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    Making more than photos from nature

    I could not help but notice while out shooting how much litter and junk I would find. Each time I would finish shooting and would drive away, I was left with this feeling of disgust and disbelief that my fellow citizens could be so stinking lazy. Taking a garbage bag with me each time I was out shooting was something I had considered, but I was not sure of the best way to take action. It seemed impractical to try and pick up litter at the same time I was searching for things to shoot plus carrying my equipment. Plus, honestly there would be times I would barely have enough…

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    Lights! Camera! Action! Diwali!

    We have decided to celebrate the festival of lights in our own unique way at pixetra. Oh yes we are aware of the great Indian legend of Sri Ram, his arrival back at Ayodhya, the welcoming lamps lit by the people of Ayodhya, the crackers, the sweets ……. But we wanted a difference this Diwali. Make it eco friendly and healthy but cutting out crackers and the sweets. So we are celebrating the festival of lights by lighting up your lives with a Foto Guru intervention on (you guessed it) ‘lighting’. We are celebrating the festival at Hyderabad this year on November 1st & 2nd. Yeah, it’s after Diwali I…

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    Care and Repair of Wicker Furniture

    Susan Day Moore of Wicker By Design offers some of her tips learned from her over 15 years of experience of working with portrait photographers Wicker By Design’s wicker props are designed to be durable and strong. We hear reports from many photographers that have used our pieces for hundreds of sittings. However, all furniture is going to be damaged from repeated use, no matter how careful the photographer. Here are a few tips from Susan on wicker care plus some useful web sites for more advice. Never leave wicker in the elements or in a hot dry place; even extended exposure to the sun will dry and bake the…

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    Boudoir

    At Willow and Pea our boudoir studio photo-shoot is designed to celebrate your body in a sexy and beautiful way. Our creative all female team will provide you with a collection of highly professional images that will flatter your body to provide you with photographs you will look fabulous whatever your shape or size. Before your shoot we will have a telephone pre-session consultation, to establish any ideas you may have, any areas of your body you would like us to emphasis or that you are not keen on. We will give you plenty of ideas so we are sure to create tastefully arty portraits of your more intimate side.…

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    Affordable Photographer Oxford for Your Special Day

    The dress, the cake, the venue; there are so many important decisions to make in the preparation of a wedding, and it should be an enjoyable experience that you can look back on in the years to come and cherish memories of. If you’re in the process of planning your big day and are looking for a wedding photographer Oxford then there’s no better place to come than here at Willow and Pea Portraits. With years of experience, our team of photographers have creativity and flair at their fingertips, allowing them to create truly stunning pictures that will showcase the day as you desire. One factor that often gets people…

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    A camera in hand is worth two in a hoarding?

    What set this off? Let me see…. Driving around the insane roads of Kochi in preparation for Sethu’s class on basics of photography (refer my earlier post about 2 Onams), I chanced upon a hoarding that was interesting to us camera jockeys. There was this model holding an antique camera (Hasselblad? Yashica Mamiya? or just a prop? – couldn’t figure out which) and looking like half a million bucks (pretty but not quite and hence the half a mil). Now that set us all thinking. The camera in the hoarding had something to do with a bunch of sarees called the Studio collection or some such. But hey, there is…