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Books

 When I’m teaching, I believe in KISS – keep it simple, sweetie. Photography is a highly technical subject – but I don’t want that to be a block to the enjoyment of the craft. It is a thrill to create a beautiful photo and I want other keen photographers to experience this. It can be accomplished at each stage of the learning process: beginner, intermediate, advanced. 

Technology plays an important part, it’s true, but I’ve found a way to make it very straightforward. My book, The Nature Photography Cookbook, is devised as a recipe book, where each lesson is a clear, step-by-step process. I place a high emphasis on aesthetics because if you just rely on technology alone, well then, you haven’t created “art”. 

You can download some sample chapters here and purchase a copy here.

Recent Blog posts


A personal journey: relocating from NSW to that other country, Queensland

My Facebook posts were disjointed and inadequate in telling the story about my move from Bateau Bay to Queensland. It was impossible to stay current while I dodged the quirks and roadblocks that my trip was throwing at me. So I’m recounting it here in an orderly fashion. I normally only write photo articles on my blog, but I felt … Read More

How to carry out a geographic magazine assignment – Part 3 – Approaching people

Even when I’m in that high vibrational state, where I feel at one with  the environment and where the art of photography seems like innate intuition, it’s not. It’s like driving a car: you can cruise on auto-pilot but that’s only because you’ve put in many miles of experience behind the wheel. Photography only comes easily after you’ve shot thousands … Read More

How to carry out an assignment for a geographic magazine – Part 2 – Being in the moment

I started shooting the story on pearl faming in New South Wales before I’d even signed the contract with the magazine. That was because a key event was happening immediately – an event that could not be rescheduled or wait for the convenience of a photographer — seeding the oysters.  On one beautiful warm morning, as the first flush of … Read More

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