My First Wedding Shoot (Nearly)

Hi everybody! Today I’m posting photos of the scariest thing to photograph… ever. Yes, its a wedding! Most will know that my style of photography is mostly from the hip – travel photography. Personally I think wedding photography is the most difficult subject, it has to be artistic, technically perfect, you must catch every moment, deal with light, and all while not forgetting the…

Botanical Garden Munich-Nymphenburg – Part II

So if you enjoyed the first post on the awesome Munich-Nymphenburg Gardens then you are in for a treat, because here is part two! I ended up revisiting this place with a friend, and got a few more keepers! I soon realized that the gardens looked totally different than on my initial visit – the power of nature. I won’t repeat what has been…

Botanical Garden Munich-Nymphenburg

I have always loved botanical gardens. I spent a lot of time in my early photography days taking photos in city gardens. I remember well the botanical gardens in Brisbane were I really first got into photography. I even had a small photography club at that time. Funnily enough it took quite a while before I first visited the Botanical Garden of Munich-Nymphenburg –…

Lots of Black, Lots of White and some Blue – Iceland in Winter

I have been dreaming of seeing Iceland for many years. However, living in Australia did not make it easy to reach. I was always drawn by the epic landscapes, its northern location and the crazy weather. Today, Iceland is a tourist Mecca, but it wasn’t always so. Iceland used to be very poor, and struggled to develop. Some of that final frontier feel remains,…

Summer dash to London

Having started a new job, I didn’t really want to take too much time off at once – not that I could anyways in my position :(. Anyways, we ended up with two 9 day trips this year, one to the Seychelles (photos coming) and one to the UK. It was great to go to England, felt so familiar somehow to me. I haven’t…

Moon Eclipse July 2018

Being in Bavaria has many benefits, but on this occasion it was a good opportunity to see the Blood Moon, or full Moon Eclipse in July 2018. I headed for a nearby hill top, and this is the result! Mars was clearly visible and was a joy to look at. Happy Shooting!  

A weekend in Monaco!

Heard a lot about Monaco, so we had to check it out! This tiny little nation has more millionaires and billionaires than anywhere else in the world. Often thought of as snobby and expensive – maybe, but Monaco is really quite charming. There are beautiful gardens and parks on every corner, it is modern, clean and tidy. It reminds me in some ways of…

A Guide to Vietnamese Coffee

A little known fact is that Vietnam is a huge coffee producer, ranking second in the world for coffee exports. The Vietnamese have a great coffee culture, if a little different from more conventional coffee fans. This love of coffee was originally introduced by the French, but today is truly unique. Vietnamese coffee is typically a coarse ground strong and flavourful coffee. If you…

Carl Zeiss Milvus 18mm 2.8

The search for the perfect ultrawide angle prime lens Over the last year or so I have been wanting to upgrade my ultrawide lens, the 16-35mm 2.8L II. This was a difficult task, as the 16-35L II has been a real dependable workhorse for me. It has netted me many good photos. There was a lot to like about it, but its age was…

Retirement time for a dependable workhorse!

I am going to do some tweaks to my photography kit. Over the coming weeks I will be selling some lenses, and buying a couple of replacements for the wide end of my photography kit. I will be saying goodbye to the Samyang 14mm 2.8, Canon 16-35mm 2.8L II and Canon 45mm 2.8 TS-E. Why the change? Certainly without a doubt the 16-35mm 2.8L…