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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 - with Jade - Launceston photographer

As a photographer there's an endless amount of things to practice. My main study for the past few months has been light. My aim is to master all types of light. I want light to be one of my focus points in my photography and for all types of light to be my strong point. Being a photographer, I'm someone who constantly observes the world around them and getting lost in watching how the light falls around me.

I asked a local fellow photographer friend, who has just recently ignited an old passion for photography to join me in a little project. I have found taking on projects a great way to flourish in your photography and doing it with someone else keeps you accountable. Jade has been a friend of mine for over 15 years. In the old days we used to take our little point and shoots and head to the bush to enjoy the wilderness and taking photo's. But since having children we haven't done this for awhile. So it's nice to take on our Finding light project together.

So each month we practice a type of light and share our findings.

First up was my favorite window light. I love how you can play with light and shadows. Making my images a little more moody. Generally I expose for the highlights in my subjects by doing this the rest of the image is going to naturally fall darker.

Take a look at how Jade observed window light by following this link.

Dont forget to check out Jade Hallam Photography.