Articles - June, 2010

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 ]

The Making of "Wine is a Primary Industry"

On Christmas Eve of 2008 I was inspired to create an image.  I produced Wine is a Primary Industry.  I knew some time prior that I wanted to create this type of shot.  I saw some incredible images along this line, created by another Flickr photographer.  This inspired me to actually do it.  I had [ 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 ]