Drone technology has opened up a new frontier in arial photography and I’m thinking there’s money to be made in producing large, limited edition, panoramic prints shot from the sky…..
With the South Pacific finally re-opening, its time to revive the production of our souvenir publications. First cab off the rank is a wall calendar of Papua New Guinea, followed by a wall calendar and coffee table book on Vanuatu….
After six months of looking around, I have a new home – a charming, 115 year old Queenslander on the Sunshine Coast.
I’ve just moved into an apartment overlooking the beach at Surfers Paradise and I’m toying with the idea of publishing a souvenir book on the Gold Coast while I’m here……
I’ve just upgraded my camera gear in preparation for the “next chapter” I’ve been rabbiting-on about
So, gone is the medium format camera and the range of lenses I previously used with my 35mm Nikon. My priority now is to travel light and limit myself to just one camera and my three most frequently used lenses….
I struggle with Australia’s current Prime Minister, Scott Morrison (I know, I’m a photographer not a commentator but – while I had no option but to sit back and cringe watching America and the world suffer under Trump – I figure I’m entitled to vent about the leadership in my own backyard)….
I’ve embarked on another coffee-table book – the fourth in my South Pacific gift book series – anticipating travel restrictions caused by this wretched virus will be lifted shortly……(I know, wishful thinking)
A silver lining of this wretched virus is that I’ve had some spare time to dive into my digital archives to strengthen my commercial Photo Library and expand my range of Limited Edition Prints (it’s also given me the chance to practice some of those advanced post-production techniques I’ve been rabbiting on about in the past few posts).
My intention is to leave “big picture tourism photography” over the next five years to concentrate on photo essays like this one I’ve just drawn from my archives on the land diving ritual of Pentecost Island. So much tends to be overlooked rushing around in search of that one big promotional photo. So, I look forward to slowing it all down, spending longer in the countries I visit, and capturing images like these that tell a deeper, richer story.
I’ve just spent a couple of hours photographing the Anzac parade in Brisbane.
Apart from wanting to show my gratitude to those who fought and died for the freedoms we enjoy, I thought it would be a good opportunity to play with my new Nikon f2.8, 200mm zoom lens…..
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