Photographers Spotlight – MattzPixz Photography

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InkFX Photographer Spotlight interview with MattzPixz Photography

Studio Name: MattzPixz Photography
Studio Location:  Gold Coast, QLD, Australia
Website: http://www.mattzpixz.com.au
Facebook Page: http://www.facebook.com/mattzpixz.com
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/mattzpixz/

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What is your background and how did you get into photography?

My working life started out with an apprenticeship in cabinet making. Once certified, I left and joined the garage door industry as a service technician (bit of a change I know) but I was just tired of being cooped up in a factory all day building cupboards.

I wanted to get out and meet new people every day. I spent 3.5 years in that industry when I had a job opportunity arise to be a welder (another drastic change) in the Mount Isa Mines.

At that point I had been doing some travel, and the only way to keep traveling, is to make $$$. I took the job and relocated to far NE QLD where I spent 2 years working/saving and traveling.

On my travel journey’s I constantly found myself behind the camera. I just loved to share what I was seeing, with everyone. This ended up becoming an obsession, and I would find myself out at unusual times, chasing light and shadows.

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I just fell in love with taking photos, but I wanted more. I needed to truly understand how to use my camera. I then commenced a Diploma in Professional Photography via digital correspondence with The Photography Institute, in between my shifts at the mine.

After 6 months of study and saving, I was fed up with mining life and sick of going to a job that I didn’t like. I then knew what I wanted and made the biggest decision of my life. I knew I wanted to be a photographer, so… I did what any normal person does 🙂

I quit my job! Moved back to the coast and studied full time for the remainder of the course. Once completed, I spent the next 2 years constantly shooting and really getting to know and understand my camera/equipment.

Watched countless hours of photography tutorials and read numerous books and really crammed as much photog info I could in my head. I then stepped out and created my business, and have never looked back since! I can now say that I love my job! MattzPixz Photography was born!

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Photographers Spotlight – Kylie Winder Photography

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InkFX Photographer Spotlight Interview with Kylie Winder Photography

Studio Name:   Kylie Winder Photography
Studio Location: Orange NSW
Website: www.kyliewinderphotography.com
Facebook Page:  https://www.facebook.com/Kylie-Winder-Photography
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/kyliewinderphotography/

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What is your background and how did you get into photography?

My background is secretarial and Admin, but I’ve loved photography since I was a teenager and started out with a second hand Ricoh KR10 – with all the Hoya filters, Cokin adaptors and no idea what I was doing!!!

My preference has always been portrait photography.  I love people’s eyes and love to make them the focus (as it were). Continue reading Photographers Spotlight – Kylie Winder Photography

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How to Add a Vignette in Photoshop

Learning how to Add a Vignette in Photoshop is super easy. If you’re a Lightroom user then you will probably already be doing this with the Vignette slider in the Develop section. Super Super easy to do.

Add a Vignette in Photoshop like a boss!

In this video I go through how to do this the ‘manual’ way in Photoshop since there is no ‘Vignette Slider’ so to speak.

I’d love to hear your thoughts and any feedback that you may have, please leave a comment below!

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YOUTUBE: https://www.youtube.com/shanegoldberglive (tutorials, video tips and behind the scenes info) Continue reading How to Add a Vignette in Photoshop

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Photographers Spotlight – Chantel Renae Photography

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Photographer Spotlight Interview with Chantel Renae Photography

Studio Name: Chantel Renae Photography
Studio Location: Meandarra, Qld
Website: www.chantelrenaephotography.com
Facebook Page: www.facebook.com/chantelrenaephotography
Instagram: 
www.instagram.com/chantelrenaephotos/

What is your background and how did you get into photography?

I was born and raised in Brisbane and moved to western Queensland at 19. I tried my hand at a few different industries – cooking, retail and teaching and finally settled into a life working in the woolsheds in 2007.

I have always documented my life in the sheds with some sort of camera, starting with a $200 Canon IXUS. Over the years Continue reading Photographers Spotlight – Chantel Renae Photography

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How to Add a Little Drama in Photoshop

Editing your photos shouldn’t have to be tough work. You should be able to add some pop to your photos in Photoshop in seconds not hours!

Add a little drama in Photoshop

In this video I’ll quickly show you a couple of tips to make your photos pop quickly and easily. These changes are with ‘adjustment layers’ the Curves adjustment layer and also a Photo Filter adjustment layer so they are non-destructive to the image and easily changed or reversed.

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How to Use the Content Aware Tool in Photoshop

As photographers and lovers of good images even though we’ll always try and do our best in camera to take the perfect shot sometimes unexpected things happen. This is where using the Content Aware Tool in Photoshop can come in very very very handy! (did I say that enough times??!! LOL)

Using the Content Aware Tool in Photoshop

Ever had someone spoil that perfect pic by photo bombing? Or something that just doesn’t look right in your shot that would be better removed?

We use the Content Aware Tool every day here at InkFX Printing from minor edits to major image enhancements. It’s generally super Continue reading How to Use the Content Aware Tool in Photoshop

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Snapchat for Photographers & Small Business Owners

As a Photographer or Small business owner you might be wondering what is all the whooohaaa with #snapchat at the moment and is Snapchat for Photographers?

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So… Is Snapchat for Photographers or just kids?

Isn’t that just an app for school kids to mess around on and waste time sending naughty pics of themselves to each other? Continue reading Snapchat for Photographers & Small Business Owners

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Stretching Canvas Prints

Here’s a quick video of one of the guys here finishing stretching canvas prints here at InkFX. Check out the video below now!

Stretching Canvas Prints with love

We absolutely love what we do here and stretching canvas prints becomes a thing of beauty and joy when you really love what you do.

We absolutely love what we do here and this hopefully gives you a bit of a glimpse behind the scenes at how we go about creating our Award Winning Fine-Art products.

All of our canvases are produced inhouse right from the very start the File Preparation, Printing, Making of Stretching Frames, Stretching Canvas Prints, Packaging and Shipping 🙂

We are able to also produce virtually any size canvas, including odd sizes. So if you have any ‘special’ requests let us know. We’re only a phone call away 1300 90 30 65.

http://www.inkfx.com.au/canvas

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TWITTER: https://www.twitter.com/inkfxprinting

 

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#ASKSHANE Podcast | Canson Infinity Papers & more

2016 is here and we’re insanely busy already?!! It’s January right?? I’m so pumped it’s not funny Infact, I’m soooooo excited I can hardly sit still long enough to type this!! haha 

BUT…more important than all that, we want to hear from you! http://goo.gl/forms/Q3boflJ15H FEEDBACK time – before you do that read on below.

Are you next?
We have some spots available for our Photographers Spotlight section of our Newsletter and also to be featured on our site & social media sites 🙂 If you’re a Pro Photographer and you’re interested let us know now!!

  
We have some exciting things planned for a HUGE 2016 and a big part of that is giving back to our clients and helping you succeed online.   Continue reading #ASKSHANE Podcast | Canson Infinity Papers & more

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2016 Let’s Rock it!

We hope you have had a GREAT Christmas & New Year. I can’t believe it’s over already and we’re in full swing now for 2016.
Today we’re officially RE-OPEN 🙂 So don’t be a stranger. 🙂 

We’ve got some big goals for 2016 and we will continue to grow and become the #1 Photographic Printer of Choice for Photographers & Enthusiasts Australia Wide throughout 2016.
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*NEW* Canson Infinity Fine-Art Papers

We’ve added a number of absolutely beautiful CANSON Papers to our range. Check them out 🙂 We’ve also got detailed info on each of the papers and their attributes plus a video on each.
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Snapchat @inkfxprinting – Let’s Connect
 
 
We’re Snapchat newbies, but we’ll be posting updates and Behind the scenes shots & video to our snapchat account. @inkfxprinting so jump on board add as as friends and stay connected. 
This is going to be fun! 🙂 Plus, if you have any awesome snapchat tips let us know! We’re all ears and eager to learn.

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Photographer Spotlight – Sheryn Ellis Photographer

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Photographer Spotlight Interview with Sheryn Ellis Photographer

Studio Name: Sheryn Ellis Photographer
Studio Location: Tallai, Queensland Australia
Website: www.sherynellisphotographer.com.au
Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/sherynellisphotographer
Instagram: @sherynellis

What is your background and how did you get into photography?

My first camera was a Kodak point and shoot film camera given to me by my parents for my 12th birthday. This was way before the ‘digital era’, (yes, I’m showing my age).

When I met my husband, he had a Canon SLR Film camera, kit lenses and a natural eye for taking nice images. I picked it up and started taking photos – I wanted to be better than he was!

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I was such a terrible photographer, I had no idea about composition, lighting or settings… what I did have was a desire to learn and from there I read lots of photography books, I took photos all the time and I kept practicing. Continue reading Photographer Spotlight – Sheryn Ellis Photographer

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Photographer Spotlight – Karl Lindsay Photography

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Name: Karl Lindsay Photography
Home Location: Bonnells Bay, NSW
Website: http://karllindsayphotography.com
Facebook Page: http://facebook.com/karllindsayphotography

What is your background and how did you get into photography?

I remember being given a camera in the early years of primary school, so I guess the interest started there.
But it wasn’t until the family got our first digital camera right before a camping road trip around Australia when I was in grade 9 that I really got into it more.

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