March 23rd, 2019
I know it’s nowhere near the end of 2019, but in light of the release of Nikon’s Surf Photo of the Year finalists, I felt inspired to share with you 10 of my favourite ocean images that I’ve come across so far this year.
February 24th, 2019
I thoroughly enjoy photo editing, and I enjoy teaching others. So in this post I’d like to show you how to create different moods by editing the same ocean image four different ways using simple tools in Lightroom.
February 7th, 2019
A couple of months ago I decided to upgrade my underwater housing from a small mirrorless Olympus Pen to an Aquatech housing for my Nikon D750. There were lots of things that were very different about this new set-up (not just the price!) so I thought I’d share with you how I got on with it and what I really think of the Elite Sport housing.
January 9th, 2019
In December, I left Fiji, flew to Australia, picked up my new underwater housing and flew to the Bahamas to test it out in some amazing conditions. The water was crystal clear and filled with sharks. Read more about what it was like to photograph sharks in the Bahamas.
November 22nd, 2018
Surfing was one of the reasons that I got into photography. As my knowledge of photography has progressed, so has my ability to take great surfing photos. So now I’d like to share my top tips with you.
November 1st, 2018
I’d never really thought about looking back at my past work. I usually just take a bunch of photos, and some I end up liking and others I don’t. But by deconstructing my photos and analysing what the image actually is and why I like it, I hope to get better at planning photoshoots and create a more focused and consistent editing technique. This is something I’ve been doing for myself, so I thought that if it helps me, it might help you too! Let me know what you think.
October 23rd, 2018
I often find myself in a lacking motivation in photography, and one of the ways that always seems to help get my creative juices flowing again is to watch inspiring photography videos. So I thought I’d share my favourite ones with you too. Let me know which one is your favourite.
October 3rd, 2018
Now that you’ve learnt how to shoot your star photos, it’s time to learn how to edit them. This is a beginner’s guide to editing night time star photos using Adobe Lightroom.
September 18th, 2018
I’m not sure that I feel qualified to write a tutorial on astro photography but I have produced some pretty nice shots so I must have some idea what doing. In any case, let’s call this ‘A beginner’s guide to star photography’.
August 7th, 2018
This year seems to have been a bit of a turning point for my photography career. Here are some things that I’ve done this year that have personally helped me to improve my photography.
July 19th, 2018
Like most creatives, I go through serious ups and downs with my photography. I can go weeks sometimes without picking up a camera. July has not been the best month for me creatively. I've been in a bit of a slump. So I decided to write a blog post about how to get out of one! Hopefully some of these tips help you to find some inspiration and hopefully improve your photography.
June 2nd, 2018
I believe that the equipment you use can help a good photographer take better images, but it cannot turn a bad photographer into a good one. I get asked all the time what equipment I use, especially for my underwater photography, so here’s the rundown.
May 27th, 2018
I was fortunate enough to witness a swell people will be talking about for years. Here's what it was like to shoot some giant waves at Cloudbreak.
March 23rd, 2018
Split shots, over/under’s, half and half’s. Whatever you like to call them, they can be tricky to get right. So here’s a few tips on how you can take perfect underwater split photos.
February 17th, 2018
I recently posted a couple of ocean panning shots on social media, and got a great response, as well as lots of questions asking how I made them. So, here's a quick tutorial on how I create these types of images.
Tutorial with Nik Color Efex Pro 4
I've always found it fascinating to see how people edit their images. I love to see before and after shots. I also love editing photos.
I’ve received quite a few questions about how I make the water in my photos look so clear and detailed, so I’d like to share how I edited this image of silver fishes swimming.