Author: Harmeet Gabha

Maximising your GST refund when travelling Overseas

It’s not a secret that when travelling overseas you can claim GST from Australian Government for any items or invoices over $300 dollars. However, there are a few things misunderstood about who it applies to and how it works. In this post, I will hopefully clarify this for you with some examples from my life and help you maximise your GST refund when you travel overseas. The Myth People often think that this Scheme is for Tourists only!! As a resident and a citizen of Australia you can also claim GST on items you have purchased 60 days prior...

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Getting started with Editing Photos on Smartphone

Lot of people tell me wow you have some great photos, to which I often reply. Taking photos and making them beautiful requires some additional work. A lot of people will just use the basic tools available to them but not venture out into other photo editing Apps. For example, they will edit the photos using standard Instagram or Facebook filters before uploading their images to these platforms or sharing them with their friends. But it doesn’t take a lot of work to actually use dedicated Apps to create something amazing and beautiful. I am a big fan of Snapseed...

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Why I didn’t move to Panasonic G85 for Vlogging and YouTubing?

Let’s be honest, Panasonic is killing the Vlogging game.┬áThe smaller form factor and micro four-third sensor is really good. The built in five axis image stabilisation is to die for. Focusing But what fails me is the contrast based focus. There are a ton of arguments and YouTube video that shows you how to fine tune the camera to improve the focusing in the camera but for me focusing is key. When I’m recording a video it’s all about delivering the message to the audience and I need to focus on that rather than being distracted by the fact...

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Creating a Matte Cinematic Look using Lightroom

In this post, I will take you through a really cool post-processing technique that seems to be all the trend at the moment. It’s almost a cinematic look that gives your photo a very graceful, washed out and matted feel. Gives you this warm and fuzzy feeling that the photo has come out of a movie or has been sitting in grandma’s old photo box. In fact, this technique is often referred to as Colour Grading which is everywhere in Hollywood and Bollywood. You can also DOWNLOAD this effect as a Lightroom Preset which is available via the link below. Step...

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Can Blurry Photos Be Good?

Can Blurry Photos Be Good? 12 AUGUST, 2017 From the moment you decide, you want to get a camera, all you hear or read about is focus, focusing speed, sensor quality and sharpness. It seems that getting a ‘sharp and in focus’ image is the ultimate goal. Without this, we fail as a photographer. Is that really true? I wanted to take a moment to talk about my thoughts on ‘out of focus’ or ‘blurry’ photos and consider can they be good? Blur can be intentional and can be accidental. Blur introduced by moving objects in the Photograph Photo...

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