Posts in photography as art
How to make: a creative and simple way to hang and display your beautiful, ordinary happy snaps. Geelong photographer, Michelle McKay

‘I recently created this simple wall hanging for our dining room and it has quickly become the kids' favourite place in the house. Over every meal we chat about the memories it holds, and I often find my children and their friends gazing up at the photographs, giggling softly and pointing out their favourite pictures.’

In this piece, Geelong photographer Michelle McKay shares how to make a simple and cost effective picture gallery to light up any wall of your home.

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It's autumn in Australia. Take me to the beach. Geelong photographer, Michelle McKay.

‘My favourite time to visit the beach is during the off season. Picture it - it’s a seaside town but all the tourists have gone home for the winter. The beach is empty save for the gulls, the wind swept ocean and you - rugged up against the brisk autumn breezes in your woolies, a thermos of cocoa in hand and the humans of your heart wrapped around you.’

In this piece, Geelong photographer Michelle McKay speaks on the benefits of a story session at the beach in autumn.

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Making ART from your beautiful ordinary. When family photographs are more than family photographs.

'When I began printing and displaying my family’s photographs, it was for no other reasons than that seeing my children and our beautiful ordinary life on our walls made me crazily, dizzily happy. But when I saw the impact it had on my daughter to see herself large as life in the hallway, in the bedroom and above the kitchen bench, I was hooked.'

In this piece, Geelong photographer Michelle McKay talks about selecting wall art that is not only a beautiful representation of your family, but that is also artistic.

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BEFORE and AFTER: Geelong Photographer Michelle McKay shares the transformation of a photograph through the editing process.

'There’s no denying that the makings of a strong and stunning photograph happens in camera - the talent and experience of the artist is so important in shaping the vision of the resulting capture. But in order to create a photograph that transcends the humble snap and moves into fine art, a lot happens behind the scenes.'

In this piece, Geelong Photographer Michelle McKay reveals the transformation of a SOOC image to the completed piece of photographic art.

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