Snapshot #22: La Petite Cascade Mortain

Normandy is known for being pretty flat. Lower Normandy is known for this in particular. There are of course hills and miles of fields, but the general topography is pretty flat. Why am I telling you this? It happens that I live near two of the only waterfalls in Normandy! These two waterfalls are aptly named, Little and Big Waterfall (Petite et Grande Cascade) and … Continue reading Snapshot #22: La Petite Cascade Mortain

Photography Tips #19: Portraits

Before I even begin, what are the main questions I am asked about portrait photography?: What makes a good portrait? What settings are best? How do I compose a portrait? What makes a good portrait? The photo captures your subject(s) in a flattering way. The subject(s) is the main part of the photo Your subject(s) LOVE the photo Lighting The background doesn’t distract from the … Continue reading Photography Tips #19: Portraits

Snapshots #21: Garden in Springtime

I don’t want to mention the C-word here so here are some pictures from my garden! I used my own preset for these photos to boost the saturation, and at the same time give some muted accents and warmer tones to give it that summertime evening aesthetic. It’s somewhat amazing how much plants can revitalize your mood, from the little peep of a sprouting seed … Continue reading Snapshots #21: Garden in Springtime

The Importance of Colour Harmony

Elegance, style and balance. When looking at a well designed piece, whether it is a logo, a website or a painting, we are absorbed by the colours. In designing, picking colours for a piece is not necessarily just about what the designer thinks looks good. Countless amounts of research have shown that people can be affected with exposure to colours, whether its a behavioural or … Continue reading The Importance of Colour Harmony

Photography Tips #16: 7 Easy Rules of Composition

It’s been a while since I’ve written about photography and it is still one of the biggest parts of my life… so here are some of the things I have learnt over the past 8 years. *** Photography composition takes a beautiful photo and makes it great. It also makes you slow down the snapping and get you to think about the subject and also … Continue reading Photography Tips #16: 7 Easy Rules of Composition