petit lesson : centered vs off-center photography

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No doubt about it – placing a subject off-center is more interesting. There simply isn’t any energy in the center. Once I placed the purple star flower off-center, to the right, the flower vase became alive, three-dimensional and more interesting. Doing this with people is crucial as well. You want to place them slightly off-center … Continue reading

how to support the Australian economy – part 4

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 …my heart goes pitter pat. Φ These treats were bought at the magnificent Big Design Market held over at the Royal Exhibition Building in Melbourne on December 5, 6 and 7. Links provided below the board. Happy Holidays! xoxo Dina Featured Image by Nik Harrison for Big Design Market. Makedo – Smart + creative. For kids or adults ;) … Continue reading

the twenty-four seventy


A little side note… I’ve been wanting the 24-70 mm lens for a few years now. Retailed at quite a hefty price, and me being a prime girl (24, 50, 85, 105), I kept putting it off, planning to get it once I’ve “made it”. But I knew it was a staple lens to have in one’s … Continue reading

The Paddington Antique Centre

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Simpler things, simpler times. Here are some snapshots from my visit. xo Dina Taken at The Paddington Antique Centre in Brisbane, Australia.

how to support the Australian economy – part 2

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 …the only way i know how…beep beep boop. Φ A little jacket that will jazz up any day. Crunchy, clustery, crumbly muesli. Australia’s answer to Vaseline. Here are September’s buys! Links provided below the board. xo Dina *Featured Image by Alannah Hill’s Spring Lookbook. Alannah Hill – total ooh la la brand. (i picked up the … Continue reading

The Lilydale General

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Laughter is brightest, where food is best. – Irish Proverb I paired up with a creative professional in Melbourne who is starting his own marketing and design agency…it’s all in the beginning stages right now and I am so looking forward to working and learning with him! Our first project together was to shoot his friend’s restaurant … Continue reading