Posts Tagged "tripod"

Location Guide – The Spit (Gold Coast)

Posted by on Jun 16, 2016 in Location Guides | 0 comments

Location Guide – The Spit (Gold Coast)

The Gold Coast of South East Queensland is blessed with many great beach and interesting places to photography. None more so that the Spit which sits on the northern end of the Gold Coast, it is a finger of land surrounded on three side by water including the ocean, and the Gold Coast seaway. For photographers this location provides a feast of opportunities, some are easily found and others require a bit of forethought. as with any coastal location different times of day will yield a completely different atmosphere to the photos. Being surrounded on three sides by water gives the photographer a wide variety of choices. The ocean side (eastern side) of the Spit offers...

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Showing motion in your photos

Posted by on Jun 1, 2016 in Techniques, Uncategorized | 0 comments

Showing motion in your photos

The ability to catch and portray movement in a photo is a critical skill to learn, it can help elevate your photography and provide an engaging focal point for the viewer. The skill when learnt can be easily applied to a wide range of photography but becomes an essential component of sports or action type photos. Ranging from kids playing in the backyard through to pro-surfers or motor racing, exciting and engaging photos can be crafted by controlling the way motion is shown. As a photographer you have a number of options open to you when it comes to showing how things are moving within your photo’s frame and your camera settings become critical to achieving the desired...

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Location Guide – Jemaa el-Fnaa, Marrakesh, Morocco

Posted by on May 18, 2016 in Location Guides | 0 comments

Location Guide – Jemaa el-Fnaa, Marrakesh, Morocco

Jemaa el-Fnaa is the main square in Marrakesh and a popular destination for both tourists and locals. The square ebbs and flows with the life of the city during the day and turns into the beating heart at night time with dozens of food stalls catering for all tastes from snails to traditional Morocco cous cous. The square is fantastic place to capture a quintessential photo of Morocco. The photo opportunities will vary greatly from the ever present exotic snake charmers or monkey handlers to friendly orange juice sellers or the frantic pace of the night food stalls. You will find your senses suffer overload during the first encounter of Jemaa el-Fnaa, it is loud and...

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Location Guide – Brisbane’s Story Bridge

Posted by on Feb 1, 2015 in Location Guides | 0 comments

Location Guide – Brisbane’s Story Bridge

With a city built along the river like Brisbane, it is expected that bridges will play an important part of the life of the city and its identity. The Story bridge certainly fits that role within the Brisbane landscape, visible from many parts of the city and from along the river this iconic metal bridge provides a backdrop to many of the cities activities. As with all grand structures, the bridge draws landscape photographers keen to capture the bridge in a unique way. The Story bridge was built during World War 2 and was officially opened in July 1940. The bridge is heritage listed and carries cars, bicycles and pedestrians across the Brisbane river from Kangaroo...

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When to turn off Image Stabilisation

Posted by on Jan 25, 2015 in Techniques | 3 comments

When to turn off Image Stabilisation

On a recent workshop I was reminded how important it can be to think about checking the small things when it comes to landscape photography. After grabbing a few shots of the Story Bridge for sunset, I looked back up the river and noticed a very nice pattern formed by the new walkway on the river. After trying to frame the image using a 10-20mm lens, I decided to change to my new Sigma 24-105mm lens. I fitted the lens, framed the shot and made the photo. Looking at the back of camera I noticed that the photo was blurry, no problem I thought, I must have bumped the tripod. Tried again with similar results. With my image settings being f10 for 15 secs, keeping the camera...

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