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Audio visual training in Rangiora

This Sunday the 31st July I am giving an audio visual training in Canterbury for the Rangiora Photographic Society. In May of this year I was fortunate to be able to attend the Trophée de Paris, and the organisers kindly gave me a lot of teaching materials including the training from the Dipartimento Audiovisivi della […]

Getting feedback on your photographs

Very few artists have emerged from a vacuum. If you attend classes either privately or at art school you can expect to constantly get feedback on your work, for better or worse. But what about the rest of us? Here are some things that have worked for me.

Life catches up with us sometimes.

It used to be “be careful what you wish for”. Now, apparently it’s “be careful what you write”. Shortly after last month’s stern warning about not taking competitions seriously, I received an email from the Tauranga Photographic Society congratulating me on being awarded champion in this year’s audio visual salon. The results are here. My […]

Learning to photograph and the value of competitions.

Many people ask me about the usefulness of photography schools, photography workshops that will take you to “the next level”, and competitions. My opinion is don’t take them too seriously. They will certainly help you become a good photographer, and they will certainly prevent you from becoming a great one.

A talk on heroic age of Antarctic photography

Late notice I know, but I will be giving a talk tomorrow (Sunday) at Adventure Books here in Oamaru at 2pm on the heroic age of Antarctic photography. It is part of the Outside Art Festival and I will also be covering some of the history of photography, much of it generally unknown. The great […]

Kudos to Canon

Moving home to a new region was never my “plan A”. High on my list of equipment that may not like being moved was the Canon iPF6300 large format printer.