3 More Photography Books That Changed My Life

I read a post this this week on one of my favourite photography blogs called "Five Books That Changed My Life as a Professional Photographer". It was a great read, and one that I couldn't agree more with. I have read and loved three out of those five photography...

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5 Must-Have Apps for Travel Photographers

Google Photos Having been an Android user for quite a few years now, I have come to love Google's Photos app, and couldn't imagine travelling without it. The biggest advantage for me is that the app backs up all my photos to the Google servers, giving me the peace of...

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CreativeLive Photo Week 2017

It's that time again over on CreativeLive - Photo Week! As far as high-quality, free photography education goes, it doesn't get much better than CreativeLive's classes. I've followed CreativeLive since the beginning and have watched numerous courses, and even...

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Brandywine Falls – Whistler, BC

I love waterfalls. I mean I REALLY love waterfalls. I could stare and listen to the sights and sounds of thundering water falling onto rocks for hours. Whenever I'm visiting somewhere new and researching potential photo locations, I almost always search for...

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May 2016 Desktop Wallpaper

It's that time again, so here's another free wallpaper for your computer or device. This one is a long exposure image I made on the north side of Mount Maunganui this last summer. Gotta love the long warm evenings for shooting during sunset and dusk. Being able to get...

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The Power of Shutter Speed In Two Seascape Photographs

Shutter speed is one of the first elements of photography that you learn as a beginner. Learning how to control your camera's shutter speed to make sure your images are sharp and well exposed is Photography 101. Learning how to use shutter speed creatively to...

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Mauao Summit Track Sunrise

Walking up the Mount is a pretty popular activity for locals and visitors to Mt Maunganui. I really had no idea how popular it is though! I got to this location around half an hour before sunrise and even in the dark there were loads of people on the track walking or...

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April 2016 Desktop Wallpaper

I've been lucky enough to call Mount Maunganui home for a few years now, and I've photographed Mauao ("The Mount") many times from Leisure Island, but I haven't spent a lot of time exploring the island itself as a subject. The island (also known as Moturiki) has a lot...

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Tribute To A Beautiful Soul

It's not often I write about personal things here on this blog, but sometimes the most personal stories are the ones worth telling. I apologise in advance if it's a bit of a downer. This one is about a beautiful girl named Xena. Unfortunately, for reasons I would...

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