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Today I listened to Mel Robbins 5 Second Rule audio book.  Mel Robbins says “When you count backwards, you mentally shift the gears in your mind, you do what psychologists call assert control of your mind.”  Sounds simple… yes.  Here is why https://melrobbins.com/5-second-rule-hack-science-explained/ It was quite an eye opener for me. Working with Paul McCarthy of the…

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Sisterworks

Merry Images is a proud partner of Sisterworks. It was my absolute privilege to offer my services as a photographer for Sisterworks recently when they called out for some product photography for their press releases. SisterWorks is a non-profit social enterprise ‘Handmade with Love in Melbourne’. SisterWorks supports women who are migrants, asylum seekers or…

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Confidence beats fear

The most common thing I see in the studio is, fear.  It often stems from the concern that you won’t be the best version of yourself. Sometimes it goes a little deeper.   I know this because I have felt it. Recently I had the amazing opportunity to be mentored by Peter Hurley, New York’s #1 headshot…

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Memorable images

Creating lasting images that are memorable can be a challenging thing to do on Christmas day. There is food to be prepared. Presents to be unwrapped. Family to entertain. So how can you get shots that are memorable? Top 9 Tips for great Christmas Photography Photographing people can be the most interesting form of photography…

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If you google Merry Images

This is what you get when you google Merry Images… With a surname like Merry, it’s always a lot of fun at this time of the year! I’m currently creating a Top Tips for Great Christmas photos that will be up on my website tomorrow. Selfies are fun, but you need a really big selfie…

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Science + Art = Joy

Another amazing morning teaching a photography class. A students tell me at the end of the class  “I learned more in this 2 hour class than I did in a whole term of photography at school” I feel humble and proud to have the opportunity to impart my knowledge as a professional photographer.  It’s the second time…

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Selfies

I was discussing with a client today the variations I get in the studio of people’s desire to have their photo taken. It varies from a subject with complete confidence, a performer having fun in front of the camera to those who really want to crawl under the backdrop and just get it over with!…

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Create a reason to connect

I see them everyday!  Shots of people with their pets, wearing sunglasses or with a glass of alcohol in hand!   Would you use the same shots on your linkedin profile as on Facebook social media?  LinkedIn is the fastest growing platform for professionals to network and job search.  Would you use images of such shots  on…

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Stock Images vs Real Images

I’m currently working on a new ebook with research into how real images with authentic content about businesses work better than stock photography.  If you are using stock images currently I’d love to hear from you. In 2015 Vince Vaughan and Dave Franco co-starred in a movie called Unfinished Business.  In moment of art imitating…

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Teaching photography

Teaching a photography class  in the Royal Botanic Gardens in Melbourne is my favourite way to start the weekend!  What a beautiful day it was today! About a year ago I remember a young student coming into my class with a Pentax film camera.  I was so chuffed because it was the same model as…

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