Articles - Australia

Photographers: Fight for your Freedom

As many photographers would know, the establishment (and even the general public) has been gradually but surely eroding our rights as photographers to photograph who and what is around us.  Areas such as the Sydney Harbour foreshore and Uluru are strictly regulated as far as photography is concerned.  In many cases it is no longer [ continue reading ]

Getting Back into Band Photography

I was engaged recently to do a promotional photoshoot for Sydney band The Rubber Band (of which I was originally a member when it was starting, and in which I played a fill-in role on drums earlier this year).  I am also a musician, have been playing for 25 years, and last year retired from [ continue reading ]

Photography Workshops in Brisbane

In my previous blog entry, I mentioned I would introduce the Brisbane photography workshops conducted by photographers David de Groot and Kane Gledhill.  David and Kane have recently established a new Brisbane-based business venture called Grasstree Photography.  One of Grasstree Photography's offerings is digital photography courses.  David and Kane are offering very affordable courses in [ continue reading ]

Partial Lunar Eclipse - 26 June, 2010

As I type this, the moon is undergoing a partial eclipse.  I do not often shoot the moon (it has been done to death, and I had great success during the 2007 eclipse), but given the easy opportunity and the lack of effort required, I went outside with 600mm of focal length and captured this [ continue reading ]

Photography Workshops in Sydney

I thought that I would give some plugs to some photographer friends of mine who run excellent photography workshops covering both the theory and practice of great photography.  The first is Brent Pearson, who has developed and run a series of successful seascape and night light painting workshops.  I attended the first workshops that Brent ran on both [ continue reading ]