Tag Archives: Photography Equipment

2012 INTERNATIONAL LOUPE AWARDS AND PHOTOGRAPHY COMPETITIONS

The 2012 International Loupe Awards are now in the final stages of judging and if you entered any images into the competition you may have already received an email with your results. If you did enter this year I wish you all the very best and hope you do well. This is the third year […]

X-RITE COLORATTI APPOINTMENT

I was delighted and honoured early this week to be invited to become a member of X-Rites Coloratti Photographer Program. For those of you who may be unfamiliar with X-Rite they produce the well known X-Rite Color Checker Passport, the i1 Display Pro colorimeters for calibrating computer displays and a whole host of other color […]

NIK RADIO INTERVIEW

Over the last year I have become a really big fan of several of the Nik software plug-ins for the Adobe Photoshop and Lightroom programs. In particular, Silver EFX Pro 2, Viveza 2 and Nik Sharpener Pro 3 have become indispensable tools in my image workflow. Not to mention the amazing and very popular Snapseed […]

REVIEW: CANON GP-E1 GPS RECEIVER FOR THE CANON 1DX CAMERA

Geotagging photographs is becoming increasingly popular these days and there are now quite a wide range of geo-tagged guidebook resources available for photographers to aid in location scouting. If you carry a GPS and a GPS guidebook you can very easily find the location where a particular photograph was taken. If it is the first […]

MOUNTAIN OF FURY – USHUAIA SOUTH AMERICA

One of the real joys of ship based photography is to stand on the ship’s deck with a camera and watch (and photograph) the scene slowly roll past as you cruise along. Many of my best photographs from Antarctica were made this way – including ‘Penguins Adrift in Snow Storm‘ which was recently featured as […]

ONLY 600 MILES TO THE NORTH POLE!

A couple of days ago I received an email from someone interested in joining my new expedition to the Arctic in August next year – The Jewels of the Arctic. As a parent of young kids one of the questions about the trip really made me smile and after some back and forth email I […]

ROYAL CANADIAN GEOGRAPHIC SOCIETY 2013 CALENDAR

One of the real joys of Polar photography (both North and South) is the abundance of wildlife and the myriad of photographic opportunities available for not only landscape, but also wildlife photography. I am still sorting through the thousands of frames I shot of penguins and seals on my last Antarctic trip even as next […]

CHAMONIX FRANCE – A GLASS OF WINE, CABLE RELEASE AND DECK CHAIR

Very occasionally a situation presents itself where I can make a photograph I am really pleased with from the side of the road, or some other easily accessible location. More often than that not however I have to travel, walk and hike to get the image I am after – Nature rarely serves up the […]

‘THE JEWELS OF THE ARCTIC’ EXPEDITION : 5th – 18th of AUGUST 2013 BOOKINGS OPEN

Bookings are now open for the new 14 day / 13 night photographic expedition I am leading to the Arctic in August next year – The ‘Jewels of the Arctic’. This dedicated photographic expedition departs on the 5th of August 2013 and docks on the 18th of August. The trip will set sail from Longyearbyen in Svalbard […]

RESOURCE PHOTO.VIDEO.LIFESTYLE INTERVIEW

I was recently interviewed by Resource Photo.Video.Lifestyle magazine about my landscape photography and the content of the interview is now online at their website HERE. This interview was particularly good fun for me as the nature of the questions gave me an opportunity to talk about how I got my start in photography, in addition to […]

NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC MAGAZINE – ‘PENGUINS ADRIFT IN SNOWSTORM’

I was very pleasantly surprised yesterday when an alert Facebook friend messaged me to let me know that they had spotted one of my photographs from Antarctica on National Geographic’s website. The photograph is part of a small collection of  ‘editor’s favourite photographs’ in the their current Travel Photo Contest and is featured in the […]

NEW GURA GEAR BATAFLAE BACKPACK REVIEW – IMPROVING ON PERFECTION

How do you take what is widely regarded by many photographers as one of the finest camera bags on the market and make it even better? I was pondering this when the guys at Gura Gear first told me that they were working on an update to the very popular Kiboko 30L camera bag along […]

CANON ‘GEAR IN ACTION’ INTERVIEW – THE 1DX IN FRANCE, ITALY AND ICELAND 2012

CANON: I was recently interviewed again for Canon Australia’s CPS ‘Gear in Action’ website and the content of the interview is now online at CPS Australia. Unlike my previous interview HERE which primarily focused on Fine Art Printing this time the emphasis was on cameras and my experience with Canon’s new tour-de-force 1DX camera during my recent travels through […]

ANTARCTICA WORKSHOP 2013 – AVAILABILITY UPDATE

A quick availability update of remaining places on the Antarctica Photographic Expedition I am leading with Daniel Bergmann in November next year. There is currently only one triple share male space remaining and two triple share female places. There are still a few Twin Share spaces available and Twin Privates. There is one mini-suite remaining […]

ICELAND 2012 WORKSHOP DEBRIEF

This expedition report is different from the norm in that I need to preface it with the fact that I was not just visiting Iceland on this trip. Before departing for Iceland I spent three weeks touring France and Italy with my wife. During this time we spent a week immersing ourselves in the wonderful […]

ICELAND 2012 WORKSHOP EXPEDITION COMPLETE

I have just returned from my 2012 Iceland expedition and am currently recovering from jet lag after the more than 34 hours of travel and layovers (including 4 plane rides) from Iceland to Australia. This was an extremely successful workshop trip and it was wonderful to again be photographing under the midnight sun in the […]

CANON 1DX IN THE FRENCH ALPS

One of the real highlights of my trip through France was the opportunity to visit the alpine town of Chamonix. Widely regarded as the mountaineering Mecca of France, Chamonix is a magnet and playground for mountaineers and alpinists from around the world. With its high altitude mountains, precipitous and jagged peaks, and high quality granite […]

CANON 1DX AND FRANCES NOTRE DAME CATHEDRALS

Paris is, of course, well known for its magnificent Notre Dame Cathedral, the sheer scale and majesty of which is biblically awe-inspiring. Photographing the Notre Dame, however, is a challenge. By break of day the building is surrounded by thousands of tourists streaming through its grand doors and climbing its towers, and the numbers do […]

CANON 1DX – MAKING THE IMPOSSIBLE POSSIBLE

Paris has been the first opportunity I have had to shoot with Canon’s new 1DX multi-media powerhouse camera. I had only limited opportunity to test the camera before I departed for Europe because the camera arrived only a couple of days before my flight departed. With all the delays since its announcement in September last […]

PARIS, VENICE, ICELAND AND AN ARCTIC FOX…

In a few days from now I am heading to Iceland for my 2012 Summer expedition. It has been well over a year since I was last in Iceland and I am very much looking forward to returning to its amazingly varied and ever changing landscape. Before I make my way to Iceland however, I […]