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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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Mapping your photos

Posted by on Feb 8, 2015 in Equipment Guides, Lightroom, Software, Travel | 0 comments

Mapping your photos

Often when travelling to a new place I will use an app called Stuck on Earth to identify sites to explore for my photography.  It allows me to use the experience of others from these locations and to know what I can expect to find.  Stuck on Earth pulls it images from the Stuck on Earth Community on Flickr, which allows anyone to contribute images.  I myself have contributed numerous images to the community, as I feel it is important to share back.  But to be able to add your images to the community they need to be tagged with GPS coordinates. For sometime now our phones have been able to record the GPS coordinates of where the photos were taken, and more and more dSLRs...

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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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Highlights of Piazza Navona, Rome

Posted by on Oct 21, 2013 in Travel | 0 comments

Highlights of Piazza Navona, Rome

In a recent Travel Blog of mine on this site, I mentioned that I don’t often get opportunities to travel overseas, but after receiving an invitation to the Trierenberg Super Circuit Gala Awards night to pick up a Canon Gold Medal Award, the family and I decided to pack our bags and do a trip to Europe…   The first leg of our trip to Europe was to Rome, Italy.  After some suggestions from family we decided to base ourselves in the Piazza Navona area in Rome.  This in hindsight, was one of the best decisions we made from a location point of view.  We were able to access all of the major attractions by walking and exploring this intriguing part of the...

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Travel photography with a family

Posted by on Oct 1, 2013 in Travel | 0 comments

Travel photography with a family

I have travelled both nationally and internationally on dedicated photography tours with the chance to live, breathe and sleep photography which can be immense fun and rewarding. Like a majority of people though, these chances are somewhat limited and most of my travel is done with family and/or friends. When travelling in these circumstances, photography is certainly not high on everyone else’s to do list. So is there a special receipe that allows there to be a balance the photographer and non-photographer that allows everyone to have a good time? I have recently got back from a three week holiday in Western Australia that was taken along with my wife and 2 boys....

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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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