I have finally made the time to go through my notes taken from Karen McCartney's talk at the Coco Republic Design School in Alexandria.
Karen was the founding editor of Inside Out magazine and is a Guest Speaker at the Coco Republic Design School. Relax and be inspired for a while by flicking through the images on Karen's blog http://karenmccartney.tumblr.com/, following her on Twitter @KarenMcCartney or on Instagram @mccartneyk. (I haven't got Instagram, so sorry, no imbedded link to Karen's Instagram page.)
Technology out of the way, lets get back to the details of Karen McCartney's talk.
Some of Karen's favourite stylists are:
Glen Proebstel (who has a blog with the most lovely images)
Vanessa Colyer Tay
Snippets of information gleaned from Karen's talk are:
**Be aware of the styling that others are creating around you (in magazines, websites, etc.)
**Don't replicate, but take on board ideas and colours that can provide
**For interior shots - make your view go from one room to another.
**Try and make images resonate so you can connect with your viewer.
**Vary the heights of objects to draw your viewer's eye across the image.
**Try a neutral background with a feature colour. When putting text over an image,
use the same feature colour to pull the image together.
(In my photo I have used two of the above styling ideas that Karen suggests.)