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  • Goals Change

    So I used to want to be rich…not like Paris Hilton rich, but live in a $1,000,000 house in Reid rich (For those of you who don’t live in Canberra this means I would be living in a 3 bedroom house really close to the city). I would also shop for full priced items at…

  • The AIPP Event

    Many of you know that last week I was in Hobart for The Event which is the national conference run by the AIPP for professional, emerging and student photographers. This is the third time I’ve attended The Event and as much as I enjoy it there are also aspects of the conference that make me want to pull…

  • Mine Is Yours – The Podcast

    Some of you may remember last year I hosted a workshop. The idea was that photographers with varying levels of experience would get together and share their experiences, with the hope that through these stories we would all learn and grow in our profession. The workshop went well and I came away with very positive feedback from all…

  • Learning Light

    For a while I’ve been thinking about what makes the best photographers the best? And how can I keep improving in my craft? I think it’s because when you first start photography there is so much to learn…basic settings on your camera, correct exposures and making sure people look good in your photos, whether that be through…

  • When Do You Blog?

    Lately I’ve been speaking to quite a few people who’ve been under the false impression that I blog straight after each wedding, so I thought I’d set the record straight.

  • The Balance Between Art & Cheesy

    I’ve been hearing a lot of talk lately about the new type of wedding photography…you know the indie stuff? There have been newspaper articles and TV spots about all these new trends (which aren’t really new) in our industry and it’s been getting me thinking about my photographic style and where I fit. I guess I don’t…

  • I Know It’s Not A Special Day For You…

    It’s been a while since my last rant and so I thought I’d share with you what I’ve been thinking about lately!

  • What’s the Next Step?

    I’ve been depressed recently, which is weird for me…ask my family friends, usually I’m the steady one. But lately I’ve found myself just sitting round the house with no motivation to do anything and no real reason for feeling bad. On paper I should be feeling great…I have the best husband in the world, wonderful family and…

  • CIT Talk

    Last night I gave my first ever photography talk! It was to the wedding photography class at CIT and I think it went pretty well, it’s always hard to judge when you’re the one doing the talking…but I don’t think I stuffed up anything too bad. Going to the class I was a little jealous of…

  • Mine Is Yours – A Workshop Type Thing

    I love workshops. It’s wonderful to learn from more experienced photographers and to meet new friends in my industry! The only problem with workshops is that they can be pretty expensive and often I should be spending that money on advertising or something equally as boring. And though I end up meeting heaps of amazing attendees who…

  • Don’t Dream too Much

    Last week I was at The Event, a conference run by the AIPP…of which I’m a member (I even have a card in my wallet which says ‘professional photographer’). There were wonderful speakers and I learned heaps! One of the topics that seemed to get touched on a lot was that of dreaming or planning, so…

  • Photography is a Job

    These days in the wedding photography world it doesn’t seem to be enough to be a well respected photographer in your own market (ie ACT). If you are truly successful you will be travelling all over the world to exotic locations, to photograph peoples weddings and to speak at workshops. If you are doing these things, as far…

  • AIPP Awards Part 2

    Last weekend I went to Melbourne for a few different reasons, firstly to hang out with Caleb (he had an app conference) and to check out The Digital Show/APPA Judging. Some of you may remember that I entered the ACT AIPP state awards (you can read about my experience here) and that I was a little undecided…

  • Be Yourself

    Below is a quote I first saw on my friend Rebecca’s pinterest and it got me thinking. When I was young I was obsessed with being an individual and being different from everyone else. I guess it was my attempt to feel special, knowing that there were 6 billion other people on the planet made me feel very…

  • The Social Networking Mask

    Social Networking kind of creeps me out just a little bit. I think it’s because you never know if people are being quite truthful, they can shape an online identity completely different from their normal life…case in point Catfish. This movie was the extreme I know, but how many people lie or withhold the truth just…

  • You are a Soul.

    I came across this quote by C.S Lewis (oh how I wish for a mind like his) recently. In one sentence he managed to wrap up how I’ve been feeling lately…how as people we manage to get caught up in things that really don’t matter. We care about more about how we look rather than what we are,…

  • AIPP Awards

    Yesterday was the judging of the ACT AIPP print awards, for those of you who don’t know what AIPP stands for it’s the Australian Institute of Professional Photography. I’ve been a member of the AIPP for about a year now (I even have a card in my wallet that says I’m a professional photographer for those who doubt…

  • The Wedding Photographer Stereotype

    When people think of a wedding photographer what usually jumps to mind is a grumpy middle aged man, who is barking orders at your Nana and wearing lots of black. It makes me so upset that the profession I enjoy so much has such a bad reputation. That often the public holds the belief that we…

  • Fulltime…finally.

    So it’s here, my last day of working at Ted’s camera store. It will be an easy day, no customers, no uniform…just counting for stocktake. I’ve been working towards this for almost 5 years and it’s hard to believe at the end of today I’ll be a fulltime photographer…or in some photographers eyes ‘a real…

  • In or Out?

    So were you popular or unpopular in school? I wasn’t particularly good looking (my skin was out of control) or cool, but I was one of those people who was friends with everyone. As I grew older going from high school, to college and finally University I noticed that the lines started to blur between social groups. There…