Resources for Skill Development

This page contains links to resources, some external and some provided by PhotoConnect members, to help members on their artistic journeys.

Canberra PhotoConnect Post Processing Group

This small group meets regularly to discuss and share aspects of post processing. Please click here for more information.

Canberra PhotoConnect Creative Workshop

This small group meets via Zoom each second Saturday afternoon to work through creative exercises aimed at developing photographic vision and different ways of seeing. Please email us if you are interested in joining this group. For a link to the Creative Workshop working area please click here.

Composition

Ignacio Palacios is an award-winning Australian travel and landscape photographer. 

Ignacio’s distinct, award-winning style can be defined by his mastery of composition, colour, and light. With his minimalistic style and unique ability to connect with his audience through storytelling through his images, Ignacio invites his audience to experience the subject not as how he captured it, but how he experienced it, evoking an emotional connection between the viewer, subject and artist. Photography and travel will always be Ignacio’s passion, and he is dedicated to helping others ignite their passion too.

He has released a free ebook 10 Ingredients of Composition Mastery demostrating the elements of composition using some of his own stunning images as examples and with reference to some of the great masters of art and photography.

His web page and blog contains further information about photographic techniques.

His latest ebook Dissecting Award Winning Shots: Landscapes Vol 1 ($39.90) also contains a lot of useful tips as well as beautiful images.

Well-known photographer Peter Eastway has also released a free eBook about Composition which can be downloaded here.

Peter's Better Photography magazine website https://www.betterphotography.com/ contains a wealth of resources about image making.

The 2020 edition of the annual Better Photography Photograph of the Year Competition is now open for entries.

Processing

Canberra PhotoConnect member Matt James has considerable experience with portraiture and creating composite portraits that tell a story.

He describes his creative process in this article.

Portrait of Amelia

Inspiration

An interesting article about how to find inspiration (Painting by Frederic Leyton).