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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


What the Ranger Revealed

Talking about rocks (well, I was – in the last blog post), our Meetup group had a lucky encounter at one of our recent events. But it didn’t start out that way. Normally I do a reconnaissance before leading people to an obscure location. But this time I thought: oh, I’ve been there before, I’m sure I’ll find the place … Read More

Add More Sparkle to Twilight Shots

Talking about night time events, well, dusk really, one of the key things a photographer has to prepare for is the need to add light, that is, more light than is available from the sky.  At one of our recent Meetups, we started at The Haven in Terrigal. There were birds, boats, waves and people. The best part was the … Read More

How to Turn Daylight into Night

There are several reasons to shoot at nighttime. Sometimes you want to create a gloomy, scary or heavy atmosphere. Sometimes the story or subject you want to illustrate occurred at night. But what to do if you are at your location in the middle of the day with no chance to return later?  That’s what happened to me. It was … Read More