Trying to sell photos isn’t exactly simple. To me, selling anything – I struggle. I’m not really a sales-man guy. In fact, the idea of telling people to do something makes me really cringe. You watch YouTube, and every video ends with a call-to-action, “so hey, subscribe to my video, check my channel, *do what I tell you!*”. It’s just not me. My view is if you dig it, you’ll act. It’s all about the product, right? But in a broad sense, that’s not really the right approach. Continue Reading..
Want to present yourself on LinkedIn all nice-and-professional?
I’ll be running 30 minute photography sessions on April 6 from PathHunting – 421 Lygon Street, Brunswick East – see here for Google Maps.
Cost is $70 – this is for the 30 minute session, including basic touch-ups after the shoot. Payment is to be made on the day (cash / bank transfer with invoice), with high and medium resolution photos to be delivered via email by the following Tuesday.
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We know that cameras are getting cheaper and more accessible. But the capabilities of these little cameras is remarkable. For a long time, the control that was on a more traditional camera just wasn’t available. Full manual control, ISO, focus, shutter speed, variable aperture, RAW image shooting. But not any more.
As a ‘creator’, there’s a few things that drive me. One is the process of making something; It’s therapeutic and relaxing, scratches creative itches and gets me exploring. Then, to be honest, there’s the reaction of showing people. It’s nice to get positive feedback, and anyone who tells you different is kidding themselves. But basically, making something that people see is rewarding. Continue Reading..
When it comes to flying a drone, there’s a few things you need to be acutely aware of. First priority is your legal requirements, but second is planning. The idea of heading somewhere to randomly fly can be fine, but if you want to really capture something, a little planning can go a long way. Continue Reading..
2 Weeks In Japan
The past two weeks have been pretty big. 2 days to myself in Tokyo, 10 days with my client, Sahra from Mindful Matcha, and now a couple days to myself in Osaka. To call this job a simple photoshoot, would really be underselling it. As much as this was a photography trip, much of the time was spent on all-things-business. From strategy, marketing, web tech, website development, social and content marketing, customer service and so on – this was a pretty encompassing. Continue Reading..
I’m often involved in discussions about watermarking photos. Specifically, that I should be watermarking my photos. To me, photographers you’ve got a choice, and the default shouldn’t be the watermark.
- Watermark your work, at either a mild or extreme ends of invasiveness
- Don’t watermark your work
Legally, one doesn’t need to watermark
People seem to (wrongly) think that a watermark is a sign that the work is copyrighted. Legally, copyright is implied and automatic, so that’s just a common-held misbelief. People also seem to think that work won’t be pinched IF it’s watermarked, or at least they will have a visual reminder that it’s owned by someone. A little “hey, don’t pinch me please” reminder… Continue Reading..
I’ve been a long time Lightroom user. I’m familiar with shortcut keys, the multi-screen set-up consistent with other Adobe CC products, and I’ve got some high end camera outputs that I put in to the Adobe ecosystem.
This post will discuss the following:
- Embracing mobility and using the iPad to import and manage pictures
- Using Lightroom on my Mac
- Using Lightroom on my iPad
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3 Months In Bali. Photography gallery from our time so far.
Our South East Asia trip started in a really casual manner. First job after getting off our flight ( which was as smooth as you could hope considering we were delayed in Melbourne due to lightning and landed in lightning) was getting to our Airbnb joint. Instructions were a little vague, we were a little tired, but we figured it out. I mean, obviously. Our place was past most of the action of Patong and Karon, down the Southern end of Phuket in a town called Kata. A pretty sweet little find, in hindsight. Continue Reading..
Is a picture worth a thousand words on Twitter?
When it comes to Twitter, based on some rough calculations, a picture exceeds the 140 character limit by around 4,850 characters – if a picture is actually worth a thousand words*. The ability to add rich media, or high-end photography can really help serve as the hook to get the attention of your audience when you’re running an event physically and virtually. And this extends to other social platforms (thinking Instagram), too. Continue Reading..
I’ve worked for other people and companies all my life. It’s been great. I’ve got almost 15 years experience working in tech companies from small business, start ups to large enterprise. I’ve worked on big client facing projects in both B2B and B2C, as well as back end systems that aren’t directly visible on the outside. In the past 8 or so years though, I’ve diversified with regards to what I’m passionate about. Continue Reading..
Over the space of a few weeks, I was lucky enough to do the first Instagram Takeover of Federation Square. If you’re not aware, Fed Square sits right next to Flinders Street Station, and really is the meeting place of Melbourne. It was great to get some special access of this iconic Melbourne landmark, but equally awesome to get to eat my way around and get to know it a little better. Continue Reading..
I’m not much of a tutorial guy, but it seems that when I show people how I assemble my pictures, there’s this veil of mystery removed. It’s kinda cool, because while it’s all kinda magic, it’s really just a process once you know it. Continue Reading..