I realised a couple of weeks back that I hadn’t made a blog post for almost a year. Why, because I’ve been swamped.
My photography, and primarily stock photography, has taken me around the world again. Since that last blog post I have done a pile of photography here in Australia, but then I headed to Paris, Dublin and London late last year to do some Christmas themed work. This year I headed back to Paris again, then Barcelona, London and Copenhagen. After that I Came back to Australia for 2 days before heading to Auckland and then on to Osaka, Kyoto and Tokyo in Japan. I also did a couple of presentations in Paris and Auckland.
As a result, I have a massive body of work on computer hard drives that needs to be processed. Including pics of this great Japanese lady shown here. What fabulous character she has.
I forgot I had even taken this image but as the 4th of July draws to a close, here’s a quick happy birthday call to the USA.
Managed to pick up another award over the weekend. The Queensland Professional Photography Awards were judged in Brisbane. Pulled a Silver Award of this image of the Arc Du Triomphe. A bit disappointed I didn’t get more bling and do feel a touch ripped off, but I know what I need to do for the National awards in September. Game on. Two of my photographs from these awards will go to nationals (one with some slight changes) and two new images.
I’m just back from holidays and ready to do some photography for new and existing clients. I just need to finish getting rid of my holiday beard.
Just uploaded a bunch of images to rotate on my front page and thought I’d share them here too.
They are a selection of wedding and commercial stock photography images I took recently in London and Paris. Now back in Lismore I am ready to do your photography in Northern NSW, and am also happy to travel to any destination you require.
It’s that time of year again when Australia’s top professional photographers gather to have their souls ripped open and hopefully revel in awards glory. The Australian Professional Photography Awards, correct title the “Canon AIPP APPA’s”, start tomorrow.
As every man and his dog these days seems to be picking up a camera and declaring they are a pro photographer, so too are they attaching the label “Award Winning Photographer” to their shingle. Problem is, many photography awards out there are dead dodgy. One wedding based organisation seems to give it’s awards solely to people who give them money. Other competitions declare every entrant an award winner. There are other great photography awards and competitions out there like the Epson International Pano Awards, The Olive Cotton and HeadOn, but the APPAs are the awards most professional photographers turn to in order to see how their work stacks up.
Entering the APPAs means you are messing with the big boys.
This year I am a little extra nervous. Actually, I am a lot extra nervous. If my images score highly enough, I will gain the title Master Photographer. They are great photos and I don’t think I could have done any more. I’m really proud of the work I have entered. One image is from Paris, two were taken in Berlin and the final image is from Bali.
Wish me luck and if you would like to check out some of the judging it will be streamed live from the website. Click here for more info.
I will try and post my images and results to my Facebook page as they are judged. Go like my page here, to keep an eye on how I perform.
I am still working on my LA photos. Maybe some wedding photography will be posted soon but until then, here’s a cracking great shot of the roller coaster on Santa Monica Pier.
The nature of the beast means it is often easier to post pictures, new work and what I have been up to on Facebook and Twitter than on my blog. For wedding photography I endeavour to have a couple of wedding photos on Facebook the night of the wedding and a larger set within a couple of days.
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The Australian Professional Photography Awards were held over the weekend and I am pleased to say I picked up some bling for my photos. I received 2 silver awards and one silver distinction.
Points from these awards are used to progress my professional photographer qualifications to Master Photographer level (it’s so annoyingly close, but still so far away). My fourth image scored what some people call a bronze award but they don’t count in this instance. I like the image still and probably would have still entered it. With a different panel of judges, I may well have picked up another award.
This image was awarded a Silver Distinction:
No award for this image but I still love it:
I love doing engagement photoshoots and I keep them fun, relaxed and quick. Most people have never really spent much time in front of a camera and it can be daunting. That’s why engagement photos are a great thing to do. There’s no pressure, they can be lots of fun, they don’t have to take hours and you get to see what it’s all about. You also get to experience what your wedding photographer is like to work with and make sure you ‘click’ together (yes, atrocious pun fully intended).
The thing most people don’t realise when it comes to wedding photography, is that the bride normally has no problem. It’s the groom who is nervous and unsure of everything.
With all this in mind I got out and about the other week with Kaila and Danny for some photos. Here’s one:
Just click on my contact page to send me a message if you are interested in doing an engagement photo shoot.