Monthly Archives: July 2011

AUGUST PHOTO OF THE MONTH – SELFOSS BEFORE STORM

Iceland is a country well known for its waterfalls. One of its most famous is Selfoss; a waterfall I made several repeat visits to during my 2010 trip. What makes Selfoss so unique and other worldly is the way it cascades down both sides of a deep rocky canyon. I have not seen such a […]

ANTARCTICA – LAPTOPS AND THE FILE BACK UP PLAN

Last year I schlepped my 17″ Macbook Pro, power pack and accessories all the way from Australia to Iceland (along with 25+ kilograms of camera equipment). I learnt an important lesson from this exercise: I should not have purchased a 17″ laptop for field work (international or otherwise); a 15″ would have been more than […]

NATURE’S BEST PHOTOGRAPHY – SEMI FINALIST 2011

I’ve been away up at Mount Buller for some skiing and snow play with my kids over the last few days and I was very pleased to learn on my return to Melbourne last night that one of my photographs has been selected as a semi-finalist in the Windland Smith Rice International Awards. There were […]

CARRYING AND TRANSPORTING PHOTOGRAPHIC GEAR IN THE WILDERNESS – PART TWO

In Part One of this article I talked about the problem of wildnerness photography in relation to how to comfortably carry equipment into the field on extended hikes and some of the problems I have encountered over the years. I also talked some more about the Gura Gear Kiboko camera bag now that I have […]

CARRYING AND TRANSPORTING PHOTOGRAPHIC GEAR IN THE WILDERNESS – PART ONE

GURA GEAR AND THE XTRA-HAND PHOTO VEST I will endeavour to never again make the comment to my wife that she owns too many handbags for the simple reason (as she so eloquently pointed out to me; while I was busy pointing the finger) that I own more camera bags than she does handbags. That […]

ICELAND LANDSCAPES – BY DANIEL BERGMANN

A couple of weeks ago I received an email from my Iceland friend and photographer Daniel Bergmann that his new book ‘Iceland Landscapes’ was now finished and available for order. I was just passing my laptop on the way to bed when I saw his email but could not resist the temptation and ordered a […]

COPYRIGHT AND PHOTOGRAPHY – PROTECTING OUR RIGHTS

There is a relatively new feature in the ever more powerful google  search engine that I only became aware of earlier this morning thanks to a forum thread on the Luminous Landscape and a blog post by a fellow photographer – Graham Mitchell. This feature allows you to either upload an image to google or direct […]

DRAGON EGGS – MOERAKI BOULDERS NEW ZEALAND

One of the locations I most wanted to visit during my recent trip to the South Island of New Zealand was the Moeraki Boulders. The Moeraki boulders are located on the East Coast of the South Island not far from Dunedin. The area is so named for the large and highly unusual spherical boulders which […]

MOAB PAPER – SOMERSET MUSEUM RAG FINE ART PAPER

The good folks over at Moab have an update on their blog about one of my prints that took out a Gold award at this year’s APPA awards (Australian Professional Photography Awards). The print (in fact all four of my APPA prints) were all made on Moab Somerset Museum Rag paper; which is my absolute […]

WATERFALL DRILL AT FOX GLACIER NEW ZEALAND – PHOTO OF THE MONTH

Some of the most enjoyable photography I have done in the South Island of New Zealand has been by small mountain helicopter. There really is no better way to see, experience and photograph the Southern Alps and glaciers than by helicopter. With the doors removed for better photography, warm clothes and cameras ready I spent […]

SEARCH FOR THE ULTIMATE PHOTOGRAPHY GLOVES – PART TWO ‘THE VERDICT’

One of my recent purchases that I was very keen to test out in the South Island of New Zealand in Winter was the new Seal Skins gloves I purchased online just before I left Australia. In Part One of this mini-review I made mention that it has been a constant search for the perfect […]