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Sunset Surfing by Nicole
This photo was taken after a wonderful day taking photos and travelling along the Great Ocean Road in Australia. We stumbled onto this beautifully quiet beach on a warm and still autumn day. Shot after shot we gasped at the beauty that was before us, It was one of those moments when you knew you had captured what you were hoping to.
Stillness by Mark
This was taken on holiday in Noosa, Australia. We often would go to the river to witness some of the most beautiful sunsets. This is one of our favourite locations to take photos and especially long exposures and to marvel at the beauty and different face that nature shows us each time. The colour and glass like river (and we got some stars too) elicits a beautiful mood.
1: How long have you been involved in photography?
It grew out of a desire to create what we were experiencing in nature and travel. It was after a holiday in 2002 when we really started to take photos in a new way being more aware of composition and light. Our photos seemed to improve dramatically and with a new digital camera that enabled us to play around with different techniques and styles we could learn in a more cost effective way.
2: Equipment you use?
Tamron 28-75 2.8
Tokina 12-24mm 4
Tamron 90mm 1:1
Canon 50mm 1.4
Canon 580 exii & 430ex flashes (strobes)
Various Cokin filters
Manfrotto Tripod and head
3: Mac or PC?
4: What inspires you?
In landscapes I am always searching and attempting to capture a feeling/emotion and an elusive stillness or sense of space. This may be portrayed through colour, light or a line or sense of space or a reflection that I try to achieve in my landscape/seascapes.
In portraits I am trying to capture a moment, an aspect of that which animates us all and an essence of Spirit. I am yet to combine my desire to capture a portrait against a landscape and combine my two truest inspirations.
The photography on flickr continues to inspire me to try new things or to look at things in a new light. The range and influences on flickr is truly immense and never ceases to amaze us we are amongst some great talent.
5: Preferred subject matter?
Landscapes/Seascapes particularly the golden light prior to sunset and the colour of sunsets set against a beach is my preferred subject..
For Mark the details of seeing things anew in his macros and when the tripod comes out after dark in the city is when some of his best work emerges.
Also our beautiful son as always.
6: Name one thing you haven't caught with the camera that you REALLY want to capture.
The perfect silent landscape
The perfect expression/character that depicts my son’s nature.
7: When in doubt about your art, who do you confide in?
8: Qualifications/training in anything? ie: Photoshop
Self taught Photography and Photoshop
9: Plans for the future?
Continue to seek the perfect light, line and expression.
I would love to create shots incorporating textures and of course to continue to take shots of my very photogenic son.
10: In one word, describe your photography.