Posts made in January, 2013

Location Guide – Nudgee Beach QLD

Posted by on Jan 28, 2013 in Location Guides | 0 comments

Location Guide – Nudgee Beach QLD

Located only 20 mins from the centre of Brisbane, this bay side beach is wonderful location the can yield some magnificent sunset and sunrise images. The key feature of Nudgee Beach is the wide open sand flats that appear at low tide. These sand flats produce wonderful sand patterns with isolated pools of water helping to provide a good counter balance. There are also some beautiful trees near the edges of the beach and if you look hard enough you should be able to make a very interesting combination from the sand, water and trees. Nudgee beach is a very popular location for people walking their dogs or exercising their horses, these relaxed people and at times very...

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Sports/Action Photography

Posted by on Jan 20, 2013 in Techniques | 0 comments

Sports/Action Photography

I love shooting sports and action.  Photography is all about capturing a moment in time, and in a lot of cases, you may have a lot of time at your disposal to get the shot.  But with Sports and Action, you often only have a fraction of a second to capture the action in front of you, and if you miss the shot…there is a high chance that you won’t get the opportunity again.  Capturing great sports photos is challenging and can also depend on a lot of luck, like being in the right place at the right time, but with the right preparation, you can give yourself the best chances of maximising your success rate.  Like any photography, preparation is crucial.Shutter...

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Photographing Bubbles

Posted by on Jan 13, 2013 in Techniques | 0 comments

Sometimes we are unable to spare the time to go out and photograph during the day, so sometimes we need to find things at home to photograph.  This guide will walk you through photographing Bubbles. For this you will need a tripod, a light (or flash), something bright and colourful, water, (Olive) oil, a fork, a clear glass dish, and something to raise the glass dish up.  For this I have used a glass bowl but it could easily have been some phone books (that is what they deliver them for ;) isn’t it?) You will note in the bowl I have a tea-towel, this will serve as background and give the bubbles a rainbow of colours.  This is something you will be able to...

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Take some time for yourself

Posted by on Jan 6, 2013 in Adventures | 0 comments

Take some time for yourself

I have a tradition, each year I head out on January 1st and take photos. I know that this sounds funny for someone who teaches photography and takes thousands of shots each year but the 1st of Jan has become quite a special day to me. Normally on these days, I have no work commitments and the family commitments are fulfilled following the Christmas break. This gives me a full day just to take photos for me, quite often I am out trying something different or just relaxing into the hobby I love so much. I also find this time a great period to reflect and refresh, giving me a strong positive outlook for the new year. Each year I try to pick a different location to shoot...

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