Posts Tagged "macro"

Macro at Mount Coot-Tha Botanical Gardens

Posted by on Feb 11, 2018 in | 0 comments

The Brisbane Botanic Gardens at Mt Coot-tha are one of Queensland’s largest and most spectacular gardens. It provides a wide variety of scenes, plants and animals to photograph. This outing will focus on taking macro photos of the plants and insects.

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Location Guide – Crystal Castle (Northern NSW)

Posted by on Apr 13, 2014 in Location Guides | 0 comments

Location Guide – Crystal Castle (Northern NSW)

Crystal Castle is nestled in the foothills behind Mullimbimby in Northern NSW and is a wonderfully different location for photography. Whilst not a castle in the traditional sense, The Crystal Castle offers fun for all members of the family with a wonderful garden, unusual statues and a cafe with scrumptious food on offer. As a photographer it will take you no time to lose yourself in the gardens with a superb collection of flowering plants mixed with rainforest walks. Following some of the paths throughout the property you start to encounter some of the many surprises that are sprinkled throughout the gardens. These surprises in the form of statues pose their own...

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Rosewood QLD – Old Trains

Posted by on Nov 4, 2013 in Location Guides | 2 comments

Rosewood QLD – Old Trains

There is just something about old trains that attracts us photographers. Maybe it is that sense of power that still radiates from the train or wonderful rusty texture that can be found on the various metal parts. A small town located about 60kms west of Brisbane, Rosewood certainly has a bit to offer the photography in the form of old railway items. Rosewood is a pretty little town, about an 1hrs drive from the heart of Brisbane in Queensland and has a long history of rail industry with branch lines build to connect coal mines in the area. These mines were connected to the main Brisbane – Toowoomba line. The town celebrates this history through the local...

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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 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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