Marie Gardiner
Based in the North East of England, Marie Gardiner is a professional photographer specialising in wedding and commercial photography under the banner Wheels of Joy Photography. She also has a passion for macro and landscape photography which she enjoys sharing and writing about.
Tutorials
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    Creating Fun and Festive BokehPreview
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    ‘Tis the season and with all of those holiday lights around, who can resist a little bit of festive bokeh? In this tutorial I’ll show you how to create something a little bit different to get a new twist from those tree lights! Read More…
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    Stretching Your Creative Comfort Zone: Sports PhotographyPreview
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    Most photographers have a particular niche or talent; something we’re good at, feel comfortable with and shoot often. On the flip-side, it also makes sense that most of us have something we’ve not done a great deal of (if at all) before. For me, that is sports photography. In this article, I’ll tell you about my experience of shooting fast-paced, indoor sport roller derby for the first time.Read More…
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    How to Make a Colourful Bubble Macro Photo with Oil and WaterPreview
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    This tutorial, using oil and water, is a fun way to try some new macro photography with a fairly quick set up and immediate results.Read More…
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    Split Toning Colour Pictures in Photoshop: Theory and PracticePreview
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    Split toning involves tinting the shadows of an image in one colour and the highlights in another. Although mostly applied to black and white images, this method can quite successfully be used on colour images. Before you decide to use this technique though, knowing a little colour theory is helpfulRead More…
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    Make, Find, and Improvise: Creative Backgrounds For Still Life and Macro PhotographsMacro background thumb
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    There’s a huge craze for adding textures to macro and still life photographs. Whilst there are a wealth of resources online, it’s always nice to create something yourself and get it ‘in shot’ so that you’re not having to add it in post-processing. With a little creativity you can create something quite nice for very little outlay. Here I’ll outline some of the cheapest and easiest and show you their results.Read More…
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    Architectural Composition: Space, Pattern, Line, AbstractionPreview
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    This tutorial shows how to create simple but effective architectural shots, looking at lines, symmetry and negative space.Read More…
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    Make Your Own Camera BagPreview
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    In this quick tip, I'll show you how to make your own padded camera bag for a fraction of the price of a store-bought one.Read More…
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    Scanography: Cameraless Pictures With Your ScannerPreview
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    Scanner art, or scanography, is a fun and ethereal method of creating photograph-like art with your scanner. Read More…
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    Choosing Which Camera Kit to Take on HolidayPreview
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    When you're travelling, you want to take all your equipment so that you don't miss out. In this quick tip, I'll help you decide what to pack and what to leave behind.Read More…
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    Creating The Orton Effect in PhotoshopOrton effect
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    Create the stylised watercolour effect made famous by Michael Orton: an out-of-focus, highly saturated look with detail around the edges Read More…
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    Finding Macro Inspiration in the GardenPreview
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    It doesn't all have to be bugs and flowers, check out this tutorial for inspirational ideas in the garden.Read More…
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    Flying Incognito With Your Camera GearPreview
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    A quick guide on flying safely with your photography equipment.Read More…