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Picture Perfect Practice | Meghann Maguire Photography

Well I'm back with picture perfect practice. I only just made it. Thanks to Jade for the accountability! While shooting this month I find that I naturally shoot with a lot of negative space and don't look out for different ways to put balance into my images. I think thats whats really great about doing little projects like this, it gets you thinking and trying other compositions while shooting. I get so stuck in doing the same things.

Jade my partner in crime has a wonderful blog post here explaining what we were doing this month.

The kids were trying on their costumes for book week when I noticed the cool shadow in the back ground. I played around so I good a nice balance. Balancing with the shadow.

The kids were trying on their costumes for book week when I noticed the cool shadow in the back ground. I played around so I good a nice balance. Balancing with the shadow.

Balancing with shadows. I think the top one works better.

Balancing with shadows. I think the top one works better.

Here is a good example of moving yourself just slightly to get more of a balance. There's no real balance going on in this picture. Take a look at the next image.

Here is a good example of moving yourself just slightly to get more of a balance. There's no real balance going on in this picture. Take a look at the next image.

Just by moving myself to the left, I was able to get a balance with the mushrooms and from the top and bottom edges.

Just by moving myself to the left, I was able to get a balance with the mushrooms and from the top and bottom edges.

With this image of a couples session I did, I balanced them with the trees.

With this image of a couples session I did, I balanced them with the trees.

This was such a cute moment, my husband showing the kids how we used to record music. I was trying to balance with the two tapes in the same thirds.

This was such a cute moment, my husband showing the kids how we used to record music. I was trying to balance with the two tapes in the same thirds.

Balancing with the same distance around all the edges.

Balancing with the same distance around all the edges.

Clutching at straws here. balance with the bushes.

Clutching at straws here. balance with the bushes.

Remember to go see what Jade has done this month.

Finding Light Project | Night Light | Meghann Maguire Photography

This month was free choice for Jade and I finding light project. We ended up choosing the same, because we spent a bit of time chasing the aurora. Tasmania was pretty lucky this month with a few spectacular shows. I managed to capture my first and got to do it twice this month.

I've caught a new bug!!!

I'm really enjoying getting my camera out at night. One of the nights lady aurora didn't show. But with the moon so bright we got some pretty cool pictures of Mt Roland. Man it was cold but so worth staying out till 3am. Hope you enjoy some of my night image. Please go and check Jades images out. We have very different pictures of the same setting, because we had different lenses on. Head on over to Jade's here.

Finding Light Project | Last light | Meghann Maguire Photography

Last Light was the theme for this months Finding light project I'm doing with my friend Jade. I'm late again. But I had a hard time getting this as when the suns going down we're usually sitting at the table eating dinner this time of year. 

Last light or otherwise known as golden/magic hour is beautiful light to capture images in. I don't get out very often to use this magical light, but when I do its wonderful. I used my 70-200mm lens so I could get that beautiful golden bokeh, compression in the back ground.                                                               

Last night I decided to take Addisyn out on her own since her 7th birthday is coming up. I like to make sure I capture some portraits of my children on their birthdays.

Cant believe she's 7. What an amazing little human she is. Not many people see the silly side of Addy as she's pretty quiet around people she does not know and takes a very long time to come out of her shell. But when she does she's a funny little thing.  Heres a little peek at her silly side.

Please make sure you visit Jade Hallam Photography to see what she did this month. Her images are always a pleasure to view.

Training to champ | Launceston photographer

Last year my husband decided to finally compete in the Australian nationals for track cycling. He's talked about this for many years. I guess life got in the way. Mostly building a family and this was his year to do it.

I'm so inspired by his dedication and most of all determination. It was tough on us all, at times I felt like a single mother and the kids missed their dad. Especially towards the end, but I'm so proud of him for sticking to his goal and coming out a Australian gold and silver cycling champion.

From the beginning of him training I decided to document his progress, from his workouts in the shed with the kids watching, to weekly training nights at the velodrome, the Christmas carnivals, family and friends coming to cheer him on, ice baths and finally coming home from Sydney with his medals. 

I hope you enjoy the images I've taken from this inspiring journey. I know we will cherish and this will be a great lesson for the kids to look back at.