Posts in July, 2010

Ken’s Tips For Your Pics: Framing the pic!

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Claire has sent me in this lovely photo of her son Bruno. I do like pictures of children that are engrossed in play, where the camera is merely recording a moment rather than spoiling it, as happens when you ask the subject to smile for the camera. Even worse is when the poor child is […]

Ken’s Tips On Your Pics: How we read photos

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Andy has sent me two pics, one of his boys and one of his daughter. I am going to look at the one of his sons and pick out the visual clues that help us ‘read’ a photograph. The mind picks up on these clues, often subconsciously, and helps us create a story that makes […]

Ken’s Tips On Your Pics: Isabella

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Alex has sent me in two of her favourite photographs of her daughter Isabella. Both are very nice pics, showing the similar subject of Isabella reading but I think that one works better as an image than the other. The first photograph shows Isabella sitting on a couch, flicking through a magazine and holding a […]

June Competition Winner: Aiden

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The June competition was an extremely close thing. Aiden led from the start but Charlotte and Beth were never more than a vote or two behind until the closing hours. Aiden then pulled ahead to win by four votes, ahead of Beth who was also four votes ahead of Charlotte. The final results were: Aiden […]

Ken’s Tips On Your Pics: Keep it simple!

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This is a lovely ‘story’ photo. The name tags on Finn and his mum tell you that they have just got home from the hospital and I really like the protective way the baby is being held. Finn’s dad took this under mum’s direction, obviously from a high viewpoint, which gives an original and striking […]