Monday, 31 August 2015

Published - National Geographic

Our images have been published worldwide over the years in various publications such as books, magazines, calendars etc however we were pleasantly surprised recently when we received a request from National Geographic Books requesting to use the image below as a full page in an upcoming book titled "Destinations of a Lifetime". The image was taken by Helen in Aitutaki in the Cook Islands .

Tuesday, 18 August 2015

Review - Sony FE 70-200 F4 G Zeiss lens (SEL70200G)

As mentioned in our last post, we recently added the Sony FE 16-35 F4 G OSS Zeiss and the Sony FE 70-200 F4 G OSS Zeiss lenses to our stable of lenses for the Sony A7r mirrorless camera. To read our post on the 16-35 lens click here. This lens has been available since about mid-2014 and was one of three highly anticipated lenses that Sony users were waiting for as there were few Full Frame lenses available at the time. This focal range is generally useful for Portraits, Nature and Sports photography.

Thursday, 13 August 2015

Travel Photography - New Ebook

We have just launched a NEW eBook titled "Travel Photography - 10 steps when using Neutral Density Filters". In the ebook we have shared 10 steps when using Neutral Density 9 and 10 stop filters. This is combined with some great images and a printable Cheat Sheet for calculating your long exposures. The eBook is ideal for anybody wanting to learn more about this technique which is used by Travel Photographers to give their landscape images more mood and impact. For a Limited Time only the cost of the eBook is AUD$2.99. Payments can be made with Paypal. 

For more information about these filters you can also read our blog post by clicking here 

Over the coming months we will be launching more eBooks so Sign up for our Newsletter to be notified. To get the eBook click on the image below.

Travel Photography - 10 steps when using Neutral Density Filters

It would be great to hear any feedback you may have about the eBook so that we can make improvements to any future releases.

Tuesday, 11 August 2015

Steel Wool Light Painting

We recently had the opportunity to photograph some Fire Painting here in Sydney, Australia that was organised by some friends on Google+. Below are some of the images that were captured during the evening. If you ever get the opportunity to do this then you should give it a go. These are very easy images to take for those that want to try it for themselves. The biggest challenge is finding somewhere that has an interesting background. It is also best done right after sunset during the blue hour as this way you still get some nice colour in the sky and maybe some streaky clouds depending on the conditions.

Monday, 3 August 2015

Review - Sony FE 16-35 F4 Zeiss lens (SEL1635Z)

Back in December 2014 we made the decision to move from Nikon to the Sony mirrorless camera system and bought the Sony A7r. This camera is 36mp of sheer delight. We purchased it with the FE 24-70 F4 Zeiss lens which has been an absolute dream to work with. Despite the fact that DXO Mark rates this camera's sensor behind the Nikon D810 and Nikon D800E by the narrowest of margins, the size and weight of this camera more than makes up for the 3rd ranking. We guess this is the reason why so many professional photographers are now flocking to the mirrorless cameras systems and selling all their DSLR gear. Having tested the camera and lens thoroughly over the last 8 months we decided that it was so good that we were ready to purchase the expensive FE 16-35 F4 Zeiss and FE 70-200 F4 Zeiss lenses. This review will cover the wide angle FE 16-35 F4 Zeiss lens. We will review the other lens in another post.