Articles - Seascapes

What Goes into my Seascapes

I have lately received some very big compliments about my seascapes from people on the Internet, some of whom have expressed their desire or dream to be able to do what I do.  It got me thinking.  While it is incredibly humbling and satisfying to receive such nice, genuine compliments, what I do is not [ continue reading ]

The Narrabeen Gorge

Not far from Narrabeen tidal pool is a gorge into which the ocean plunges its contents, producing big splashes and water cascades.  On Sunday morning I was fortunate enough to capture this scene in all it glory, under a moody, yet colourful sky.  I wanted dark, moody drama with a churning ocean and water cascading [ continue reading ]

Finally, a Good Sky

I headed out to Narrabeen and Turimetta for a dawn seascape with a group of friends from AusPhotography, and finally was greeted with a good sky.  Of the numerous dawn shoots that I have done this year, this is the fourth good sky that I have seen.  It has been a struggle, and immensely frustrating [ continue reading ]

Post-Processing Tutorial: "Only the Lonely"

Earlier this year I created Only the Lonely.  When I posted this image on a photography forum, someone asked about my post-processing.  I decided to post a complete walk-through of my post-processing workflow for this image.  It is always good to learn from others, and many are curious about the processing that goes into images [ 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 ]

Post-Processing Tutorial: "Southern Mist"

In May I photographed and published my image Southern Mist.  With the post-processing of this image, I decided to do two things: apply more aggressive, dark and moody post-processing; and use curves for most of my post-processing.  In this post I am going to take you, step-by-step, through everything I did to produce the final [ continue reading ]