I've just finished processing and uploading a wonderful shoot I had with a family in Newcastle. The day was perfect and the light was warm, and we had a great time at the beach near Nelson Bay.
While the weekend may have started off with a very wet Friday, we're looking forward to a dryer Saturday and Sunday for a great weekend of reaching
It's been a little while since I posted as we get settled into Canberra, but that doesn't mean the photography stops. With spring here it's time for Floriade, the annual flower festival in Canberra. While the weather has been less than ideal, there have still been plenty of opportunities to pull out the macro lens and get busy up close with nature.
A beautiful day to see the balloons taking off from in front of the old parliament house. There was a surprisingly large crowd on this Canberra Day, with families and photographers gathering for the sight.
I tried to stay mobile, capturing the action from various angles. Enjoy the photos below.
Scouted out a new location today for an upcoming urbex photo shoot featuring a number of performers. Should be more to show in the coming weeks.
A great day out with Bronte and the guys from Cirkos as we scoured an abandoned industrial site for awesome photos in amazing locations. This was my last shoot in Newcastle as I had on to bigger and better things in the nation's capital.
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Another fantastic session with the girls in make up and costume. Creepy doesn't even begin to describe what they are capable of.
These strange dolls are not for your children...
Had a fantastic time with Kate, Pearl, Cassie and Maddy as they scared us (and themselves) dressed as broken dolls and zombies. A fantastic fun afternoon of shooting images!
Had the opportunity to photograph young Kate in her Hunger Games outfit as Katniss Everdeen from the books. A lovely young model that I'm looking forward to working with more in the future!
Over the weekend we had the opportunity to take a cruise from Nelson Bay Marina in Port Stephens on the Moonshadow Cruise boat.
We were taken out of the harbour, through the heads, and out to sea heading south along the coast (see map right).
The seas were rough, and for a while we didn't see any whales. But then, at the point where we had to turn around we saw the spout of water above the ocean!
We were fortunate enough to have a mother and her calf come within 50m of the boat, right up alongside us! The photos you see here are just a few shots I was able to get, but with the constant high swells, it was certainly tricky!
We have exciting news in regards to the look and feel of the web site. Currently we are investigating a new back end provider for the site which will provide a number of new features as well as a whole new look to how your photos are presented.
The new site will be:
- Mobile responsive. This will allow it to look great on iOS, Android and Windows mobile devices.
- Easier to get your digital downloads. Best of all, you will have a Download All button to grab everything in one go!
- Beautiful to look at. Galleries will be much improved, making better use of space with a massive speed improvement on the back end. Say goodbye to small thumbnails and hello to huge previews!
We will also be providing Mobile Demo Apps, which let you hold a gallery of up to 40 of your photos in an app right on your phone or tablet, ready to show friends or family at any time, even if you're offline. In addition, you will still have the fantastic print offerings that are currently available.
We're looking forward to sharing this exciting new direction for the website with you shortly.
I had the distinct pleasure of photographing Hawaii's Miss North Shore, Keala over the weekend. This energetic, fun and very professional model was an absolute delight to photograph. I can't wait to get started on these photos when I return home, and I look forward to sharing them with you all.
Set in the idyllic Hunter Valley Gardens in the heart of the wine country, we were fortunate to have the opportunity to capture the very special day of this lovely young couple. The weather was warm, the sun was shining, but a wonderful day was had by all. The day turned into a beautiful evening and as they cut the cake, fireworks spilled into the sky behind them. It was truly breathtaking and made for a perfect backdrop at the end of a perfect day.
Congratulations to the newly wed couple!
It was an idyllic bush setting that was fortunately located right in the back yard of this lovely family of seven. With two new born twins, a beautiful sunny day and Nan down for a visit, it was a rare opportunity to capture the family all together. We had a wonderful morning with them and look forward to sharing our freshly developed photos with them!
The Beards, a rocking Australian band, sing about...beards.
They played live recently at Port Macquarie Panthers to a packed house full of bearded men. Great music and a funny support act from Frankie Walnut.
What a fantastic day at the beach with a wonderful and very photogenic family! With dark clouds and a setting sun, conditions were great for some gorgeous photos over about an hour. Have a look in the Portfolio Section for some wonderful examples, and please don't hesitate to contact me if you would like something similar yourself.
This is the start of our online presence, thanks to Fotomerchant.com. We have pages at Facebook, Google+ and Twitter, so check us out on the social scene. We also have links in our portfolio galleries for sharing what you like with your friends and family.
It's an exciting time to be a photographer, and we're happy to be a part of this amazing evolution of photography. We look forward to working with you to make your dreams a reality.