Adventures

Photo challenge for fun and learning

Posted by on May 25, 2016 in Adventures | 1 comment

Photo challenge for fun and learning

Recently my 10 year old son and I had a couple of hours to kill in the city whilst the rest of the family was off seeing a show. I was keen for my son to learn some photography skills and for me to flex my creative mind a bit further as well. The idea of just going to the city with cameras in hand and hoping for the best didn’t resonate with me and would most likely lead to boredom for the younger member of the party. We decided to undertake a “Hunt and Shoot” photo challenge instead, the rules being fairly simple; 9 given subjects (as supplied by my lovely wife) Timelimit – the length of the show that other family members were seeing Distance...

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Getting Better travel photos

Posted by on May 11, 2016 in Adventures, Travel | 0 comments

Getting Better travel photos

Last year I traveled to Morocco on a photography trip with my good friend and business partner Tony White. Our trip was focused on photography and with about three weeks in the country we certainly had the opportunity to see and experience a good deal of this wonderful location. Looking back on the trip now and looking through the photos I captured, gives me a chance to reflect on some of key items to consider for travel photography.   Pre-visulation is powerful tool to get you started. When planning a holiday, how do you decide which country of location you want to visit? Chances are, you do it be seeing photos from that location. This is the same for me, I had...

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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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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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Tips for better portraits

Posted by on Aug 11, 2013 in Adventures, Techniques | 0 comments

Tips for better portraits

Taking better portraits is something that we all want to do, not just for ourselves but also for our subjects. We strive to capture the essence of our subject, and to tell a small part of their life story. Though sometimes we are creating a story of our own with the help of our subject. But how do we actually go about getting better portraits? Expression One of the first keys to a good portrait is expression, without expression people are not able to connect with the subject of the photo. A real connection will become obvious to the viewer of your photo and this will increase the impact your photo has. There are numerous ways to connect with your subject, make them...

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Do You Have Access To A Time Machine?

Posted by on May 12, 2013 in Adventures | 0 comments

No?  Then read on if you would like to take photos of people from different eras of history… History Alive is an annual event run by the Queensland Living History Federation.  It is held at Fort Lytton, Brisbane on the second weekend in June each year, and various battle re-enactments and activities are staged over the weekend.  There are also encampments set up throughout the site covering several different eras of historical life over a 2000 year span.  You will be able to see everything from Roman Legionnaires to Medieval Knights to World War 1 & 2 displays.  All the various re-enactors are dressed in clothing and uniforms of their era, and there are also...

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