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"I'm currently studying a professional photographic development course to realise a lifelong dream of running a successful freelance photography business, over the past weeks your website has been an amazing resource of information and inspiration ... And I would like to thank you for all your hard work sharing your obvious love of all things photo. Thank you." ~Steven
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As you might be able to tell from this website, I'm passionate about all things photographic! I'm a software-geek-turned-photographer. I spent 18 years in a large IT corporation before making my big break to follow my heart and pursue photography full time. I now look forward to Mondays again! Photography is what fills up my soul, calms my mind, and takes me to my happy place. Photography has put me back in touch with my creativity. Along the way, I also discovered that I love to teach. For me, it's a way to share my joy and love of photoraphy with you, and help you to get the most out of your own photography. My teaching takes the form of photo tips and articles delivered through this website, my eBooks, my workshops, and a variety of speaking engagements.
I was recently interviewed on the video blog "Smart Creative Women." In the interview, I talk about my business, my transition from the corporate world, and also about creativity.
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Julie Waterhouse is the author and photographer behind the Ultimate Photo Tips website. Julie is a fine art photographer and photography instructor. She resides in Markham, Ontario, Canada, just a short drive from the local farmland and woods she loves to photograph.
Her current work is focused on two themes. The first is Ontario farmland. She grew up in a rural area outside Ottawa, and feels very much at home in that environment. She has recently combined this subject matter with her new interest in night photography. The second theme is macro photography of natural subjects, with a special passion for flowers. This reflects the love of details that pervades all aspects of her life. Julie has created a beautiful book that pairs her flower images with inspirational quotes.
She is passionate about photography, and loves to teach workshops, coach one-on-one, and share her passion in any way she can. This website was born out of a desire to reach even more budding photographers.
She has taken photographic courses and workshops from Freeman Patterson, Tony Sweet, Richard Martin, John Paul Caponigro, and Lance Keimig. Julie's photography has won numerous awards, and her prints have been exhibited internationally.