SHARDAE Cannon is using her talent behind the lens to give a special gift to families who are affected by terminal illness.
Ms Cannon has been operating her business Cherished Studios in Toowoomba for one year.
She specialises in family photography but also captures special milestones such as babies, engagements and weddings.
“I truly love what I do. It’s the ultimate goal to do what you love for a living and I’m very blessed and grateful that I’m able to do that,” she said.
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Photography often captures more than what we can see. Yes, it has the ability to create worlds, but also to shape and influence our worlds as well. It provides a living history and a tangible connection that written words can’t always accomplish.
And photography is ever-evolving over the years. Case in point: I found myself trying to explain to someone what camera “film” was and how it had to be sent away to be “developed.” To her, photography is immediate, digital and often disposable.
But as photographer Kevin Holliday attests, there’s a broader, more intense connection to our images than even we might be aware of.
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Turkish photographer Cuma Cevik organizes adventurous trips to a wide range of countries after being inspired to shoot incredible landscape photography around the world. Bringing along curious travelers, they set out on photo safaris to capture the magical landscapes of each setting. Interestingly, it was an early love of fine art that brought Cevik toward his current profession.
Initially interested in oil painting, he instead studied to become a social studies teacher when the art academy proved too costly. It was during university that he took up photography as a creative outlet. Upon graduation, he began traveling the world to shoot stunning outdoor photography. He was initially drawn to landscape photography thanks to the rich nature he was surrounded by in the Turkish city of Bolu, and the pull toward landscape photography has only grown stronger as he has continued to voyage around the world.
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While it’s almost impossible to imagine a world today without photos, living in the 19th century meant discovering this new technology for the first time in history. A new exhibition at the J. Paul Getty Museum in Los Angeles, entitled Paper Promises: Early American Photography, looks back at the influence of early photography in the United States and the many ways in which it shaped the country that we know today.
BuzzFeed News spoke with Mazie Harris, Assistant Curator of Photographs at the J. Paul Getty Museum, about the research involved in organizing the exhibition and how Americans during the 19th century made use of this new technology:
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