Winter Wonderland – #52PicsProject

Winter Wonderland – #52PicsProject

Photographing a Winter Wonderland “The magic rarely happens in our comfort zone, but outside it, on the ragged, scary edge,where we have to fight like hell to keep from drowning in the unknown.” David Du Chemin   There’s nothing like trekking through snow covered forests for getting out of your comfort zone. And photographing in […]

Street Photography: Sydney

Street Photography: Sydney

Street Photography in Sydney Sydney – The Harbour City. The Emerald City. Doing street photography in Sydney it would be easy to fall into the trap of capturing the iconic emblems. Sydney Harbour. Sydney Harbour Bridge. Sydney Opera House. But that would be too easy. A city is more than its buildings. More than its icons. […]

Film Photography – #52PicsProject

Film Photography – #52PicsProject

Rediscovering Film Photography – #52PicsProject A few weeks ago in a spur-of-the-moment purge of crap we have stored around our place I came across my old Minolta X-700 SLR film camera. I hadn’t used this camera for 15 years. Still enclosed in its leather case, the camera seemed in perfect condition. Most intriguing though,  there was a […]

Dubbo Zoo and The Three Baby Cheetahs

Dubbo Zoo and The Three Baby Cheetahs

Anyone who knows us understands we have a thing for big cats. We spent four weeks in the Indian Himalaya chasing the elusive snow leopard.  We endured days of camping, cold arid conditions and rugged climbs to snatch a glimpse of this enigmatic creature. And it was worth every sacrifice. A little closer to home […]

Autumn – #52PicsProject

Autumn – #52PicsProject

“Is not this a true autumn day? Just the still melancholy that I love – that makes life and nature harmonise. The birds are consulting about their migrations, the trees are putting on the hectic or the pallid hues of decay, and begin to strew the ground, that one’s very footsteps may not disturb the […]

Photographing Flowers and Leaves – #52PicsProject

Photographing Flowers and Leaves – #52PicsProject

How Photographing Flowers and Leaves Can Help You Be a Better Photographer – #52PicsProject   It’s been raining on Australia’s south east coast for near on 3 weeks now. On and off it has drizzled and rained, sometimes torrential and wind driven, but it’s still warm, balmy. It’s like living in a sauna, sweaty armpits, frizzy hair […]

My Top 6 Travel Photographers To Follow

My Top 6 Travel Photographers To Follow

Earlier in the year I had the honour of being included in an article published by Photography Talk – 32 Travel Photographers You Need to Check Out. Being amongst such illustrious company was humbling. But I must admit I was a bit perplexed: Why would they include me? I’m not that good. That old voice […]

Photographing Silhouettes – #52PicsProject

Photographing Silhouettes – #52PicsProject

Photographing Silhouettes I love photographing silhouettes. I love the mystery the photo conveys, the drama, mood and emotion that can be evoked. To capture silhouettes you basically need a light source behind your subject. The beach at sunrise is a perfect place to capture photographs with great silhouettes. People are superb subjects to capture but so are natural […]

Motion Blur and Low Light Photography – #52PicsProject

Motion Blur and Low Light Photography – #52PicsProject

Motion Blur and Low Light Photography – #52PicsProject Week 4: When we start learning about photography one of the first things instilled is how to get sharp images and how to eradicate image blur. There is something beautiful about a very sharp image.  We are all guilty of zooming in and pixel peeping to ascertain the crispness of […]