Archive for September, 2009

Camera Shy?

September 30th, 2009 2 comments


Ok, this posting is for those a little bit apprehensive about getting their picture taken.  Actually, it is quite a common feeling, so what can help us to “front up” when a camera is pointed at us?

Well, I want you to think about this for a moment.  We all have someone we know that doesn’t like their photograph taken.  I can think of a few in our family, my Nana (who has now passed away) was one. Sadly, there are very few photographs of her in our albums.  This less than perfect photo is an example.

Old suprised photograph of Nana
Old “surprised” photograph of Nana

Often when photographing these ones we always end up with a blurred shot of their hand, elbow or the back of their head as they duck for cover to avoid the camera.  If you are clever enough to sneak a shot of them without them noticing they usually have a mouthful of food, are picking something out of their teeth, or are in some other unflattering pose.  Hardly the image they would want recorded as a memory of themselves and not likely to be one you make poster size, frame and put on your wall either!  (Unless you are just plain mean that is!)

Now don’t get me wrong, there is a place in the album for those “unexpected” shots, even the not so good ones of “little Johnny” with his finger up his nose – in fact, we shouldn’t be without them.  However, there is also an important (if not vital) place for those photographs of when we look our best too.  And that is why it is important to have a professional portrait photograph taken – and updated regularly.  Here is another (much older) photograph of Nana with Granddad, my Mum and her sister.

Old family portrait photograph (not perfect, but you get the idea)
Old family portrait photograph

Here are three things to keep in mind if you are a little camera shy.

(1) People who see your photographs are usually those that love you and know you well. (2) Having a record of you and your family is positive and benefits many generations. (3) A professional portrait captures an image of you looking your best under the best conditions.

In the Resources section of our website you will find the “What Can Help?” page that provides more information that you might find useful.

Well, I’ll catch you in the next posting.

Kind regards


Image Display Changes

September 23rd, 2009 2 comments


Hi there

We appreciate your feedback and have decided to update some of our website content, including how our Portfolio images are displayed. These changes should take effect in about a week, so be sure to check them out.



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Behind the Scenes

September 16th, 2009 No comments


Hi again

Our Online Purchasing system is a little bit more complicated than we first thought, so it is taking a bit longer than expected to get up and running.  But don’t worry, we are working on it behind the scenes and hope it will be ‘good to go’ as soon as possible!

In the meantime, I’ll be using this Photographer Blog to highlight some specific pages of our website.  So please come back soon.  Oh, and keep that feedback rolling in! 🙂



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MinzEye Photography Website Goes Live!

September 9th, 2009 No comments


Hi everyone

Well, it has been a long time coming, but our new website has finally gone live.  For all those checking regularly but finding our splash page with the “launching soon” message, thanks very much for your patience.  Hopefully it has been worth the wait for you.

There are still a few technical glitches to work out, and we are still modifying some of the pages, so it’s not quite the “perfect picture” yet.  One of the key things we are working on behind the scenes is our Online Purchasing system.  Hopefully it will be up and running soon, but I will keep you posted on progress in this Photographer Blog.

Shortly I’ll provide more details about the content of our website, and I’ll let you know about some exciting things we have planned for the future too.  In the meantime though, feel free to browse our website. … Oh, and be sure to give us some feedback as well, we’d love to hear from you. 🙂

All the best


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