Thursday, 27 June 2019

Year to date

The year to date has been pretty busy, been to Australia, USA and Samoa so far. Between these trip I have run some very successful workshops, Natural light, two week long creative and Autumn colors and  two B&W , all went very very well. Got booking for the above workshop for 2020 already.
 We spent the creative week throwing ideas around and making them work, our model the talented Georgia Baynon added to the overall success of the week long trips. During the week we went to Campbell park, an old Victorian mansion. This is where Georgia became a bride.
 We also visited the Steam punk museum in Oamaru and we had access to the whole place so much fun was had dressing Georgia up and playing with the many machines available.

We played with various make up ideas.

Glamour on the balcony

Creative lighting and smoke bubbles, so much fun.

Wednesday, 26 June 2019

Learniing is a process

Sorry guys been sometime since I wrote something, guess been a little busy. No excuse.

Earlier this year, 2019, we travelled to Duluth USA and spent some time with our USA friends, playing in the snow, amazing trip. We camped for two nights in sub zero temperatures, hauling all our gear in on sledges.  The list of activities we enjoyed while enjoying the winter conditions were endless. It was a photographers paradise and image everywhere I looked.

The bridge between knowledge and skill is practice.
The bridge between skill and mastery takes time.

"Learning is a constant process of discovery- a process with no end." Bruce Lee

 I am recently back from another successful trip to Samoa.
While cycling around I asked myself several questions about my photographic journey to this point. I have been playing with photography for nearly 50 years, most of that time as an enthusiast, however in the last 10 years it has become an obsession, consuming and therapeutic. For a while I was in such a hurry to get all the letters after my name, get all those images, I ask now, whats the rush.
A question I am often asked "what is your best image", my reply the one I take tomorrow. I never want tomorrow to come.
So I am now trying to hurry up and slowing down, breathe and
enjoy the ride, its not about getting to the destination.

On Sunday I head off to Wedderburn for a week of Landscape photography in the Maniototo valley.