BEHIND THE LENS
1. Amateur or Pro?
- Semi Pro.
2. Describe your feed in 3 words.
- Natural, Diverse and Colourful
3. What’s in your toolbox for taking and editing photos?
- My toolbox for capturing photos includes a Nikon D5100, D7000 and D800. Lenses: Nikon 16-35mm, 18-55mm, 55-300mm, Sigma 10-20mm, 28-200mm, 50mm Prime Macro and a Tamron 18-270mm. All of my editing is done initially through Lightroom 4 and then any further enhancements will be done in Photoshop CS5.5. I have access to theNIK plugin suite.
4. What is Instagram for you?
- Instagram has been a great tool for keeping my inspiration and fire burning. I have been lucky to get to know photographers from all over the world as well as making friends all around Australia. It is the one place that you can share your passion and know that those who see it understand what it means. It’s also a great place to receive instant feedback from a diverse audience rather instantly. Instagram is a great network to develop contacts around the world as well as meet fellow local photographers. Best of all it is a chance to share your work and get instant feedback.
5. Who and/or what inspires you?
- I am inspired by those who are willing to have a go. To face adversity and try. Nothing satisfies me more than seeing a beginner take their first wow shot, and see their gratitude for helping them make it happen. As an Australian Photographer I have grown up viewing Ken Duncan’s Seascapes in every second home. And in film making it is hard to go past David Attenborough. He brings dreams to life in regards to taking viewers right among some of the worlds’ most amazing locations.
6. What is your best advice to a fellow photographer?
- Be organised and prepare for your shoots. If you know what you want before you shoot you will dramatically increase your chances at success. And keep it real. Saturation can be your best friend and professionally your worst enemy. Use it with a light hand.
7. Who is your favourite photographer on Instagram?
- There are too many talented photographers to name just one, however I highly respect Mahesh @starvingphotographer for his efforts in not only sharing his work but taking the time to educate his followers and members of the Instagram community.
8. Best photography secret?
- Its no secret but go the extra yard. Don’t put yourself in harms way but get down low and amongst a scene. Once you are happy with a shot, move around the location. Its better to go home with a gallery of shots rather than 100 versions of one.
9. Things you want to be better at as a photographer?
- I have spent a lot of time outdoors as a photographer, I am always learning regardless of what style I am working on but I am interested in gaining more experience in Portraits.
10. How much time do you spend on photography?