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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A Saturday Morning Walk

Making SeedsWithout them our world would be a far less colourful place

After yet another storm made it's way over the land, I decided it was a good chance to take the new lens for a walk and get to know it a little better. Along the river walk a lot of properties have planted flax and native bushes to help keep their area tidy without making it too hard to maintain. But one resident has planted a flower garden and it certainly brightens up the place.

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Making Better Landscape Images

Blue and Pink v3Castlepoint Lighthouse, Wairarapa

Most people have taken an image of a beautiful scene in front of them, only to be disappointed when they saw the finished image. This can be confusing and frustrating. Landscape photography looks easy, after all hasn't nature done all the work already? In some ways yes but there is so much more to it.

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