Capturing Golden Light

Published in the February 2012 issue of Australian Photography magazine It’s no secret that good light is a fundamental ingredient in landscape photography. Take a look at any successful landscape photographer’s portfolio and you’ll see that a lot o...
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A River Runs Through It

Published in the February-March 2012 issue of Great Walks (Australia) magazine If I had to paint a typical picture of the Murray-Darling River system, it would include long, slow-flowing waterholes fringed by river redgums, with a few white cockatoo...
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My Top 8 Tips for Better Landscape Photography

There are lots of these 5 or 10 Best Photography Tips - type articles on the internet, and they can sometimes seem a bit glib and superficial. On the other hand, they can offer an insight into what makes a particular photographer tick and how th...
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The Best Laid Plans......

The other night, I was reflecting on the past year of chasing landscape photos and one episode stood out in my mind as an uncomfortable experience and something of a photographic failure. It was during a weeklong camping trip in Gibraltar Range Natio...
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Polarising Filters

It was only a few years ago that most serious landscape photographers wouldn’t leave home without an arsenal of filters packed in their bags alongside the rolls of film. There were the cooling and warming filters to adjust colour temperature, coloure...
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Photographing Girraween National Park

b2ap3_thumbnail_bldrckck-22-7-13-06lnew.jpgPublished in the May 2011 issue of Australian Photography magazine To many visitors from the southern states, south-east Queensland is a land of glitzy beachside tourist strips, surf beaches, and mangrove lined foreshores, with green forested hills ...
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Rocks of Gibraltar

Published in Great Walks (Australia) magazine, April-May 2011 Gibraltar Range National Park's granite cliffs and rugged trails showcase the best of Gondwana Rainforest country Bill Mulligan must have been a tough character. Back in the 1920s this g...
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Journey to Dandahra Crags

This is a short story about three images from my collection and how they came to be. It’s the kind of article I enjoy reading about my favourite photographs by other photographers but rarely see. As a photographer, it's always interesting to know wha...
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The Gluten Free Photographer

mueslibarsl.jpgThis article is a little off track for a website about landscape photography, but it's a topic that those photographers who suffer from coeliac disease will relate to. Coeliac disease is a condition where the presence of gluten in the diet leads to t...
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Exposure blending

This is a technique I use on a lot of my images to try and show the full dynamic range of a scene as is visible to the human eye. Digital camera sensors are very good at what they do but they are no match for our eyes when it comes to the range of br...
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Digital Workflow

Everyone who takes photographs has a workflow, whether they realise it or not. A workflow is simply the series of steps that take your images from the camera to their final destination, which might be a computer, a print, or the internet. For some, t...
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Photo-hiking – safety and comfort

Everyone has their limits when it comes to how much discomfort they are willing to suffer in the pursuit of landscape photography. Personally, as long as I’m reasonably warm and dry, well fed and have the means to make a hot cup of coffee or tea...
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Photo-hiking – a short introduction

We’ve all read about the pain and suffering landscape photographers have to endure to get that one killer shot - hiking long kilometres in the dead of night to reach a peak before sunrise, camping out in extreme conditions for days on end waiting for...
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