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Featured Photographer on Fstoplounge.com

  • December 21, 2016
Featured Photographer on Fstoplounge.com

Earlier this month, the good folks over at Fstoplounge were kind enough to have me on their site as a featured photographer. Fstoplounge.com is a great hub for photographers and creatives alike that contains interviews with photographers, photos, challenges you can participate in, discussions and a lot more. You can find a snippet of the interview below: Tell us about yourself. When did you first start in photography and what other things do you enjoy doing apart from photography? I was born in the city of Auckland, nestled on the north island of New Zealand. At the age of 9, I moved with my family...

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3 Custom PC Builds for Photography and Gaming – Updated January 2017

  • December 15, 2016
3 Custom PC Builds for Photography and Gaming – Updated January 2017

Updated: January 2017 With the release of Intel's exciting new Kaby Lake processors along with the new 270 chipset, there is definitely some room to upgrade here for a few extra dollars per component. If you aren't already running a Skylake Processor, the upgrade path to Kaby Lake is a no brainer. However; if you're already running a Skylake processor, the gains you would experience from the jump to Kaby Lake are minimal and probably aren't worth the premium price point at this time. Having said that, AMD Ryzen also looks very impressive and would provide a nice jump up in cores also. I'll update...

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15 Best Photography Gifts for Christmas 2016 under $100

  • December 7, 2016
15 Best Photography Gifts for Christmas 2016 under $100

I'm sure you'll agree that as each year passes, it becomes more and more difficult to buy gifts for friends and loved ones at Christmas. In addition to this, we're often overwhelmed with the vast ocean of products available in today's saturated photography market. When you have a lengthy list of people to buy for, it's often necessary to keep budgets and expenditure down to avoid empyting your pockets during the festive season. I've put together a list of 15 inexpensive Photography gifts that you can score for under $100 that will not only be a fantastic addition to your recipients photography...

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PAX Australia 2016 Event Photos

  • December 1, 2016
PAX Australia 2016 Event Photos

PAX (Penny Arcade Expo) returned in 2016 enticing those of the gaming community out for 3 days of celebrating gaming culture. Many we spoke to were returning attendees, proving the PAX community is growing strong after 4 years on the Australian convention circuit. Not in the mood for reading? No problem! Click here to go straight to the gallery! PAX provides a unique space for this community to connect the players and the fans with game publishers, eSports stars, developers and industry representatives. From indie developers to industry heavyweights all have the chance to showcase and connect...

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Athena Borderlands Cosplay

  • February 10, 2015
Athena Borderlands Cosplay

Borderlands Cosplay The Artful Dodger is a talented artist and cosplayer in Brisbane who has gained reputation among fans with some of her other popular costumes such as Steampunk Ariel. I had the opportunity of working with Isobel in our studio environment to shoot for the next edition of London Anime & Manga magazine - MYM. Fans of 2K Games' Borderlands Series will recognize Dodgers costume as Athena; an NPC in The Secret Armory of General Knoxx and also a playable character in the game. Despite being one of the hottest summer days on record, lack of air conditioning and Isobel missing...

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28 Essential Items for your Product Photography Studio

  • November 7, 2014
28 Essential Items for your Product Photography Studio

Product Photography Equipment Checklist Setting up your studio to cater for product, food and beverage photography can be a daunting task. I've put together an easy to use spreadsheet to track essential items that are used in a studio environment to capture stunning, high end commercial product photographs. A lot of these items can be found at your local hardware store or stationary store for a very little cost, and if you operate as a business - you should be entitled to claim against your tax for these materials. If you're the crafty type, you can put in some effort and save some additional...

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20 Breathtaking Landscapes from my Digital Flip Book

  • September 18, 2014
20 Breathtaking Landscapes from my Digital Flip Book

Landscapes Collection book available online! The good people over at Milk Books have given me the opportunity to display one of my books; Landscapes Collection I online and in digital flip book format. The book contains a variety of landscape photography captured throughout Australia - primarily Southeast Queensland. There was a limited hard cover run of this book and it is now only available for viewing online. Click here or the book cover below to view the flipbook.  

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Customize Adobe Lightroom using Identity Plates

  • September 2, 2014
Customize Adobe Lightroom using Identity Plates

Add custom logos to Adobe Lightroom using Identity Plates Adobe Lightroom is an incredibly powerful tool for processing, editing and proofing RAW files straight from your camera or off other forms of media/cloud storage. It can be used in commercial applications when tethered directly to your camera and is often displayed on a separate viewing monitor for your commercial clients to check photos as they are taken to ensure they conform to project or assignment standards/requirements. Corporate or Commercial branding is a very important part of marketing your photography business. In this blog,...

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What you missed at SMASH! 2014

  • August 15, 2014
What you missed at SMASH! 2014

SMASH 2014! Manga and Anime Show The SMASH! Manga and Anime Show was back to thrill Sydney fans of Japanese pop culture for another year at Rosehill Gardens this month. The attendee’s favourite attractions including the famous maid café, Gunpla Builders World Cup and interactive workshops drew out the crowds in full force. There were many cosplayers amongst the crowd, no doubt excited by the various cosplay themed events, photobooth and competitions. All eyes were on international cosplay guest Reika who visited her Sydney fans from Japan as the World Cosplay Summit Preliminary showcased...

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8 ways to create depth in Photography

  • July 30, 2014
8 ways to create depth in Photography

Create Depth in your Art and Photography The guys over at ZevenDesign published an extremely useful article a while back that covers 8 methods of creating depth in art, photography and film. They present some great examples and go into great detail about the various methods; Depth by Atmosphere Depth by Colour Depth by Linear Perspective Depth by Light Depth by Shadow Depth by Solidity Depth by Focus Depth by Movement Depth by colour is the perception of depth created by colours. Warm colours appear closer to the viewer while cool colours appear farther. The opposite is true...

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