This year my stock journey has been going in fits and starts. Some months I was super inspired, motivated and active in shooting stock and video, other months the business of life took over and I barely had time to pick up my camera. I had great intentions to grow my portfolio, focus on different content and create more footage. To some degrees I managed this, doing more lifestyle and outdoor shoots and a combination of video, time-lapse and photography during some of the shoots, on the other hand I feel I still have a long way to go.
Late last year I went on a whirlwind tour through China, some 5000 photos later, 10-15km of walking a day and over 24,000km in the air I made it back home in time for the mad rush of school holidays and Christmas. I have finally had a chance to sit down and sort some of the photos. Now I get to take you there through my captures. Hope you enjoy. – First stop Beijing. Continue reading
This project was another challenge in reworking images to black and white. For the most part my preference and style leans towards bright bold colours. I took this challenge to improve my skills in creating something striking in black and white.
In this post rather than sharing images just from one photo shoot I have collected photos of New Zealand Birds that I have taken, mostly in the last year. We have an incredible variety of birdlife in New Zealand, with many unique to our shores and a number of the ones featured here are also on the endangered list.
In the last several years living in Auckland I have never gone to Western Springs Park. During the kids school holidays I took the kids there to explore and was surprised at the abundance of bird life that was there. Here are just a few of the local residents that I captured while wandering with the kids. I plan to get back there more often and try and capture some of the more elusive birds when I have a chance.
During the last holidays we went on a family holiday near my family in Northland at Te Ngaere Bay. I packed my camera and snuck early a few mornings and dragged the kids out for a drive some afternoons to give me a chance to do something I enjoy. As always I when I am around home I was not disappointed.
Growing up in the Bay of Islands I was very spoilt it is sometimes easy to forget how stunning it is… Here is a compilation of some of my favourite images I have taken over the years. I hope to find some time during my family visits to pop out and capture some more of the stunning places it has to offer.