Posts Tagged ‘Photos’

Tips on Aerial Photography

Friday, November 25th, 2011

A new aerial image to share with you from the Great Barrier Reef and some very informative tips on aerial photography. This compilation of images was captured over the Great Barrier Reef off the coast of Cairns in North Queensland and includes Green Island National Park. For me looking at these images evokes a feeling of calm and peace and just proves how a photograph can exert a positive affect on us.
Keep the following tips handy with you next time you’re fortunate enough to capture some images from the air and if you’d like to learn more refer to my Landscape Photography Tips & Tricks. And for those of you keen to learn even more why not take one of my Private One-on-One Landscape Photography Courses which will teach you everything you need to know to start getting great results fast!

Aerial Landscape Photograph of Great Barrier Reef

Handy Tips of Aerial Photography:
1. Shoot using the following base settings: aperture – f/5.6; shutter speed – 1/800 (set to this using TV priority mode) and set the ISO to whatever is required to achieve the specified aperture keeping in mind to not set it up too high as to not introduce any visible noise

2. Manually focus a millimetre or two back from infinity and use a bit of sticky tape to stick the lens to this point so that it doesn’t move during the aerial shoot whatsoever. This is very important!

3. If you’re trying to water, shoot at midday to achieve turquoise blue water

4. Use a zoom lens – i.e. 70-200mm to try to emphasis patterns (i.e. reef patterns, river and creek systems)

5. Don’t rest any part of your body against the helicopter or plane; your backside should be the only point of contact!

6. Finally, use your largest possible memory card that you have!
Shooting from the air is a lot of fun so most importantly of all have fun!
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Flow, Movement, Tranquility

Wednesday, October 19th, 2011


Flow, movement, tranquility – these were the words and feelings that came to me when watching over the ocean when capturing the compilation of images below at Ellensbrook beach near Margaret River in WA’s South-West. Sometimes it’s worth slowing down and noticing all of the details that surround you. This compilation of images is very simple yet for me they trigger strong emotions, and for a moment, instill a sense of calmness and happiness. When out shooting landscape photography of australia and being surrounded by the natural world, all of life’s problems seem to momentarily disappear and it’s when this noise fades away do I begin to take notice of all the finer subtleties like the noise of the ocean and the interesting patterns that it creates. The following images are a product of this experience.
If you enjoyed this compilation image please feel free to view more at Landscape Compilation Images of Australia and please sign-up to the Newsletter to receive the upcoming newsletter with new aerial releases from the Great Barrier Reef.

Abstract Landscape Photograph Compilation


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Photos from the New Awakening Exhibition

Wednesday, November 24th, 2010

Photos from the New Awakening Exhibition opening held on Nov 20th at Kidogo Arthouse in Fremantle. Thank you to everyone who attended, I hope you enjoyed the night.


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