order to complete the...

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Stretch Yourself Creatively

Stretch Yourself Creatively

Sometimes I find that I become a tad complacent with my photography. Why? Complacency is comfortable. It is like curling up in an old leather recliner with a blanket that your aunt crocheted for you a dozen Christmases ago! It feels warm and...

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Photograph What You Love

Photograph What You Love

When someone asks me what type of photographer I am, I often hesitate. I like to shoot many genres: street, architecture, birds, and landscapes, to name just a few. Some may say that photographing such a wide variety of subjects makes you a...

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Travel Photography, it’s in the Details

Travel Photography, it’s in the Details

Whether you are touring to an exotic location overseas or a locale closer to home, travelling is always exciting. And when one of your goals is to illustrate your trip with photographs, it is crucial to capture not only the big picture but also intimate...

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Packing for a Photo Trip and the Rookie Tripod Mistake!

Packing for a Photo Trip and the Rookie Tripod Mistake!

What photo gear do you pack when you are heading off on holidays? I'm done hauling 25-kg camera bags full of kit that I never use! I spent way too many trips with a sore back, feeling hot, and too exhausted to open my bag and change lenses. I understand...

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What I did On My Summer Vacation, Part 1-Paris

What I did On My Summer Vacation, Part 1-Paris

Back to reality. Last Friday my husband and I returned from our fantastic trip to Paris, Normandy and Scotland. What a marvellous holiday! Over the course of 22 days, we visited with family, experienced the history of D-Day, and went on some incredible...

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Fujifilm Reflections

Fujifilm Reflections

I find it fitting that in less than a week I will be back in France where my love affair with both Fujifilm and street photography began almost two years ago to the day. I could not have imagined at the time that my X100T would open up so many...

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Distractions and Excuses

Distractions and Excuses

As I mentioned last week, I have a lot on my plate right now. So, I thought a post on dealing with distractions and making excuses would be appropriate. How do you manage distractions? I have sat down five or six times to write, and even though I have the...

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Light and Shadow in Street Photography

Light and Shadow in Street Photography

Don't ever let anyone tell you that you cannot shoot in harsh light! I love the deep shadows and bright light that hide and reveal subjects in a frame. Learning to see opportunities where light and shadow play together takes a bit of practice. However,...

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