Written by Marjorie

Photo Education Post Roundup for 2021

Photo Education Post Roundup for 2021

December got away from everyone – right? Then you pressed your photo shutter and the world is racing through January. Time, I thought for the first photo roundup of 2021. Then I realised that December 2020 had been completely overlooked – yikes.

Let’s be positive. The upside is that you get to catch up on the photo posts you missed over the past two months at Dash Kitten. They are all corralled here on one place, thanks to the Pet Parade with Bionic Basil and Barking from the Bayou.

A Photo Transformation for Toulouse

How to transform a single photo using a variety of filters online and using photo apps. The range of effects provide to be amazing as you can see in this very popular post.

Profile photo of a cat with a filter added showing faint roses
F5.6 1/40 55-250mm lens © Dash Kitten Rose Filter – Photo Lab

Capture that Special Cat Moment

A short post on capturing those special cat moments, patience and looking for the right opportunity. Yes, you can do it too just check out my tips.

A cat grooming another cat in the sunshine. Taken with a DSLR camera.

The Four Fun Photo Projects Challenge

In December with many areas of the world coming under increasing pressure I decided to create four fun and stress-free projects to let people focus on them and their cats, have some fun and get creative.

You have a chance to take a series of photographs to capture your cat’s personality, Use filters, create magical bokeh or make a collage using the Canva app (free). The challenge is still open to check the series out.

A demonstration photo of adding colour to an image using a photo app.
Composite Image showing Software in Action

New Zealand’s Christmas Tree

This year I aim to show you more of New Zealand and I started with the surprising native tree the Pohutakawa, known as New Zealand’s Christmas trees. Check out what it is and how it transforms Wellington.

The Pohutakwa tree outside Wellington's Parliament
55 mm ISO 200 F5.6 1/800 © Dash Kitten

52 Assignments – Instagram

This is a fun and long term learning project for Dash Kitten and its readers. Each week I aim to try one of the chapters in the book ’52 Assignments – Instagram Photography’, by Adam Juniper. The short chapters are mini projects that prompt you to use Instagram more effectively, or at least take pictures that will get you noticed.

I reported on my first challenge here too.

Photograph of a book and camera
Smartphone photo © Dash Kitten

Don’t Be Scared of a Telephoto Lens

This month’s most recent post and one I hope that new DSLR users will try to read. I am still learning lots about my lens but wanted to tell you about how much fun the lens can be and encourage you to take a look at one if you are thinking of buying some new camera kit.

closeup of a cat's eye taken with a dslr
ISO 200 250 mm F5.6 1/125

Now you are up-to-date, I hope you have found some new ideas in the first photo roundup of 2021. If you have any questions, please leave a comment and I will do my best to answer.

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Marjorie is a motorbike riding blogger and award winning cat photographer who believes that everyone can shoot and edit wonderful pictures they love regardless of the camera they use.

She is a Professional member of the Cat Writers Association, Kuykendall Image Award winner and published photographer at the Guardian newspaper.

6 thoughts on “Photo Education Post Roundup for 2021”

  1. I am sort of ashamed I didn’t try out any of those ‘challenges’…Hmmm, maybe if I did not have to be at work or do the chores around here…LOL!

    But you always have good tips and fun ways to get great pics!

  2. Great roundup! We enjoyed the original posts, and really loved seeing all the photos again here. We love learning along with you, Marjorie. 🙂

  3. Pawtastick fotos Miss Marjorie…
    LadyMew lovess yore foto of Toulose with flowerss…..iss furry artistick!
    **purrss** BellaDharma


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