Articles - Cityscapes

2015 Retrospective: Intense and Focused

Now that we are well into the year 2016, it is time for a retrospective look at my photographic journey in 2015. The year can be summarised as intense and focused, as the majority of images I captured during 2015 were in the Mara North Conservancy and Maasai Mara National Reserve in Kenya, where we embarked upon an incredible seven-day safari with our friend and safari leader Mario [ read more ]

Pleasant Dawn on Sydney Harbour

Since my return to seascaping last week, I have been keen to head back out at dawn to shoot more seascapes. On the one hand, I failed; but on the other hand, I succeeded - at capturing a different kind of image at dawn. Having checked the weather and cloud situation the night before, I [ read more ]

Capturing the City: Return to Action

During a time of holidays and some special times, my long-dormant urge to get out and capture images has thankfully risen to the surface, and the photographer's itch has become pervasive. I have been wanting to get out and shoot, and of late I have been more drawn towards cityscapes and architecture than any other [ read more ]

Feeling Itchy

From a photographic perspective, things have been quiet.  A combination of a busy schedule, a change in priorities, and a general lack of motivation, has meant that I have not shot an image for months. Here we are, over four months into 2015, and photographically I have nothing to show for it. Until now, that [ read more ]

Which Filters for Landscape Photographers?

A discussion about creative filters on an Internet forum got me thinking, and prompted me to post a quick article here on a question new landscape/seascape/cityscape photographers often ask: Which filters should I buy? I personally recommend Lee filters (although I have a HiTech filter in my rig), and use the Lee filter holder and [ read more ]

It is Worth Looking Back Through Your Archives

Last night I attended the Focus Photography 2014 Annual Awards with many photography friends and associates, and being in the company of such people and such images can often give one a bit of a kick-start. While my photographic output in 2014 has been very low, after hearing the winner of one of the awards [ read more ]