Specialising in shooting graphic action images for commercial and editorial clients. As a sports photographer, Dave offers dynamic and creative approaches to promoting brands, athletes and events. Staff Photographer at Speed Media Image Agency

Melbourne At Night Under COVID-19 Curfew

So what does a city under curfew look like? Well if you’re not a working photographer, I wouldn’t suggest wandering into the CBD to find out. I was stopped by police 4 times in a three hour period. I had to show ID my work permit and all was fine but if I didn’t have my permit, I would have been fined $1,600 each time.

Melbourne’s Mobile Coronavirus Testing Sites

In today’s blog post I wanted to talk about something entirely unrelated to sport or photography. I’m currently half way through writing a blog about the best data backup strategy for photographers, or really anyone with critical data, but lets be honest, it’s a dry subject and not all that interesting. So I’ve put a pause on that one for now because I think there’s a special group of people that deserve our gratitude.

Who’s Missing Sport?

I sure am.

It’s been a surreal time these last few months in Australia, not to mention the rest of the world where in many places the virus has hit much harder and lockdowns more severe. My heart goes out to all those affected.

Why I Prefer Back Button Focus

Back button focus essentially gives you the best of both single and continuous AF modes, at virtually the same time. All you need to do is have your camera constantly set in continuous AF mode. Simply press and release the back focus button to focus on a still subject (and recompose as desired) or press and hold to track movement, releasing only if your subject stops moving.

Shooting Cricket with the Tamron SP 150 – 600mm f5-6.3 G2 (Review)

I’ve been shooting sports for a while now and one of the greatest challenges, especially when you first start out, is gear. I’m not saying gear makes the photographer, because it doesn’t, not by a long shot (pun intended), but lens reach is everything in sports and with long lenses come’s large dollars. Physics is still a thing and for some sports, such as Cricket, you must have a long lens, there’s just no way around it.

Do lens filters really protect your lens?

A controversial question for sure and to be honest, somewhat redundant.

Let’s just clarify one thing from the outset. For digital photography, UV filters make no difference to image quality, in fact it will degrade your image quality very slightly. They will however, help if you’re the retro type and use film. I’m one of those guys, it’s so much fun –  get into it if you can!