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Big Day Out

Learning, learning, learning. That’s what life is about right? I learnt a few things today at my first ‘public outing’ at Rockdale Council’s CreARTivity festival.

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Its also the first time I’ve used my backdrop – despite some teething troubles, I think it turned out looking ok.

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Props? Everyone loved them – possibly the best part of a photobooth is everyone dressing up and acting silly!

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Of course, I said earlier that life was about lessons; here’s what I’ve learnt:

Bring a mirror – everyone likes to check out how they look! Such a simple thing, but it never even occurred to me.

Prepare backdrop before hand – and know how many streamers you will need!

Longer backdrop – luckily I had a couple of chairs to pop kids on, but in future I’ll make sure Backdrops reach the ground.

Bring tweezers – you know in case anyone needs their eyebrows plucked – haha, no just kidding, for the first time in over a year I got a paper jam! Luckily I was able to borrow some tweezers from the first aid tent and the crisis was averted. 🙂

Unfortunately the weather gods were not our side and the heavens opened up not long into the event which deterred a lot of people – but to the few I met, thank you for braving the storms and coming out!

And finally, my favorite photo of the day – so sweet!

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Thanks for reading,

-Clever Fox

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Light up my life

I tried my hand at light painting for the first time tonight…with mixed results. The first thing I discovered as I was fiddling about with my camera is that I cannot control the shutter speed. The Clunky Monkey had let me down and any ideas of doing incredible things like this were quickly put aside…

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Photo taken by Buster Adams – check out his blog at http://clearfocus2014.wordpress.com/

However, I’ve never really used ‘created’ light in photo’s so I gave it a crack anyway – I think I may have even learnt a thing or two.

After many grainy photos in ‘night mode’ I grumpily went into ‘program’ to fiddle about with the settings I can control and changed the ISO to 400. Using a little book light to highlight one of my little roses I finally got my first decent shot.

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First roses I’ve grown since I lives with my parents 🙂

Mucking around with placement of light and shadows got me a few more good shots.

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Hopefully in the future I’ll upgrade my camera and I can have a go at the ‘real thing!’

Thanks for reading,

-Clever Fox