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Episode 54 of "So you want to be a writer" is on iTunes. My co-host +Allison Tait and I talk about how to get the most out of writers' conferences, your blogging strategy as an author, how to win an hotel by writing 200 words, mistakes writers make on Twitter, and we chat to Writer in Residence Patti Miller, author of Ransacking Paris.
https://itunes.apple.com/au/podcast/so-you-want-to-be-writer-podcast/id836440322
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What's the best natural light for shooting portraits?
This week on the podcast +Valerie Khoo  and I discuss all things "natural light" without the techie mumbo jumbo.
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Read the shownotes here http://ow.ly/3w5pBa
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My latest blog post for DPS is all about how to organize and Photograph Events like a pro.  I hope you enjoy it :)
The Main Event: How to organize and shoot events like a pro. If you own a camera and are known in your circle of friends as an enthusiast or a pro, there’s a really good chance you’ve been asked to photograph an event. An event is basically any time a group of three or more …
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Uber-smart hack from +Glenn Dube on a DIY tripod to use in places you can't bring a tripod! Love this.
 
Was listening to your podcast were you were talking about McGivering things and how you like those things best.  Well here's one I've not seen posted anywhere. 

There are lots of places tripods aren't allowed, Museums and such or situations that make them just too inconvenient, Street festivals, concerts,  standing room only venues etc.

 I'll just explain how to make one and you'll see how to use it. For mine I used a thimble for sewing thread that I cut a convenient length.  Tie a sturdy non stretchy string around it tightly (Mine is through a drilled hole) The other end on mine has a key of the sort that you used to open a can of Spam or Sardines..  (They were more common back then, and actually so was slow film). But any discarded key will do.
Through the middle of the thimble I put a 1/4-20 bolt that would hold the thimble with the string attached to the tripod socket in the bottom of the camera. So now you have your camera with a thimble on the bottom and a long string with a key attached. If you make the string the right length for you, Then you can stand on the key, with the camera at your eye and pull some tension on the sting and you would be amazed how stable you can make it. your whole body is the tripod and it's completely unobtrusive. Nobody will notice it. and You could be the only photographer getting sharp shots.  I find it works as well or better than a mono-pod that I see people slouching while using, They aren't very effective like that, the mono-pod is rigid but the body holding everything else isn't.  I showed another photographer this and he improvised by me  loaning him my Manfroto plate and he used the tightening loop on the bottom to attach his string to and simply tied a knot in the other end that he stood on, I suddenly felt like I over spent on mine.. 
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Ep 13 of with the awesome +Gina Milicia  is on iTunes! "Houston we have a problem: the biggest photography blunders and how to avoid them!" Enjoy!
https://itunes.apple.com/au/podcast/so-you-want-to-be-photographer/id957592464?mt=2
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Ep 51 of So You Want To Be A Writer #podcast  is here! This week, +Valerie Khoo reveals a hidden talent, we talk about weird writerly habits, and we discuss internships and an essential hashtag that every writer should know! 

Our writer-in-residence is Judith Rossell, author and illustrator of children's books. It's a good one! Listen here: http://www.writerscentre.com.au/ep-51/
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Ep 15 of my podcast with the awesome +Gina Milicia it on iTunes. In "So you want to be a photographer" we reveal what you need to do to break into fashion photography. 
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WIN a signed copy of PRISONER OF THE BLACK HAWK (The Mapmaker Chronicles, #2) + a cool bookmark + an ultra-cool leather-bound notebook. Details here: http://bit.ly/altaitwin
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My latest blog post for DPS is all about how to organize and Photograph Events like a pro.  I hope you enjoy it :)
The Main Event: How to organize and shoot events like a pro. If you own a camera and are known in your circle of friends as an enthusiast or a pro, there’s a really good chance you’ve been asked to photograph an event. An event is basically any time a group of three or more …
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This week on the Podcast  the awesome +Valerie Khoo and I introduce the topic of lighting. It's a techie mumbo jumbo free zone,  no science degree necessary. I hope you enjoy it!
https://itunes.apple.com/au/podcast/so-you-want-to-be-photographer/id957592464?mt=2
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Ep 12 is out. The talented +Gina Milicia and I discuss "How to give good head shot" in our podcast "So you want to be a photographer".  https://itunes.apple.com/au/podcast/so-you-want-to-be-photographer/id957592464?mt=2
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Listen to author and journalist +Valerie Khoo speak about how to use writing to grow your business.
Listen to founder of the Australian Writers' Centre Valerie Khoo speak about how writing can help you grow your therapy business.
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Founder and National Director of Australian Writers' Centre, Australia's leading centre for writing courses.
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I love words. Books, blogging, Tweeting, Facebooking, Google+ing, and Storytelling.

Author of Power Stories: The 8 Stories You MUST Tell to Build an Epic Business (Wiley). www.PowerStoriesBook.com

I'm Founder and National Director of the Australian Writers' Centre,
which is Australia's leading centre for writing courses. There are online and face-to-face writing courses and students enrol from around the world. More than 20,000 students have studied with us.

I'm also a journalist and small business commentator. My writing appears in some of  Australia's most respected publications.

I have a personal blog at www.ValerieKhoo.com where you can keep up to date on what's going on in my work and life. Be warned: you'll also find many gratuitous pictures of my fluffy pets.

You can find me on Twitter: @valeriekhoo
And on Facebook: www.facebook.com/valeriekhoo

I look forward to connecting with you!
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