Milky Way over Wither Hills Winery Blenheim New Zealand A composite image taken in Blenheim New Zealand of the milky way rising over Wither Hills Winery. Taken early morning in April 2017. Space and the stars have always fascinated me, and I am constantly blown away by how many stars can be […]
Old Miners Cottage Arrowtown New Zealand The beautiful thing about Arrowtown is the colour, especially in autumn as the tree coloured mountains turn from green to shades of yellow and red. Add to this its quaint architecture as a result of its rich gold mining history and you have a recipe for some really […]
TSS Earnslaw Walter Peak High Country Farm On the wind-down after our recent Queenstown New Zealand Photo Tour, I decided to take a cruise on the TSS Earnslaw on Lake Wakatipu. The TSS Earnslaw is a 1912Twin Scream Steamer (TSS), and the only remaining commercial passenger-carrying coal-fired steamship in the southern hemisphere. We […]
That Wanaka Tree No matter how many times a location has been photographed, sometimes it’s just something that has to be done. Apparently part of a stock fence in days gone by.This lone humble willow is now as famous as New Zealand itself. Located in Lake Wanaka, on the South island of New […]
Sydney Opera House and Harbour Bridge Despite our hectic schedule at this time of year, we managed to get away to Sydney for a couple of days to take in some fresh scenery. It turned out our timing was very poor as we landed in Sydney to a heat wave, so we tended to […]
Photo of the week Sunflowers With all the festive season running around, I haven’t had the chance to get out and about to take photos. So now that we are in the new year, and deep into the sunflower growing season, it was time to dust off the camera and get out and find a […]
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Ian Schulz one on one photography training. From beginners wanting to learn how to use their DSLR to experienced photographers wanting learn some advanced techniques, contact me for one on one photography tuition. One-on-one digital photography lessons, on-location photo shoots tailored for the individual. All personal photography lessons can be done at your location or […]
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 […]
Ian Schulz one on one photography training.
From beginners wanting to learn how to use their DSLR to experienced photographers wanting learn some advanced techniques, contact me for one on one photography tuition.
One-on-one digital photography lessons, on-location photo shoots tailored for the individual. All personal photography lessons can be done at your location or a designated meeting area around Brisbane and surrounding areas.
Basic one on one photography training.
These one on one lessons will teach you how to use your digital camera. Beginning with the basics, the lessons then advance to understanding the various functions of your camera, photography terminology, and understanding composition.
- ISO sensitivity settings and how it affects image quality.
- Aperture Priority Mode and how Aperture affects depth of field.
- Shutter Priority Mode and how shutter speed controls motion.
- The relationship between Aperture, Shutter Speed, and ISO sensitivity.
Advanced one on one photography training.
These one on one lessons are for the photographer who knows the basics but wanting to learn specific aspects or styles of photography.
Contact me with what youd like your lesson to focus on. Landscape, Night photography, time lapse, or other requests.
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)
Sensor and lens cleaning:
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. Your sensor will be cleaned more thoroughly and safer than if you were attempting 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
I’m a Brisbane, Australia based photographer. For as long as I can remember I was interested in photography and cameras. As a young boy I was fascinated at the simplicity of a film camera, just a box with a hole in it , and a piece of light sensitive film is all that is required. Over a short period of time I made a couple of my own, starting with a simple pinhole camera, and even slightly more complex ones with a lens and shutter. The natural progression would be that I needed to learn to take photos so that I could test these creations. Moving on 5 or 6 years when in high school, I studied photography and darkroom techniques when it was offered by the local technical college. Over time, I worked in different fields, both with photography, and without, and during that time interest would come and go, until 2009 when while travelling overseas, the photography bug hit again. Ever since I’ve been further refining my skills and am now teaching others to improve their skills.
I regularly shoot weddings, family portraits, corporate headshots, real estate and, product photography. Contact me to make a booking or if you’re looking to learn photography, I am available for one on one tutoring, small group tutoring, or keep an eye on the website for workshops and photo tours.
Brisbane QLD Australia