#22 in the Judging a Photograph Series . It’s always nice to find new ideas for making photos more interesting. I do love to use frames in an image. A frame is something within the photo that holds the edges. We “read” images just the same way we read text, i.e. left to right. That means it’s a good idea to give a bit of thought to edges. Think especially about the right hand edge of the photo. Many photographers like to put something dark at the very edge like a full stop. This might be a tree trunk or…

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#21 in the Judging a Photograph Series . This is the second blog in a series of two faith blogs for this week. We’ve always looked down our noses at Father’s Day because it was invented by Hallmark Cards – or that’s the allegation, anyway. I have no evidence this is true. If it really was invented by a greetings card company then somehow it seems cheesy and not authentic. Compare it to Mothering Sunday, which is an actual part of the church calendar in Lent. And as it’s a man’s world, do Fathers really need a day? These sneering dismissals…

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Tim Farron, as leader of the Liberal Democrats and a Christian, was asked if he thought gay sex is a sin. He said no – eventually. He was wrong. What he should have said was this. “I find the idea abhorrent. God will judge us.” What did you say??!!?? I hope by now you are wondering where I am going with this. Because if you follow me on Twitter you will know I have a habit of retweeting Nathan Hamm, Glennon Doyle and anyone else who champions Christian love and inclusion for the LGBTQ community. (Go follow them now!) So…

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#20 in the Judging a Photograph Series . Professional interiors photographers often don’t get the credit they deserve. After all, a successful interiors image looks serene, even toned and un-dramatic. The skill that goes into making shot like this is not obvious. These photographers prefer natural light and a large depth of field from a small aperture so they will probably use a tripod. Their lens will be a wide angle – but not too wide like an estate agent. They may use a polarising filter to eliminate reflections. Their shots may be HDR to deal with the dark corners…

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