Category Archives: My Family

Mastering Children’s Photography – Episode 7 – When to use Black and White

You will often find that modern day playgrounds have these lovely shade sails to make the playground sun safe and bearable in the summer – Like Victoria Park on the south side of Rockhampton. Unfortunately to make the place more colourful, instead of being a nice neutral grey, they make these shade sails yellows, reds...

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Mastering Children’s Photography – Episode 5 – Bokeh

In our last post we talked about shooting aperture priority and using the lowest aperture.  Below is a comparison of photos taken at f10 (a high aperture), then at f2.8 (a low aperture).  The photos were taken with a 70-200mm lens at the township of 1770. You can see how the low aperture removes all...

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Port Alma Landscapes

This weekend, I stepped outside my photography comfort zone to tackle the difficult subject of landscapes.  The photos were part of an outing with the Rockhampton Photography Club at Port Alma The last three photos were taken on what I thought was a dry lake.  However in between taking these photos my kids managed to...

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Mastering Children’s Photography – Episode 3 – Composition 1

One common mistake we all do as photographers, is to photograph our children with their head smack bang in the middle of the photo.  Especially a problem when there running around like mad. This generally makes for a boring composition, and leaves lots of distracting sky above their heads – and sometimes body parts being...

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Mastering Children’s Photography – Episode 2 – At their level

In a two-dimensional photograph, objects that are closer to the camera (like heads and noses) appear bigger. When we are standing and taking photos of children, there is an distortion effect due to looking down on them which makes their heads appear larger and bodies and feet smaller. To get a correct perspective of a...

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Mastering Children’s Photography – Episode 1 – On Camera Flash

For something a bit blog different, I have decided to do a blog series on mastering photographing children for those mum and dad’s out there in Rocky. If you know me, I am a little bit (OK a lot) fussy on photography, and when I take my kids to the park in Rockhampton and see...

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My wife the photographer

Well for the third year running, my wife did well at the photography section of the show (ok yes better than me), she is such a legend. Here are her winning entries for this year

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My Family Pictures

Yes I have been busy with weddings for the last few weeks, so for something a bit different, here is an update of my family To start my beautiful wife, practicing her yoga poses on Heron Island And some updates of the kids, who just grow up so fast.

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