Articles - Portraits

Portrait Session with Anabelle

It has been a few years since I shot any portraits, and in recent months, the desire to shoot some more portraiture came back to me. A friend of mine has a very photogenic daughter, Anabelle, who I thought would make a great subject. In terms of location and conditions, I want to photograph her... [more]

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... [more]

Kenya: So Where Exactly Were We?

For the past few months I have chronicled our adventures in the Maasai Mara region of Kenya on a day-by-day basis, detailing in words and pictures the incredible experiences we had. For those who have not been to the Mara, it can be difficult to picture the geography and understand how vast it is, and... [more]

Maasai Mara: Day 6 of 7

By the sixth day in the Mara North Conservancy in Kenya's south-west, our incredible safari was rapidly drawing to a conclusion; but despite the ticking clock, a lot can happen in two days, and day six would be an amazing day, as we would later discover. In addition to the routine morning and afternoon game drives... [more]

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

While we're not quite done with the year 2014 yet, it's 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 32 images... [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... [more]