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Five Days around Tassie

May 03, 2017 - Two blogs! I'm ashamed, I've only posted two blogs the entire time I've been in Tasmania. But, I've been busy, I've go...
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Focus on the Fagus 2017

April 29, 2017 - Fagus leaves: Minimalistic: Double Exposure taken on the D750 Focus on the Fagus was back on again this year, and after...
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BENQ SW2700PT Colour Management Monitor

December 26, 2016 - Over the last few weeks I've been busy making a number of changes to my website, as I felt they were long overdue. One o...
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On Writing.

December 03, 2016 - I have never really considered myself a professional writer. I am a dabbler, a hobbyist. I have an interest in describin...
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Saved my Bacon! Some useful tools for Photographers with PCs

October 05, 2016 - I've been thinking about writing some more useful blogs in the coming months, mostly centered around some of the things...
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Why are we still asking: “What settings should I use?”

September 21, 2016 - This question has been grinding on me for some time now, and it is predominantly one that I come across in camera clubs...
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AIPP APPA 2016 aka "Mel's Gamble"

September 03, 2016 - For someone who writes so often, I'm having trouble adequately expressing how amazed, honoured and surprised I am, to ha...
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Interim

August 30, 2016 - This blog, on the outset is going to be vague and quick. Tiredness is something I’m not entirely mastering at the moment...
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Curious

August 20, 2016 - The word ‘curious’ has been floating around in my head for a few days now, so I think it’s finally time for me to blog i...
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Highway of Endless thought

August 14, 2016 - I’M REALLY OVER THIS COUNTRY TRYING TO TAKE A SELFIE WITH ME, TRY TO RUN THE TUK OFF THE ROAD AND THEN ATTEMPT TO GET AW...
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Running Ragged

August 08, 2016 - Rickshaw Run – The fifth day. Leaving Bhaglapur was one of the best things that we did today. Oh and shooting sunrise o...
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Rickshaw Run Day 2, 3 and 4

August 07, 2016 - Get comfy in your seat, make yourself a coffee or get the popcorn, ths is going to be a long post. Oh my gosh internet,...
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Rickshaw Run Day One!

August 05, 2016 - And we’re off! This out-of-this-world crazy adventure that we’ve undertaken has finally seen us depart Shillong and head...
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Behind the tourist face

July 31, 2016 - It’s getting very real now. We saw the rickshaw yesterday and she’s a beaut! Some final touches and she’ll be totally r...
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Archery

July 30, 2016 - If someone had said to me a year ago that Archery is a sport – nay – a way of income for the Assamese people, I’d have n...
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Nooks and Crannies

July 29, 2016 - Since getting into Shillong a few days ago, some things have become very apparent: The internet is a fickle beast, you...
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Double Decker Living Root Bridges

July 28, 2016 - They say that you make a few inspirational trips in your life, a few that stick with you. I think today was one of those...
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Cherrapunjee - Day 3

July 27, 2016 - Cherrapunjee – Day 3 I woke early in Guwahati due to: A very hard bed Being jetlagged and stuck in AU time Poor vent...
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Guwahati - Day 2

July 27, 2016 - I had to wake early today to get to the domestic airport for my flight to Guwahati to finally meet up with the Bevs. Hav...
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Pre-India Madness

July 07, 2016 - NEWS, OMG NEWS, SO SORRY ITS BEEN SO LONG, I'VE BEEN TOO BUSY! Oh my gosh, I've been so busy preparing for India, Londo...
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Puzzling!

May 04, 2016 - So I'm pretty stoked (Australian slang for amazed, overjoyed) about this! Ravensburger worldwide have bought my image "...
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The New Superhero!

April 13, 2016 - Have you heard the word around town?! There's a new kind of Superhero on the block. One that will make your mind explo...
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Monochrome: It's not JUST Black and White...

March 27, 2016 - It’s gorgeous tones, shadows and rich, crisp contrasts. It’s the overwhelming white of freshly fallen snow, and the dee...
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Long Exposures with NiSi Filters (Part 1)

March 15, 2016 - It’s hard to look through an online gallery of images without finding one or two that describe the capture technique was...
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A Moment: Saturday

February 28, 2016 - I speak a lot about the feelings of single moments, or packets of moments where the feeling and the emotional side of th...
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Same Mel, Different Focus

February 04, 2016 - It's 2016, when did that happen?! So sorry that it’s taken me so long to get a blog up this year, it’s not as easy to c...
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New Toys!

December 14, 2015 - I don't have Gear Acquisition Syndrome (GAS).... I have what I would like to call Gear Professionalism Syndrome (GPS)....
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Japan Day 11-16:Tokyo!

November 30, 2015 - Admittedly, thee last few days I've been lax with posting updates, as not much serious photography has happened, due to...
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Japan Day 10: Hiroshima and Miyajima Island

November 25, 2015 - I was going to blog about this at the end of today, but it left such a mark on me that I decided it couldn't wait. Befo...
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Japan Day 8 and 9: Osaka

November 24, 2015 - Hello! Checking back in again for an update on how my holiday is progressing. To give you a proper rundown of my day,...
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Japan Day 6: Nara

November 20, 2015 - Today we headed south to visit Nara. The main attraction here is the massive hall with the massive buddha statue, but o...
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Japan Day 5: Arashiyama

November 19, 2015 - Today was the day I had long anticipated; my visit once again to Arashiyama. Unfortunately for us, the weather is still...
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Japan Day 4: Fushimi Inari Shrine

November 18, 2015 - Day 4: Kyoto: Fushimi Inari Shrine and Temple Grounds Yet another rainy day in Kyoto. We were prepared for it this time...
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Japan Day 3: Kinkakuji and Surrounds

November 17, 2015 - What a day! Let me preface this post with this picture, so that you can understand my predicament: So my Sirui N2204...
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Japan Day 1 and 2:: KYOTO!

November 16, 2015 - Hello world! I made it safely to Japan in the comfort of Australia's finest airline (that's you Qantas;)) a 9 hour flig...
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Japan Bloggy Blog!

November 13, 2015 - JAAAAA-PPAAAANNN! As usual, time is an arbitrary thing, because it has completely disappeared, meaning, I'm off to Japa...
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Notes from an Epson Pano Judge

November 09, 2015 - ^ I didn't enter this in this years' competition, but as a Panorama, I still really like it The Epson Panorama Awards h...
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Are You Ricky Shaw About This?!

October 27, 2015 - So I’ve signed up for something that is easily the most insane thing that I have ever EVER done... no, really.... I ha...
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Cover Story: Rogue Lawyer

October 23, 2015 - People remember images. Images tie peoples' memories to things, places and events. Whether it's the logo on the milk c...
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APPA Images

October 21, 2015 - Over the weekend just passed, I've spent several days down in Melbourne for The Digital Show, in particular, to watch my...
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(WR)APPA Up! Pt 2: Saturday and Sunday

October 20, 2015 - (WR) APPA Part 2 – Saturday and Sunday Admittedly, I got so caught up in the shenanigans of the entire weekend that WR-...
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(WR)APPA Up - Pt1: Friday

October 16, 2015 - Today was the first day of APPA for 2015, and as the first time I've been able to see the live judging process, I must d...
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Riverfire and Image Catch Up!

September 27, 2015 - Breaking the awkward-silence on the blog tonight to share some images and a little of the stories behind them from recen...
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What Is Inspiration?

September 01, 2015 - Yesterday, I was walking home from the bus stop, pondering in my head how to write a positive article for once. I say “f...
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Dynamic Range

August 05, 2015 - I’ve got a question for you, “How many females have you seen representing Canon, Nikon, Sony or PhaseOne as Brand Ambas...
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Situational Awareness

August 02, 2015 - I live on a hill, in over-populated suburbia (or so it feels). Crying babies, barking dogs, the shrill of cat fights pi...
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9 Photography Mistakes That You Are Probably Making

July 01, 2015 - Over the years I’ve seen some trends come and go in Photography, and while I am biased to the Landscape genre, I’m certa...
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Chapter 7: El Chalten to De Agostini

June 15, 2015 - After seeing what seemed like endless paddocks of powdery, ashen-dirt stained fields, crossing the border to Argentina w...
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Chapter 6: Jump the Line - Border Crossing

May 20, 2015 - ^ Just a few (not all) of the immigration stamps! Several days had passed since we first entered Torres Del Paine Natio...
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Chapter 5: El Chileno to Base Las Torres

May 12, 2015 - After ever-so apprehensively booking into the Refugio for the night, when torrential rain caught us off guard, we awoke...
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Chapter 4: Refugio El Chileno

April 30, 2015 - ^ The Bar was at this luscious place, also the start of the hike up! Source: Las Torres Hotel By this point in time of...
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Patagonian Short Stories

April 25, 2015 - There are so many little snippets, tiny little memories, stuck to metaphorical post-it notes that I want to preserve fro...
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Chapter 3: Paine Grande

April 20, 2015 - As hard as it was to say goodbye to Lago Pehoe, it was time to move on to see another angle of Torres Del Paine. The mou...
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Chapter 2: Lago Pehoe and Beyond

April 16, 2015 - Lago Pehoe and Beyond Our first two days of the adventure have been spent in the most picturesque camping ground. I d...
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Patagonia: Chapter 1: Lago Pehoe

April 12, 2015 - “I haven’t been everywhere, but, it’s on my list” – Susan Sontag "Castle In The Air" Lago Pehoe, Chilean Patagonia...
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Patagonian Wrap Up

April 06, 2015 - It's hard to say that its come to the end of the trip and this is the first time that I've put up a blog. I'm so terribl...
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Style

March 22, 2015 - I can hardly believe that I now have a tantalizing-two days until I depart for Patagonia with One of A Kind and some oth...
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TEN DAYS!

March 14, 2015 - The countdown is on. I have only ten days, until I am landing in Patagonia. I can’t begin to describe to you how excite...
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Finding The Muse

February 12, 2015 - When I did a shout-out for blog topics for tonight, I got quite an overwhelming response. Usually when I post such quest...
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A Question Of Love?

February 04, 2015 - How much, I mean this, how much do you respect yourself, your work, your practice... - everything you do. This week I'v...
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> Real Landscape Photography, Standing Up <

January 27, 2015 - Hi there... Ugo Cei?... I read your article, I love your boldness and the amazing discussion you have generated on a wo...
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Stories

January 21, 2015 - Stories can take many forms, not all of them have to be fiction. As photographers, we all seem to have similar stories...
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Pep Talk

January 08, 2015 - This is for you, for me and for anyone else who cares to listen. Only a few weeks ago, back in December 2014, I hea...
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Retrospective 2014

December 18, 2014 - Two thousand and Fourteen has been a big year for me, and despite the ups and downs (which, sad to say, is like the best...
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A Question Of Quality

December 04, 2014 - Ponder this, for the briefest minute. Consider where you are in your photography journey and reflect. " You are only as...
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Something

November 26, 2014 - I've had this "head in the clouds" feeling this past week upon getting back from my short sojourn to New Zealands' North...
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Projects: Getting Lost in them

November 23, 2014 - ^Hraunfossar, Iceland 2014 Once again, as it often does, too much time has gone between my last post and now. I can ass...
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Golden Shopping Trolley Awards 2014

November 11, 2014 - ^ My winning entry for the Golden Shopping Trolley awards. I'm so sorry I couldn't be at the awards night, it was a lon...
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Tough Competition

October 17, 2014 - I do realize that writing a blog about this very subject is touchy for some; the many differing opinions out there are f...
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Moody Iceland (pictures)

October 08, 2014 - Okay so as it turns out, I can't resist a blog. But instead of painting the scene with words, let's look over some of my...
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A Sprinkle Of Magic

October 04, 2014 - ^ Snow dusted mountains around Borgaines *** A NOTE ABOUT THE IMAGES *** As always, these are not the final edits, I w...
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Tail End

September 29, 2014 - It seemed like only a little while ago that I was unable to contain my excitement for this trip, that the routine of the...
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Geo Thermal Goodness

September 27, 2014 - It's been a quieter-paced last few days around here. Since my last post about the Eruption that we witnessed by plane ov...
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Eruption!

September 23, 2014 - Today has been one of those crazy days. I slept on a mountain, ate a Reindeer burger, flew over an eruption and saw the...
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Return to Jokulsarlon

September 20, 2014 - ((apologies for being picture-light, the internet here is dropping every few minutes)) I have had the most incredible d...
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Tourist Traps

September 18, 2014 - Keeping it short and sweet today. We've now been in the deep south of Iceland for our second night in Vik. The weather...
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Landmannalaugar

September 17, 2014 - I hadn't seen much point in blogging the days while I was still in Reykjavik, I mean how interesting can I be when descr...
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Return to Reykjavik

September 14, 2014 - The Return To Reykjavik It took me being back, driving down the desolate roads between Keflavik and Reykjavik, for th...
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OH MY AURORA!

September 12, 2014 - Good Morning from Trondheim! I just wanted to post a super-quick blog before running away again, about last nights' Aur...
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Oslo to Trondheim

September 10, 2014 - Oslo to Trondheim (by train) Wednesday September 10 2014 It's been a day of travelling long distances and navigating t...
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To Helsinki

September 08, 2014 - Thank goodness for free wifi. Probably not what you'd expect to hear from me, given that most of you would probably tra...
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And We're Off! (soon)

September 06, 2014 - It's always the way it goes when planning for a trip, packing for a trip, those last few days leading up to the actual d...
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Lists!

August 28, 2014 - ^ Processing for procrastination.... I’ve tried to avoid the many “I’m so incredibly excited for my holiday” blog posts...
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Two Weeks

August 24, 2014 - ^ Have no shame, 2012 Two weeks until I fly away on my big adventure, a year in the making! back to the land of the unp...
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A Single Exposure

August 21, 2014 - It's coming up to the weekend and I know shooters everywhere who are hot on the heels of it, to get out and create some...
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Snappy 11-15 August

August 11, 2014 - Make It Snappy! 11-15 August 2014 Monday 11 August This is mostly applicable to non-photographers, but therein li...
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Snappy August 4-8

August 03, 2014 - Make It Snappy! August 4- 8 2014 Monday August 4 Monday. The day of dashing hopes that all granted freedoms have b...
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An Open Letter To Julie Fletcher (& The Daily Mail)

July 31, 2014 - Hi Julie, You don’t know me, it seems, but I have been following your work on Flickr and Facebook for many years now. M...
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Snappy July 28- Aug 3

July 27, 2014 - Make It Snappy! July 28 - August 3 Welcome to another week of Snappy! Please, by all means, comment below in respon...
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Snappy: July 22-27

July 21, 2014 - Make It Snappy July 22-27 2014 Tuesday 22 July 2014 I love writing. I really, really do. That's why I'm going to tri...
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The Hidden Secret Of Post Processing

July 10, 2014 - (that nobody tells you about!) As all good photographers know, finding the right balance for the post processing of an...
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Accredited

July 03, 2014 - Well, if you’ve been following my Facebook page, then there’s no doubt you’d have caught the announcement earlier this w...
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Ambiguous vs Iconic locations

June 22, 2014 - Hello all, I've had a little break from blogging in these past few weeks, having been feeling a bit overwhelmed with ev...
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Catching Up

June 12, 2014 - I know… I know it’s been a while since my last blog and I’m sorry about that. So much has happened, but so little as w...
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Creative Hangover

May 20, 2014 - It’s official. I have creative hangover. It’s that feeling that not so long ago, I was not there, at my allocated desk...
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A Smattering Of Snow

May 12, 2014 - What a chaotic, but insanely fun weekend I've just had. My faith in photo tours for advanced photographers has been rest...
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Kosciuszko Dreaming

May 10, 2014 - Finally I've had enough downtime to write and post a blog I apologiise that it has taken me this long, but I've been so...
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Aurora Australis!

April 30, 2014 - As I was preparing to settle in and sort out my last night in Tasmania, blog about how wonderful my time has been, news...
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So Far

April 29, 2014 - I've taken so many shots over the past few days here in Tasmania, that I just cannot sit on some of them for the time it...
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Fagus Finale for 2014

April 26, 2014 - ^ Yellow Fagus Another fagus week is over for another year. I can hardly believe how fast it went, how many shots I hav...
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Day 7: Not So Invincible

April 25, 2014 - ^ A single image from a timelapse I'm working on, as part of a larger Tasmania video. Not bad for an impromptu location!...
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Day 5 and 6: Adventures Galore!

April 24, 2014 - Day 5: Bridal Veil and Champagne Falls I had been looking forward to Wednesday Waterfalls with Brett Chatwin ever since...
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Day 4: Dancing In The Ballroom

April 22, 2014 - For once, today started laid back and casual. Our avid adventurers, Rob and Mark, had just arrived after spending a few...
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Adventure Mode!

April 16, 2014 - How time flies. It was just the beginning of the year when I was lamenting how long I had to go until I left for Tasman...
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Photography Commandments to Live By!

April 10, 2014 - Things that seem simple and just taken for granted for me, might not be so to someone else. These apply to rules, manner...
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Antisocial Media

April 03, 2014 - This is a massive, massive topic – entire university subjects are dedicated to examining the sneaky ways that the media...
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March Review

March 27, 2014 - March. Wow, what a month! Can't believe it's nearly April, how quickly is this year going to go?! I wanted to review t...
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Focus On: Kane Gledhill :: A Tribute To The S.S Dicky

March 20, 2014 - Back in 2009- 2011 Kane and I were two members of a four-strong group. Together with Matthew Stewart and Josh Robertson...
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Finding the Focus

March 18, 2014 - There comes a point where you want to take a chance, to push the limits, to try something new. It doesn't have to necess...
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Shutter & Brew - Photography Cafe!

March 13, 2014 - As the afternoon light filters in through the large, voluminous front windows of this wonderful little cafe, I stir my l...
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Junk Mail

March 06, 2014 - Before I get into the body of today's post, I wanted to give a bit of a kick-back to my previous post " Between Takes "...
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Between Takes

February 27, 2014 - For most Landscape photographers, like I, waiting to go away to capture some more scenes is excruciating. For those of u...
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Sunflower Seeking

February 17, 2014 - How excited I was to do this shoot. It was the culmination of months of planning, study and research of the best fields...
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2013 Retrospective

January 03, 2014 - I’ve now written a years’ Retrospective for the last few years’ past. While only my 2012 and 2011 are available, they’re...
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Mojo Motivating Ideas!

November 28, 2013 - I asked my Facebook Photography community what they wanted to see me blog about tonight, and the idea of Photographic Aw...
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SOOC: The Arguments For And Against

October 16, 2013 - SOOC: The Arguments For And Against Let’s be frank about this. It’s perhaps the most obvious division of Photography a...
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Shiny New Digs

October 15, 2013 - Today, I proudly launch my new website. I have known for years that I should have had a site like this up and running....
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Do We Take Too Many Photos?

January 22, 2013 - This is definitely not a new idea on my part, it is an idea touted around the world as digital cameras are owned by near...
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2012 Retrospective

December 30, 2012 - It’s scary and strange how quickly a year flies by. One moment you’re in January with 300+ days ahead of you, and the n...
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Subjectivity

October 27, 2012 - (I don’t think that’s an actual word, but it is for the point of this post) Last night I got to attend the QORF Recreat...
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Departure

September 24, 2012 - Goodbye Iceland It was around 8.30am when i naturally opened my eyes this morning, rubbed them clear and sat up in my t...
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Exploring

September 23, 2012 - **Pictures are not final edits.. there’s still work to be done… but a story without pictures is well… less interesting?*...
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Going For Green

September 22, 2012 - ***I preface this post by saying all pictures contained within are a work in progress. They are not the final work***...
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Gone Shopping!

September 20, 2012 - Today turned out to be one of those nothingness type days where nothing of any notable significance occurs, and time jus...
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Off The Beaten Track

September 17, 2012 - Today has been a little different from other days. It’s been more of a tourist day, rather than a photography day. I did...
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Speechless

September 14, 2012 - I don’t know the meaning of the word “Jokusarlon” in Icelandic, but I think as a rough guesstimate, it would mean “Holy...
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Putting The Ice In Iceland

September 10, 2012 - Apologies for the lack of pictures, i have a connection thats flakier than a freshly baked croissant… Waking up in Akur...
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Reykjavik!

September 04, 2012 - An early start (combined with the fact that we woke early) in Paris, meant that we were excited and ready to roll right...
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