Music To My Ears!

Music is such a wonderful thing. Can I play it? No, except if you count the half a song I learnt to play on my 3rd learning attempt at the age of 16, in 1979 with my Brother, Larry as Tutor. Or in 2011, when I purchased a Harmonica as I had always enjoyed its […]

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I Have An Addiction…

Yes, I have to admit that I have an addiction and it’s one that I have had since my school years… Well, actually I have two! The first one is that I love Libraries, and probably too much! Yes, I have a love of books which began at a very early stage in my life. […]

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Opportunity Awaits!

Joining Toastmasters International has affected my life in many positive ways and opened up a lot of opportunities that would not have been there had I not taken that step, and continued the journey. From my first speech at a Toastmasters Club meeting (where I could not sleep the night before and could hardly eat on […]

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Public Speaking In Your Pocket!

Back in 1986 I joined Campbelltown Camera Club (now known as Macarthur Photographic Society). After 4 years there I was asked if wanted to present a talk on ‘Close-Up & Still-Life’ Photography. Apart from a basic Presentation Skills course, I had never done any Public Speaking courses. Over time, I did some other Camera Club presentations […]

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The Human Spirit

It is a pleasant surprise when reading the news, to come across a ‘good news’ story, because as we know ’The News’ is often filled with depressing stories, fact and opinion. For some time now, I’ve been accessing my News via ‘Google News’, which allows me to set up filters on things that I am […]

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State Of Mind

When you go out to photograph, what ‘state of mind’ are you in? Do you go out with an idea in mind, or do you ‘free-wheel?’ Both approaches are valid, depending on what you want to achieve. I have to say that for many years I would either pick a subject e.g. I might choose […]

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