Posts Tagged "Wildlife"

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 – Hat Head National Park (Northern NSW)

Posted by on Oct 22, 2014 in Location Guides | 0 comments

Location Guide – Hat Head National Park (Northern NSW)

With long sweeping beaches and rocky headlands, Hat Head National Park is an area of natural beauty that is bound to excite any photographer. The park is situated halfway between Brisbane and Sydney (about 6 hours travel from either), near the town of Kempsey. On a trip to this area recently I was amazed at the photography opportunities that abounded within the park and nearby areas. During my time there I was only able to take scratch the surface of the opportunities this park presents but this was enough for me to be enticed back for return visits. One of the central features within the park is the Smoky Cape Lighthouse built in 1891. Both the lighthouse and its...

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Location Guide – Red Beach, Bribie Island

Posted by on Aug 18, 2013 in Location Guides | 9 comments

Location Guide – Red Beach, Bribie Island

Bribie Island is a short road trip north of Brisbane, about 1hr from the CBD will get you crossing the Bribie Island Rd bridge into the very relaxed island lifestyle. Bribie Island has a lot to offer itself for the photographer but by far my favorite is Red Beach. Red Beach runs along the southern end of the island and it faces back towards Brisbane. This southern aspect is somewhat unusual in our area and it possible to both sunrise and sunset images along the beach at various times of the year. When you walk onto the beach from the car park, you are facing south towards Brisbane across Moreton Bay. Turning right will head you along the beach towards the Pumicestone...

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Location Guide – Nudgee Beach QLD

Posted by on Jan 28, 2013 in Location Guides | 0 comments

Location Guide – Nudgee Beach QLD

Located only 20 mins from the centre of Brisbane, this bay side beach is wonderful location the can yield some magnificent sunset and sunrise images. The key feature of Nudgee Beach is the wide open sand flats that appear at low tide. These sand flats produce wonderful sand patterns with isolated pools of water helping to provide a good counter balance. There are also some beautiful trees near the edges of the beach and if you look hard enough you should be able to make a very interesting combination from the sand, water and trees. Nudgee beach is a very popular location for people walking their dogs or exercising their horses, these relaxed people and at times very...

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Photographing Birds in Flight

Posted by on Dec 30, 2012 in Techniques | 0 comments

Photographing Birds in Flight

Capturing photos of birds in flight is something I quite enjoy doing.  There is something about birds gliding through the air wings outstretched that is fascinating to watch and capture.  But to capture these images takes the right equipment, planning, patience, practise and just a bit of luck. The first element you need to successfully capture birds in flight is the right equipment, you need a good long lens.  For this I have the Sigma AF 100-300mm f/4 EX HSM APO, it is a great lens from my experience and from the experience of both Ken and Lawrie who also own this lens.  Though an important note with this lens is that Sigma no longer make it, so locating it in a store...

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