Recently I was interviewed by Grant Swinbourne on his excellent Landscape Photography World podcast. In the interview I talked about my photography journey over the last thirty years. This included my early years growing up on Sydney Harbour, using my first cameras to capture the beauty of the ocean as well as fishing trips to … More My Photography Journey – interview
Over the last few years as the pandemic has worn on, I’ve become increasingly addicted to landscape photography and discovering the joys of waterfalls! In this post I thought I’d share my experiences of finding and photographing waterfalls in different contexts. The last two summers in eastern Australia have been unseasonably wet, fueled by La … More Chasing Waterfalls
Well, another very strange pandemic year of lockdowns, social distancing, masks, vaccines, and endless Zoom meetings has come and gone! For my photography this has meant a year focused very much on landscape images – lots of seascapes at sunrise and sunset along the northern beaches, chasing waterfalls when the heavy rains have arrived, and … More 2021 – A Photo Recap
Since 2016 I’ve been the proud owner of a Peak Design Everyday Backpack 20 litre in Ash Grey. I bought the bag back when Peak Design pitched it on Kickstarter and I can remember my excitement when the bag arrived and I loaded it up with my Olympus camera kit. In the ensuing 5 years … More New Backpack!
Since the outbreak of the pandemic a year ago my photography has become focused almost entirely on local landscapes. Social distancing meant the end of organized gatherings in theatres and sporting venues and so my events photography has become non-existent. However, with the recent success in reducing the virus in Sydney, life has returned almost … More Something different!
Well what a year it’s been! Raging bushfires along the east coast of Australia during December and January; those harrowing videos of the outbreak of COVID in China in February; the global spread of the disease to Spain and Italy during March and its escalation into a global pandemic; the curtailing of international travel and … More 2020 – A Photo Retrospective
For some time now I’ve been irked by the way my images appear on Instagram after I upload them from my computer. On first glance they look fine on the small iPhone screen, but when I zoom in I noticed the resolution is poor and the image lacks much of the fine detail I see … More Uploading a Quality Image to Instagram
A couple of years ago I started a new photographic project drawing on my academic writing on climate change. While this issue has become my main research focus, I’ve also been thinking about how I could also bring my interest in photography into this research. There are of course lots of amazing photographers who have … More Photographing climate change?
A few weeks ago, I had the chance to visit the famous Warrumbungle National Park for two days of landscape photography. Prior to this trip I knew very little about the area nor its famous bush walks and volcanic peaks. However, once the chance to visit firmed up, I immersed myself in blogs and websites … More Photographing the Warrumbungles
Over the last few months I’ve been exploring new landscape photography options. Much of this has been driven by my growing appreciation of the Olympus M.Zuiko 7-14PRO lens which has really opened my eyes to the advantages of an ultra-wide angle lenses for landscape compositions. I’d been holding off on purchasing the 7-14PRO lens for several years. However, … More Landscape Photography Kit