2 Jan 2019 at 8:41am
What better way to welcome in the new year with a new image. Well technically it isn’t a new image but it is the first time I have posted it. It was shot a couple of months ago from memory.
2018 was the year of the aerial once again. In fact I think aerial photography has exploded into the mainstream over the past decade. From the early days of Richard Waldendorp shooting from a plane to todays drones redefining what is possible. It has been an exciting ride, well it used to be up in a light aircraft or helicopter. I prefer a drone these days for lots of reasons, most being the ability to hover and compose more effectively. The ability to shoot straight down without and angle means the image can be rotated in any direction in post and still look like it was shot properly.
I love aerials but they aren’t my passion. I prefer the banal urban landscape and this is what I have been exploring a lot in the past 9 years.
So what is new in 2019 for me? Possibly a new camera system, obviously new images, we have a new staff member and new ways of printing and displaying photographs. But I want to continue to talk more about deeper issues. Issues relating to the environment and how we can all do our bit to reduce our carbon footprint. I also want to talk more about the need for action to protect our only lifeboat, one that is increasingly under threat. Don’t worry, I won’t be getting all preachy on you but hopefully through our love for photography and the natural world inspiration will come and you can too influence your family and friends. No finger pointing here just the facts and good, open and honest discussions.
It is going to be a year of excitement and hopefully positive change. Thanks to all of you for interacting with my posts on Facebook and Insta, for all the likes, the chats in the gallery and the goodwill. We really all have more in common than differences. Clean air, water, food on the table, a roof over our head, freedom of thought, democracy and a government that looks after the people. We all want that. Basic human rights.
See you on the beaches, in the gallery or on the side of a mountain looking for magic light!
15 Apr 2009 at 1:20am
Here is Neals lens he won’t be needing now he has a 50mm f/1.2. This is still a very good lens as you can see by Neals images.
Wanted One Good Nurturing Home
Canon Lens needs good home, somewhere it will be fed only the best light, taken to the best locations and treated with kid gloves everywhere it goes. This lens has been spoilt rotten over the past 12 months and now knows no other way of being treated. So if you can you can treat this lens well it will treat you well in return.
Complete with lens cap and lens hood, no original box sorry.
Lens Type : Canon 24-70 L f/2.8 lens
I am asking $1100.00. Will including shipping anywhere within Australia.
Pretty much all my images on spoolphotography.com have been taken with this lens.
Interested parties can either call me on 0406 408 317 or email me at info (@) spoolphotography dot com
p.s. more beer for me!!!
30 Mar 2009 at 7:12am
I will be on the East Coast for 3 months shooting for my new book on Australia. I am thinking about running my night course over there if I can get enough interest. I will be in all states and the NT hopefully so if you could let me know if you would come that would help my decision to do them. It will be the same as what I hold in WA, i.e. cost $250 and includes free wine, Desert and a workbook. Not to mention lots of fun and learning.
This image was from a shoot I had last week with Mark. I worked this image for 1.5 hours then resized it for the web. Then I went and saved it that size and closed it down realizing I didn’t do a SAVE AS. Fudge’n Hell. Always hit save as, always hit save as, always hit save as………….
Also just clicked over 150,000 hits in 15 months. Man have I typed my little hands off!!!
23 Feb 2009 at 4:29am
Another from that spectacular sunset the other weekend. It’s all about the light, don’t bother trying to make it up in photoshop, light like this is pretty hard to replicate. Taken with the 5D 2 as per usual. I don’t use my pano head anymore, in fact I have sold it. Wish I had saved myself the money. I didn’t know that I could get away with stitching without one though. Hope you like!
12 Feb 2009 at 6:34am
I don’t mean the violent variety. We have had some great skys down here in the past few days. This one offered a lot of promise but I can’t get it how I’d like to see it. I don’t even know how I would like to see it!!! Probably why I am having so much trouble. Used my new Lee hard ND, still not sure about them, they smack of, hey he has used a hard grad!! It will take a bit of trial and error to get the best result I guess. This image isn’t my favourite and I’m a bit frustrated with it. Still it isn’t a bad stock shot. Maybe it is too colourful.
22 Jan 2009 at 3:58am
This is another one from Michael all shot with the 5D mark II this time. Love the shallow depth of field and the lighthouse shots are superb. Check it out. It has been hosted on Vimeo HD which is a big deal. Will be getting thousands of hits on it per day hopefully. Makes my piddly 956 hits a bit average!!
8 Jan 2009 at 7:23am
Went to Margaret River with a flat battery on Tuesday. Was hoping to do some walking to get to some places I haven’t been but realised the effort might be in vain. Decided to stay close to the car park and shoot the surf. It was a great day for it as the swell was pretty big. Battery held out so I could have gone further anyway. Still it was a dodgy sunset.
28 Apr 2008 at 7:42am
This is what the sky looked like this weekend, I walked outside and thought, we finally did it! Luckily I’m still here and the sky today is blue……….mostly. Hey and only one shot!! what is going on!!!
Hope Jamie and Neal saw this too.
23 Apr 2008 at 4:18am
This is a pic I took late last week at Mitchell Rocks. This kid was playing in the water and playing with death, his mum was watching but the surf was huge. I would have been a little concerned if it was my child. Anyway it is a 9 image stitch. The big question……….keep the kid or get rid of him?? Let me know what you think. When I say get rid of him, I don’t mean in a wooden box underbelly style, just a bit of photoshop stamping!! (for all you stalkers out there!)
16 Apr 2008 at 5:56am
This is a pic I took today of the Leeuwin Sailing Ship that was just off the coast at Meelup. There was lightning going off in the distance and I was thinking to myself…..nah I wouldn’t be sailing off into that. A single image capture, ok it was hard just to take one shot. Lee ND Grads and fuji the wonderdog to keep me company. Hope someone else is taking photos.