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Travel Photography – A Different Point of View

Who doesn’t like to travel. Certainly none of the photographers I know. New experiences, new opportunities, new photos with which to bore the relatives on your return home. But are they boring? Are they purely descriptive? This is where I went, this is what I saw, this is what I did. How many shots of […]

Black and White Flowers – A Study in Form


This is a guest collection by Tom Dinning. Download Tom’s latest book, “Learning to See” for free here. They say you can win the heart of a woman with a bunch of colourful flowers. My success rate in that endeavour has been limited so I’m not one to comment. But I do know that photographers […]

The Sky in Landscape Photography: Making It Work


While wondering through the Tate Gallery in London many years ago lavishing myself on a feast of paintings by William Turner I came across a small note book of his, secured within a glass cabinet in a less than conspicuous corner of the foyer. It was not dissimilar to a school boy’s exercise book and […]

A Guide to Time and Motion in Photography


One of the fundamental tools that a photographer has at his/her disposal is the ability to record time. This isn’t just the moment in time, or the ‘decisive moment’, as Cartier-Bresson called it, but the duration of the time interval as well. It’s a matter of when and how long. We can not only get the […]

How to Photograph Museums and Galleries

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Behind the often stolid walls of our galleries and museums lies objects of often indescribable beauty. Art, archaeology, artifacts taken out of their context and displayed for us to admire, comprehend, understand and where we often feel the inadequacy of our own capacity to duplicate, replicate, imitate or emulate. Photo by Tom Dinning Never fear. […]

PHOTO LOCATION GUIDE – The Streets of Sydney

As a long time resident of Sydney (1947-1984) and a constant visitor to this beautiful city, I am never short of subjects to photograph. For the tourist and photographer alike, there are always the icons of the city and the harbour in which you can while away your time with a camera in hand. Photo […]

A Snapper’s Guide to Street Photography

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One of the exciting things about photography is the anticipation of ‘the shot’ – hunting down the moment in time that is worth recording and being there with your camera poised when it happens. Photo by tom dinning No genre of photography creates this anticipation like ‘Street Photography’; moving with the crowd, ever alert to […]