Articles - Workshops

Guest Speaker at a Camera Club v3.0

Last year, a good friend of mine, who runs a growing camera club, asked me if I would return for the third occasion as a guest speaker. I had the honour and privilege of presenting an audio-visual show and talk about light and composition in September of 2017, and in February of 2016, I presented... [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]

Hills of the Hunter

This weekend I went away with David Oliver and Peter Eastway — two of Australia's leading photographers — and some friends from the Flickr FOCUS group. We attended an intense two-day landscape photography workshop with David and Peter, and shot in and around Gresford and Dungog in the picturesque Hunter Valley, both from the ground... [more]

Landscape Photography Workshop with Two Grand Masters

This weekend I am attending a landscape photography workshop in the Hunter Valley, hosted by two Australian Grand Masters of Photography: Peter Eastway and David Oliver. I have met both of these charming photographers in the past, but this weekend I will gainĀ a more personal experience shooting landscapes with them, and learning from their many... [more]

More Macro: Canna Colour

Today I attended a macro photography workshop and practical shooting session hosted by my photography buddy Timothy Poulton. After a morning disussing gear and techniques, we all headed out for lunch and a few drinks, followed by a shoot in the Royal Botanic Gardens, where we looked for insects and other interesting subjects to photograph... [more]