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Creative Critique – or how I learned to stop worrying and start tearing my work apart

In this guest blog post, Focus member Evan Morgans shares his thoughts on creative or constructive criticism, how to deal with it and embrace it in order to progress your photography. “Creative criticism.” Oh does that phrase strike fear into my heart, and I’ll bet I’m not alone. With entries now open for the 2017 Focus […]

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How to resize images for the Focus Awards 2017 – Lightroom Edition

Entries for the 2017 Focus Awards are now open, which means it’s time to start preparing your entries! In this tutorial, Focus Member and AIPP Professional Philip Norman has kindly detailed how to export your competition images from Lightroom. If you are looking to export your images for competition from Photoshop, click here.  Watch the […]

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Focus 2015 Awards Dinner Photos

On November 7, 2015, Focus held it’s 4th annual awards dinner at Dee Why RSL. We had 150 guests attend the night, which was MC’ed by John Armytage. The guests were treated to a sumptuous 3 course dinner and had the opportunity to hear from guest speaker Jacqui Dean. The awards night saw the 7 […]

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Focus Awards Image Preparation 101

The Focus Awards 2015 is now accepting entries, and we hope you are all in a frenzy finalising your images. We have created this guide and titled it Focus Awards Image Preparation 101 to assist you in using the competition website. We have launched a brand new awards site that has been developed in-house and […]

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Focus Awards 2015 Judge Profile 3

Our final judge for the Focus Awards 2015  is a photographer who has won awards and is widely published both here and abroad. Dylan Toh has been an active contributor  in Focus and he provides thought provoking posts about photography on his blog. Check out Dylan’s profile below and be prepared to be blown away […]

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Focus Awards 2015 Judge Profile

Our second judge is a Grand Master and award winning photographer Jacqui Dean. Jacqui’s fine art flower series is just beautiful in its study of forms and textures. Check out her bio below and visit her website for more inspiring photographs. Jacqui Dean G. M. PHOTOG., HON. FAIPP, FAIPP, FNZIPP website  Jacqui Dean has been […]

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