During the past couple of decades, photography has been my passion. I have worked as a professional photographer shooting travel photography, landscape photography, portrait photography, wedding photography, studio photography and food photography. I have also taught photography courses and workshops, led photography tours and tutored on an individual level.
But you know what? That same passion that I felt when I first picked up a camera and began taking pictures still remains just as strong.
Over the years film photography has given way to digital photography, but a lot of things have not changed. To produce a memorable photograph – no matter which make of camera – technical prowess has to be matched with a rapport for a subject.
Skills and techniques are upgraded from time to time, but communication always remains the key element. I must convince the person in my viewfinder – or others on location – that I can capture a certain moment in time, perhaps even enhance it.
And because that magic moment can be fleeting, there’s pressure to perform on cue, then and there, no excuses. My knowledge must translate into action automatically and immediately.
In the end it all comes down to delivering the goods: producing photographs that tell the story and linger in the imagination.
For more than ten years at Australian Consolidated Press, I shot portraits, food, gardens, travel, interiors, still life, bridal fashion and just about anything else you could think of for most of the nation’s most popular magazines.
Skills and techniques have to be upgraded from time to time, but communication is the key element. I must convince the person in my viewfinder – or others on location – that I can capture a certain moment in time, perhaps even enhance it.
I’ve also worked with Murdoch Books, 10 Speed Press and Weldon Owen on cook books and travel guides.
But today I am a freelancer. Which means my job is to produce the results you’re looking for in photography. Or to show you how to get better results with your own camera.