After shooting the A-League Grand Final a couple of weeks ago, along with the endless lockdown in Melbourne I had expected some time off for a little while.
NRL is pretty much being played interstate, Formula 1 and the MotoGP has been cancelled thanks to the greatness of our inept politicians determined to make the cure for COVID worse than the disease.
Speed Media published a short bio on me on their website last week. I decided to republish it on my blog, but you can find the original post here.
As a kid, I was obsessed with photography and after much groveling I talked my dad into buying me my first SLR camera which was a Yashica FX-3. With that camera, I joined my schools AV club where I learnt to shoot, process film, make prints and that was basically my life until riding motorcycles took over.
I got back on the water to shoot yacht racing again!
A couple of years ago I covered the Melbourne to Hobart Yacht Race and the Winter Series for the amazing team over at the Ocean Racing Club of Victoria where together we won the Sports Promotion Award from Australian Sailing for Best Social Media.
We all have a certain style that sets us apart from other photographers, although I’m still finding mine, there is a wide gap between sport and weddings. So, with that in mind, I wanted to come up with something that would look and feel airy, as wedding photos should, but also have a unique aesthetic that would set them apart a little.
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!
Lets be honest, it wasn’t an overly hot summer, at least in Melbourne anyway. Although I remember thinking it was bloody hot at the F1, I think that was more do to the fact that I kept on missing the photographers bus, forcing me to walk most of the weekend with all my gear and the media centre not being airconditioned. Well, they had air conditioning and it was making noise for sure… probably pretending, you know, like that guy that walks around the office all day with a blank piece of paper in their hand or better yet, a clip board. They don’t do anything but man, do they look busy!