Celebrating 20 years

Photographic Guidelines 20th Anniversary

Digital photography was a revolution at the turn of the century. To help professional photographers, and their clients, in the transition from film, several Australian photographers banded together to create a set of digital photography guidelines. Working independently, and members of the Society of Australian Commercial & Media Photographers (ACMP), William Long, Robert Edwards, Murray … Read more

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Digital photography workflow, again

Almost twenty years later, I’m again being asked to help with how to set up a professional photography workflow. Some context In the early noughties the move from film (I dislike the word analog) to digital photography introduced many challenges. Especially for professional photographers earning their living with the new medium. How we captured images, … Read more

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Fake it till you make it

Navigating the Learning Curve in Photography In the dynamic world of photography, the adage “fake it till you make it” takes on a unique significance. Many photographers have found themselves in situations where they accepted jobs that stretched their expertise to its limits, all in the pursuit of growth and new experiences. This approach, while … Read more

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Does experience count?

As someone who has been in the commercial photography industry for over 20 years, I have been asked many times if experience really counts. It’s a question that I’ve asked myself many times throughout my career. When I was younger, I was more naive and didn’t fully understand the industry. Back then, I may have … Read more

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Edit your iPhone photos before posting

Professional photographers know that editing can make all the difference in a photograph, and with the right tools, you can edit your iPhone (and Android) photos to better communicate with your audience. While Photoshop is the go-to software for professional photographers, there are many apps and tools available that allow you to do simple edits … Read more

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Good photography takes time

Photography is an art that requires a combination of technical skills, creativity, and patience. Many people believe that making a good photograph is as simple as pressing a button on a camera, but in reality, it takes much more than that. Professional photography, in particular, is a complex and time-consuming process that requires meticulous planning, … Read more

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Standards Australia 100 Years

In two weeks on 12 October, Standards Australia will celebrate its centenary. For 100 years committees of industry professionals and Standards Australia staff have worked together to create standards that Australians benefit from every day. Standards Australia liaise closely with equivalent associations across the world within ISO, the International Organization for Standardization. Australian experts have … Read more

Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Mathematics

STEAM Powered Photography

A great number of the people I photograph have occupational or professional skills qualifications. Most of my clients have a degree in one of the humanities. Many subjects and clients studied a mixture of both at university. STEM Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics have been a focus and STEM is still a buzzword in education. … Read more

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CPD for Creatives in Isolation

Many of us are now in self isolation, working from home or under shelter in place orders. I wish you the best and hope that you’re OK knowing this will eventually end. It could be a good time to catch up on Continuing Professional Development. I have a backlog of training earmarked for later and … Read more

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Get Off My Lawn

Many professions have been disrupted by technology over the last 20 years. Professional photography is one of them. For most of last century the journey to becoming a professional photographer was predictable. There were a few avenues for entry and several barriers. Now there are many ways to photograph “professionally”. Olden Days Measures for defining … Read more