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2019 - Year in review

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2019 - Year in review

Another year has gone! I figured I would spend New Years Day reflecting on the last year in order to refresh my goals for 2020. While this process can be great for reconnecting with my photography it also means I have to be honest with myself in relation to what I intended to achieve for 2019 and what I did achieve. Without a doubt, one of the highlights of 2019 was becoming a Vagabond Photographic Creative Guide and attending the Escape and Create South Coast Gathering. The concept for the event was to bring together a great bunch of like-minded creatives for a weekend of...

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Slow Shutter Panning - How To Guide

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Slow Shutter Panning - How To Guide
In this tutorial, I will cover the equipment required, settings, basic technique, and final tips so you can get out and create your own abstract ocean images. There are multiple applications for panning but the two types of panning shots I want to cover in this tutorial are wave panning shots and ocean/horizon panning shots.

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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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