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Sony A7r is no more
Well I’ve had my fun with the Sony A7r. I was tempted like so many and for a brief moment I was a Sony shooter. I loved the little camera…but that love was short lived. I’ve learnt my lesson, the grass certainly isn’t greener and the Sony is gone. Sold to the next photographer that […]

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Date: May 24, 2017
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 […]

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Date: March 8, 2017
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 […]

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Date: April 12, 2016
Planning Photography trip – Iceland
I’ve been busy planning a two week trip to Iceland starting in a matter of days. It’s a bit daunting when planning such trips. You know nothing about the place, what to expect, where to go, how best to spend your time, what everything will cost, and how to fit it all in. After much […]

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Date: September 18, 2015
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 […]

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Date: March 6, 2015
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. […]

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Date: January 15, 2015
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 […]

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Date: July 3, 2014
Lee Filter Landscape Sunrise Sky Set
I’m an avid fan of Lee filters using their Neutral Density (ND) filters on almost every shoot. However I’ve always cringed at the thought of using their coloured filters. I mean why would I want my photos to look like the opening scene of CSI Miami? I had it in my mind there was no […]

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Date: November 28, 2013
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 […]

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Date: August 20, 2013
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 […]

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Date: June 25, 2013