Kadie – The Shooting Star

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Hey All,
This is Kadie, A 4 year old Border Collie from the Shire. Photographing Kadie was so much of fun! 😀 This little furry ball full of character and energy loved chasing her squeaky toys and playing with her lovely owner Shanelle. Even with all the smells, noises, people and surroundings, Kadie’s beautiful keen and intelligent personality came through and made for some great photos.

Please let me know which one is you favourite photo in the comments. I love the one in the field of clover – that one is just too cute! :)

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Mr Wonderful – Sam

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Hi guys,

This is Sam, a beautiful German Shepherd from Sutherland Shire. I had the pleasure of meeting Sam and his lovely owner Rebecca recently in Kurnell.

I really enjoyed photographing Sam I recognised the confidence and loyalty in some of his beautiful poses and body language. And I really enjoyed capturing his curious, happy personality. He loved chasing his favourite toys in the park and on the beach. Later we made ourselves comfortable and one of us had a nice long roll and scratch in the grass…erm :)

Please let me know which one is your favourite photo in the comments at the bottom, I would love to know :)

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White Dogs Can Jump – Harley The Staffy Cross

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Hi guys,

This is Harley, a staffy cross originally from Canberra, but currently based in the Sutherland Shire in South Sydney.
So far I have had a great experience photographing staffies, they are playful and keen to chase a ball or a stick. Their body is athletic, muscular and they strike some beautiful strong poses. You must be wondering why the funny headline? Harley is a jumper, but even Ben the owner did not know he would jump over a meter tall fence without any fear or hesitation. That came as a bit of a surprise! If you scroll down the page, you will see Harley in full action! 

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Cavalier King Charles Spaniel puppies – Ella & Lily

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Ella and Lily are two 4 month old sisters from the Canterbury area of Sydney. They are very mischievous, playful, affectionate and incredibly cute. This portfolio session was a lot of chaos ( inside my camera anyways) with ears, legs and tails flying everywhere! In the end I think we managed to capture a good variety of these two fur balls of fun.
Thanks Katie for your assistance I know you had your hands full, literally! :) 

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“Mad” Max the Staffy Cross

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Hey guys,

say “Hello” or “Woof” to Max,  a staffy cross from North-West Sydney. Max can look tough if you don’t know him, even looking at this first photo in my series, he’s looking scary! But, don’t be fooled, Max is only looking like this because he is concentrating so hard on his ball, waiting for you to chuck it so he can run after it like a lightning bolt! That’s why I gave him the nick name “Mad” Max :) He is the biggest goofball and he was a lot of fun to photograph! :)

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Hershey The Siberian Husky

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Hi all,

This is Hershey, a 15 year old Husky girl from South-Western Sydney. She is deaf and a very old girl, her owner Ian said she is carefree dog (I.e she doesn’t listen to what you say:)
Hershey really couldn’t hear what you were saying so treats were her main motivator for where to look or stand.
I think we have got some great expressions and her character came through the lens nicely. I am very happy I got the opportunity to photograph her and her beautiful personality.

This fun early morning shoot was a portfolio-building session in preparation for launching my pet photography business.

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How To Shoot Better Seascapes Sooner

Seascapes is a very popular category among photographers. The attraction of long exposure and water movement hooks and lures many of us into the world of seascape photography. That’s how I got into photography myself. I loved experimenting with the water movement and long exposures at dawn or dusk when our mother nature is simply at her best.

But, there is more to crafting the perfect seascape than meets the eye. From the right camera gear, researching of a location to mastering the composition, knowing the techniques, evoking a feeling, training your eye and working on your vision & style. There are many things that go into crafting the perfect seascape.

So I worked alongside my partner Steve and we put together the best of our knowledge and created an eBook called Seascape Photo Mastery which will guide you through the entire process.

Just click this banner below and read more about it! It will help you and make your seascaping even more fun! :)

Sunflower Country – Quirindi & Surrounds

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It’s been so long since my last proper blog post. In January this year, I had the opportunity to be part of a trip to Windy Station, near the township of Quiridni thanks to a friend who organised the overnight visit with the manager.

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My favourite lens for landscapes

Since I received my Canon 10-22mm wide angle lens as a gift from my partner around 3 years ago, it’s become my most used lens. I was already shooting landscapes with my old kit lens but with this new addition to my kit-bag things really started to take off.

For me it is always important to have options available when I’m shooting a landscape. This sometimes means being able to go really wide angle when necessary to truly capture the vast expanse of an environment.

Of course there is a lot more that goes into crafting a photograph than just cranking the lens out to it’s widest setting, and it’s not always even necessary to use my 10-22mm lens at it’s widest setting, but having the choice to be able to do so when needed is very important.

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Fancy a trip to Antarctica with Air New Zealand?

Antarctica-penguinWho wouldn’t love to meet one of these cute little guys close up in his own natural habitat!?

I know I would!

I found out about this competition from Air New Zealand that will give one person the opportunity to go on assignment to Antarctica (one of my life-goals btw) to observe and help document what’s happening with the environment and how it’s affecting (and being affected by) the rest of the world.

I think we are all responsible for what’s happening even if we can’t directly see it ourselves.
Observing the wildlife and just being in the wilderness amongst these amazing frozen landscapes would be a life-changing event for me.

Not only that, but the winner will be travelling alongside Nat Geo photographer Jason Edwards on the trip. This alone is a prize any nature photographer would give an arm and a leg for I’m sure!

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