Sharks or selfies

A strange comparison, but when you see the evidence you’ll see where I’m going with this. In the last week a couple in Portugal fell to their death on a cliff taking a selfie.  A tragic story and one that will add to the growing list of statistics that show that you are now more…

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Quality

I recently had the opportunity to put together a memorial video of my mum in law for a celebration of her life.  We had quite an assortment of photos of her from 1943-2018, some were taken professionally (in the 1950’s) on what must have been a medium format camera, some on box brownies and most of…

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Lowest common denominator

While shopping for glasses with my daughter last night for new glasses frames, I was reminded of how I’m becoming obsolete.  I know, it’s been happening for a while now! When selecting frames she wanted to have her friends opinion on her glasses.  I thought it would I would be helpful and took her iPhone…

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Next 10 minutes

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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