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Don’t spray and pray, just pause and think

Don’t spray and pray, just pause and think

“Spray and pray” is a term familiar to a lot of photographers. It entails thoughtlessly firing the shutter without pausing to give any thought to the composition, or anything else that matters, and just hoping and praying that you get a good shot. It’s like […]

Just Write

Writer. To many people, it sounds like a pretentious label for anyone to call themselves if they haven’t had any of their work published via traditional means. Often those people are the same ones who have never had the courage to put pen to paper, […]

A cavalier, a social worker and the nail clippers

A cavalier, a social worker and the nail clippers

Having learned graded exposure therapy in my student days from a brilliant supervisor and fellow Cavalier King Charles Spaniel owner, when it came time to welcome Charlie into my life I thought training him would be a breeze! There would be no fear of lightning, […]

Rainy days and inappropriate shoes

Rainy days and inappropriate shoes

Every day in recent weeks I drove past a beautiful red tree on my way to and from work. But my passion for landscape photography was all but gone and every day I told myself that it wasn’t important to stop and get out of […]

When you fear you’ve lost interest in landscape photography

When you fear you’ve lost interest in landscape photography

From the moment I saw this adorable little boy and held him in my arms I suspected I’d be returning for him the next day and that our first adventure together would be the long journey home. Within half an hour I knew. How could […]

Reasons why landscape photographers need to be fit and healthy

Reasons why landscape photographers need to be fit and healthy

I once read that the great landscape photographer Ansel Adams expressed just one regret at the end of his life. That one regret was that he had not taken better care of his health. I haven’t been able to find that article again, nor confirm the […]

Top 6 things a Fujifilm Instax camera can teach you

Top 6 things a Fujifilm Instax camera can teach you

  If you are expecting great image quality from a Fujifilm Instax Mini 8, I won’t lie to you… you will be disappointed. But if you are expecting a bright and colourful tool for a fun project where the content of your photos matters more […]

Real versus virtual photos

Real versus virtual photos

Back in the film days, unless you were the kind of photographer who processed their own film and printed a select few using an enlarger, there was no such thing as an unprinted photo. You just took the shot, assumed you got it and moved […]

Is Laughter Yoga all it’s cracked up to be?

Laughter Yoga is something I first heard about several years ago, but never had the courage to try. Me? Stand around with a bunch of strangers laughing at nothing at all? I don’t think so! Surely the only laughter that could erupt in such a […]

The Joy Jar

So you don’t know what a joy jar is? I didn’t either… until I just made up the concept last week (since writing this post it was pointed out to me that in actual fact other people were also using this term). Mine is just […]


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