My Journey Takes A New Turn

I started this blog in 2011, expecting my second son and having discovered a new hobby. I called it a journey in photography and it continues to be. Initially it was the journey of discovering there was more to photos than point and click, then I looked closer at composition. I photographed everything. I discovered I loved macro photography for the ability to turn anything into an abstract artwork

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and I also discovered portrait photography through my main subject, my kids. I got my first DSLR and learned how to use it. I naively assumed that a better camera would mean better photos, but until I learned how to manipulate it I found it meant the opposite. Then I started to notice the flaws in photos and started my obsession with the light. I love photography. I love portraits. My kids will grow up. I am looking for a career. I would love to do this, but I don’t love mediocrity. I don’t love poorly executed ideas. I don’t love photos where the photographer doesn’t SEE the product.  I am 95% sure I will give it a go. So my journey continues down a new path.

First port of call. Getting some idea of the basics. Posing people flatteringly is surprisingly hard. My friends are about to be photographed to death until I get good at it.

Here is a friend of mine who popped in for a cuppa and wasn’t expecting this.

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Weekly Photo Challenge: endurance

some things just last an age

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Happy Birthday! Where to from here?

Its my baby’s birthday today. My youngest baby. 1 year. 1 year of crazy, no time, no sleep, where am I, I don’t even know what day it is. I am devastated. He is growing up. I will have babies no more.

And so I ask myself, “What now?” I have a few years before he is off doing pre-school and then school. I have time to prepare. Do I dare do it? Do I jump in and hope I am good enough to make it work?

A birthday is another opportunity for a few portraits.

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Weekly Photo Challenge: humanity

What makes us human? To me it is the emotions that we feel and the way we convey them to others. That is why I decided to focus on portraits. I love to freeze those beautiful reactions in time. From my perspective, the more you can connect to and feel the emotion you are viewing in my images, the more I feel I have been successful in my job.

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Weekly Photo Challenge: dialogue

Two images that speak to each other. A similar thread so that they contribute to the context of the other?

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beautiful flowers a picturesque scene

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Look closer and you will find them riddled with caterpillars. This one was particularly cute with his dusty pollen butt.

Hide and Seek

I’m sure he thought I couldn’t see him.

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Another Black and White Portrait

I love the sparkle.

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Weekly Photo Challenge: fray

obvious,  yet beautiful

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This image reminds me of a fence and dry grass at the beach. I love the composition. Yet it is only some old hessian lying on a table in our backyard while we build a shed.

Two Perspectives

As a mother I see my beautiful baby. CHEEKY!

As a photographer I can’t help wishing he had moved his chin down ever so slightly to get the best angle.

He LOVES that pillow.

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Location Scouting

A family affair. My husband and three boys came along. Here is the first location with my very helpful subject.

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