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8 Tips For Beautiful Still Life Photography On iPhone
Do you want to capture incredible still life images with your iPhone? Still life photography might seem tough, but it doesn’t have to be. In this article, you’ll discover 8 tips for beautiful still life photography. And you’ll come away with the ability to take stunning still life photos…using objects that you can find anywhere!
Follow the link for an informative tutorial
7 Tips For Incredible Urban Photography On iPhone
Do you want to create incredible urban photos with your iPhone? Urban photography can be extremely rewarding, once you know how to do it! In this article, you’ll discover how to take outstanding urban photographs. You’ll come away with the know-how to take amazing urban photos wherever you go!
Andrew Gash: Zen and the art of photography
Andrew Gash has used Zen practice to tap into new sources of inspiration and ways of working in his artform. He shares his thoughts on finding creative flow in photographic work in the lead up to his exhibition Indistinct/Distinct, launching at Skylight Gallery, South Melbourne, on January 16.
The Head On Photo Awards 2020 are now open for entries!
As you may have noticed, there have been some changes in the awards structure this year and there is no longer a Mobile Award.
Head On was one of the first organisations to recongise the value of mobile phone photography. The genre has grown in recent years and we no longer think it is necessary for it to be judged in a seperate category.
While there is not an award specifically for mobile, the Landscape, Portrait and Student Awards accept photographs taken on any photographic device, including a mobile phone.
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G'day. Welcome aboard.
Happy New Year.
Wow! So much has been happening in the world of cameras and photography. New cameras seem to be popping up every day as well as many new lenses and processing software advances.
Firmware Updates. Remember though that often the gear you already have can be given a freshen up too. From time to time manufacturers release firmware updates to enhance your camera and its capabilities. A recent update to my Nikon Z7 gives it the capability to use the new superfast CFexpress memory cards as well as the existing XQD cards. Previously another firmware update introduced eye-autofocus to the camera. All the manufacturers do this so check your firmware version to see it is up to date. You could be missing out on some great new features.
I do hope you enjoy the newsletter.
Other bits and pieces which should be of interest.
Sydney International Exhibition of Photography www.siep.org.au
Len Metcalf lensschool.com
Adam Williams ( for inspiration and workshops) www.australianphotographer.com
Luke Tscharke, (for great astrophotography tips and workshops) luketscharke.com
Pamela Pauline ( local fine art photographic artist ) www.pamelapauline.com
Peter Coulson (inspiration for fashion photography, great studio lighting and workshops)
Greg Benz Photography for tutorials and newsletter www.gregbenzphotography.com
Alfonso Calero ( for travel photography workshops) www.alfonso.com.au/sydney-photography-courses/
Mark Galer, Adobe Ambassador www.markgaler.com
Photoshop Cafe ( loads of free tutorials ) photoshopcafe.com
Phlearn (easy to follow tutorials, many of them are free, you don't have to subscribe ) www.phlearn.com
www.beckhamdigital.com.au (go to more , then newsletter) for some awesome tuitions. Thanks Alan for this one!
For a different perspective and inspiring photography, have a look at Erika Zolli Photography www.erikazolli.it
Just click on the links or google any of the above for more information.
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