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 […]

Social Media Portrait Project

Portraits, headshots, profile photos. Whatever you want to call them, I want to take more of them. If you follow me on Twitter or Instagram, or are friends with me on Facebook, I want to take yours. So, between now and January 26, 2016, I’m going to have a small studio set up at home […]

Vulcana Women’s Circus

I go the Brisbane Powerhouse a lot. And there’s always something happening in that first building near the car park. It’s the home of Vulcana Women’s Circus, and on Saturday night I photographed their latest show, Tipping Point.