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Vagabond Photographic - Escape & Create

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Vagabond Photographic - Escape & Create

I was recently part of the very first Vagabond Photographic Escape and Create South Coast Gathering and I wanted to share my story about why I became involved with Vagabond and my experience at this first event. The concept for the event was to bring together a great bunch of like-minded creatives for a weekend of photography, adventure, and inspiration. It certainly did not disappoint! There was a fantastic lineup of talented Creative Guides covering ocean photography, landscape photography and travel/lifestyle photography. Warren Keelan and Shannon Glasson were the ocean masters; Amber Cree and her phenomenal family - Keenan, Indigo and Coco...

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Shooting landscapes with a telephoto lens

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Shooting landscapes with a telephoto lens

My favourite lens is my Canon 16-35mm f/2.8L III. It is tack sharp and a sensational piece of glass for landscape photography. It is the lens that spends the most time on my camera without a doubt. I recently looked at my Lightroom catalog and my 70-200mm has only been used for about 12% of my current catalog of photos, whereas my 16-35mm has been used for 78% of my photos. Not only does this motivate me to use my 70-200mm more but also to write a blog post about shooting landscape photography with a telephoto lens.  About 11 years ago when I started to develop...

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Understanding Exposure

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Understanding Exposure

The Exposure Triangle is one of the fundamentals of photography, it is about three things - aperture, shutter speed, and ISO. These are the three variables that determine the exposure of a photograph. There must be a balance between all three of these elements to achieve an accurately exposed image. If one of these settings is changed without adjusting at least one of the others, then this will undoubtedly affect the image, usually in terms of either brightness, colour range/quality or depth of field.  APERTURE The aperture controls the amount of light coming into the lens. Similar to the human eye, the camera lens has...

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Back from a little hiatus. The benefits of a digital detox.

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Back from a little hiatus. The benefits of a digital detox.

Previously, I have been covering the topic of long exposure photography as a creative process, the equipment required and basic technique. Recently, however, I have taken a hiatus from social media as I felt I was in need of a digital detox to refresh, rejuvenate and reconnect. As a result of this detox, I want to write about social media, namely Instagram, which is my primary social media platform to share my photography.  I have had this blog post sitting as a draft for months as it has been on my mind for a while but I just wasn’t sure how to articulate...

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Long Exposure Photography - Part Three

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Long Exposure Photography - Part Three

In the last few weeks, I have been covering the topic of long exposure photography. The first post covered long exposure photography as a creative process and last week l looked at the equipment required to take long exposures. I received a private message on Instagram recently regarding the camera settings associated with long exposure photography. So I decided to devote part three of this series to cover both settings and technique. SETTINGS The settings I recommend for long exposures are basically the same settings I recommend for landscape photography generally: camera set to bulb mode (otherwise manual if you don’t have a remote or don’t...

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