In early autumn, I climbed the loftiest hill in the Marlborough Sounds, Mount Stokes, with a modest altitude of 1203 metres. This involved driving for 4 hours via an interminable, winding road skirting the shoreline of Pelorus Sound. The road-trip here is, perhaps, the...

Here are two photographs shot on the SAME MORNING, at the SAME LOCATION.
The difference, as they say, is night and day.

See how Ray managed to shoot these images.
View the video on YouTube : LOCATIONZ | episode three

In digital photography, colour is often over-looked a...

Photographs are merely two-dimensional representations of a 3D reality.

To create the illusion of depth, we can layer the subject matter to overlap, implying that the foreground object is in front of an object in the background. Employing the vertical format (called Por...

Confession time. I am NOT a morning person. It takes a lot of commitment to set that alarm clock for 5am. But it pays big-time, when you score a stunning sunrise photo.


This image was taken on the way home from a failed photo shoot, as a Plan B.
Having already scouted...

My challenge was to get close enough to eliminate distracting objects. Sometimes there were too many interesting items together. Composition was key, as I made minor adjustments to my position to get the right angle.

Isn't photography is all about recording beauty, or making images which are 'aesthetically pleasing.'

Back story: I was visiting our capital city, Wellington, for a cousin's funeral. I rented a car and drove north to the remote rural outpost that is Castlepoint. The lighthouse here is well-photographed, usually from a prominent lookout point. I spent hours there c...

Never, never, never, never, never, never, give up. [ Winston Churchill ]

Contrary to popular belief, Thomas Edison did not invent the light bulb - he improved upon a 50-year-old idea; sort of what I’ve been doing. But before he ‘saw the light’ and his invention succeeded, he had to continually embrace failure. His dogged persistence and ete...

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