This week we will explore the different emotional response to colour. Is it a universal response or a highly personal one. Movie makers think it’s universal as they tint various scenes to increase particular feelings.Read More
Horizontal lines calm viewers according to the theory. Let’s see what they do in your compositions?Read More
This week we will explore the gentle art of critique, and consider our mentors.Read More
In the age of automation and computers it becomes way to easy to develop a reliance on them. Unfortunately they often take away our choice and creativity. This week we are going to explore manual.Read More
This week we are going to explore triangles. They are a few of my clients favourite compositional devices as well as one of my own. Their power in composition is undeniable. Lets see what you can do with them.Read More
Learning to talk about your work and that of others is a key skill that needs practice. It can be learnt and developed. Identifying the underlying emotions, compositional foundations and intellectual stimulations of an artwork helps you produce better work.
This week we will practice on our own photographs and the art of others.Read More
Blue and Yellow is a unique colour combination in our visual repertoire. This is because we effectively have a blue / yellow sensor in our mind. We can’t see a blue yellow or a yellow blue. This week we will explore this unique colour combination.Read More
A week with one focal length. Sounds easy? Staying with it for a full week may be the challenge.Read More
Have you heard the rule of odds? A photograph with an odd number of objects is apparently more appealing than a photograph with an even number. This week we will test this theory and see where and when it can be broken.Read More
We spend so much time getting our photographs sharp. This week we are going to explore intentionally blurring our photographs.Read More
Analagous colours are adjacent to each other on the colour wheel. This week we are going to explore colour palettes where the colours are very similar.Read More
De-focusing the background is a simple way to create subject isolation. Do you know how to induce this easily?Read More
We are told a photograph needs a full range of tones, every one between black and white. This gives our photographs true depth and feeling. This week we are going to explore the effects of the tonal range of the photograph.Read More
Do you know which lens is your sharpest lens? Do you know what focal length is its sharpest?
Figure it out and lets use it to see what we can do.Read More
The point of power comes to us directly from the world of advertising. Advertisers have to be clued up as to where the best spot in a magazine is to put their advertising. Did you know the price of an advertisement varies based on its location. Back cover is the most expensive. Inside front is cheaper. This week we explore one particular spot in a page. The terminal area.Read More
I find my best work is directly related to my personal passions. My loves.
What do you love to photograph? Is it your best work? Is your favorite work of subjects you are most passionate about?
Do you know what your passionate about photographing?Read More
Dominant Mass is a fantastic compositional device. One that is not talked about or really understood. This week we will explore when it’s dominant mass or not.Read More
Blue is the worlds favourite colour. We explore totally blue compositions and ask what emotions they invoke.Read More
When composing an artwork is often easier to concentrate on other ideas than just the subject. This week we are going to explore creating different quadrants in a composition and creating different corners.Read More
Understanding why your favourite photographs work will help you take better photographs. Yes. It is that simple. The more you analyse your own work and the work of others the better. This week I ask you to sit with one of your own favourite photographs and contemplate why it works for you.Read More