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New Images Online

New Images Online

  I’ve made some recent additions to the Portfolios section of the website. Included are a new gallery of images from my recent visit to Vietnam as well as some more recent landscapes from Far North Queensland and Victoria’s Phillip Island to the Wild section. Please check out the updated galleries by clicking HERE. Be […]

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On The Road With Saigon Unseen

On The Road With Saigon Unseen

While in Saigon recently I was lucky to join up with Adam and the team from Saigon Unseen for their Moto Foto Tour. The Moto Foto tour is an essentially Vietnamese experience where you are guided around several locations in Ho Chi Minh City on the back of a motor taxi and depending on your level […]

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Home from Vietnam (and a new wallpaper)

Home from Vietnam (and a new wallpaper)

Dusk on the river near Hoi An’s Ancient Town Back home from Vietnam and starting on the process of cataloguing, keywording selecting and developing a new batch of images for release into the big wide world. It’s a lengthy process but I think I’ve worked out a workflow to get them out there in good […]

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Vietnam Bound

Vietnam Bound

Things have been a little quiet around here lately, and they’re about to get even quieter for the next couple of weeks. I’m about to board a plane for Hanoi, Vietnam where I have the chance to visit a place I have wanted to see for a long, long time: Halong Bay. Following that, I’ll […]

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Desktop Wallpaper- San Francisco Chinatown

Its desktop wallpaper time again and this one comes from the streets of San Francisco’s Chinatown. This is both the largest Chinatown outside of Asia and the oldest in North America. Its steep and narrow streets are full of wonderful colourful street art and murals. There is no shortage of interesting backgrounds for photo opportunities, […]

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Ghosts in the city

Ghosts in the city

There has been a theme developing in my own work over the last few years that started unintentionally, but has become a favourite technique for conveying energy and movement in an image. Using slow shutter speeds to blur motion is a great way I find to add drama to an otherwise static scene. It works […]

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Photito

Photito

I enjoy looking at other photographers work and every now and then I like to share a website or blog of a photographer who I find inspiring. It has been a while since I last did this. Partly because I’ve been too busy making my own photographs to look at those of others (a good […]

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Travel Portrait Photography

Travel Portrait Photography

    Magician on Embarcadero, San Francisco In the last post, we discussed some techniques to try when approaching strangers to ask for their photograph. However, once you have their permission, don’t forget to actually make the photo. Here are some practical tips to get the most out of these opportunities. Be ready Once someone […]

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Travel Portrait Photography- Approaching Strangers

Travel Portrait Photography- Approaching Strangers

Marrakech, Morocco. This orange juice seller in Djemma el-Fna was more than happy to pose for some photos after I bought several glasses of juice. When we travel to a destination with the intention of photography, photographers mostly try to capture the destination in its entirity, rather than focus on one particular feature or aspect. […]

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Location Review: Cape Woolamai

Location Review: Cape Woolamai

The Pinnacles are the dominating feature of Cape Woolamai  Located around an hour and a half drive from Melbourne CBD, Cape Woolamai is found on the eastern most tip of Philip Island. The cape is somewhat typical of rugged Victorian coastline and is dominated by clifftops and rocky outcrops. Although the entire cape is spectacular, […]

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Work (for great photos)

Work (for great photos)

This image of the 12 Apostles was the result of a lot of planning, research and multiple visits over the space of a few years before I captured an image I was finally happy with. Occasionally great images are made by luck, simply being in the right place at the right time. Mostly though, they […]

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Desktop Wallpaper – Golden Gate Bridge

Its been a while since the last wallpaper, so here’s one from my last USA trip. The Golden Gate Bridge sits up there with the Brooklyn Bridge and Sydney Harbour Bridge as one of the world’s most iconic (and most photographed) bridges. This image was made at dusk from Presidio. As usual, click on your […]

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San Francisco

San Francisco

After passing through the airports of California many times on my way to other destinations, I was finally able to spend some time in “The Golden State” during my last trip there. Because of time restrictions, it was either going to be Los Angeles or San Francisco, and San Francisco’s reputation as a kind of […]

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Travel Photographer of the Year 2013

Travel Photographer of the Year 2013

Young boys working on replastering of the mud mosque in Djenne, Mali. (c) Timothy Allen TPOTY have announced the winners for the 2013 photo contest, and congratulations to all entrants and winners. This year’s overall winner is UK photographer Timothy Allen. Timothy has had a distinguished career so far, having worked for London’s Daily Telegraph and […]

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Seattle and Washington State

Seattle and Washington State

Having some family in Seattle, I have been able to spend quite a bit of time in the city and around Washington State, in the US’ Pacific Northwest corner, and it is a truly diverse and enchanting place. Seattle is large enough to feel like a city, but small enough to be a community, and […]

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There is no such thing as Travel Photography

There is no such thing as Travel Photography

None or all of these photos could be considered travel images In general, us humans like to catagorise everything. It makes us feel comfortable when we know what to call something. When we can fit it into a neat little box. In the photography world we are especially good at it. People call themselves a portrait photographer, […]

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Washington Monuments

Washington Monuments

On a recent, much to short, trip to Washington DC, I was able spent some time touring the National Mall, home to many famous buildings and monuments. Some grandiose, such as the Capitol Building and Lincoln Memorial and some more sober, such as the Vietnam Veterans Memorial. Other highlights include the many departments of the Smithsonian Museum, […]

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New York City First Look

New York City First Look

Currently swimming in a sea of post processing, I thought I’d share a few early favourites from my time in New York. This is a city where it is hard not to see a photo. weeks could be spent covering the iconic buildings and landmarks alone, but what I enjoyed most of all was simply […]

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Home Again

Home Again

Back from 3 weeks in the United States with a shiny new batch of around 5,000 images to process, keyword and develop. I wrote a series of posts a short while ago on my own way of doing this efficiently, and now its time to put my photos where my mouth is. Beginning in New […]

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September Wallpaper

September Wallpaper

This month’s desktop wallpaper is the thousands of torii at Fushimi Inari Shrine in Kyoto, Japan. Inari, as well as being the Shinto God of rice, is also patron of business. Each of the torii is donated by individuals or businesses in return for luck in business. Each torii is inscribed with the name of […]

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Off To The USA

Off To The USA

As this post goes live, I’ll be on a plane bound for New York via Los Angeles. Things will be a little quiet around here for a few weeks as I explore the northeast corner before heading back to Seattle and San Francisco and who knows where else in between. I do have a few […]

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Melbourne’s CBD

Melbourne's CBD

Looking through some recent and not so recent images of Melbourne for a client request, I realised that I don’t get out and shoot my home town nearly enough. Which is a shame because it is a great place to photograph with a lot of varying subjects. The city skyline, while not as imposing as some larger international cities, […]

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Desktop Wallpaper: Sydney Skyline

Desktop Wallpaper: Sydney Skyline

This month’s desktop wallpaper will hopefully serve to help those in the middle of a Southern Hemisphere winter feel a little warmer. This image of Sydney Harbour was made at the end of a steamy 35 degree day in January. The harbour is magnificent at any time of year and day, but on a summer evening […]

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Make The Most Of Your Travel Time

Make The Most Of Your Travel Time

Most of us don’t have the luxury of being able to revisit locations should we arrive home and discover that the images we made while away were not what we’d hoped for. Perhaps because of a technical flaw such as being overexposed or out of focus, or perhaps because we regret not having shot an […]

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