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NSW South Coast - The Great Escape

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NSW South Coast - The Great Escape
Along with other areas of Australia, the NSW South Coast was decimated by the bushfires earlier in the year. Over the last few months the NSW South Coast, like many regional communities, has also been significantly impacted by COVID-19. With the recent easing of restrictions permitting travel within NSW, my partner and I decided to book a week down in Culburra Beach with Lola (our dog) and Olive (our dog's best fur-friend). I want to share this trip to showcase the spectacular scenery, local produce, and encourage others to explore locally while still abiding by the current social distancing measures.

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2020 - The Year Ahead

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2020 - The Year Ahead
What a challenging start to 2020 we have had. From raging bush fires to a global pandemic. It is completely understandable for people to be feeling overwhelmed and anxious at the moment. Unlike previous years where I write my photography goals in a moleskin notebook and keep them to myself, this year I have decided to write this blog post in order to keep myself accountable and share my experience. In the current environment some of my intended goals I will be able to start on, however, others will provide me with something to look forward to when we eventually arrive at some kind of normality and social distancing is no longer a necessity to protect our community.

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Slow Shutter Panning - How To Guide

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Slow Shutter Panning - How To Guide
In this tutorial, I will cover the equipment required, settings, basic technique, and final tips so you can get out and create your own abstract ocean images. There are multiple applications for panning but the two types of panning shots I want to cover in this tutorial are wave panning shots and ocean/horizon panning shots.

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Shooting landscapes with a telephoto lens

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Shooting landscapes with a telephoto lens

My favourite lens is my Canon 16-35mm f/2.8L III. It is tack sharp and a sensational piece of glass for landscape photography. It is the lens that spends the most time on my camera without a doubt. I recently looked at my Lightroom catalog and my 70-200mm has only been used for about 12% of my current catalog of photos, whereas my 16-35mm has been used for 78% of my photos. Not only does this motivate me to use my 70-200mm more but also to write a blog post about shooting landscape photography with a telephoto lens.  About 11 years ago when I started to develop...

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Back from a little hiatus. The benefits of a digital detox.

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Back from a little hiatus. The benefits of a digital detox.

Previously, I have been covering the topic of long exposure photography as a creative process, the equipment required and basic technique. Recently, however, I have taken a hiatus from social media as I felt I was in need of a digital detox to refresh, rejuvenate and reconnect. As a result of this detox, I want to write about social media, namely Instagram, which is my primary social media platform to share my photography.  I have had this blog post sitting as a draft for months as it has been on my mind for a while but I just wasn’t sure how to articulate...

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