Shooting The Wallabies v France Test Rugby Match

Michael Hooper of the Wallabies is tackled during the rugby international test match between the Australia Wallabies and France

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.

Spotlight on Speed Media’s photographer Dave Hewison

PHILLIP ISLAND, AUSTRALIA - NOVEMBER 18: Niki Tuuli of Finland on the MV Agusta Reparto Corse MV Agusta F3 800 RR during The 2022 FIM World Superbike Championship Supersport Free Practice 2 at The Phillip Island Circuit on November 18, 2022 in Phillip Island, Australia. (Photo by Dave Hewison/Speed Media/Icon Sportswire)

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.

Shooting Weddings Using the Film Hybrid Technique

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.

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!

Round 1 – 2017 Shannon’s Nationals – A watery tale.

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!