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Breakout from the pattern

As people, we love pattern. But interrupted pattern is more interesting. – Jay Maisel Tea pickers at collection point, Mount Vernon Estate, Sri Lanka. 2014. The row of Sri Lankan tea pickers waiting in line […]

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Turn an ordinary scene into an extraordinary photograph

What does ‘ordinary’ mean to you? It’s the question that can be quite complex, not least because it’s a double-edged sword. ‘Ordinary’ can be a polite way of saying ‘boring. But ordinary doesn’t have to […]

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Eight elements to visualise when composing your shot

Visualising how you want your photos to look is usually your first and most important step when taking them. Deciding on the story that you want to tell, and how you want to tell it, […]

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Pattern hunting for pretty pictures

There’s a wonderful French expression, “metro, boulot, dodo,” that’s used to describe the humdrum of working life. You commute to your job, you work, you sleep; the next day, you get up and do it […]

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