Expert Zoo Pictures: How To Shoot Great Animal Photos
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by Glenn Guy
1w ago
Zoo photography featuring a Lion in profile at the Bali Zoo. Expert zoo pictures certainly require the right camera and lens. But I’ve learned that it’s organization, technique, composition and story telling that, ultimately, determines the success of your best animal photos made at the zoo. Expert zoo pictures are often taken with a DSLR or mirrorless camera and a medium to long telephoto lens. Appearance and character can be explored through close-up photos, or by incorporating elements of the enclosure to add visual interest and explore metaphor or theme in the animal photos created ..read more
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Portrait Photos: Why Make Them And Why Are They So Important
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by Glenn Guy
1w ago
Colorful winter portrait of a young woman in Harbin, China. While sorting through some of my favorite people based photography I wondered why it is we make portrait photos and why are they so important to us photographers. What I learned has clarified my motivation, focused my approach and resulted in more meaningful portrait photos. We make portrait photos to document important events and candid moments in the lives of friends and family, to explore the human condition and as a way of remembering interesting people met on our journey through life. Let’s investigate these motivations further ..read more
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How To Get Great Photos Of Yourself, Wherever You Are
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by Glenn Guy
2w ago
Black and white portrait of a young lady in Melbourne at night. Where's home for you? Is it the house you own or the flat you rent? Either way I believe in the saying that home is where the heart is. And that’s all the more reason to contribute to your people photography collection by documenting your life, through really great photos of yourself, wherever it is you currently reside. That means ensuring you come out from behind the camera and have your own photo made. Amongst all the people photography you create, whether you're a local, resident or visitor, make sure you have your own photo ..read more
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Simply Ways To Photograph Flowers And Make Art
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by Glenn Guy
1M ago
Rain drops on a red rose in the Yarra Valley, Australia.   Raindrops On Roses Here’s a very simple image, made in the grounds of a winery in the Yarra Valley not far from Melbourne, Australia. The image was made with a Canon 5D camera and Canon 180 mm f/3.5 Macro lens. Despite the simplicity of this photo it’s composed of a range of quite different elements, some obvious, others less so. Let’s look at the individual elements that underpinning this image. It features a flower, which happens to be a rose Water droplets have settled on the rose that draw attention towards them Th ..read more
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The Selfie Fad: Toxic Or A Quest For Self Portrait Identity?
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by Glenn Guy
1M ago
Glenn Guy at his Moments Of Transition exhibition at Quadrant Gallery, Melbourne. The popularity of the Selfie as grown dramatically over recent years. My own experience creating self portrait photos, and the research I’ve undertaken into the selfie phenomena, convinces me that photographing yourself is an important process for the photographer to go through. The Selfie has become the ubiquitous form of self expression for amateur photographers. Selfies often portray the photographer in more audacious and confronting poses, compared to more tradition self portraits, providing more options to ..read more
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Capture Blissful Photos: 2 Ways To Picture People In Myanmar
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by Glenn Guy
1M ago
  Blissful photo of two novice monks at a monastery in Myanmar.   This post features two, very special, people based photos I made in Myanmar. Allow me to share these images with you and the stories behind how I went about picturing people in Myanmar in a way that enabled me to capture truly blissful photos. It’s a fantastic feeling to realize you're able to successfully capture blissful photos. Through the communicative power of photography you can showcase bliss, that deeply experiential state of being that enables us to transcend from a life of sorrow and sadness into a heightene ..read more
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Creative Mindset: How To Make Better Photos And Have Fun
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by Glenn Guy
2M ago
Creative photography opportunities abound in travel destinations like Antarctica. Your mindset determines your reality and pursuits like creative photography are as good for the mind as they are for the soul. Your photos document your journey through life, your own, unique worldview and how you perceive the experiences that unfold around you. Adopting a creative mindset will enable you to make better photos and have fun doing so. Photography is an artistic endeavor like no other, and the photos you produce are a great way by which you can engage your creativity and build a more positive, agil ..read more
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Basic Photography Vocabulary: Why I Hate These 3 Ugly Words
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by Glenn Guy
2M ago
Large icebergs and a beautiful reflection on the Jokulsarlon Glacier Lagoon, Iceland. There are three words related to photography I hate. Sadly, these particular words are now part of the basic photography vocabulary commonly spoken by most photographers. Long ago I decided to replace these three ugly words with more positive alternatives when speaking or writing about photography. Photography is a visual art form described through the spoken or written word. The words shoot, take and capture are so commonly used that they’re deemed appropriate and correct. But it's worth considering th ..read more
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Art Of Perfection: How to Live Your Best Life
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by Glenn Guy
2M ago
Art of perfection in this lush volcanic landscape near Myvatn Lake, Iceland. If you’re wondering how to live your best life you’re not alone. As a travel photographer I’ve witness truly amazing scenes and met many wonderful and inspiring people. My own quest to create beautiful, life affirming photos has forced me to confront the often debilitating effects associated with the art of perfection in my own creative life. How To Live Your Best Life By Being Remarkable It’s the responsibility of the artist to be remarkable. And that is as true for you as it is for me. To that end it's important to ..read more
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Basic Photography Vocabulary: Why I Hate These 3 Ugly Words
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by Glenn Guy
3M ago
Large icebergs and a beautiful reflection on the Jokulsarlon Glacier Lagoon, Iceland. There are three words related to photography I hate. Sadly, these particular words are now part of the basic photography vocabulary commonly spoken by most photographers. Long ago I decided to replace these three ugly words with more positive alternatives when speaking or writing about photography. Photography is a visual art form described through the spoken or written word. The words shoot, take and capture are so commonly used that they’re deemed appropriate and correct. But it's worth considering th ..read more
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