PhotoPills: The Planner Toolbar

This year I have been trying to work on my scouting skills. The aim is to start to build up a database of places to go and the kids of conditions which will suit those conditions. To help this I have decided to use Photopills to gather the information.

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Autumn Sunrise

Kawhatau ValleyMorning sunlight lights up the valley

The change from summer to autumn brings with it later sunrises, clearer skies, drama and a more colourful landscape. All the things photographers look for. Whether it be beautiful sunrises like this or more dramatic weather like this weekend, summer maybe warm and great but for photographers the cooler months are what we look forward to photographing.

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The joy and privilege of being a photographer


The Sartorialist from Amsterdam Worldwide on Vimeo.

This is a great little movie about being a photographer and enjoying the world we live in, the people we meet, the sights we see and the things we encounter. As photographers we get a chance to enjoy the world by being more present, by being observant and by being inquisitive.

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If you are thinking of buying a new camera, lens or any other piece of photography equipment, what are your goals, how do you think it will make your photos better? Will it make your photos more engaging, will that upgraded sensor really make a difference when a viewer sees your image from across the room. Watch the video and see what you think?


RainbowHawkes Bay

This year has been one of extremes, hot sunshine to cyclones, and that new go to media phrase, weather bombs has been mentioned a few times. These rains have left the landscape far greener than normal for this time of year and with all the added grass growth there will be more feed for the animals as we head into winter.

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