Photo of the week
Photo of the Week Spirit Island – Jasper National Park When Peter Gales’ iconic Spirit Island photo was hung in the Kodak Colorama display in New York’s Grand Central station, it quickly became the iconic view of the Canadian Rockies. Wanting to shoot my own version of this famous photo, I had 2 options, hire […]
Photo of the week Multnomah falls The Columbia River Gorge boasts a number of beautiful waterfalls, many within easy driving distance from Portland. Of all the falls, Multnomah falls would definitely be the most popular, being only a short 30 minute drive from the city. Multnomah falls is the tallest waterfall in Oregon, with a […]
Photo of the week Chihuly garden and glass, Seattle Mind and glass blown Whilst in Seattle on our North American road trip, we stopped by the iconic Seattle space needle, where we found Chihuly Garden and Glass. A semi-permanent exhibit located at the Seattle Centre, right next door to the space needle. […]
Photo of the week Cape Kiwanda- Oregon coast A tip from a friendly airbnb host on our recent North America road trip resulted in us paying a visit to Cape Kiwanda beach at Pacific City, Oregon. Just a short detour from our accomodation at Depoe Bay to Portland, this beach and the Cape […]
Roughly 215km (135mi) south of San Francisco is this little gem of a bridge on highway 1, the Bixby Creek bridge. As it’s name suggests, this bridge allows highway 1 to cross Bixby Creek along the beautiful Big Sur coastline region of California. Built in 1932, the bridge itself is fairly typical of many other concrete arch bridges scattered along the west coast, but what makes the Bixby Creek Bridge stand out from the rest is it’s stunning location. With rolling mountains on one side and the Pacific ocean on the other the bridge is quite popular with the tourists looking to stretch their legs and take a quick snapshot of the scenery.
Natural Bridge Springbrook National Park A basalt rock formation where cave creek drops through a hole in the cave roof into a pool below, the cave is home to glow worms and a micro bat colony. Access to the cave is via a easy, scenic walk from the carpark along a paved track loop that […]
Capture amazing images while improving your skill set.
Photography workshop – Brisbane city at night Going on a holiday and want to take more memorable photos? Or would you simply just love to take your camera off “Auto” and have more control over the final image? A Brisbane city night photography workshop is a unique, on location, photography learning experience. Participants receive hands […]
Tips to help improve your photography
Tutorials currently being written, stay tuned, coming 2017
Pick and Reject in lightroom to sort your keepers. We all know the story, out for a morning shooting and all of a sudden when you get home you have several hundred photos to sort and edit. Of course editing them all would be a massive waste of time. Heres a really quick way to […]
DSLR sensor cleaning and lens cleaning service
Are your photos as crisp and clear as they should be? Do you have dark spots on your photos?
You may need to have your lens, or camera sensor cleaned. Removing and changing lenses on your DSLR leaves your mirror box, focusing screen, and sensor exposed to the environment. Even normal use on cameras with non-sealed lenses can result in less than perfect images due to dust, oils, salt spray, all things that reduce image quality, and at worst can cause expensive damage to your camera.
You can check your sensor for dust quite easily, put your camera into aperture priority mode, set the ISO to 100 or 200, point your camera at the sky, or if inside, a plain white wall or ceiling, close aperture to f22 or higher, set the focus as far out of focus as you can get, and fire off a shot. When reviewing the shot, sensor dust will be quite obvious as seen in the picture below (not taken using this method, but the dust is still clearly seen)
For years I have been cleaning cameras, lenses, and other associated equipment for friends and workshop & meetup attendees, but am now offering this service to all.
I offer sensor cleaning on all makes and models of Digital SLRs and Compact System (mirrorless) Cameras, in all sizes m4/3, APS-C, and full frame. I can have your camera cleaned and ready to shoot in 1-2 days. I clean sensors by factory approved method under multi power magnification, and in the majority of cases can provide a more thorough and safer clean than if you were to attempt it yourself.
Sensor cleaning and test – $95
Lens cleaning and test – $75
Pick-up and delivery service – Brisbane and suburbs – $35
or come and see me at a workshop or at one of my meetups
Photographer based in Brisbane, Australia. I first became interested in photography when it was offered as a course in high school. Quickly followed with a TAFE course in photography and darkroom techniques. Over time, interest would come and go, until 2012 when while travelling overseas, the photography bug hit again. Ever since I’ve been refining my skills and am now teaching others to improve their skills. Contact me for one on one tutoring, small group tutoring, or keep an eye on the website for workshops and photo tours.
Brisbane QLD Austrailia