Posts Tagged "Lights"

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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Tips for Wet Weather Photography

Posted by on Feb 24, 2013 in Techniques | 0 comments

The weather is not always what we might expect, so we need to make the best of what is presented.  Lately we have been seeing a lot of wet weather in Brisbane, so it brings to thought how we can use the weather we are presented. Protect yourself First and foremost in wet weather you need to protect yourself, do not take risks that you do not need to, you don’t want to have people risking their lives if you find yourself in trouble just to rescue you. The other part of course is staying dry, make sure you wear appropriate gear to keep yourself warm and dry.  Consider investing in a Driza-Bone coat, or similar, they are pretty reliable.  Of course that is only good...

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Location Guide – Coffs Harbour Jetty NSW

Posted by on Feb 17, 2013 in Location Guides | 0 comments

Location Guide – Coffs Harbour Jetty NSW

Coffs Harbour is located some 400kms south of Brisbane (540 kms north of Sydney) on the Mid North Coast of NSW. The area is well know for its beaches, the nearby Solitary Islands Marine Park and of course the Big Banana.The town of Coffs Harbour and the surrounding region offers a wide variety of excellent locations for the keen photographer, today we will look at just one of these choices.   The Jetty is located in a central part of the town and nearby attractions include the Marina and Muttonbird Island. the Jetty structure juts out from the aptly named Jetty beach and points to the sea between Muttonbird Island and the southern break-wall running from Corambirra...

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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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Capturing Christmas Lights

Posted by on Dec 23, 2012 in Techniques | 0 comments

Capturing Christmas Lights

Well, it’s Christmas time and the Christmas lights are lighting up our neighbourhoods.    It’s an enjoyable time of the year in which to spend the nights leading up to Christmas as special family time with the whole family going to see the magical displays put on by talented people. So, the lights are beautiful to look at, but what is the best way in which to capture the beauty and sparkle of the Christmas lights?  The best time to shoot Christmas lights is after the sun has gone down, but before it gets completely dark (twilight), as it is easier to balance between the existing fading light and the bright lights of the display.  You can also get good images...

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