Technique and Approach #2.

I can see this becoming a regular thing for me. Where I pull apart and image. Deconstruct.

My first image can be viewed here.

My second image. This is one my all time favourites. It's a Story about a Bridge, here in Brisbane. Commonly known as "Story Bridge'. 

> "The Story Bridge is a heritage-listed steel cantilever bridge spanning the Brisbane River that carries vehicular, bicycle and pedestrian traffic between the northern and the southern suburbs of Brisbane, Queensland, Australia. It is the longest cantilever bridge in Australia.The bridge is part of Bradfield Highway (15) and connects Fortitude Valley to Kangaroo Point. It is named after prominent public servant, John Douglas Story." (source - wikipedia)

From my point of view, I shot this on a fairly typical sun shining day in Brisbane / Qld. The composition is a little different. Which is something I always aim for. Avoiding clichés or just a 'snap', I take the form of the structure into consideration when framing the photograph. This is often (although not restrained by) / determined by the lens that I'm using. Which in this case was a 50mm standard prime. The film type Fuji Velvia 100 which produces quite vibrant / vivid colour saturation. Going for just a small part of the structure, rather than the whole thing (which I have done on other occasions). Framed using thirds, the bridge part takes up the lower third (another technique I've used in the past). A detail shot I suppose rather than a whole of subject. With a touch of lens flare from the sun. The colour of the steel has a hint of purple to it, which I owe to the film and the lens. The sun of course, being the main contributor. My obsession for form / structure and light continues...

This image is of course available as a print. Hola here.

101 Film Photography

Today I am proud to announce that I am launching 101 Film Photography. My passion for film photography and teaching others this craft.


Everything from the basics including camera, lens and film selection to everything else you might need to know to get started. Including business tips and tricks from websites to social media. If you've never shot film before or starting out with photography or you want to make the switch from digital to film, I can help.

Easy to understand, lots of practical and theoretical application. I have over 7 years photographic experience from shooting commercially on digital for 6 years and just over 1.5 years shooting film. Switching to film early 2013. After over 1.5 years of shooting film, I am glad I made the change. 

The aesthetics, the use of old cameras, working with film is a completely different experience. One I hope I can share with you. My passion.



I will be launching (v soon) Film Photography 101. 1 on 1 Tuition covering everything (mostly) about 35mm stills photography. 

Everything from camera lens selection, films, camera setup, operation and most importantly, how to make pictures. With hands on practical teaching, sprinkled with theoretical know-how, to set or get you on (the right) track. Be it your first camera (#veryexcited) or you're switching from digital to film.

*This will be mainly focused on street / fine art photography. Looking for the artistic / unseen in the everyday seen (/ scene). In my town of Brisbane, happy to travel to either Gold or Sunshine Coasts.

"Back in the olden days, I use to shoot digital." They (I) might say. 

Stay tuned and watch this interweb space.

Have any suggestions, queries, any think you would like to know? Please leave a friendly comment down way below this post and I'll be sure to get back to you :)