Posts made in September, 2013

One of my favourite Images – Redwood Path #2

Posted by on Sep 22, 2013 in Favourite Image, Travel | 0 comments

One of my favourite Images – Redwood Path #2

In this blog post I would like to take a moment and tell you about one of my favourite images – “Redwood Path #2”. This is an image I captured in a Californian Redwood Forest on the Great Ocean road in Victoria.  The Californian Redwood trees (also known as Sequoia trees) were planted in 1939 and provide a fascinatingly different forest from what many of us are used to. A short distance from Apollo Bay this forest is a great place to wander and explore, it holds numerous wonderful paths that will lead you interesting scenes for you to photograph.  I found the opportunity to photograph this forest when I did a weekend trip to doing some exploration of...

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Southbank – Santos GLNG City of Lights Laser Show

Posted by on Sep 16, 2013 in Adventures, Techniques | 1 comment

Southbank – Santos GLNG City of Lights Laser Show

The Santos GLNG City of Lights Laser Show is currently on at Brisbane’s Southbank, so what better time to get out for the night and also get some great night photos…   This was a great opportunity to do some night time photography, so I took along my Slik Pro tripod for the long exposure shots I would be taking.  This light show is quite unique in that it is staged from a huge barge containing the structure for the waterfall, some of the lighting, the apparatus for the performers, and the water jets.  Laser lights were also set up on the rooftops of some of the buildings.  The light show is also run to a musical score.  To capture these shots, I set up...

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$10 to improve your portrait photos

Posted by on Sep 8, 2013 in Equipment Guides | 0 comments

$10 to improve your portrait photos

One of the lowest cost accessories I own and the one that gets used the most is my 5 in 1 reflector. This small easily portable device is with me on nearly every portrait shoot and very often with me when doing macro photography. For the very minimal layout (in photography terms) of $10, this handy light modifier has repaid me one hundred fold in the amount of times I have used it to get great shots.  The 5 in 1 reflector is a deceptively simple accessory, it comes in all shapes and sizes most of which fold down into a very small pouch that is easily portable. What you tend to find inside the pouch is a semi-rigid translucent panel, and a number of covers that can be...

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Photographing the HMS Endeavour

Posted by on Sep 1, 2013 in Techniques | 0 comments

Photographing the HMS Endeavour

I was recently asked to photograph the HMS Endeavour scale model which a neighbour had built.  And I thought I might share the behind the scenes of how I went about photographing this piece of art. Before I start on how I photographed this model, I should tell you that this is a model of the ship that “Lieutenant James Cook” sailed to discover Australia and New Zealand from 1769 to 1771.  It took my neighbour just under 4yrs to construct this model and he tells me a number of the pieces took 6 weeks or longer to assemble.  Much of the work that went into the construction of the model was done with tweezers. So how to go about photographing this amazing...

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