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19th September 2011 Big W Photoshoot

Kids are off school, wife complaining that I have spent no time with them all weekend due to photographing two weddings, so decided I would have the morning off and take some pictures of them. So I asked my 6 year old where we should have photos taken and she replied “Big W”.  For those […]

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14th September 2011 Sunrise over Flinders Parade

Such unusual bold colours coming from my image here. Lovely reflections on the water, I should call this photo, “when a sunrise is not a sunrise” Can you guess what time of day this was taken (Sunrise today was 5.47am) so any guesses? The answer is of course at 8.25PM or about 3 hours after […]

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12th September 2011 Photograph Flowers

Today was a dull overcast day which in my opinion is a great day to photograph flowers. The gray clouds is natures own softbox lighting source and takes away the harsh direct sunlight that makes flowers  look, well harsh! I got out in the back garden and saw the colour coming of these wild flowers. […]

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pachete quality blog mr copsey photographer sir .

TFj Thanks for very informative website.

Marion The use of the torch gives that extra Zing! Lovely!

11th September 2011 Nine Eleven

Today being the tenth anniversary of Nine Eleven (9/11), saw the collapse of the twin towers in New York and the loss of the innocent. My photo here shows the full moon on 9/11 displaying the light, and hope,  against a sea of darkness and I think that’s all I want to say about what […]

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Marisol Pritchard Wonderful pic,love the grain. Interested to use you used ISO 80 but you could have used ISO 6400 to get similar grain

Paul Copsey Hi ya, Yes correct I could have used a very high ISO but as I had a tripod with me so I prefer to add it later in Photoshop just incase I ever want to do a version with less/no grain.

Jovan Charpentier RIP

Doyle Schwier you should take part in a contest for the finest blogs on the web!

Video Production You can definitely see your expertise in your work At all times follow your heart.:-)

Photos Hello there, You’ve done a fantastic job. I?ll definitely digg it and personally suggest to our readers

hyip Paul Copsey you are just too excellent.

Gabriela Lovette RIP to innocent peoples

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john Pretty nice photo and tips. I’m hoping you write once a day forever!

Nicol Stokan Love the photo Paul. Thanks for permitting me to comment!

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10th September 2011 Kids Birthday Party

No weddings booked today, how unusual for a Saturday in September, but a kids birthday party instead. Here is the birthday girl with her good friend. I like this photo because I think it shows what good fun kids parties are.   Here are my tips on how to

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Jae Chisnall excellent fun picture. i will remember what you say about getting down to their level. thanks

Scott Vansyckle what splendid tips in your posts paul, Have an awsome day!

Helen Marsh Awesome shot Paul. I totally agree I find involving the kids & showing the image in camera on the back a real winner! Enjoying your blog…keep them coming!

Madge Dermady This actually answered my problem, thanks!

Marion Great shot! Their eyes are stunning!

9th September 2011 Rain and Neutral Density

Today was a rainy, windy day which gives different opportunities for photos. I took some photos of palm tree leaves in the rain and then went into town as I visualised a photo of someone struggling with their umbrella. I took the tripod as I wonted to render the scene sharp expect for the person and umbrella. […]

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fujifilm x100 Hi there, love your photos and what you have wrote on another page of the Fuji X50 Cheers!

Blaine Ravel Hey, I really like the rain in photos. Not many people bother taking photos in the rain Cheers

Bradley Dyreson Looking forward to reading more from you Mr Photographer!…

Palmer Pendergraft you top photographer !!

maternity photography Hello there, I find you really informative and think a lot of other folks will be benefited from your writing. Cheers!

Marion Looker Hello, I really enjoyed your comments above. Keep up the excellent work ! Thanks Very Much.

Panasonic TZ20 Hi, i think that you should expand this site to camera testing. You would make a excellent camera tester

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Damion Hegarty You have motivated me to take pictures in the rain

Kemberly Mintreas Thanks for making me aware of these neutral density filters

Erin Dauzat great pic

Judy Got it! Thanks

7th September 2011 Jimbo

Today I am all alone in the studio with no one to go lunch with. Everyone is out doing something and my wife is having her hair done. BIG NOTE TO SELF – dont forget to comment on hair later. So decided to buy a sandwich to eat at a nearby beach with my boy, […]

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Canon Camera Deals Love it and would love to feature you on our web site. Ok by you?

Paul Copsey Sure, as it says at the bottom of the page, you dont need permission to link to any of my pages. Please dont copy text or photos without my written permission though. Thanks Paul

baobao897 very good publish, i actually adore this website, carry on it

Brandy Ahhh cute … i want one … then I want to be able to take a nice picture of him

Jenay Hey, I never knew about the light for my dog photos. Kudos to you!

6th September 2011 Henri Cartier-Bresson

Long day at the studio today, 13 hours to be exact. Managed to grab 20 minutes between a quick meal and seeing a wedding client. Made my way down to our local train station and watched people poor off the 5:38 arrival. Not much inspired me so unfortunately my sunset light had now gone and […]

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Camberos Great article. HCB is one of my heroes too

vimax very natural paul and just the way i like it

SteveG you just gained a new reader

TC Photos I could read your blogs for hours. great job!!! :)

Demetrius Barnette Hey! I just wanted to say you have a nice site :-). Me and my friends follow it we kinda like it. Cheers!

Dan hello

I will be celebrating my birthday on October 08th 2011, So I want your service on my birthday party photographer, i would like to know if you are available for the date.

Dan lawson


Paul Copsey Hi Dan, thanks very much and I have just sent you an email. Kind Regards Paul

5th September 2011 Phone Box in Decline

This photo depicts a young lady on the phone no doubt to her boyfriend whilst another young lady waits her turn to use the phone. This scene is a thing of the past. Now days everyone has a mobile phone even school children. Gone are the days when you had to find the right change […]

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Ugg Boots i might have some boots for you to photograph. Keep up the good work!

P.Lann Thanks for posting, I like this blog!

godecy worce wow wow wow

Wilfred Kinn Oh paul you are surely the master of your craft

Matt Cutting I think you should put more images on your blog, but besides that, it is really great. Cheers.

Paul Copsey Matt, Thanks for your lovely comment but one photo of the day is all i can cope with :-)

Camera buy Info Bravo! Please allow me to express my satisfaction with your blog and your images

Mario hello there, great post, and a really good location for a photo! definitely one for my book marks.

Mitchell Awesome contribution

rebmoshe wonderful and I see from your camera page that you have a 5D so why didnt you use that SLR instead?

Paul Copsey Hi ya, My 5D’s are in use all the time but sometimes its just great to travel lighter. The G11 can go with my anywhere and everywhere. That can be an advantage. Also the G11 has a smaller sensor to get more in focus (greater depth of field) and it has a flip out screen which I used here as I placed the camera on the ground with a bush behind me. Flip out screens are really cool … now why doesnt a 5d have that ?

Kenelm Heck yeah this is so cool.

4th September 2011 Fathers Day

Its fathers day here in Brisbane Australia so lets wish a happy fathers day to all dads around the world. Here is a picture of an Aussie father, my brother-in-law Andrew. Ok, it shows a father on fathers day but a photo is about story telling and this ordinary image tells a story of typical

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Jerome Shields are you sure he is aussie? he doesnt have a beer in his hand

Paul Copsey haha ok a good “social documentary” point you make Jerome

Hosea Leiding Thanks good point you make and I will remember that when taking photos next

Jeremy Klepper WOW, Never thought that before. Thanks for opening my eyes to some new photo possibilities

Lexine Alright alright alright I should have taken a photo of my dad !!!!

3rd September 2011 Tin Man Self Portrait

Despite all the lovely modern technology available today, sometimes the old imperfect images of long ago cause me to stop and think, why?, maybe because they were handcrafted and unique. I am drawn to tintype photographs and so I have attempted to recreate one here using a modern camera and photoshop. Do I think I […]

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Dean Ecossade What is the difference between wet and dry plate, sorry dont understand

Paul Copsey Hi Dean, the wet plate process means you make the plate sensitive to light and then you need to expose the plate to light and develop it before the chemicals fully dry out. This means your dark room needs to be near your subject. The dry plate, which later became film as we know it, means it can be make it in a factory and use it many weeks or months later and then be developed at leisure.

JJ Images Spot on post. Always good to know a bit of history being the photos we take today

ksharews Love your self portrait photo here

Stella very clever . Thanks!

2nd September 2011 Great Fire of London

Today is the anniversary of the Great Fire of London in 1666. The fire consumed 13,200 houses, 87 parish churches, St. Paul’s Cathedral 70,000 homes of the City’s 80,000 inhabitants The death toll from the fire remains a mystery as only six verified deaths were recorded (6 Rich people of course). But of all the […]

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iteddyVes LOL good point Paul, Yes they got away with it in 1666 but it would not be politically correct today to burn down a city and release all that carbon !!!!

Dick Pypepoody Бежать впереди истории гораздо интереснее, чем описывать ее.

Paul Copsey Agreed Dick, I am doing my own thing in this blog and am not replicating/describing what other photographers are doing.

priolomeree Dont you think Paul that maybe no photos exist because film has not been invented till about the 1870’s ??

Paul Copsey Ahh you just making excuses for them now ,,,, :-)

Coulombe Hartness Hello there, You have explained this very welland I am going try it out. Cheers!

1st September 2011 Spring is Here

Spring is here! or at least it is where I live which is Brisbane in Australia, so happy first day of (southern hemisphere) spring. Today’s photo is an abstract view of the season of spring which needs the pun to be pardoned. Spring is here and that means

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Armand Where is the facebook like link ?

Paul Copsey Hi Armand, I dont have a facebook page for this blog but for now please feel free to like my studio at http://www.facebook.com/studiosw19

Matt Cutting Awsome post, Im now one of your feed followers

Scharer Ritchotte It’s actually a nice capture. Please stay us up to date like this as i would like to see a photo every day. Thanks for sharing.

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Roesing Definitely, happy spring and I like the background, very spring like

Friday 26th August 2011 Light Through the Dark

Spent all of today with clients or in front of the computer so come 4.00pm my trigger finger was eagerly looking for a shutter release button. I walked down to the water

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Peter Hi Paul, i thought you went out when the sky turned black?

Paul Copsey Hi Peter, yes the sky had just turned black to my eye but the camera can still pick up some colour with a very slow shutter speed (3.5 seconds for this photo). It also helps to point the camera more or less in the direction of where the sun set and also light pollution from the town helps.

Elizabeth A We had a similar sky to this in North Wales last night….it was a definite blue/black colour. It was even more spectacular when a double rainbow appeared!

Peter Ok thanks paul but did you photoshop any colours in, or saturate colours?

Paul Copsey No photoshop changes what so ever, well apart from straight conversion from RAW to web quality JPG. The ground colour has a green tint and this is from the sodium street lights. If I finished this photo to make print ready then I would darken the ground a little, darken the tree trunk and maybe remove power lines but no time right now as just getting ready to photograph a wedding. Hope camera club is going well. All the best Paul

Paul Copsey Wow sounds lovely Liz. There is nothing better than God’s creations :-)

Peter Very impressive that this is stright from the camera paul. Can you provide the Tech EXIF data please?

Paul Copsey Canon G11 on carbon tripod (yes only carbon will do as I am not a Russian Shotputter)
f/3.5 – Shame the G11 lens is not f/2.8 throughout or I would have used it
3.5 secs shutter speed – i just guessed this and was pretty much ok
ISO 100
Camera on timer as I have no cable – wonder if you can but a shutter release cable for the G11??
Wait for a gap in the cars as their headlights would have caused overexposure
Most off all, wait for the correct time to take this photo – about 35 mins after sunset this time of year in Brisbane

Thursday 25th August 2011 A Photo for The Elders in Mapoon

Today I took some photographs of a very old button for Mary-Jean who is a PhD Candidate at the University of Queensland.

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Paul Copsey Hi Peter, I used a Canon G11 which has a lovely shallow DoF (depth of Field). The issue was more the lighting in order to see the inscriptions. Broad light was not good and in the end I used window light at a 45 degree angle. Rgds Paul

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