Saturday, 13 August 2011

Assignment 2 - Still life

Assignment 2 was still life. We could either set something up to shoot such as a bowl of fruit or find some natural composition that did not need arranging.

I'd been meaning to try and do some smoke shots for a while, so after a quick google on how to shoot smoke trails, it was off to the craft shop to get some black cardboard as the background.

Monday, 1 August 2011

Assignment 1: Colour Composition

Assignment 1 was on colour composition. There was a choice of techniques and you needed to select one colour which was required to fill more than 50% of the scene in each shot.

Some example techniques were colour harmony, colour contrast, low and high key colour, saturated and desaturated colours. I chose to go with a blue colour and the low key technique.

Thursday, 21 July 2011

Field Trip: Mauritius

Located in the Indian Ocean off Africa, Mauritius is a beautiful volcanic island with sand, sea and amazing natural beauty. The perfect place to relax and snap the odd picture after a safari in Africa!

Thursday, 14 July 2011

ACP Workshop Assignments

Next week I start my third set of photography workshops (Camera Craft 3) at the Australian Centre for Photography in Paddington, Sydney. The previous workshops have all had weekly assignments, so assuming this continues, for each assignment I will put up a quick brief on what we are trying to do and the photographs I take.


Tuesday, 5 July 2011

The tale of the leopardess and her breakfast

A honeymoon trip to South Africa and Mauritius could not be considered complete without a trip to one of the game parks! We were lucky enough to be staying at the Savanna Private Game Reserve which is situated in the Sabi Sand Reserve within the greater Kruger National Park, South Africa.

If you are thinking about doing a safari, I can't recommend the Savanna Private Game Reserve highly enough. Whilst a safari is all about seeing the animals, which we saw in abundance thanks to the quality of our guides and trackers, the actual lodge itself, the food and the staff were equally as amazing.

The gear!
I had packed a disturbingly large and heavy amount of camera equipment (half my baggage allowance in fact!) that had been lugged from airport to airport on this trip, and this was what it was all about! After agonising for some time, I finalised on my Nikon D3s, 70-200mm and a 2x tele-converter for our first trip out. Allie had the backup D300 and the 18-200mm. We were ready to roll!

Saturday, 7 May 2011


Slide show of my Flickr Flora set. Basically any nice flowers, plants or trees.