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Digital Photography Tips

IN THE DARK ABOUT LIGHTROOM 5

Yahoo! After hemming and hawing for ages, I finally bit the bullet and invested in Lightroom 5.  When the courier guy arrived with my parcel, I was like a kid on Christmas day but my enthusiasm started to wane slightly when, after an hour I still couldn't install the damn thing!  Eventually, I broke down… Continue reading IN THE DARK ABOUT LIGHTROOM 5

Orange roses window light
Digital Photography Tips

MAKING MISTAKES CAN HELP YOU TO BE A BETTER PHOTOGRAPHER

I have no images to share from the shoot I did last week therefore I'm posting these gorgeous roses instead. This post is about a session I did a few days ago and how making mistakes can help you be a better photographer, just make sure you learn from your mistakes and don't allow the… Continue reading MAKING MISTAKES CAN HELP YOU TO BE A BETTER PHOTOGRAPHER

Golden retriever dog playing
Digital Photography Tips, Dogs

PET PHOTOGRAPHY TIPS – PLAYING, RUNNING, TUGGING, OOPS!

I've been practising my action pet photography lately, instead of sweet images of pets sitting quietly and looking angelic, I've been trying out a bit of running, jumping and playing shots.  If you'd like to try this with your own pets, use their favorite toy or initiate their favorite game to get some fun images.… Continue reading PET PHOTOGRAPHY TIPS – PLAYING, RUNNING, TUGGING, OOPS!

Natural light portrait woman, western cape photographer, natural light photography
Digital Photography Tips

HOW TO OVERCOME THE FEAR OF PHOTOSHOOT FAILURE

As you know, I normally photograph pets but more and more humans have been popping out of the woodwork these days looking for a photo shoot, so that's how I ended up photographing the lovely Ms R that you see in the image above.  I decided (for the first time) to use the guest bedroom… Continue reading HOW TO OVERCOME THE FEAR OF PHOTOSHOOT FAILURE

photographing dark skin, black skin
Digital Photography Tips

HOW TO PHOTOGRAPH DARK SKIN IN NATURAL LIGHT

This is Albert, our Malawian gardener who, in 6 short weeks,  transformed the wilderness at Custard Cottage into the modest beginnings of a cute cottage garden.  I dragged him away from helping Terry mix concrete for building, to pose for this shot.  I know! What a treasure to find him, he not only gardens but… Continue reading HOW TO PHOTOGRAPH DARK SKIN IN NATURAL LIGHT

Pet photography tips, black labrador, natural light
Digital Photography Tips

5 IMPORTANT TIPS FOR PHOTOGRAPHING A BLACK DOG

Photographing a black dog can be a frustrating experience, when I began taking photographs of my black Labrador, Ruby, it was a nightmare!  None of my images had detail, Ruby looked like a black blob with no definition.  These are the tips I learned to help me obtain gorgeous images of my black dog, I'm… Continue reading 5 IMPORTANT TIPS FOR PHOTOGRAPHING A BLACK DOG