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Detail To Tell A Story

Photography is a great avenue to express yourself and to tell stories through the camera. Through the lens you determine what the people see and you are also giving them to opportunity to view things from a perspective that they may have not done before. That’s powerful.Taking the camera into your hand, you are the creative person behind the camera and it is your story that you are telling.

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In this blog I want to encourage you to get out your camera, maybe your macro lens if you have one and to begin to tell a story through your pictures.If you don’t have a macro lens, chose another lens, maybe a telephone lens, zoom lens where you can just take part of your subject. Taking just part of the subject is the key here in telling your story through the detailed shots.

Taking detailed shots is a way that you get your friends to guess what the subject is by revealing a few pictures at a time. The last picture reveals the subject.The reason that I suggest this as it also teaches you to look beyond the obvious to take a part of the subject that even excites you. It gives you a chance to explore with your camera and to think creatively.

At the end of this blog you will clearly see the subject but if I was with someone I would reveal bits and pieces to see if they could guess the subject.

By setting yourself this task, it will enable you to grow in your photography  and it will also teach you to look at your subjects in a different light. The best way to grow in your love for photography is to simply pick up the camera and start clicking away.

The way that we all grow in photography is to get out there and set yourself little tasks to do. In the end you will be richer  for it and you will notice your photography grow and grow and you will see things totally differently and it will also help you to rarely have a photography block.

This small task you can do anywhere. There might be something at home you can choose, or in the garden or as you go for a hike or walk, there will be something that you’ll come across that you can use as your subject.

if you have the time and want nice and sharp images, make sure you use a tripod. I know many don’t like using a tripod as it is time consuming . The big advantage of using a tripod it enables you to step back, look at your subject without a camera in your hand  and actually see what you are looking at and helping the thinking process.

When our hands are free of the camera and the camera is on the tripod you’ll be surprised how that will help you in your creativity on the subject that you are photographing.

The end picture is revealed and for those who know me, know that I just love FJ Holdens and this is an awesome rustic FJ Holden.

The above was a gift to me, from two lovely people whom I have never met, who had no agenda and who remain  special friends.They come into the category of a rare human beings ,who have displayed all the qualities that we all should strive for but fail. Failing I include myself in that. These two people, know who they are and although I have never met them, they are  remarkable people whom I will always cherish to the rest of my days.:)

Pete Dobré

Author Pete Dobré

Pete's photography is self taught. As a young child photography was an interest. His passion for the varying landscapes of Oz comes from frequent visits as a youngster, to his Gandparent's sheep farm in Barmera, a small country town in South Australia. Pete Dobré is a Freelance Photographer who blazes the trail for 6 months each year, capturing awe-inspiring images. Pete's work expresses his creative flair, emotions and love for the natural scapes of Australia. He remembers the hot day when he was 8, leaving town for the farm. His parents had an old car. Within about 2 kilometres of reaching the farm gate, they were bogged on a small red sand dune. The flies were buzzing continuously and the heat was beating down. Sticks, leaves and branches were wedged under the back tyres, to get the car moving. His mum was in a panic but Pete thought that it was exciting. From that moment he knew that he loved being out in creation, with the sense of adventure in the wild. This is where Pete's passion began. Photography for Pete is an expressive means for visual communication. He says, 'There is never a boring moment in my work. There is always something to photograph and I love being creative. The only limit to creativity is a lack of creativity.' Pete's aim as a photographer is to present images that provoke and stimulate the mind, to capture God's awesome creation and to share this with others. If Pete can do a little justice to God's creativity, then he is quietly satisfied. As a photographer Pete's inspiration and passion for his work comes from knowing God who created everything in the beginning. Knowing God, the Creator gives more substance and meaning to what he captures on film. Pete sees his role as freezing a moment in time and history which will never be repeated exactly the same again. The light, clouds and seasons will always be different. Pete's love for natural conditions at different times of the day, displaying varying moods and cloud formations makes his work very special and eye catching.

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