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Up in the mountains

Up in the mountains

Here’s a stunning photo of the sun going down between some trees in the Slovakian High Tatras mountains. And I can objectively call it stunning, because it’s not my photo! It’s Sonias 🙂 She took it in Feb and I absolutely love the picture, so I convinced her to let...

Sssshhhh

Sssshhhh

I want to let you in on a little secret about when I shoot seascapes... Here it is: Sometimes it can take HUNDREDS of shots to get a single good one. Especially when there are waves swooshing around unpredictably in the foreground. With this photo, it took me over 200...

If only I

If only I'd just

Do you ever look back at a photo you’ve taken and think to yourself: “If only I’d just [ ___ Insert Blank ___ ]" Because I do! More often than I’d like too. However, this photo is one of my worst cases. “If only I’d just moved the camera to the left a bit" Everything...

How to avoid mid-tone mush in your landscapes

How to avoid mid-tone mush in your landscapes

Cutting straight to the chase today… (I did want to try and squeeze in a story about the euphoric Stone Roses concert I went to at the Sydney Opera House on Wednesday night, but I’m helping Sonia decorate the Christmas tree as soon as I’ve sent this email, so I’ll...

Clouds that POP

Clouds that POP

Here’s a photo I took one sunset a while back. It’s rare because I don’t often shoot overlooking the ocean at sunset here on the east coast. The thing is, when it’s raining all afternoon you actually see it and it tends to discourage you from shooting. But those are...

Shooting on the edge?

Shooting on the edge?

Something I heard on a podcast years ago (I can’t remember which one) stuck with me until now and it’s always in the back of my mind when I’m thinking about what to shoot next. I don’t think I’ve talked about it before, so let me give you the basic concept so that you...

Something a little different

Something a little different

Not quite sure where the week went, but it’s Saturday again already so I guess it went somewhere! I’ve picked something a little different to share with you today. It’s a view of the Sydney skyline that intrigued me for a long time before I got around to photographing...

Water under the bridge

Water under the bridge

Monday’s get a bad rap don’t they? I used to hate Mondays. But I look at them a little more optimistically these days. A brand new week ready and waiting for us to wrestle it into submission. Last week is water under the bridge. There’s nothing we can do to change it....

How to get lucky

How to get lucky

I remember back when I started getting into Photography, I was just in awe at the photographers whose work I followed. A little bit envious too (ok a lot). Not only of the beautiful scenery that these folks were shooting, but mainly of their skills. It felt like they...