A Road Less Travelled

DAVID WINS BEST DOCUMENTARY PICTURE FOR 2010

Its nice to get a bit of recognition methinks. This time it came by way of having one of my pictures chosen as the best documentary photograph in 2010 by Australia’s top professional photography magazine, Capture ( I also got second place in the Travel Category). The picture made the cover  (above) of its 2010 Annual....

JUST BACK FROM BRUNEI

I’m just back from Brunei and will return on a commission by Brunei Tourism to capture the tourism highlights of the Sultanate. With luck, when I return later this month,I’ll get exclusive access to photograph some of the Sultan’s “goodies” and I’ll get the chance to practice a little more with a technique I discovered...

MORE PLAYING WITH LIGHTROOM

A helpful tip: Manually adjust your camera’s exposure settings and underexpose your portraits then later use the Fill Light adjustment in Lightroom to bring out the detail. You’ll find a lot more hidden in the shadows than you would have if you shot automatically.

DIGITAL VS FILM

The debate continues to rage about whether film still has a place in travel photography with the advent of the digital camera. I’d argue definitely so, with the skill of a travel photographer knowing when to use it. There are times when digital cameras are vastly superior (ie for their convenience, speed and ability to...

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