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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Simple Landscapes – #52PicsProject

Simple Landscapes – #52PicsProject

Week 3: Simple Landscapes Photographing large sweeping landscapes is really not my thing.  I find it difficult to capture an emotion, to capture the essence of a place. Simple landscapes are much easier for me to photograph. The beauty truly is in the simple details.  The striking contrast of simplicity in nature. No distractions and no […]

Taronga Zoo – Capturing (Wild)Life #52PicsProject

Taronga Zoo – Capturing (Wild)Life #52PicsProject

#52PicsProject Week 2: I spent yesterday at Sydney’s Taronga Zoo. Zoo’s are not really my thing.  I understand they are necessary for conservation and do wonderful things with breeding programs.  They give thousands of people the opportunity to view some of the magnificent creatures that inhabit this fragile planet earth. Not everyone is fortunate enough or […]

Photography Challenge – #52PicsProject

Photography Challenge – #52PicsProject

photography challenge – on the path to 10,000 I am setting myself a personal photography challenge for 2017 – the #52PicsProject. Although I hope to take way more than just 52 pics. But each week I will present here what I think are the better of the photos I’ve taken each week. Creativity is a […]