Posts made in November, 2014

A perfect portrait location?

Posted by on Nov 23, 2014 in Techniques, Travel | 0 comments

A perfect portrait location?

“Location, Location, Location”, we hear this phrase used continually when it comes to Real Estate. Quite often photographers get caught up with the same phrase and spend all their time looking for the perfect location. Unfortunately those people are most likely doing themselves a great disservice and will almost certainly be missing out on wonderful opportunities right in front of them. Obviously in landscape photography, location dictates a lot of what you are going to capture. So you will need to work within those confines in your efforts to make wonderful landscape photo’s (refer my previous blog post – Working a Scene – about ways to do...

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A day at The Board Meeting

Posted by on Nov 9, 2014 in Adventures, Equipment Guides | 0 comments

A day at The Board Meeting

Each year on the Sunshine Coast a very special surf competition is held by a local charity called The Board Meeting.  Each year businesses from up and down the coast come together in friendly competition to help raise money for severely disabled kids and their families.   Whether the surf be good or poor it does not matter, though more often the surf is poor, it is about having raising money for those kids and having fun doing it.  For the past few years I have had the honour of photographing this fantastic event and this year was no different. The first heat of the day starts usually at 6.30, so staying on the Sunshine Coast is advisable if you do plan to join the fun...

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Working a scene

Posted by on Nov 2, 2014 in Techniques | 0 comments

Working a scene

When approaching a scene for  landscape photos, it pays to keep an open mind and try the possibilities. It is important to have an artistic vision for the photo and be a bit ruthless in looking for a part of the scene that is true to that vision. Very rarely is the first setup location the best spot to capture the required vision. Unfortunately, humans by nature can be a lazy bunch, so the photographer has to be diligent and be prepared to move around or “work the scene” in order to make a photo that has impact on the viewer. Working the scene may involve wholesale changes to your location, angle or lens choice, or it may be as subtle as tilt to the camera...

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