Uluru for Photographers
This magnificent monolith in the heart of Australia's Red Center is one of the world's most inspiring locations for a photographer to visit. Be warned however, it is also a subject that demands care and respect.
Ballarat International Foto Biennale 2013
This weekend one of Australia's biggest photography festivals opened in Ballarat, and there's much more going on than just photos on a wall. It celebrates careers, reflects on lifetimes, encourages creative process and critiques aspirations while leaving room for emerging innovation.
In Review In Paris
Every year a handful of festivals coordinate some of the leading institutions and publications around the world to meet with photographers and review their work. It costs serious money to participate in these sessions, and the level of critique can range from belligerent to brutal.
The Best of Dordogne
My favourite thing about France is travelling through a nice rural region. A few good medieval castles perched on hilltops, some classic views of a chateau and the fabulous cuisine that lures both your taste buds and your camera.
Sonys Translucent Future
Is the SLT concept really going to change digital photography forever, or will it be another evolutionary dead end from Japan's top tech innovator?
Light and Lovely Macro
Few people take full advantage of extension tubes, but they are affordable, light and easy to use. Turn your telephoto zoom into a macro lens within seconds and explore the world of all things small.
Shopping for Sanity
The temptation to take your Aussie dollars overseas when buying camera gear is stronger than ever, but are you likely to get what you bargained for?
Telling a Story
A picture tells a thousand words, but arranging those words into a coherent dialogue requires more than just technical skill and an eye for composition. Great images are those that tell the story, and more often than not they are born of the story.
Why the Ice is so Nice
A few tips on travelling south to Antarctica and how to get the most of your time in the freezer. The penguins are rock stars on such journeys, have no doubt, but it's the ice that makes it so nice in the southern polar regions.
Inconspicuous in Bhutan
Bhutan is a unique attraction for photographers seeking rich colours and centuries of tradition. But is the click of cameras beginning to impede on the spiritual experience of Bhutanese festivals?
An update to last year's feature on shooting star trails. By combining a "bright frame" with the trail you can achieve a smoother and more pleasing look to your trails.
Soft Light Please
Watching the last gasps of light reach across mountain tops inspired me to appreciate the serenity and charm of soft light. Gently gently, even under heavy clouds and grey skies there is joy in that light which lacks contrast.