I am going to let you in on a little project I have been working on. I have had so many of you ask me if you can come and do a workshop with me so I have arranged something special! A good friend of mine runs photography tours and workshops all year round and I asked him if we could do something together so I could invite a few of you along to hang out with us for a while… 7 days in fact! I have just about finalised all the details and once I have, I will let you know… This workshop will be all inclusive and in a really special location. I only have a few spots available so you will need to get in quick! Stay tuned and as soon as I have the details I will let you know…
I have added a couple more videos to the HDR Plus Video Tutorial Series. This time it is a full workflow video from start to finish with a few more advanced tricks and techniques. If you already bought the videos you will have the new vids emailed to you in the next day or two… for free!
I took this photo last year, and for some reason never got excited about the composition until now… I don’t know why because I really like it… maybe I have too many images on my hard drive and it just got lost in the crowd! Anyway, this is Long Jetty on the Central Coast north of Sydney. It is one of my favourite sunset locations in this area due to the fact that I can shoot the sunset over water. I wonder how long ‘Long Jetty’ actually is… I will have to pace it out next time I am there!
I am not sure what draws me to it, but I like something in my shots that is man made. Strange really…. I was chatting to wildlife photographer Michael Snedic and he says he has never published an image with anything man made in it. For me, when I arrive on location the first thing I look for is Jetty’s, Lighthouse, Bridges and the likes… I love an old jetty and have a list of Lighthouses to shoot in the future. For me I think part of the attraction is it gives perspective to the image, that is, it is easier for you to see the size of everything if there is a man made structure in the image. I am also a huge fan of foreground and symmetry, just my quirks I guess.
You will notice that I have started to add the technical information about the shot. You have asked me on a regular basis for the info so I decided I would add it… If you have a look at the bottom of Today’s iCandy you will see it nicely laid out for those of you that are interested!
The Central Coast about 90 minutes drive north of Sydney has a lot of hidden gems when it comes to photography. I must spend more time exploring the area as I know I have a lot yet to capture. After doing a sunset shoot at Long Jetty I decided to check out Norah Head lighthouse.
I am not sure if you know, but I am a regular contributor to the HDRONE.com (HDR One) online magazine. Each month the magazine is available in a downloadable version that you can read on your electronic device, or you can just print it out.
It is a great magazine, not just for HDR fans, but anyone who enjoys the art of photography… so feel free to download it for yourself (Just click on the Magazine Cover to go to the Download Page)
This month includes interviews with Elia Locardi and Conor MacNeill, we also have an exclusive article from Scott Frederick about the contents of his camera bag – none of which has been published on the HDR One website.
And the very talented designer, Nikola Totuhov, has taken time out of his very busy schedule to give the downloadable magazine a sexy new look. And you will find a review of some HDR software from yours truly too!
We also have the usual collection of awesome HDR tips and photos. You can download it here.
This is Long Jetty on the Central Coast. This sunset was so good, in fact one of the best I have had the pleasure of photographing. We don’t have too many places around Sydney where I can shoot the sunset over water, Long Jetty is one of the few…
I have decided to start uploading my images to my Flickr Account in full resolution so you can view and enjoy all the detail in my images and maybe use them for your desktop background if you like! Remember, you are free to use any of my digital images for your personal use (blogs, school assignments, your facebook page etc) as long as you provide a link to my facebook page or my website… if you want a print of one of my images or want to use them for commercial purposes please contact me for details!
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As beautiful as this spot is, you’re lucky that smell is not conveyed through photo’s… this is long Jetty, one of my favourite sunset locations, the only downside is that the lake smells a little!
I hear it a lot… I don’t get offended by it, I just find it amusing! I know that if I was to use the same oven as the most famous chef in the world I wouldn’t come close to producing the same result. I saw this some time ago on someone else’s blog and thought it was very clever…
Last time I was at Long Jetty the sunset was spectacular! I wanted to head back to capture the boatshed and the other long jetty… whilst the sunset was no where near as good as last time, it was still nice, I love the glow that comes right after the sun dips below the horizon…