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3 More Photography Books That Changed My Life

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

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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Brandywine Falls – Whistler, BC

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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The Power of Shutter Speed In Two Seascape Photographs

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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Mount Maunganui Summit Walk

Mount Maunganui Summit Walk

Walking up the Mount is a popular activity for locals and visitors to Mount 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 heading up to...

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Tribute To A Beautiful Soul

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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Waiheke Island Wine-Tasting Adventures

Waiheke Island Wine-Tasting Adventures

Beautiful Waiheke Island Having spent most of my childhood in Auckland, I clearly remember the excitement of getting on the ferry to Waiheke Island. Although it's only a short trip, I seem to remember it being an epic journey across oceans to the faraway island that...

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Pauanui, Coromandel Peninsula

Pauanui, Coromandel Peninsula

Pauanui is one of those New Zealand towns that has absolutely nothing going on for most of the year. Then summer arrives, and BOOM, it's bursting at the seams as half the population of Auckland heads to the stunning little beach. Sitting on the east coast of the...

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Fiordland, New Zealand – The 8th Wonder of The World

Fiordland, New Zealand – The 8th Wonder of The World

Deep in the South Island of New Zealand, there is a place called Fiordland. It has some of the most breathtaking scenery in the country, if not the world. It's a visual feast of mountains, valleys, lakes, and rivers. I've been lucky enough travel around and see and...

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Faith “The Immortal” Van Duin

Faith “The Immortal” Van Duin

I recently had the privilege of photographing Faith Van Duin at her home gym here in Mount Maunganui; Gym 101. Until recently, Faith was a relatively unknown mixed martial arts (MMA) fighter with only one fight (a win) under her belt. When I photographed her, she had...

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Moturiki Island, Mount Maunganui

Moturiki Island, Mount Maunganui

It's been far too long since I've taken my camera out. Life gets busy sometimes, and something's gotta give. Unfortunately, photography is often that thing. I found a spare hour this weekend so I grabbed my gear and headed down to one of my favourite locations to...

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Portraits: Lighting The Shot by Gina Milicia [eBook Review]

Portraits: Lighting The Shot by Gina Milicia [eBook Review]

Portrait photography is undoubtedly one of the most popular photographic specialties there is, so it’s not surprising that there is a wealth of resources out there on the subject. No matter whether your subjects are fashion models, celebrities, high school seniors or...

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Lake Taupo

Lake Taupo

Lake Taupo sits right in the centre of New Zealand's North Island. It is the largest lake in New Zealand with a perimeter of almost 200km. The town of Taupo at the lake's north-eastern shore on Tapuaeharuru Bay is a hub for the many outdoor adventure and tourist...

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