Late bloomer Carolyn Collins discusses her passion for flower photography

Although a late bloomer when it comes to photography, only picking up a camera in her mid-60s, Carolyn has found a passion for photographing flowers, even making greetings cards from her images.
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Neutral colours in photography: How to use them for warmth and effect

When it comes to photography, there are many different ways to create an effect. You can use light, shadows, and of course, colour. In this blog post, we will focus on the use of neutral colours.
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Taking stock photos: A very crafty 1, 3 or 5

We want to turn crafts up-side-down and make the subject appealing to more photographers, even those who think ‘that’s not for me, and it’s not my genre’. Read on to discover why and how.

Using photography to connect us as people and help conserve New Zealand’s wildlife: Interview with wildlife photographer Chris Patterson

Conservation has always been important to wildlife photographer Chris Patterson who says it is a privilege and a pleasure to be able to capture New Zealand’s unique natural biodiversity.
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Taking stock photos this Matariki weekend

Continuing our discussion on Matariki, we explore how photographers can capture this historic day and create fresh, authentic images for the Excio Image Library.

Challenge: Colour Yellow

Yellow is thought to stimulate the nerves and purify the body. Yellow makes you feel happy and spontaneous. Yellow is perhaps the most energetic of all the warm colours. It is associated with laughter, hope and sunshine. Let’s bring more happiness, energy and optimism with our photography!

Interview with Chris McKeown

Chris McKeown is a talented geologist and photographer from Scotland. After buying a professional camera during a trip to Singapore, he fell in love with everything photography had to offer. Chris' portfolio is filled with breathtaking photographs of various countries, including New Zealand. In this interview, he talks about the challenges he faces as an artist, his work-related travels, how New Zealand inspires him, and much more. Please enjoy this interview!

Mirrored images with Heather Maree Owens

Relive your childhood by creating mirror images reminiscent of kaleidoscopes.

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