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Getting to know Roger Thomas

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Putting nature first

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The thrill of chasing birds

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Lyn Alves Wanderlust

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Landscapes with Paul Foxall

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Photography For Women

Working with models ÔÇô Sharing experience with Charlotte Johnson

Gain more insight into Charlotte's work with models.
Photography For Women

Wild about wildlife: Interview with Kim Free

Excio member Kim Free first got into photography when she got an iPhone, quickly becoming hooked and purchasing a DSLR. She is passionate about nature and capturing New Zealand's extraordinary wildlife. In this interview, we learn about her photography journey and some of her most memorable wildlife encounters.
Photography For Women

'Submerged' new series of work by Marina de Wit

Faced with a lack of creative motivation during New Zealand's latest lockdown, Marina de Wit was ready to hang up her camera. But then on a walk one day, Marina found the inspiration she needed and now has a new series of work to show the world.
Photography For Women

Noelle Bennett lands ÔÇśTop FinalistÔÇÖ in Close-up Photographer of the Year Challenge

Noelle takes photographs because itÔÇÖs what she loves to do. SheÔÇÖs not a landscape photographer or a nature photographer or a street photographer - Noelle is somebody who simply wishes to share her view of the world, her way of seeing. In this interview, we find out about the photos she entered into CUPOTYÔÇÖs ÔÇśTwo Of A KindÔÇÖ themed challenge, and the lengths she went to when capturing her top-finalist photo of two magnificent King shags.
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Bridging a gap in office photography with engaging shots

Although a classic genre in stock photography, the workplace is often portrayed in a dull and overly contrived way, thus rendering the image ÔÇô and the message ÔÇô ineffective. In this post, Lynda Harris of Write discusses the importance of ensuring your photos reflect your company's character and the theme at hand.
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FairShare Photography heroes: branching out - photo artist Judi Lapsley Miller shares her library of ÔÇśthingsÔÇÖ

Known for her photo-artistry creations, in which she uses digital compositing to create bird and nature artworks based on photographs, Judi Lapsley Miller is now sharing photos from her huge catalogue of images (everything from landscapes to household items) with Excio image users.
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The hidden cost of photos for presentations

Developing a cost-effective way to source and use stock photography can be tricky. In this post, Isla Grant of Lane Neave discusses how choosing fewer, more impactful images help in creating great presentations.
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Using alternative photographs to spark imagination

Although many content creators recognise the importance of connecting visuals with text, most stick to traditional ways of establishing this link. In this post, Tali Rose of PureSEO explains how to explore this relationship to the fullest by using alternative images that spark the audienceÔÇÖs imagination.
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Art of Birding: August monthly spark 'developing a style with still life'

Participants of the AOB challenges spent much of August developing their style by primarily working on still-life images, with the aim to have a triptych relating to a theme, ready to upload by the end of the month with weekly sparks to inspire and motivate, including macro, filters, and wabi-sabi.
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Let's celebrate the arrival of Spring!

The frost has gone, the birds are chirping, and the flowers are starting to bloom. Spring has finally arrived! It has been a wet and stormy winter, but now that Spring is here, there is plenty to be excited about.
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Art of Birding: July monthly spark 'a matter of timeÔÇÖ

In the July AOB challenges members were tasked with creating a photo series whilst watching for the best light of the day, noticing how the colours change from dawn to dusk, how shadows fall, and how camera settings accommodate these changes in light.
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Art of Birding: June monthly spark 'making it real'

In June 2022 the theme for the Art of Birding Challenges was ÔÇťmaking it realÔÇŁ meaning that participants were tasked with taking one of their digital images and getting it framed to hang on a wall. To get them ready for this, each weekly task pushed people out of their editing comfort zones to learn new skills.