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.
Courses
  • Photo & Video

    Wedding Photography for Beginners

    1 hour
Tutorials
  • Photo & Video
    Making the Jump: Is Freelance Professional Photography Right for You?Preview
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    You’re thinking about making the leap from hobbyist to professional photographer but are wondering how to get off the ground. This article will look at some of the key things to think about when venturing into the world of freelance photography.Read More…
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    Bold Colours: How to Apply Colour Theory in Your Photo CompositionsPreview
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    Colour is a big part of design and photography is no exception. Colour has the power to grab the attention of your audience and make them feel what you want them to feel. This article looks at using colours and their effectiveness in composition.Read More…
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    Mental Haze: How to Use Bokeh to Create Visual Tension and Emotional ImpactPreview
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    Bokeh has been described as meaning ‘a mental haze’ – quite a beautifully accurate description when you consider how integral bokeh can be when telling the story of a photograph. Sometimes, it is the story.Read More…
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    Choosing Progressive Versus Interlaced Video RecordingPreview
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    It's sometimes hard to know whether it's best to shoot in a progressive or interlaced format when it comes to filming. This tutorial will give you a brief overview of how each method works and help you decide which is best for you.Read More…
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    When and How to Volunteer Your Time as a Photographer or VideographerCharity volunteer
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    As photographers or videographers, we can often be asked to give our time and expertise for free. Ultimately of course, the decision is yours, but hopefully this article will help you make that decision in an informed, confident way.Read More…
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    Back-Button Focusing: How to Use Full Auto and Full Manual Controls at the Same TimePreview
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    With most cameras, you depress the shutter button half way to focus and then to actually take the picture the button is pressed the entire way. With back button focusing, you use a button at the back of your camera to control the focus, taking it control away from the shutter button entirely.Read More…
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    Diptychs and Triptychs: Playing with Photo Stories and Unexpected CombinationsPreview
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    These words come from the Greek meaning two or three fold. This usually referred to a work of art that was divided into sections and hinged together but has come to be something that is widely used in photography and the art world. Many modern artists have created pieces that were designed to be displayed together and the diptych and triptych have become very popular story telling devices.Read More…
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    The Travel Photographer: More Than a Camera-Toting Tourist Preview
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    As photographers, we often holiday in places where we’ll find photographic interest. For some this is sweeping landscapes, for others, abandoned decay. Whatever our preferences, sometimes we can forget that these foreign soils are somebody else’s home or life; so what do we do when we arrive somewhere where the economy is in decline? Where there are homeless on the streets and crumbling buildings on every corner. This article looks at ways to document your travels place whilst being safe and respectful.Read More…
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    Save For Web: Better JPEG Compression with Adobe PhotoshopPreview
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    Save For Web is a nifty feature of later editions of Adobe Photoshop that allows us to compromise in a better way with size and quality in order to retain a decent looking JPEG, PNG or GIF. It does this by reducing the quality and stripping out unnecessary metadata. This tutorial concentrate specifically on JPEG and will help you understand how Save For Web works so that you can get the best result for your needs.Read More…
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    Twitter JPEG Compression: How to Create the Best Quality Image for Your FeedPreview
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    For pictures on your feed, Twitter don’t appear to restrict us nearly as much as Facebook does, so posting a decent quality picture to a feed should be relatively easy, right? Well, it's trickier than you might think. This Quick Tip aims to get your JPEGs displayed in the best way possible.Read More…
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    Facebook JPEG Compression: How to Get the Best Image Quality on Your TimelinePuffin for facebook compression
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    We’ve all done it, uploaded a picture that looked fantastic in our editing software only to recoil in horror at the Facebook compressed mess that now sits on our timeline. In this Quick Tip, I'll help you get the best quality result possible, when uploading your pictures.Read More…
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    3 (and a Half) Uses for Content Aware in Adobe PhotoshopAdobe photoshop content aware
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    Since CS5, Adobe Photoshop has included a tool called Content Aware. It’s been described as magical and a life-saver but what exactly is it and how can we best use it? In this tutorial I’ll take you through three (and a half) of the most advantageous uses of this revolutionary tool.Read More…