Watching Butterflies

One of our joys at the beginning of lockdown was to be home to watch the life cycle of monarch butterflies. I bought a few swan plants and put them in pots on our deck and over the summer we watched them multiple. My daughter mothered them, checking on the caterpillars, chrysalises and butterflies every day to see how they were doing. Continue reading

Simplifying

You might have noticed last year that I haven’t been sharing much.  A while back I was reading about an amazing photographer and wanting to see more of their work.  When I enquired about a website a friend responded, they are too busy shooting to get their website finished.  It struck a cord in me Continue reading

Microstock Anniversary 2020

Over the last couple of years I have been pretty slack with my microstock portfolios. I have been sporadic and uploading in bulk a couple of times a year.  In around August last year I decided to be a bit more dedicated, to my photography.  I decided to take time each week just to go out and take photos.  In doing so I also decided to upload any suitable images weekly. Depending on how busy I was I usually uploaded somewhere between 5 and 20 photos a week. I had heard somewhere it makes a difference to do it on regular basis and it definitely did. Continue reading

Experimenting: Flat Lay

A technique I have played with in the last year, especially on rainy days when I can’t get out and about so much to take photos is flat lay, and knolling. The results –

 

Out & About: Parnell Rose Gardens

The Parnell Rose Gardens are in full bloom at the moment. Last weekend I dragged the family there to wander around and enjoy the roses.  Here are a few of my favourite shots.

Long Exposure Photography

I have been experimenting with long exposure photography for the last couple of years and finally thought I should put a bit of an album together and share a few simple tips for long exposure photography:

  • Use a tripod
  • Experiment with ND filters
  • Shutter speeds should be 1/15th of a second or longer
  • Find a subject that has some movement in it (water, clouds, people etc)
  • Experiment with the length of exposure
  • It’s not as hard as it looks

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