The Bazaar

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Last week, Jim and I decided to revisit a stretch of road that we came across a couple of years ago after visiting the Springhill Miners’ Museum with our two grandchildren and our daughter.  Our grandchildren had never visited a coal mine before and we thought it would be a great experience for them. It was during our trip home, …

The Cup Experiment

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My next thought was to pull back a little from the bottom of the cup as this strategy seemed to produce a greater degree of shapes and curves.  These shapes made the cup look less ordinary and more artistic in nature. When I felt satisfied that I had photographed the cup at every possible angle, I went through all the …

The Importance of Practice

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When I am out and about, I am constantly looking for interesting subject matter to photograph and I am always mindful of the importance of practice. If you study anyone who has mastered a skill whether they are a painter, composer, photographer, athlete, writer or anyone who has been fortunate enough to excel in their field, you will find that …

Painterly Effects

Judy Hardiman Creative, Florida, Painting, Photography 2 Comments

During a recent trip to Merritt Island in Florida, I came across a beautiful open area that caught my eye.  The water was a beautiful gold and the sky was cloudy with bits of blue poking through.  This little bit of blue was also reflected in the water.  The colours complimented each other beautifully.  It was the colours that first …

Drawing Exercises

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I thought about what Mr. Genn wrote and I decided to give it a try.  I wanted to start drawing again and working on some lessons but I just never got around to it.  So, I decided to start a new routine in the mornings.  Once I get up, I head downstairs into our sitting room and begin to draw. …

Radical Rim Light

Jim Hardiman Creative, Photography 4 Comments

Recently while in Florida, I saw a couple of beautiful photos by Orlando Camera Club member Wallace Weeks where only the rim of an object was lit.   Wallace, who is very generous with sharing knowledge, explained how he accomplished this, so I decided to try it for myself.   The technique involves using a light source such as a …