Tuesday, November 1, 2016

Botanical Mechanical

A couple of photos from a recent trip to Wellington's Botanical Gardens - the bottom image is a sculpture fabricated from No. 8 wire.
The app used was Frametastic.

Monday, August 29, 2016

Dusk Seascape

The 'magic hour' is always a photographers favourite time. Everything looks better. This image was just cropped and had the saturation raised a touch.

Friday, July 8, 2016

Hasty Opening

I received a new equipment carry bag in the mail and in my keenness to open it I managed to slice through the packaging and the bag. Oops - a bit of a Casey Neistat moment!

Friday, July 1, 2016

Tech in the field

Another assignment where wifi enabled devices made life easier.
To get the finished shot without cars obscuring the building and without the foyer signage disappearing into darkness I raised the camera up on a tall pole and controlled it with my iPhone using a Canon app linked to the on-board wifi of the camera. I could see what the camera was seeing via the iPhone in my hand (while it was about 3.5 mtrs up the pole) as well as change exposure settings, focus and fire the shutter.
The camera was also firing a flash I'd placed on the steps of the building entrance via a wifi command unit on it's hotshoe, which was illuminating the extra signage.
Not an amazing photo... but one that wouldn't have been obtainable otherwise.

Monday, May 30, 2016

When the sun ain't shining

A recent shoot where I decided that the shot could do with a bit more zing. The background was a little drab so I tucked a speedlight (with a warm gel) behind a tree in the background and tried a few power settings until it gave a kiss of sunshine and some rim light to the subject.

Thursday, April 7, 2016

Mucho Macro

This wee tomato is about the size of a grape - shot with a clip-on macro lens that is part of a set that comprises of a fisheye lens and a wide angle adapter that unscrews to become a macro lens on the iPhone.

Sunday, March 13, 2016

iOS Edit

The 'After' and 'Before' of a quick edit of a shot taken at a local beach.
I shot the initial image on the iPhone 6, it was then transferred automatically to my Photo Stream when I next got within a wifi network. I could then check out the image more clearly on the Photo Stream album of the iPad Air 2 and make some adjustments to highlight/shadow tones, contrast and colour saturation using the on-board editing options in the Photos app. A crop to 16:9 format helped to give it a bit more balance.

Friday, February 12, 2016


I recently heard about Apple's recall/exchange program for the plug adapters that have been supplied with iPhones, iPads and laptops for the last several years.
After checking around the house I took in 5 of the older round style adapters and swapped them for units with a more compact, flatter style
(that are supposedly safer).
The iOS app 'Curved Type' was used for overlaying words on the photo, and then I used 'Rhonna' to drop in the arrows on the iPhone photo.