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Got the press scrum on this morning 😜 with @threesides_marketing for my very first Turning of a Sod 👷🏻♀️ for the @aeioufoundation 🙌 Canberra site which will house a simply amazing facility for families coping with Autism ✨
Me and my photographer went to Koper yesterday, to test a new camera for me. I searched for a smaller camera that I can easily take with me (almost) everywhere and that can make great quality photos. This pic was taken with Nikon Z50 and I was convinced after 5min, because it’s so easy to use and gives great results.
Now I’ll be selling my old camera Nikon D7100 if anyone is interested, just type under. ☺️
Let the new adventures begin ❤️
Uttakleiv is just one of those places that can be great in every kind of conditions. This afternoon, a few of us walked past the “infamous” dragons eye that is routinely shot to death as conditions were too windy for it.
We did find ourselves perched on a rockshelf determined to find some good comps. And also copping a few knee high waves to make the cold just a bit colder 😂. Want to experience the arctic next winter? Come join the @dreamphotographyworkshops team!! Head over to the website and sign up😉. Huge shout out to @wildearthaustralia for all the warm and wet weather gear 👍🏻 Shot details: @nikonaustralia D850 at 15mm. A 3 shot focus stack and a blend for the water flow.
Following on from my story last night, I've found that the simple practice of writing down the things I am grateful for each day. Has assisted so much in my renewed positive vibe that I have had lately. When I first started doing this, I struggled as it felt like a weird thing to do. The more and more I practice, like anything in life, it becomes easier.
Now, I am usually a positive person and have a "happy-go-lucky" vibe to how I approach everyday life. Over the last few months, I had found myself focusing more and more on the things that weren't "right" in my life. This negative mindset and approach left me feeling drained every single day. I knew I needed to change and fast! That's when I started focusing on the things that I was grateful for and not getting caught up in the negative feelings and thoughts. I will still acknowledge them, but I won't dwell on them and allow them to affect my mood.
As I am sitting here writing this, I am grateful for the people who are currently in my life. Now, we may not have met in person (yet) and have only connected on social media, however, I am grateful for our connection nonetheless. I am a social being and connecting with people means a lot to me.
People come and go from our lives, for various reasons. I just want you to know that I value the time when we had previously interacted, when we currently interact or we are yet to interact in.
I've had moments where I think I have taken too many photos here. Leading me to start thinking that I need to stop coming to this spot for a little while. Originally on the night, this was taken, Jason and myself were heading to Moana (I've never been to the pylons there"). On the drive down, I called Jason and spoke to him about where to meet and we decided that heading to the stairs may be the better option. Due to where the sun would be setting, it would have been the better option. Originally, it didn't look like it would be that good of a sunset as the cloud cover got quite thick. For those who saw my story from Thursday, it turned out to be an amazing sunset with plenty of soft light. Perfect conditions almost for sunset.
I may take a little break from heading to this spot or if I cave and go there. Change it up and not shoot the cliched images from the top of the steps and then the first level down. There is just something so good about this spot and every sunset is different. So whilst the stairs will be the same, the light will always be different.
Nikon D850 + 15-30 f/2.8 @ f/11 | ISO 80 | 30 Seconds | Nisi 6 stop ND | RAW File processed in LR |
One of my favourite quotes is “The only time you are actually growing is when you are uncomfortable” (by T Harv Eker). It’s so true that things are only scary before you’ve done them. The majority of the fear is made up in our minds. So whenever an opportunity that makes my stomach turn presents itself, I (almost all the time) say yes.
One of those things took place in December, and was something I never thought I’d feel comfortable doing. I recorded a podcast interview.
If you know me at all, you’ll know that I am quite introverted and socialising with strangers is not something that comes naturally to me (also small talk is my least favourite thing in the world!). I also don’t like the sound of my own voice, nor the face of me in a photo, so facing this fear was really quite a big hurdle for me.
Today, in what is turning out to be an amazing week for me, the episode was released. I'm actually pleasantly surprised at how I sound once I settled into it (you can definitely hear the nerves in my voice at the start), and I really enjoyed talking about my photography journey. Odell @senseiodell was an amazing interviewer and really brought out the best in me and made me feel at ease very quickly, especially considering we’d only just met.
I’m really proud of myself for taking the plunge and saying yes to an opportunity that would have been just as easy to turn down and I can’t wait to work more with Odell in the future.
If you haven’t checked out the @chasingclaritypodcast yet, now’s a great time to start. Make sure to check out Ted Grambeau’s and Lauren Bath’s interviews as well - these are definitely my favourites - and if you like it, leave the podcast a review on iTunes. It really helps drive this passion project and keep more amazing content coming your way.
I’ll put the link in my bio and my story, and let me know what you think.
I hope this inspires you to step outside of your comfort zone and just go for it 🤙
I have always seen Nankeen Night Heron as mysterious and a bit creepy.
I came across one recently in a local park who was sitting quietly watching little fish swim down in the water below.
It was actually mid morning when I photographed this bird and I could see a small shaft of light hitting only the birds face everytime the branch swayed in the wind. I deliberately underexposed the image by quite a bit and this is the result of one of the images. There is almost no post processing on this image!
Maybe give this technique a try if you are out and about with your camera next time.