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I’m exhibiting the results of my year-long photography project called The London A to Z Project. The project was an exploration into the unknown: every month for a year, I would photograph a different part of London based on where a flipped coin landed on the A to Z atlas.

The exhibition runs from 11 November – 6 December 2013 at Gallery 1885 in Kennington.

More info about the exhibition >>

The exhibition is accompanied by an online photo essay, which explains a bit about each month’s adventure, and showcases the full set of photographs from each month.

View the online photo essay >>

Many thanks to all the lovely people from The Camera Club who came to my Lightroom workshop last night. Hopefully the workshop helped to explain some of the powerful tools in Lightroom, and how it can really speed up your photographic workflow. Here are the notes and the keyboard shortcut cheat sheet:

Introduction to Lightroom

Lightroom Keyboard Shortcuts

Both are PDF format, so right-click to save them to your computer.

Hope to see some of you next month at my Photoshop for Portraiture workshop.

My latest workshop for The Camera Club is called Digital Workflow for Beginners, and we covered a lot of ground in just 1 evening: everything from getting files onto the computer, previewing images in Bridge, editing RAW files and basic retouching.

Attendees to the workshop can feel free to download my notes here:

Digital Workflow for Beginners (PDF file, 7.2 MB)

My next workshop will be an introduction to Lightroom, followed by a repeat of my popular Photoshop for Portraits. Looking forward to meeting more Club members there!

My husband sent me this link, and it just shows how much fun photography can be, and how uplifting it can be for those involved. The story is this… French photographer Sacha Goldberger’s 91-year old grandmother was feeling lonely and depressed. Sacha decided to try to cheer her up by doing some photos of her in outlandish costumes and poses, with fun props. Although she wasn’t too keen at first, once they got going, she really started to enjoy herself. The resulting series of photos is a project called Super Mamika (super grandmother), and the photos have just been exhibited in a show… plus, the story itself has gone viral, and the photos of this super grandma have been seen by millions around the world.

Check out more photos on Sacha Goldberger’s site and read the blog posts (with lots of Mamika photos) here and here.

I’d like to thank everyone who braved the snow last night and came out to The Camera Club for our workshop on Photoshop Composites. I hope everyone learned something!

Here are the notes from the session, which include some links to places to download free textures and brushes:

Photoshop Composites Workshop Notes (PDF – right click to download)

And, as a bonus, here’s a selection of some of my favourite royalty-free textures that I found online:

Miko’s Favourite Royalty-Free Textures (13MB zip file – right click to download)

Looking forward to the next session I’ll be running, which is Digital Accreditation on the evening of 14 December. The accreditation session is FREE and we’ll show you how to use all the cool new equipment in the Club’s shiny new Digital Suite. The Epson printers are AWESOME – the quality really is amazing. Hope to see you there!