Quiksilver & Roxy Pro

Over the last couple of weeks, I’ve made a few trips down the coast to Coolangatta’s Snapper Rocks, culminating in today’s finals day of the Quiksilver and Roxy Pro World Surf League contests. I was there for the men’s quarter finals, featuring defending champion Filipe Toledo, world champion Adriano de Souza, Kolohe Andino, Adrian Buchan, […]

TEDx SouthBank

I recently volunteered to photograph the TEDx SouthBank event, which was held yesterday at the State Library of Queensland. I spent the day out on the ‘Activation Space’ balcony, so unfortunately didn’t get the chance to experience the presentations. But I did get to experience the many great conversations those presentations inspired. Also, donuts.

Big Day at Snapper Rocks

Recent storms in the Pacific have seen big waves turning up on the shores of Australia and Hawaii this week. Today at Waimea Bay on Oahu, the Quiksilver In Memory of Eddie Aikau Big Wave Invitational – which only goes ahead when waves are above around 30 feet – was run for the first time since […]

Anatomy of a Headshot Session

As people increasingly promote themselves through social and professional networks, headshots and portraits are no longer just for models and actors. They’re becoming an important way for many people – business owners, job seekers, executives, consultants – to market themselves. In this post, I’ll outline what to expect from a headshot or portrait shoot, and […]

The Valley

I spent some time wandering around Fortitude Valley on Friday night, looking for light. Balcony Bouncer

Social Media Portrait Project – Part 2

The second phase of the Social Media Portrait Project has seen a wide range of people turning up at my house and leaving 20 or 30 minutes later. I’m sure my neighbours must be thinking I’ve started to deal drugs. Like the first two weeks, the last couple of weeks have included people I’ve known […]

Weekend Wanderlust – The Great Ocean Road

Those of you who have known me for a while may remember that, back in 2010, I drove from Brisbane, through Western New South Wales and South Australia, to Adelaide. After meeting my wife in Adelaide, we then drove across the southern coast to Melbourne, via the Great Ocean Road. I’ve been thinking about that […]

Social Media Portrait Project – The First Two Weeks

A couple of days before Christmas, I put out a call to my Twitter, Instagram and Facebook followers – come to my house, where I’ve set up a little studio, and I’ll take your photo. I’ve had quite a response, with eight sessions so far in the first two weeks. Participants have included people I’ve […]

Event Photography – Telling The Story

“Some people sat in a room, and some other people stood up and talked at them.” Not a very interesting story is it? Events – whether corporate events, workshops, launches or parties – are much more interesting than that, and my aim when covering them is to tell the story of the connections and interactions […]

Family Shoot – The Golds

For many families, especially those with adult children,┬áChristmas is the only time of year when the whole family gets together. And even then, it does’t happen every year – it’s been several years since my family was all together. For the Golds – Mum & Dad in Brisbane,┬áMindy in Sydney, and others elsewhere – this […]