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Air Show

A bit of a change from Landscape photos. I decided to head out to the local annual air show.

A combination of Aerobatics, high-speed fly-bys, and static displays. Not a bad way to spend a cool autumn day.

 

 

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Uralla foggy morning sunrise

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Foggy morning Uralla

 

 The New England region of New South Wales is a stunning subject, especially when combined with a foggy autumn morning. Found in the Armidale / Uralla region this little wagon caught my eye. Driving along a dirt road heading North toward Armidale,  seemingly out of nowhere, this scene appeared.

 

little wagon under a tree in golden morning light across a foggy landscape.Venturing a little closer through the long wet grass, the sun started to rise a little over the horizon, perfectly silhouetting the wagon and tree and filling the landscape with a soft golden light.

elm lined road in foggy golden morning light

I really do enjoy driving through the lesser known routes through rural areas. 

 

Please check out some of my other photos from this area. Including Gostwyck Chapel, and Golden Path

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Canvas vs Paper for photographic print

Why I no longer offer canvas prints as a standard option.

 

Recently I’ve made the decision to no longer offer canvas prints in my online store. It was a hard decision considering the percentage of canvas prints I’ve sold.

Upon asking some of my customers the reason they were choosing canvas I found that the most common response was that they just wanted a frameless look for their wall art. While a stretched canvas achieves this look, there are other options that have the same frameless look while being of far superior print quality.

Other options

 

Acrylic face mount

Acrylic face mount prints are printed onto a special high definition photo paper then bonded to a 6mm (1/4″) super clear acrylic face with polished edges. Once hung these prints seemingly float off your wall. They are frameless and make a perfect alternative to a gallery wrapped canvas. 

 

Icemount

The icemount is also an acrylic mounted print with a couple of minor differences. The icemount is mounted to a 30mm thick piece of acrylic, in a size smaller than the wall mounted acrylic, they are great for putting on a shelf, mantle, or even a hall table.

 

Other framed options

Archival Paper

High definition archival photo papers, available in Gloss and Matte finish.

Gloss finish photo paper makes for a print with vibrant colour, however, can be subject to glare and reflections. The gloss finish will also show fingerprints if handled. Matte finish photo paper will greatly reduce the amount of glare and reflections, but colours may not appear as bright as a gloss option, ideal for wall prints hanging in a location opposite a window or bright lighting.

Archival photo paper can also be rolled for shipping, reducing the risk of damage during shipping.

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Manly boat harbour

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Manly Boat Harbour

Manly Australia

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Reflections – Manly boat harbour – Fine art print

Throwback Thursday. Manly boat harbour at sunrise.

One of those “lucky” shots, I had been at this location for an hour or so to photograph the sunrise. It hadn’t quite worked out how I had hoped, so had packed up my camera gear and getting ready to head off for some breakfast, when I turned around and saw this incredible reflection in the marina. I quickly grabbed my camera and snapped this image, seconds later the light had changed and the moment was gone.  This shot has won me a photography award and is my best selling print, quite possibly hanging on more peoples walls than any other pic of mine.

 

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Milky Way over Wither Hills – Blenheim

milky way rising over wither hills winery Ian Schulz photography

Milky Way over Wither Hills Winery

Blenheim New Zealand

 

milky way rising over wither hills winery Ian Schulz photography

 

 

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 seen when in an area away with dark skies away from city lights.

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Arrowtown miners hut

Miners cottage Arrowtown Sunrise Clouds Tree covered mountains. Miners hut, Autumn colors. Red sunrise.

Old Miners Cottage

Arrowtown New Zealand

Miners cottage Arrowtown Sunrise Clouds Tree covered mountains. Miners hut, Autumn colors. Red sunrise.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 great scenery. Arrowtown is an often missed traveling the South Island of New Zealand, for no other reason than it sits only 10 minutes from its larger, more popular neighbour, Queenstown.

I was out walking the Queenstown Trail before sunrise and when I was returning to my car I saw the colour in clouds and had to run to grab my camera to make sure I didn’t miss this scene.This little miners cottage sits in a carpark in the middle of Arrowtown down by Dudley’s Cottage, and the Old Chinese Settlement by the Arrow river.

Prints of this picture are available in my store: Arrowtown Miners Hut


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TSS Earnslaw Walter Peak High Country Farm

Ian Schulz Photography New Zealand Photo Tour April 2017 - Walter Peak High Country Farm Queenstown TSS Earnslaw

TSS Earnslaw

Walter Peak High Country Farm

 

Ian Schulz Photography New Zealand Photo Tour April 2017 - Walter Peak High Country Farm Queenstown TSS Earnslaw

 

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 steamed out across the lake to Walter Peak High Country Farm, where we had Tea and Scones (yum!) It’s a great escape for families, but also for us oldies who enjoy a bit of a relax amongst all the adventure tours in Queenstown.

 

Ian Schulz Photography New Zealand Photo Tour April 2017 - Walter Peak High Country Farm Queenstown
Walter Peak High Country Farm – The farm house.
Ian Schulz Photography New Zealand Photo Tour April 2017 - Walter Peak High Country Farm Queenstown
High Country Bull
Ian Schulz Photography New Zealand Photo Tour April 2017 - Walter Peak High Country Farm Queenstown
Bullseye!
Ian Schulz Photography New Zealand Photo Tour April 2017 - Walter Peak High Country Farm Queenstown TSS Earnslaw
TSS Earnslaw steaming toward us along Lake Wakatipu, ready to pick us up and take us home again.
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That Wanaka Tree

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That Wanaka Tree

Ian Schulz Brisbane wedding corporate photographer

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 Zealand, this living fence post sees photographers from all around the world coming to capture its beauty.

 

Prints of this picture are available in my store: That Wanaka Tree

Willow Tree, Autumn, Beach, Sunset, Landscape Photography Prints
That Wanaka Tree
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Sydney Opera House and Harbour Bridge

Ian Schulz Photography Sydney Harbour Bridge Circular Quay

Sydney Opera House and Harbour Bridge

Ian Schulz Photography Sydney Harbour Bridge Circular Quay

 

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 gravitate to the air conditioned spaces to keep cool. I managed to get a few shots after taking in a show at the Sydney Opera House, while the temperature didn’t seem to drop as the sun went down, the sky did put on a little bit of cloud for a little bit of interest.

 

Ian Schulz Photography Sydney Opera House Bennelong

The Bennelong Restaurant in the forecourt of the Sydney Opera House.

Ian Schulz Photography Queen Victoria Building Sydney George Pitt

The Queen Victoria Building, one of the air-conditioned refuges we sought out to escape the heat wave passing through the city this weekend.

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One on one photography training

Ian Schulz one on one photography training.

From beginners wanting to learn how to use their DSLR to experienced photographers wanting to 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.
Understand:

  • 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 is wanting to learn specific aspects or styles of photography.
Contact me with what you’d like your lesson to focus on. Landscape, Night photography, time lapse, or other requests.

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Sunflowers Warwick and Allora

Photo of the week

Sunflowers

Sunflower field along sunflower route Warwick Allora - Ian Schulz Photography

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 nice sunflower field to photograph.

This sunflower field was found along the popular sunflower route in the Warwick – Allora area

Unfortunately the sunflower heads were starting to fall and looked a little less impressive than I had quite hoped, I still managed to get some nice shots. This one is of the sunflower fields leading up to and during sunset.

The great thing about Queensland at this time of year is that you can always count on a beautiful sunset.

Yellow sunflowers at sunset along the Warwick sunflower route Allora - Ian Schulz Photography
Sunflower Route – Allora
Sunflower sunset Warwick Allora at Dusk - Ian Schulz Photography
Sunflower field – Warwick
Yellow sunflower field warwick allora - Ian Schulz Photography
Sunflowers – Freestone – Warwick

 

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Story Bridge Climb and Brisbane City Sunset

Story Bridge Climb – Brisbane

 

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Straight down Main St toward Kangaroo Point and Woolloongabba. This photo was taken from the peak of the south bridge tower.

While everyone seemed to be mesmerised by Monday’s supermoon, I had the opportunity to climb Brisbane’s crown jewel, The Story Bridge. The view from the top is amazing, with Brisbane city on one side, and views out to the bay on the other, this won’t be forgotten anytime soon. A rare opportunity considering cameras are usually banned from the bridge climb, I was able to snap quite a few unique shots from the top.

Brisbane city Story Bridge climb kangaroo point at sunset Brisbane photographer Ian Schulz Canon 5d iv
Brisbane city from on the Story Bridge
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San Francisco city by night

Photo of the day

San Francisco by night

View from the top of the Hilton San Francisco Financial District - Ian Schulz Photography
San Francisco by night. Long exposure

Sleepy San Francisco. A long exposure photo taken while staying at the Hilton, Financial District. On our last night in the foggy city by the bay we decided to treat ourselves to a little luxury, so we booked one of the balcony rooms at the top of the Hilton, in the Financial District. With a great view over Alcatraz, North Beach, Coit Tower, and the Embarcadero to the bay, it was a good opportunity to set up a camera to take a long exposure. While we had access to the amazing view I also set up a 2nd camera to take an overnight time lapse of the city from Dusk until Dawn.

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Glacier Bay National Park Alaska

Ian Schulz - Alaska - Glacier Bay - John Hopkins Glacier

Glacier Bay National Park

Ian Schulz - Alaska - Glacier Bay National Park - John Hopkins Glacier

The crowd gathered as our ship noses its way toward the John Hopkins glacier.

Glacier Bay Alaska, one of the eagerly awaited highlights from our North American road trip adventure. And why else visit glacier bay unless you’re going to see glaciers. Upon our arrival in glacier bay, we approached the stunning Marjorie Glacier, but the best was yet to come. The captain skillfully navigated the ship down the John Hopkins inlet toward the John Hopkins glacier. John Hopkins glacier is very rare in that it is increasing in size.

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Spirit Island – A true Kodak moment

Spirit Island - Jasper National Park - Ian Schulz Photography - Fine art print

Spirit Island – Jasper National Park

Spirit Island - Jasper National Park
Spirit Island, Maligne Lake, Jasper, Canada

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 a kayak and paddle for a few hours up Maligne Lake, or jump on one of the tourist boats that take passengers to Spirit Island for a 15 minute stop. With my lack of time and energy, I opted for the tourist boat. The unfortunate part was sharing this tiny location with 40 or 50 others, all trying to snap as many pictures as they can in their short amount of time, but my patience paid off.

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Multnomah falls, Columbia River Gorge, Portland Oregon

Multnomah falls, Columbia river gorge, Oregon

Multnomah Falls, Columbia River Gorge

Portland Oregon

Multnomah falls, Columbia river gorge, Portland, Oregon
Multnomah Falls, Oregon

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. These cascading falls are the tallest waterfall in Oregon, with a drop of189m over 2 stages. While quite easy to find, but not so easy to park, it was definitely worth the effort. The clarity of the water coming over the falls has to be seen to be believed. What a beautiful scene.

Prints of this image are available in my shop
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