Surrounding yourself with inspiration is one of the best ways to jump-start your creativity. By viewing the works of others, we connect with our own photographic practice. One of my favorite things to do in a creative lull is to trawl YouTube. I could spend hours looking for interesting photography documentaries to watch and study...Read more
I've added a new tab under 'WIP' for my growing collection of urban abstracts. Photography to me is a process of collection. With the concrete of the urban landscape serving as a canvas for accidental and intentional intervention, the flattened plane of the construction barriers becomes a keeper of time and place.
When you look at modern aircraft design, it’s amazing to think that human flight once balanced on the fragile skeleton of the Wright brothers’ famous and history-making invention, the Wright Flyer. It was probably beyond even the two pioneering brothers to imagine sets of wings spanning longer in length than their own ground-breaking flight...Read more.
Six EA-18G Growler aircraft visited Canberra today for missed approach training. I caught the 3 scheduled for the morning run, A46-303, A46-310 and A46-12.
Composing a photo for street photography can be a little intimidating. Luckily, there are tried-and-true techniques you can use to make street photography less daunting. If you’re just starting out, or looking to brush up on your skills, studying photography composition techniques is a must....Read more.
I love rainy days. I always feel more productive when I can hear droplets hitting the ground or pinging off my umbrella. But apparently I’m in the minority, so on this rainy day I thought I’d compile a list of things that I like to do when the clouds open up... Read more.
It was Mark Twain who was famously misquoted as saying “reports of my death have been greatly exaggerated”. And now, with the advent of modern technology, fuel mixtures and electronics it seems to be the same story for the ICE, its alleged demise being decidedly premature. What’s an ICE exactly? It’s the cool abbreviation for Internal Combustion Engine, quite fitting considering the recent Winter Olympics in Pyeong Chang...Read more.
When I mention that one of my favorite subjects to photograph is foggy surfaces, I get a few weird looks. To the uninitiated, the subject is an unusual one and most likely a boring one too. Photographers in-the-know furrow their brow, recalling the dreaded lens fog plaguing important shoot days and holidays photos.
Nevertheless, diffused glass is a beautiful and extremely diverse tool, great for adding an atmospheric layer to any image...Read more.
On weekends, you can often find me at the local airport, photographing planes as they come in to land. Military, civilian, commercial – there’s something beautiful about these hulking beasts moving through the sky. Human and machine coming together to perform unbelievable feats...Read more.
Bought this beauty at a book fair - $3! Private Aircraft Business and General - a pocket encyclopedia of world aircraft since 1946. 80 full-colour illustrations of private aircraft in planform. I wonder who Kev was?
My report on the Temora Remembrance Day Showcase is featured in this month's Dec/Jan issue of Aviator Magazine. Despite the credit, the photography work was mine too.
Do you remember the ransom notes left behind by kidnappers and villains in movies? The notes made up of different letters cut out of magazines? My first encounter with the concept of a ransom note was while watching a movie called Baby’s Day Out. The 1994 movie, aimed at kids, tells the story of a toddler kidnapped by three crooks disguised as photographers (funny, huh?)...Read more.