30 January 2013
28 December 2012
Just before Christmas there were a couple of little bundles of joy that arrived. Each of them just so perfect and such a joy to photograph.
Big thanks to their parents who were so patient and allowed me plenty of time to shoot their little Christmas gifts!
16 October 2012
There is a little place in NSW where there is a huge amount of surfing talent all in one location...Here is a sample...
A Little Miracle
6 October 2012
This little guy at 3 weeks was one of my best models...He couldn't have been more well behaved (or cute!) if he'd tried!
My First Pregnancy Shoot
1 October 2012
They say women glow when they are pregnant...if these photos are any indication then I think they are right!
3 July 2012
It's freezing right??!! Well spare a thought for me hanging out in a park, which was about 10 degrees colder than anywhere else in Sydney, in the dark, trying to get a good shot. I'm happy to say it was worth it!
For a while now I have been in love with the Cammeray Bridge. Everytime I pass the bridge I am enraptured by it. I don't know if it is the sandstone, the turrets or the soft lighting but I think it is the most beautiful bridge I have seen despite the sad events that have surrounded it recently (see the article below).
I dont feel my photo does it as much justice as seeing it up close, but I think it is beautiful anyway! To read some of the history of the bridge visit: http://arthurstace.blogspot.com.au/2010/05/cammeray-bridge.html
On my way home I stopped by another bridge - the foot bridge in St Leonards and took another shot I was happy with there too. All round a successful night!
Thanks to Lachie and Leeroy for coming along and not leaving me alone in a deserted park at night!! not sure I would have hung around quite so long to get the shot had I been there on my own!
24 June 2012
My first wedding photoshoot, how exciting and terrifying at the same time! Not only was it the first wedding I have had to shoot solo, it was also the most difficult lighting situation I have encountered. Any of you out there who take photos know how important it is to have ample amounts of light for a good shoot. The Wedding was at night in a dimly lit restaurant - I had no idea what I was going to do!
Being the resourceful amateur photographer, without loads of equipment - like working flashes and soft boxes for example - I quickly pulled together some props that I thought might help! Using my trusty camping lantern and a second hand LED light I purchased for next to nothing, I quickly set up some lighting in a nearby alleyway. I wasnt unhappy with the results! My camping lantern actually made a heart shaped light on the wall - fabuloous!!
Thanks to Racheal and Ben for taking a chance on me to capture their wedding memories - it was the best learning experience I have had to date. I can imagine their sceptisim when I asked them to come to a dark alleyway so I could take photos of them! Their wedding was held at the 3 Weeds Balmain (amazing food - so it was definately no chore to scope out the venue beforehand!) http://www.3weeds.com.au/
Racheal and Ben were so patient with me and my equipment malfunctions and their 'Surprise Wedding' was just beautiful! Thanks also to my friends Jon & Dean for lending me their equipment on the day - it was greatly appreciated!
Deano - to say thanks I thought I might pop in a shameless plug for you here - if anyone needs any sort of outdoor equipment, visit Dean at The Frontier either online or at his Crows Nest store - you won't find better or more knowledgeable service! http://www.thefrontier.com.au/
Shhhh....It's a secret!
24 May 2012
I can't tell you where I was or where it is, becuase it is a secret as designated by the peeps who own the place. The only way to get in there is by invitation. However it was one of the funkiest places I have been to in Sydney. Excellent ambience, excellent music!The place is covered in strange memorabilia from who knows where!
Here are a couple of the images from the night!
The World Where You Live
26 March 2012
Central Coast Magic
9 March 2012
That's a big one!
4 February 2012
Congratulations John & Carly
21 January 2012
My First Publication...
10 January 2012
Happy New Year!
1 January 2012
Happy New Year Everyone! It has been a while since my last post...but in my defence it has been the silly season and things have been hectic! I hope you all had a wonderful Christmas and New Year and that 2012 brings you everything you ask for!
For me it brought a great first attempt at taking photos of fireworks! These are the results!
Ducati...Hot! Hot! Hot!
25 October 2011
As part of my latest photography assignment, my scope was to capture a person with a vehicle. The photo needed to convey emotion - well I don't know about you ladies out there but this one makes me a little hot under the collar! Thanks to Jon for modelling and Tobias for letting us use his bike! You guys are the greatest!
25 September 2011
I recently came up with an idea for a funky way to take family portraits without hiring a studio...using a super comfy bean bag! So I enlisted the help of my friends Steve and Eva and their two gorgeous boys - Lachie and Fynn - to test out my new ingenious idea - thanks guys. I find that hiring a studio increases a clients costs so much more, so if I can I like to be able to do my shoots at a person's home, so they feel more relaxed and at ease (and don't have to pay unecessary fees)! So amongst much laughter and giggles I deemed my new idea a success! Here's a sneak peek at this incredibly photogenic family!
24 September 2011
OK so I know I go on about my Rugby alot in my blog, but it is rugby season so I think I am entitled to a quick entry to congratulate Eastwood on their smashing win against Sydney Uni in the Shute Shield. I would also like to thank them for helping me get a great pic for my photography assignment!! Go Woodies!!
Two Kinds of Art
12 August 2011
I was recently asked to photograph some artwork - a new and interesting challenge for me I have to say! It was great though to be able to mix my art with someone else's!! Jo and Jim are local artists. Jo has won several awards for her artwork and so I thought it would be nice to share some of their work here.
1 July 2011
How beautiful has the weather been in Sydney recently?? Luckily I have been able to get out and enjoy it! Some friends and I took the opportunity to get out in the fine weather and went to the Aquarium at Manly followed by the beach! You can't ask for much more than gorgeous children, sand and sunshine to make for beautiful photos!
There were a few interesting things at the Aquarium too...Surely this is the most unpleasant looking fish you will ever see and in the next pic it's hard to believe this little guy is a deadly killer...stay away from those blue rings!!
There were some beautiful little creatures there too..
If you have some spare time and feel like a visit to Manly, the Aquarium is definately worth the effort. It is quite small so not too tiring for the kiddies and if you book your tickets online you get a small discount! http://oceanworld.myfun.com.au/
Enjoy our beautiful winter weather everyone!
1 June 2011
OK so it has been a while since I last gave you an update - but I have been working on a large project for Sydney's largest climbing gym - Climbfit: http://www.climbfit.com.au/
Climbfit asked me to get shots of all their gym classes and facilities so they can update their posters, website and promotional material. Wow, they do ALOT of stuff there - hence why it has taken me so long to update this page!!
They have now updated the home page with one of my Yoga pics and will soon have life sized posters in the gym of my work - Exciting times!
Here are a some samples of what I have been working on:
A big thanks to my very patient friends who modelled for me and the kids in the gym who let me get as snap happy as I liked! They were fantastic!
If you ever get a chance to pop into Climbfit, you should. It's great fun and the owners - Jim & Jo - are just lovely. Not only that but they seem to attract a really good crowd of people there and the staff are awesome!
Cracking Surf at Manly
1 May 2011
Well the surf was huge at Manly on the weekend and I was so glad to have had my camera with me. Check out what some of these guys can do!
Awesome day! It was great to see the sun again too!
26 April 2011
Ah the Easter Show...it makes you feel like a little kid again doesn't it? It also presented me with a whole new range of photographic challenges! Just how do I get those photos without 100 people walking in front of the camera...and how am I goging to grow a foot to get tall enough to photograph the animals over the fence...and just how am I supposed to get great motor cross shots without being able to fit a tripod in between the seats in the stands??!!
Well the conditions were far from perfect but here is what I came up with after 8 hours at the Royal Easter Show (http://www.eastershow.com.au/)...
This cartoonist did an incredible likeness of a member of the family - tough gig with no smiles!
These light reflecting ornaments were so incredibly colourful I couldn't resist grabbing a shot of them!
Of course there is always the obligatory rides...
And the little piglets are so adorable!!
The stunts at the motor cross were outstanding!
I hope you all had a wonderful Easter Break and the Easter Bunny was good to you!
Please come back Sunshine..
5 April 2011
I only have 4 words for you all today....Where did Summer go???
1 April 2011
So the last couple of weekends we have been going to Waratahs games. I don’t know why but I love my Rugby. What’s not to like really – lots of action and big hunky guys displaying amazing athleticism!! Go Tahs!! I really can't fathom how these guys get up the motivation every day to put their bodies on the line and risk massive amounts of injury, just to entertain their fans...impressive..
This week, seeing as we had pretty good tickets I decided to take my camera with me hoping to get some shots of the team when the action bought them close to where I was sitting. So I got some shots but nothing compares to being on the sideline of the game when it comes to taking photos. Hopefully one day I will be part of the photography team on the sidelines ;-)
What I did find though, was the cutest Waratahs fan ever. Little Hugo came down to the barriers and started chatting to me while I was taking my pics. I asked Hugo if he wanted to be a Waratah when he grew up and his response to me was “Nah, I am going to be an archaeologist…”…priceless huh! I wish I had been as decisive when I was 4!! Hugo also decided that he would like his photo taken too, so meet Hugo:
P.S The Waratahs won ;-) If any of you are keen on checking out the Waratahs, visit their website http://www.nswrugby.com.au/
Touch Footy for Charity
1 March 2011
If you ask my friends, they will tell you that I love my touch footy (almost as much as I love my photography). So when I was given the opportunity to combine them, I jumped at it! The North Shore Heart Research Foundation (http://heartresearch.com.au/) teamed up with the Cammeray Touch Football Association (https://sites.google.com/a/cammeraytouch.com/cammeray-touch/), I jumped at the chance to not only enter a team to raise money for charity, but also to take photographs for them on the day.
It was a great day out, for a fantastic cause! Several celebrities even donated their time on the day!
26 January 2011
Isn't Australia Day just the best. Not only do you get a day off work but you get to spend the day appreciating how lucky we are to live here. I personally love the foods associated with Australia Day...
But seriously, how lucky am I to live in one of the most beautiful cities in the world?
We spent the day going between BBQ's then headed off to the beach for some surfing. Got some awesome pics of some of the guys at Longreef. If you are interested in surfing pics, you will find them in the Gallery under Sports!
Hope you all had a wonderful Australia Day too!
The Rocks Markets
11 January 2011
Wow my first blog and I'd like to start it by saying Happy New Year to you all! For those of you who are interested in keeping up to date with my latest photography happenings, here is the place to do it! So what has been going on lately? Well a couple of weeks ago I happened upon the night markets at the Rocks. Having had very limited experience in night photography I thought this might be a great place to practice. You will find my pics from the night under Places.
A big thanks to Lutz for allowing me to practice on his beautiful display of lights see my pics below or catch Lutz' products at www.livingideas.com.au
Thanks must also go to Luke for letting me photograph his incredibly yummy dutch pancakes (mouth watering image below)! Luke's pancakes can be tracked down at www.dutchminipancakes.com.au/
You will find more of my images from the Rocks Market in the gallery under Places.