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Weekend wanderings with some bits and bobs

Things have been crazy this last week, but more on that soon. Anyway, I just didn’t get around to doing my normal Bits and Bobs post, and then I thought, why don’t I combine them. So today I have photos for you from one of my wanderings and some updates on what I’ve been doing.

Dynamic Range Magazine

I think it is safe to say that we should make our deadline of February the 10th for the publishing date of Issue 3. I am so excited about the next issue. It has been a bit of an Melbourne-skyline-summer-architecture-3449effort getting everything done for it, Christmas put us  behind a bit, but we are fine now.

There is a profile on Julia Anna Gospodarou, an article on Lightroom, one on competitions and entering them, how to make your own bird photography studio, processing a black and white image in Lightroom, an introduction to long exposure photography, how to choose a photography tour to go on, and another article on the history of women photographers. We also have a new writer who has written on women and marketing for us. I’ve been really enjoying the articles as they have been coming in. I hope you are excited to buy your issue.

If you just want the issue sent to you then buy a subscription for twelve months. You won’t have the worry of remembering to get it each time and will just get the link to Melbourne-skyline-summer-architecture-3414download it in your inbox.

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Don’t forget to spread the word and let everyone you know about it as well.

I’ve just published another article on the blog for this site. I have written my first article on Social Media.

Social Media for Marketing the Photographer

I have been doing so much research on social media for my own work and marketing the magazine that it was good to finally get a chance to write somewhere about it. It is the start of a series of articles.

One on One Photography Lessons

I’ve been getting quite a number of inquiries for these. It is good. I love sharing my knowledge so good to see that people want to learn from me. Melbourne-skyline-summer-architecture-3341

I had a great experience with someone just recently who had done several classes with other people, but was still confused and I managed to explain it to her in a language she understood. Then after she said it was wonderful and didn’t know why other teachers hadn’t explained it that way before. I have been told from others that I am very good at explaining things in very simple terms that are easy to understand.

If you want to check out what I offer, click here.

Don’t forget that I also have amazing Photoshop skills and I do teach photo processing as well. We do them over Skype and I record the sessions for you as well.  You can find out more about those by clicking here.

Weekend Wandering photos

The photos were taken a few weeks ago on a hot summer day here in Melbourne. They are a good example of why you shouldn’t shoot in summer. I went wandering with a friend to try and capture the skyline of Melbourne. I am looking for places I can go back to.  I also saw some spots I haven’t been to before.

The photos in the gallery are all over the place, another WordPress change, doesn’t load the photos up in the order that you had them.  Thank you WordPress for stuffing up something else.  I have to say my interest in blogging is waning a little, and no doubt WordPress and all their changes really have a lot to do with it.  I love that the blog on my website never gets this many changes.  I really like blogging there so much more.

  1. Wonderful!

    January 23, 2016
  2. Great architectural shots, Leanne! My favourite is the one taken at the low angle through the tunnel of angled verticals. Can you have angled verticals? Anyway, I get your frustration with yet more WP changes. I’m an “old dog” when it comes to technology so was still getting to grips with the last changes so I’m finding the latest update tricky. I don’t use galleries so have no advice to offer, I’m afraid. Hopefully another of your readers will do though.

    January 23, 2016
    • Thank you Laura. I think you can and they are, I think the same. That’s okay, it is getting annoying, I’ve been through so many changes, and the problem too is that they don’t really provide support for the changes, we are expected to just put up with it all.

      January 24, 2016
  3. Nice! That one of the building in the reflection with the warp effect made my eyes pop! also love the marching sculptures.

    January 23, 2016
    • the Rialto, I loved that one too Nicci, I think I love reflections. I find those sculptures so hard to photograph, they never seem to look as good in photos. Thanks Nicci.

      January 24, 2016
  4. Interesting to get to look round Melbourne. I hadn’t noticed re the order photos get loaded in a gallery but you can rearrange them can’t you?

    January 24, 2016
    • I know you can Nora, but then you have to remember what order they were, and then it is the added time. Glad you liked the tour, there should be more I hope, thank you.

      January 24, 2016
  5. Ray #

    Bits and bobs are best 🙂

    January 24, 2016
  6. Excellent!

    January 24, 2016
  7. I love your wander through Melb. Such a great city! You are a fabulous teacher .. I should know!

    January 24, 2016
    • Thank you Julie, I love this city, always something new to find. Thanks, that is so nice of you to say.

      January 24, 2016
  8. I’m looking forward to the next issue of Dynamic and enjoyed your social media article. I’m not a professional photographer – but your words make sense about picking social media sites that you have time for. I’ve been thinking about adding Fine Art America or Photo Shelter (they have a store front) – but not sure I can devote the time right now. I’ll be decreasing my hours at work in the near future – so maybe then. Who knows????

    January 24, 2016
    • Thank you Nora, thanks for reading it. That sounds really interesting, I hope you have luck with it. It does take quite a bit of time putting yourself out there, especially to get started. Sounds like a plan, good luck.

      January 24, 2016
  9. Did you realise describe you as specialising in Architecture and Portraits? You might want to correct this!

    January 24, 2016
    • I have fixed that now, I wrote that so long ago, didn’t even think of changing it, thanks for the heads up.

      January 24, 2016
  10. Please please don’t leave WordPress! I’m a fan and I try to check out your website and other blog, too, but it’s so easy to follow your posts from my Reader!

    January 25, 2016
    • I’m not leaving now, but you can add my other blog to your reader, it can be done. I follow quite a few non wordpress blogs in the reader. I am just starting to find all the changes tiresome, I’m sick of having to relearn everything every time they decide to update something. It has been 5 years of this, and well….

      January 25, 2016
  11. Fabulous capture Leanne.

    January 26, 2016

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