Newsletter February 2018

Good morning everyone 

For as long as I can remember I have been fascinated with faces. In fact it is built into all of our DNA to be inspired, mesmerized and generally pay close attention to faces to recognize and read them. I remember I used to love to sketch the faces of my favorite pop stars when I was in high school. I now have the luxury of working in portrait photography and have decided to create some portfolios based my photography.  The first one for February is titled ‘love and emotion’!  I can’t wait to share some of my favorites with you.  Follow me on instagram (link above) to make sure you don't miss out on any of the portfolio!!

This months latest and greatest comes from a wonderful shoot I had with a lovely family recently, check it out below.  These little guys were so cute and even better...best friends!

The February special offers a discounted gift card for loved ones...read all the details below!

For the photographer in you highlights some of the differences between digital SLR cameras and mirrorless cameras in case you are totally confused by what’s available on the market today.  The choices have never been so abundant, but also so overwhelming!!

Finally, my own camera fun comes from Japan town in San Francisco...a fun filled afternoon with a few quirky shots!!

I would love to hear from you and of course, your cheers on Facebook and Instagram 😊

Thanks so much for reading,

~ Tracey xxx

 
Latest and Greatest

Thank you so much to this lovely family for asking me to photograph them and their gorgeous boys!  I really enjoyed working with you and loved the energy of the boys....their cute little smiles really brought a smile to my own face as I was working on the gallery!!  Thanks again for choosing me to be your family photographer!!
 
February Special

Valentines Gift Voucher Special!

Spring is around the corner and it is a great time to get photos with all that sunshine and blossom!!

Buy a photo shoot gift voucher in February for only $99!! The voucher is worth $125 and can be used for any 1-2 hour shoot.  Plus the voucher is valid for a whole year!

Click on the image for more details.


Offer Ends - 28th February 2018
 
 
Offer cannot be used in conjunction with any other offer

For the Photographer in You - 
How to choose a DSLR (Digital Single Lens Reflex) Camera

Just in case you didn't get everything on your Christmas list and you are still hoping for a nice new camera in the near future.  I have created this article to help you navigate the wide choices we all have when deciding on which route to take with a new camera.

Phones are becoming increasingly sophisticated cameras and the new iPhone claims all sorts of advances over its predecessors!  If you are at the point where you know you would like to get a dedicated camera, but don’t know where to start….read on!

When I bought my first and second digital camera, the choice was much easier.  It was a DSLR (digital single lens reflex).  Today the market is split into two camps - DSLR (big players are Canon and Nikon) and mirrorless (big players are Olympus, Panasonic and Fujifilm).  Still many of the professionals and serious amateurs will go for the DSLR, but what aspects of the cameras differentiate them?

 Size and Weight

The first mirrorless cameras to be launched on the market prided themselves to be smaller and lighter than their DSLR cousins but times have moved on and the mirrorless bodies are growing as they incorporate more of their consumers demands and the entry level DSLR bodies are becoming more lean to allow them to compete with their mirrorless equivalents.

Dont forget to consider the lenses you may want to attach to your camera as well as the body.  Mirrorless lenses are not necessarily smaller or lighter.

Do You Want to Add Lenses?

Being the giants in the industry, Nikon and Canon still offer the widest range of lenses, but Olympus, Panasonic and Fujifilm have good ranges and Sony is getting there!

What you see is What you Get!

Seeing the image you want to take through the viewfinder was and still is a big selling point for the DSLRs.  However the digital rendition of the image portrayed by the mirrorless cameras has come along way, as has the reduction in the time delay between the point when you click the shutter and the image is captured by the camera.

Autofocus

DSLRs require that the mirror is down in order to use the autofocus.  As a consequence, if you plan to use the live view, digital rendition of the image and not the viewfinder, the DSLR will not perform as efficiently.  Mirrorless cameras and their lenses were designed to autofocus using the digital screen and are impressively at maintaining focus even on a movingly subject now.

Shooting on Continuous

Top DSLRs will peak at 14 frames per second, whereas, mirrorless can easily attain an impressive 20 frames per second. Of course more frames per second requires more memory space as you can quickly rack up tonnes of images!!

Video

If you plan to use your camera for video, mirrorless cameras are streaking ahead with 4K being pretty much the norm.  In addition, the mirrorless camera ability to perform autofocus during live view is more attractive for the serious videographer.

Battery

DSLRs typically run for 600-800 shots with mirrorless offering 300-400.  Not really a game changer, particularly if you are happy to include spare batteries in your camera kit.

Price

Entry level DSLRs offer better value for money than entry level mirrorless cameras as they pack a huge amount of functionality and quality into even the cheapest cameras.  At a higher price point, there isn’t diminishing differences between the two types.

All in all, each has their benefits and which will become the format for the future...it is still difficult to predict!!

Good luck!!

Little Ditty About My Own Camera Fun - Calico Critter Fun

We had a great time exploring a little of Japan town in San Francisco, the smells (sorry, I can't share those here with you), the colors and the vibe were all so fascinating.  Of course we had to try the Dragon's breath (funky fruit loops pretty much) from the infamous 'Chocolate Chair' cafe!  We then caught a great performer on pier 29...fearless!
 
Quote of the Month

"If people dont either love or hate your work you haven't done enough.”. ― Tinker Hatfield
 
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