Articles Published in 2014

Total articles: 23

Enter the Darkness

This view of a tempestuous sky in South Cronulla was an image I shot over four years ago, and originally processed and published in black and white. Here is a newly-processed colour version. To my eyes years later, it looks just as effective in colour as it does in black and white... [more]

2014 Retrospective: Low-Output Year, but Such is Life

While we are not quite done with the year 2014 yet, it is close enough to publish a retrospective of the year from a photographic perspective. Firstly, it was my most low-output year on record; but with other commitments and interests, and a waning interest in photography, I can live with that. I only published... [more]

It is Official: Kenya African Wildlife Photography Trip

A few months ago we booked another trip to Africa. It has been something we have wanted to do again since our first life-changing visit in October of 2012. This time we are heading to the Maasai Mara region of Kenya, for some incredible wildlife encounters on an eight-day private photographic safari. We are again... [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... [more]

The Moon Is Not Made of Cheese

The night after I photographed the recent September moon during Waxing Gibbous phase, I headed outside and shot it again. Here is a closer view of the moon's craters during its Waxing Gibbous phase on 7 September, 2014. In this more recent image (24 hours later), more of the moon was visible. This time I have... [more]

Waxing Gibbous

Having recently bought a 400mm f/2.8 lens, I have been somewhat keen to use it. I bought it to photograph wildlife during our next African safari, but for the lack of any local leopards or lions, I decided to use this lens for the next best subject: the moon. Here, on 6 September, 2014, the... [more]

Latest Acquisition: Canon EF 400mm f/2.8L IS USM

I have just come home with my latest lens (and the first lens purchase in over six years): a Canon EF 400mm f/2.8L IS USM. When out shopping in the city yesterday, I visited a few camera stores, one of which happened to have one available for sale at a very good price. For a... [more]

Away with David and Clare Oliver

Last weekend I ventured off to the Hunter Valley to attend a portrait and landscape workshop hosted by David Oliver, GM Photog., and his daughter Clare - the creative father-daughter team behind David Oliver Photography. The two-day workshop consisted of two portraiture sessions using natural light, an afternoon landscape shoot, an early-morning aerial landscape shoot and... [more]