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Take Back Instagram

Is it too late to start using Instagram as a platform for real photography? Only if we choose to carry on taking the easy way out.

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Unrating – South Coast New South Wales

The Vienna Tourist Board created an awesome campaign designed to encourage travelers to break free from “rating pressure” and focus on what really matters on vacation. Inspired by them I sought out reviews of our local beaches and visitor hotspots and created my own Unrating campaign for beautiful South Coast NSW.

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The 2019 iMac – The Perfect Photographer’s Workstation

Apple finally released an updated version of their popular iMac range of desktops and I ordered one the day they became available. It’s one month since I took delivery of this hardware and I thought it was high time I shared my impressions of the machine with you guys from a photographer’s perspective.

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Asset Management is the Reason I Can’t Quit Adobe

Asset Management is the Reason I Can’t Quit Adobe Everyone’s unhappy about Adobe’s subscription pricing model, but until the competition come up with a better assett management system, they’re still the best option. When I first started taking photographs consistently and began taking this hobby seriously, I ran into the

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Building My Perfect Camera and Drone Adventure Pack

After many years of searching for the perfect load-out for all of my camera equipment I finally arrived at a solution that works perfectly for me, accommodates my DSLR and drone and is comfortable to carry on long hikes.

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The DJI Mavic 2 Pro for Landscape Photographers

The Mavic 2 Pro is DJI’s most refined quadcopter yet – but is it the best choice for landscape photographers? We put it through its paces, test it rigorously and let you know if that Hasselblad badge is all show and no go.

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But Seriously, What’s With all the Drone Hate?

Quadcopter fliers are a target of hatred and violence and are being attacked by governments, local authorities and neighbourhood skunk farmers. But why and what can be done about it?

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How to Photograph Bioluminescent Oceans

Bioluminescent algae is an amazing and rare natural phenomenon and an amazing occurence to photograph. Here’s how to maximise your chances of seeing it and how best to capture it if you do.

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Lightning Strikes Twice – The Tale of the Bolt

I photographed a lightning bolt striking Seven Mile Beach National Park and discovered later that it had started a small bushfire which the local volunteer fire brigade responded to.

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Get the Most out of the iPhone Camera App

The best camera is the one you have with you – and that camera will probably be an iPhone. So here’s how to get the most of the built-in camera app.

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How to Photograph Killer Sunsets

If you like colour in your photos then you need to nail your sunset shots, because that’s when nature lays on a lightshow. Here are my top tips for snagging a stunning sunset keeper … or two.

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Which is the Best Online Platform for Photographers

Well known photo-sharing sites are showing their age and the new ones, while often starting out with the best intention, often get the formula woefully wrong. So where should you post your photos?

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Ten Things Every Landscape Photographer Learns the Hard Way

Landscape photography can be a troublesome hobby thanks to its reliance on the weather, but we photographers don’t make our lives any easier some times. Here are ten home truths I’ve picked up along the way to photographic enlightenment.

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The Slow Death of ©opyright

The notion of copyright is being devalued day by day with image aggregators happily ripping off photographers without a care in the world. How did we get here?

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Are you a snapper or a photographer?

I saw a heated debate on Reddit the other day about the nature of photography and how it applies to the Instagram generation. There was of course much to-and-fro on either side of the argument, but the general consensus seemed to be that if you took photos then you were

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500px – Why I’m No Longer a Subscriber

I wrote this article more than six years ago now. It continues to be the most viewed post on my website, which would kind of suggest that fuck all has changed over at 500px. Do you agree?

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