Photography

Moving to Mirrorless Cameras

professional mirrorless photography

When professional photographers make major changes to their equipment they don’t take the decision lightly. We depend on our gear and clients rely on us to deliver results. Apart from the significant capital expense there are the years of knowledge … read more

Visual Problem Solver

corporate group photo

Like many other professions a photographer solves problems for their client. We have the experience and skills to help businesses overcome issues allowing clients to concentrate on what they do best.

Childcare Marketing Photography

indigenous childcare education photography

I’ve been commissioned to create image libraries for hundreds of education providers. Here are a few of the most common marketing strategies I’ve worked on for childcare centres. Every centre has a unique key message that differentiates itself from competitors. … read more

What I learnt working on a board

board meeting

Back in 2006 I was on the education board of a private college. Later that year I was co-opted onto the board of the Australian Institute of Professional Photography (AIPP), a not-for-profit association. The head of an organisation determines the … read more

Photographers Need Validation

Photo image degradation

Austin Kleon wrote, “…validation is for parking, not for artists.” However I’m not referring to validation as a creative. Photographers need to regularly validate their image archive to ensure it hasn’t deteriorated. A lot of things can go wrong: file … read more

How I got photographer.com.au

photographer.com.au

People sometimes ask how I scored such a great URL. Dumb luck and money would be the TL;DR. Email When email was established as a normal way for businesses to communicate in the mid 1990s I was using my ISP’s … read more

Long-term Business Relationships

relationships

Life is full of relationships. Foremost are our personal relationships. In business we have a variety of relationships. Relationships are long term, at least for me. Clients and customers Writing this article my first thought was client relationships. Customers are … read more

Photography Is 1000 Years Old

View from the Window at Le Gras, Joseph Nicéphore Niépce

Yes I know, historically photography started with Niépce in 1826. What I’m referring to is the intent of photography: to communicate. We’ve been conversing with one another visually since year dot. Once refined into a formal language, artists used imagery … read more

Successful Industrial Photography

Sydney industrial photography

Success depends on how you measure it. For my commercial photography clients a successful photography shoot is one that illustrates their key messages through strong images. Delivering results within budget and not disrupting their core business is a given.

Colour Photography – created by God and Man

colour photography

I love black and white photography. Some of my favourite photographers, like Elliot Erwitt, are best known for their B&W images. In photography’s early years B&W was the only option. If you wanted colour it had to be hand painted … read more