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Happy New Year 2017 - 52 Project
1 January, 2017

Well goodbye to 2016 (and good riddance from many of us) and hello to 2017! 2016 was a year filled with some pretty awesome highlights for me, combined with some not so fun parts. It was a time of re-assessing my businesses, refining the processes, removing some services and growing others. Some of the highlights for me included: Working on a project in Antarctica with Aurora Expeditions - mind blowingly awesome, can't wait to head back...

South West Secrets
12 September, 2016

Western Australia is an amazingly diverse state, with over 12,500 kilometres of coastline and 2.6 million square kilometres of land, there is always something to be explored and discovered. Most people when they hear Western Australia, they think of iron ore, mining, deserts and a dry, dusty place. Over the last few years I've been exploring the South West corner of the state, primarily around Busselton, Margaret River, Nannup and out to Albany. The...

How a photographer earns their income
28 April, 2016

I get quite a few private messages and emails asking me questions along the lines of how I earn my income and if I do photography full-time.. I thought I'd answer those questions in a blog post: My income comes from a few different sources, although over the last 8 months it's been pretty scarce. These are the main ways I make income in no particular order: 1 - Commercial Photography projects: For these I usually am working with Tourism Boards...

Aurora Australis - March 2016
10 March, 2016

A few nights ago I woke up at about 3am for no particular reason and couldn't get back to sleep, so I decided to make the best of it and head out for some of my first Milky Way photos of 2016. The most colourful section of the Milky Way is now visible at this time of year and will be around until September / October. I headed just down the road from Abbey towards Margaret River and pulled over at one of my favourite dead trees (weird to have a...

Abbey Beach with the Canon 5Ds
6 February, 2016

Canon were kind enough to send me a Canon 5Ds and their 11-24mm f4L lens to take with me on my trip to Antarctica. If I'm ever sent gear to try out or if I buy something for a trip, I've always got to try it out before I leave. There is nothing worse than arriving somewhere after hours / days of travel, only to find out something isn't working quite right or at all. So this morning I grabbed the 5Ds, the 11-24 and my panoramic tripod set up with...

Perth's brand new Elizabeth Quay
5 February, 2016

This afternoon I had a few meetings and needed to pick up some last minute gear for my coming Antarctica trip (thank you Macpac Perth). I figured while I was in town that I'd take a bit of a wander around the brand new Elizabeth Quay and update some of my Perth photos. I headed up to Kings Park and South Perth to update my photos of the city, couldn't have asked for better weather! It was nice to get out in the city again, something I've not done for...

Let's be honest
3 February, 2016

This is going to be a long post.. quite a long post, in fact I'm not even going to break it up with all that many pretty pictures either. I'm also going to wander through a few different topics, mostly related even if only marginally. Maybe go make yourself a cup of coffee, grab a gluten-free, sugar-free, vegan, organic muffin and make yourself comfortable. Got a coffee / beverage of choice? Good.. we can start. A few months ago a young social...

Death of an FStop Bag
1 February, 2016

My F-Stop Tilopa camera bag has died, so I've had to start looking for a new camera bag. Every photographer I know has multiple camera bags, it seems that for many of us it is an unending quest to find the "perfect" camera bag. Personally, I went through 5 different camera bags ranging from backpacks to slings and a few other variations, all of them we good at doing 1 or 2 things, none of them covered all of what I wanted though. I primarily...

Qantas - Feels Like Home Campaign
18 January, 2016

Late last year I was commissioned to take part in an Instagram & social media campaign with Qantas to celebrate their 95th birthday. The theme of the campaign was "Feels like home", we travelled around Australia finding out what home meant to Australians from all walks of life. It was a pretty amazing project to be part of, the flight schedule was definitely one of the more hectic ones that I've been on, with events every second day and flights...