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A Mad Moment — Life in Your Hands — Mad Aussie

As pho­tog­ra­phers we often find our­selves in all man­ner of sit­u­a­tions, and some­times, our moral­ity can be tested. Do we take the pic­ture of the lit­tle girl because we think she is a lit­tle cutie? Should we take a photo of that auto acci­dent? Take the photo, or let the lit­tle crea­ture die? These are just a few examples.


Just what bound­aries lie out there for us? Where and how do we find those bound­aries and lim­its within our­selves? What sub­jects and ele­ments are off lim­its to you per­son­ally when you have your cam­era in your hot, lit­tle hands?

Recently in our forums I posed a cou­ple of ques­tions to explore this line of thought. You can see those threads by click­ing the links below. I think you might find the dis­cus­sions inter­est­ing AND, I hope, you’ll even con­sider join­ing the forum your­self and telling us your thoughts as well.

Forum Threads

Life in Your Hands

Off Lim­its

By Mad Aussie — Photography.ca blog con­trib­u­tor & forum mem­ber
www.astrovisual.com.au
www.astrovisualphotography.com.au
www.istockimages.com.au

A Mad Moment — Having Fun at Ph.ca — Mad Aussie

Gid­day again to another lit­tle ‘Mad Moment’

Pho­tog­ra­phy can be a daunt­ing sub­ject to learn, espe­cially for those at the very begin­ning of the learn­ing curve. Aper­tures, f-stops, depth of field, lead­ing lines, neg­a­tive space, ISO, modes, poses, pan­ning, HDR, it just goes on and on. It can get a lit­tle frus­trat­ing at times I know.

But Photography.ca is about mak­ing learn­ing eas­ier, and, more impor­tantly to me, mak­ing it more fun also! I don’t do too many things that I don’t find fun. And if it wasn’t fun at Photography.ca … I wouldn’t ‘do’ that either! If you’ve been lis­ten­ing to Marko’s pod­casts then you’ll agree that they have a flavour, a feel, an energy, that just screams out “relax … sit down … enjoy! Eat me out of house and home just don’t kick my dog!!”‚ This is some­thing I find lack­ing in most other pod­casts on pho­tog­ra­phy. I don’t fall asleep lis­ten­ing to Marko! :)

But are the forums here the same as most forums? Or do they also have a life of their own?
So many forums are uptight and so proper that you are afraid to slide into its cyber-lounge and kick your shoes off for fear of some forum cop run­ning over, beat­ing you with his forum trun­cheon, and read­ing you some forum riot act!

Well … pol­ish up your funny bones, rub some mois­tur­izer into your smi­ley mus­cles, and pull out your sense of‚ humour and stroke it awhile, cause here at Photography.ca we encour­age some lev­ity and joy. All we ask is that our mem­bers show respect to each other where appro­pri­ate and don’t sti­fle someone’s thread with jokes if they haven’t yet got the answers they seek.

So … Fun with Pho­tog­ra­phy. There’s many ways to do this and, of course, these ways can vary per­son to person.

My ‘Mad Moment’ today will focus on sim­ply look­ing for the lev­ity in your pho­tos and shar­ing those. You may have a photo that doesn’t really come up to any great tech­ni­cal level but it cer­tainly has an amuse­ment value.

The fol­low­ing thread links will show what I like to do with pho­tos like this. Enjoy and we hope to see you join in and learn with us.

Forum Threads
Does my ass look big to you?

I Quit! Life’s Too Hard!

For Sale — Going Cheep

By Mad Aussie — Photography.ca blog con­trib­u­tor & forum mem­ber
www.astrovisual.com.au
www.astrovisualphotography.com.au
www.istockimages.com.au

Another ‘Mad Moment’ — Self Improvement — by Mad Aussie

G’day once more Photography.ca fans.

Another week flashes by, and the Photography.ca forums have hus­tled and bus­tled along quite nicely as usual lately. Lots of new peo­ple join­ing in the fun and learn­ing which is great to see!

My ‘Mad Moment’ this time around is on ‘Self Improve­ment’ and we have two threads in the forum (one by raiven and one by Greg Nus­pel) that dis­cuss this sub­ject. Do you go out to shoot a mas­ter­piece but return with a piece of some­thing else? Do you feel like you are doing every­thing you can to cre­ate a work of art and only end up with some­thing that rhymes with art? Yeh, we all do that sometimes.

So then, how do you go about lift­ing your pho­tog­ra­phy skills? Are there reg­u­lar ways and tech­niques one might apply to their weekly pho­tog­ra­phy that might advance their skills? Can you pro­duce bet­ter images on a more reg­u­lar basis? Well, quite a few of the Photography.ca mem­bers seem to have var­i­ous ideas on this sub­ject so fol­low the two links below to read about how you can learn from them.

Even bet­ter, join the forums if you haven’t already and explore ALL the ways you can learn inter­ac­tively with Marko and the Photography.ca members.

Forum Threads
Improv­ing One’s Pho­tog­ra­phy
Self Improve­ment Assignments

By Mad Aussie — Photography.ca blog con­trib­u­tor & forum mem­ber
www.astrovisual.com.au
www.astrovisualphotography.com.au
www.istockimages.com.au

Another ‘Mad Moment’ — Self Improvement — by Mad Aussie

G’day once more Photography.ca fans.

Another week flashes by, and the Photography.ca forums have hus­tled and bus­tled along quite nicely as usual lately. Lots of new peo­ple join­ing in the fun and learn­ing which is great to see!

My ‘Mad Moment’ this time around is on ‘Self Improve­ment’ and we have two threads in the forum (one by raiven and one by Greg Nus­pel) that dis­cuss this sub­ject. Do you go out to shoot a mas­ter­piece but return with a piece of some­thing else? Do you feel like you are doing every­thing you can to cre­ate a work of art and only end up with some­thing that rhymes with art? Yeh, we all do that sometimes.

So then, how do you go about lift­ing your pho­tog­ra­phy skills? Are there reg­u­lar ways and tech­niques one might apply to their weekly pho­tog­ra­phy that might advance their skills? Can you pro­duce bet­ter images on a more reg­u­lar basis? Well, quite a few of the Photography.ca mem­bers seem to have var­i­ous ideas on this sub­ject so fol­low the two links below to read about how you can learn from them.

Even bet­ter, join the forums if you haven’t already and explore ALL the ways you can learn inter­ac­tively with Marko and the Photography.ca members.

Forum Threads
Improv­ing One’s Pho­tog­ra­phy
Self Improve­ment Assignments

By Mad Aussie — Photography.ca blog con­trib­u­tor & forum mem­ber
www.astrovisual.com.au
www.astrovisualphotography.com.au
www.istockimages.com.au

Program modes — A ‘Mad’ Moment by Mad Aussie

Hello Photography.ca fans, mem­bers and lurk­ers.
Our forums here are a very con­struc­tive way to help move your pho­tog­ra­phy for­ward in a pos­i­tive man­ner and within the forums, blog entries and pod­casts, you can find a vari­ety of means to suit you and your cur­rent level of pho­tog­ra­phy skill and interest.

A cool exam­ple of this, and my ‘moment’ for today is a thread in the forums which asks a ques­tion and the rea­son for why one answered as they did.

The ques­tion is ‘What Mode Do You Use?’

Many pho­tog­ra­phers ignore many of the options avail­able to them and many of us are unaware of how some of these modes can ben­e­fit us in spe­cific ways. Learn­ing what modes peo­ple are using on their cam­eras and for what sit­u­a­tions they employ these modes goes a long way to help­ing us under­stand­ing how we can ben­e­fit also.

To visit the thread of my ‘moment’ fol­low me HERE

Mad Aussie — Photography.ca blog con­trib­u­tor & forum mem­ber
www.astrovisual.com.au
www.astrovisualphotography.com.au
www.istockimages.com.au

Program modes — A ‘Mad’ Moment by Mad Aussie

Hello Photography.ca fans, mem­bers and lurk­ers.
Our forums here are a very con­struc­tive way to help move your pho­tog­ra­phy for­ward in a pos­i­tive man­ner and within the forums, blog entries and pod­casts, you can find a vari­ety of means to suit you and your cur­rent level of pho­tog­ra­phy skill and interest.

A cool exam­ple of this, and my ‘moment’ for today is a thread in the forums which asks a ques­tion and the rea­son for why one answered as they did.

The ques­tion is ‘What Mode Do You Use?’

Many pho­tog­ra­phers ignore many of the options avail­able to them and many of us are unaware of how some of these modes can ben­e­fit us in spe­cific ways. Learn­ing what modes peo­ple are using on their cam­eras and for what sit­u­a­tions they employ these modes goes a long way to help­ing us under­stand­ing how we can ben­e­fit also.

To visit the thread of my ‘moment’ fol­low me HERE

Mad Aussie — Photography.ca blog con­trib­u­tor & forum mem­ber
www.astrovisual.com.au
www.astrovisualphotography.com.au
www.istockimages.com.au