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
  • Photo & Video
    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…
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    Old Picture, New Life: Adobe Photoshop Photo Restoration and Retouching Basics Preview
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    Need to clean up an old photo? This tutorial will show you the best way in Photoshop CS6, with an emphasis on restoration.Read More…
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    How to Use the Reduce Noise Filter in Adobe PhotoshopNr finished product series thumb
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    Sometimes, particularly when shooting at a high ISO, a photograph can become grainy or noisy. This can add to a photo, but often it’s a pain and we’d like to get rid of it. Photoshop (CS6 in this case but also versions below) comes with a tool called ‘Reduce Noise’. In this tutorial, we’ll look at this particular filter and its effectiveness.Read More…
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    James Kerwin, Urban Explorer: Go Slow and Respect Your SubjectUrban exploration thumbnail
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    Urban Exploration, or "urbex" is the investigation of lesser seen or abandoned urban areas. With the accessibility of digital cameras, the urbex movement is increasingly being documented and shared online. Whilst often the subject of debate, no-one can deny the fascination these shots hold and how they give us an insight into another world.Read More…
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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…