Closing shop until February 12

We’re closing shop from December 22nd to February 12 so here’s wishing anyone reading this a relaxing festive period and a great start to the new year. To all those who have taken the time to visit this blog, I trust it has provided some insight into the world of a professional travel photographer and that...

Corporate shoot in Tonga

I’m over in Tonga at the moment doing a corporate shoot for Westpac Bank – my final assignment for the year. It’s part of a Pacific-wide commission to make Westpac’s Pacific branches more personable and localise their marketing while maintaining the brand. Popular staff, iconic features and established clients feature in the campaign – all...

Something about Black and White

I’m always drawn to strong black and white pictures. Here, Peroni (apparently only his mother and I call him by that name) and Harry – both seasoned Vaka voyagers – helped me out with a photograph that works for me better in monotones than it does in colour.

Preview of the Cook Islands assignment

Hundreds of images of the Cook Islands to process now I’m back but here’s a sample of some of the pictures from the shoot which the tourism authority will be using to promote the destination abroad (click on the e-card below).

Winding up in the Cooks

I’m just winding up a 30 day shoot of the Cook Islands. Overall, its been very productive – probably the strongest shoot of any destination I’ve photographed. The length of the assignment was undoubtedly the largest contributing factor to its success, providing for a bigger quantity of images (150 top images not the standard 30),...

Nice to have talent to work with…even briefly

Still in the Cooks but the talent has turned up for the next three days so the shoot moves from landscapes and tourist attractions to tourists enjoying the destination and engaging with the locals. Here’s one just in that I quite like:

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