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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Styles, Schools and Movements

One of my favourite books on my Art shelf is “Styles, Schools and Movements” The Essential Encyclopaedic Guide to Modern Art by Amy Dempsey. Commencing with Art in 1860 to the present day, it explores 100 styles, schools and movements in depth and contains a brief description of 200 more. Each chapter includes a headlining […]

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