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Group Photography Assignment: Mediaworks

I love portrait photography for its ability to tell a rich story about a person. Location, lighting, dress, pose and expression combine to tell that story and I’m always telling my students that if they’re […]

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Shot of the Week #262

Eldorado. Lammermoor, Otago NZ

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Stand back, Designer at work!

Freelance photography can be a lonely occupation, so it’s good to make friends with other creatives and collaborate with them. Alex Rinaldi is the artist and designer who painted my studio wall a couple of […]

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The girl with the guitar

Before I photograph any paying clients in front of my new wall, I needed to see how it played in the light. This was a good opportunity to drag Miss C(15) into the studio for […]

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A little Italian Renaissance

My black and white paper rolls have served me very well over the years for head shots and portraits. The white is clean and professional and versatile too, since I can underexpose or put a […]

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Zantedeschia

Environmental portraiture really appeals to me. It gives you more material with which to tell your client’s story. The minute I walked into Zantedeshia’s workspace and met her, I knew what that story was, and […]

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Janis, in a fresh light

Janis is a colleague from my days in television. It was time for her to update her CV and profile pictures so she came to me for some studio pictures. As a kids’ TV director, […]

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Shot of the Week #258

Hidden Lake This was my base camp last weekend, for a mountain bike ride up to the summit of Mount Saint Bathans. Above the Omarama Saddle at 1553 metres, the name Hidden Lake is apt. While […]

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Shot of the week #257

Not anti style, just… This shot comes from Dunedin’s Wharf street. The historic asbestos-roofed wharf sheds there are being demolished to make way for car parking, so I thought I’d pop along and get a […]

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Chain Saw Chain: Conference Photography

Shooting conferences is a job I relish. It’s full of challenges and compromises that have to be made and every job you do, you learn something. The Stihl National Conference in Dunedin was pretty typical. […]

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