Newsletter Sept 2015

Good morning everyone and welcome to the September newsletter.  As we are approaching the end of summer...are you jumping for joy or crying into those dwindling summer margaritas??  Whichever it is, I think the extensive 10 weeks of summer comes to and end with a bump and leaves us all feeling a little lost and disorientated for a while until we get into our new routine!  Hopefully my September newsletter will get you inspired to get some photos along the way of those important moments.  

September brings us the anniversary of when Google was incorporated ~ on the 4th in 1998!  Can any of us imagine a world without it now?  Going back a bit further, the U.S. Army was established on the 29th September in 1789!!

The summer vacation special competition is now closed for entries.  A huge thank you to everyone who entered, it certainly looks like you had amazing summers!!  I will be in touch with the winner shortly and will announce the winning image in the October newsletter.  The end of the summer competition marks the start of a new offer - September Sports Special.  Read all about it below and click on the link for more information.

Check out the latest and greatest dude, and don't forget the little ditty about my own camera fun below which includes some images of the jellyfish at Monterey Aquarium....and of course don't miss the quote of the month, its a goodie!  

Best wishes for September and thanks for reading the newsletter. 

Tracey xxx

Latest and Greatest
I love taking photos of moody teenagers, but just occasionally you get a smiley one.  Love this first smiley shot taken up at the caves at Rock City on Diablo.  There's always such a huge contrast between the light and shade up there during the midday, but I was able to capture this image of him mostly shaded, but with good natural lighting...budding model, wouldn't you say :-) 
September Opportunities...
September Sports Special

Book a sports team special during the month of September and get 2 8x10 framed team prints....great for the coach's present  ~ $150 for a 2 hour sports session!  Click on the image for more information. 

Offer Ends - 30th September 2015
Offers cannot be used in conjunction with any other offer
For the Photographer in You - 'You're Smarter Than Your Camera!' - September - Back with Composition!!!
August was a fun month for the blog, composition is such a huge aspect of photography and I feel that we barely touched on it....but it was a start.  September brings file formats, something I have been mentioning in many blogs and putting off :-) not because I don't like the subject, but because there seemed to be so many other aspects of understanding your camera that were more fundamental to getting good shots.  File formats is important, and there are quite a few to choose from, but really two main options - jpeg and raw.  I will outline the options and go through the reasons why I choose one over another.

With only 3 months left of the blog...really??? We will also cover different lenses this month, I will outline the broad name for groups of lenses and then cover some of the terms used in defining the quality of the lens.  You will find that the really early blogs on aperture and focal length will be essential for this one, so do go back and take a look at the previous months if you feel that you need to.

I look forward to you joining me for this month! 
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Little Ditty About My Own Camera Fun - Jellies and More Jellies

There is something mesmerising about watching jellyfish and although it's difficult to convey the motion in a photograph, I still love these images that seem to just take me right back to the aquarium.   
Quote of the Month

 'You have exactly one life in which to do everything you will ever do. Act accordingly' ~ Colin Wright

September Project

If you've been thinking about improving your photography or joining the blog, there isn't a better time!  Fall is just around the corner and is a stunning time of year to get out and improve your photography.  I'd love if you would join in the sign up and make sure you don't miss any of the posts.

And that's it for September!

Thank you so much for reading my September newsletter, do get in touch if there is anything you would like to know more about!

Happy snapping,

Tracey xx
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