Lightweight Camera Setup

Ever since I started weighing all my gear for winter hiking and camping in the mountains, I’ve been really conscience of reducing the load I’m carrying. It has actually been quite enlightening (or should that be lightening). I no longer feel the need to lug around all this heavy gear. I can get away with…

Filters do we still need them?

With the advent of better camera technology and clever processing software, do we really need neutral density filters any more? Can’t we just replicate the effect of filters in Photoshop or even in camera? Isn’t the dynamic range sufficient in my shiny new Sony camera? Well yes and no… Graduated Neutral Density filters I used…

Winter Camping Tips

Winter camping in sub zero temperatures is not something you should commit to light heartedly. It requires lots of planning, and very specific knowledge and equipment. Neglecting anyone of these can have dire consequences. I don’t say this to scare you, or for shock value. In reality you are going to a very hazardous environment…

Becoming a Professional Photographer

I was kindly interviewed on the topic of ‘Becoming a Professional Photographer’ by Education website training.com.au. You can read the interview over on their website: training.com.au or find my gory, unedited answers below. 1. How did you get your start as a photographer? Becoming a professional or successful photographer isn’t something that happens over night.…

Photography Business Tips

Shortly after my arrival in Nice, France…where I now live I had the pleasure of being interviewed by Photography Business Blogger/Podcaster Andrew Hellmich. Together we discussed exactly what has worked for me in my business, and how I manage a full time career outside of photography. This is the standard path for many a landscape…

Photoshop tips – Fresh Eyes

With the fast moving world of social media along came Friday and I wanted to post something exotic (to a mostly Australian audience). So in my haste I began trawling through my archives. There is a wealth of good images to be found sometimes you just need to look past that flat uninteresting image staring…

Vivid Sydney 2013 Timelapse

Vivid Sydney 2013 Timelapse

Thought I should finally post my Vivid Sydney 2013 timelapse on my blog. I actually posted this on my Facebook page a few weeks back and was thrilled to see all the Likes, Comments and Shares. The Vivid Sydney 2013 timelapse was shot over a couple of nights, well mostly one, the other night was…

dehumidifier lens

Camera Care & Cleaning

Taking care of your camera gear is paramount for some, even to the extent where some camera owners would prefer not to use their gear rather than risk getting dirt, dust, water or any other nasties near it. Of course all of these can be camera killers, but not using our cameras and being super…

Hazelbrook Location Guide

As you may already know I’m an administrator for a great photography resource freephotoguides.com. I’ll let you check it out and find out what it is all about on your own. If you love shooting waterfalls then I’ve just posted a location guide for Hazelbrook, a short drive from Sydney and a great spot to…

Before and After Photoshop

Welcome to my Before and After Photoshop confess all post. I hope this gives you better understanding of the power of Photoshop and why good post processing technique is so important in a photographers workflow. Now in my defence some of my images require very little post processing work where as others I stuffed up…