Author: Paul

South West Wanderings
6 November, 2015

With the way my work has been going over the last 2 years I've not had all that much time to do any photography in the South West of Western Australia, where I live. Instead I've been working all over Australia and the world with trips to Egypt, Jordan, Dubai (5 times), Cambodia, Iceland, Norway, Queensland, New South Wales, Tasmania (twice), South Australia and to the Pilbara and Kimberly regions of Western Australia. Over the last few months...

Aurora Australis over Augusta
8 October, 2015

We had a pretty awesome light display last night with perfectly clear weather as a massive geomagnetic storm hit. I headed out to see if I could get any photos of it... it's not often that the Aurora is visible to the naked eye in Western Australia, but I could clearly see it! Here are my photos, taken from Augusta, Western Australia: All of these photos were captured with my new(ish) Sony A7r with a metabones adaptor...

Journey through Jordan
6 August, 2015

In late 2013  I received an email from The Giving Lens about an upcoming photography workshop trip they were holding in Jordan, for some reason I knew that I needed to go on this trip, so I put in my application and hoped for the best. My application was accepted and over the next few months I started putting together a few side trips on the way to and from Jordan. On my way to Jordan I had a 12 hour stop over in Dubai and then had a few days...

Aurora Australis over the South West - 18th March 2015
18 March, 2015

I woke up at about 1am and decided to check the Space Weather site as there had been reports of a potentially large Aurora Australis. I was pretty excited on looking at the site as we were in the middle of a KP8 solar storm and there were reports of the Aurora being seen quite far north of Perth! I grabbed my gear and decided to head out to see if I could find some gaps in the rain and clouds that were over the South West. I started by checking it...

Published in National Geographic - Viajes
22 February, 2015

For as long as I can remember, I've had this "life goal" for lack of a better term, to get my photos published in National Geographic's magazine. It wasn't something that I was working towards with any great intent or purpose, it was just one of those more casual "wouldn't that be nice one day" goals. I feel at this stage that the majority of my work isn't up to the standard required for National Geographic, so when I received an email from someone...

Adventures in Egypt
20 February, 2015

Early in 2014 I made a trip with The Giving Lens to Jordan, on the way over I was invited to join 2 other photographers in Egypt for a few days. I decided to head there despite the travel warning by the Australian Government and the constant bad news reported by the Australian media. Flying in to Cairo was a fairly straight forward experience, I was able to get my visa on arrival and it was relatively cheap. The hotel we stayed at (right...

Review: Expert Shield Screen Protectors
13 July, 2014

A few months ago I was approached by Expert Shield and asked if I would field test their screen protectors, I was upfront with them and told them I've really not been a fan of screen protectors in the past as they tend to bubble, haze, collect dirt and peel off. They suggested I give their screen protectors a try and see what I think. I was sent a collection of screen protectors for my Canon 5dmk3, Canon 7D, my iPad and even some for a...

Review: Induro CT213 Tripod
18 May, 2014

About a year ago I suddenly became in the market for a new tripod when the one I was using was blown off a cliff during a sunrise shoot in Geraldton, Western Australia. I managed to retrieve the tripod but the centre shaft had snapped and it was completely useless. I have been shopping around, looking at prices and working out what tripod would fit the majority of my needs. Most of the photographers I know own more than one tripod, they...

Australian Landscapes - Video
2 April, 2014

Hey All,   Well first of all I have to say a *huge* thank you for the amazing amount of support I received yesterday after my April fools blog post about Quitting Photography. There were some incredibly kind comments as well as some reminders of some of the exceptional clients that I have had the privilege of working with over the years. The "clickbait" certainly worked, with nearly 5000 people reading the blog post in one day.. that's...