Back to school!

So a lot has changed since my end of year (2015) post and even my last post!

I have been given the chance to go back to college and study photography, I am very excited about this development in my life! I have an amazing wife who is supporting me through this year in every way possible.
Even a few months ago I didn’t think I would be able to study in the near future it seemed like a distant dream for me maybe even an unreachable one. But now here I am looking down the barrel of a year of full time study.
I’m as excited as I am nervous but I think its going to be great!

As I am no longer working I’m not going to have the money to shoot as much film as I had hoped and as my course is fully digital I may not have the time to either.
As my study will be taking up a lot of time I have to abandon the idea of a blog post a week how ever I will be trying to make a post every few weeks especially as my course moves into shooting mode I will share what I am working on or have completed.

Since this is a photo blog I think I better add a photo.

This image was taken a few months ago I have wanted to capture something like this for a while and when I saw the clouds on the horizon and the late afternoon sun hitting just the central cloud I knew I might get a chance at capturing it.

Let me know what you think in the comments.


Brisbane street.

This is an add on post to last Fridays post. A few more photos that I managed to take. Enjoy.

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The streets of Brisbane

Happened to be meeting my wife in Brisbane when she finished work, so I took the chance to do some street photography while I was in the city.
My new camera (Nikon D750) was great to use with my little 50mm f1.8d lens not too heavy or big.
Here is a little randomness from my walk.


This straight from my camera to my phone no pp at all.

Xmas (end of the year)

Well Xmas is upon us again and I haven’t made a post on here since October.
I have still been shooting both film and digital and have a lot of images to post, although I am going to wait until next year as I plan to try my hardest to make sure I post at least once a week, a project 52 if you will.

I have been shooting a fair bit of skateboarding for a friends brand and have also completed a merch/portrait shoot for them also and this is something I am looking forward to continue doing next year.
A lot of this is posted on my Instagram where I make regular posts a few times a week. (

This past year I have shot 16 rolls of 35mm film (9 color & 7 b&w)
I am hoping to shoot more film next year (I’m aiming for 2 rolls a month) and I plan to finally try my hand at developing my own b&w film, I have most of what I need I just need to find the time and get some chemicals.

I have a lot of ideas for a few different projects for next year but until then I would like to wish everyone who reads this blog a Merry Xmas and a Happy New Year!

I’ll leave you with a couple of my recent photos.


Taken at Cooley Rocks. Nikon FM2 w 50mm f1.8 on Kodak BW400CN


Tyron Wootton, Kickflip


Random Brisbane drain.


Infamous Skateboards merch shoot.


Bells Waterfall, Western Australia

I was going back through my photos the other day and found this one sitting in a folder all by itself – unedited.
I had a quick play with it then decided that it would be worth spending some time on as I quite like it – an hour or so later this is what I came up with.

Hope you enjoy seeing it.


One Tree, Three Ways

I have been doing a fair bit of shooting down on the Manly foreshore lately, some of it on film and some on digital. I am still to get the film developed but I have processed the digital shots. This set was shot a couple of days ago. Its nice to be able to keep […]

Fremantle – Street

I had to go back to Perth for a few days a couple of weeks ago, even being such a whirl wind trip I was able to squeeze in some street photography.
Here are a few photos from that walk around.

Nikon FM2 w/50mm f1.8d loaded with Kodak BW400CN




A1 & fiddy 1.4

I picked up this Canon A1 and 50mm f1.4 from a vintage shop a couple of weeks ago.
It was pretty dirty, had a flat battery, I could barely see through the lens and I didn’t realise that it had fungus in the lens until I got it home and gave it a quick clean.


This morning I decided to give it a clean up. First I cleaned the body and got rid of the dirt and dust then I cleaned & removed the old light seals in prep for when the ones turn up.


Once the body was finished it was on to the lens. The outside needed a good scrub but the main job was in getting rid of the dust & fungus from the inside of the lens which required pulling the lens apart to clean it.
Once I got the lens apart it was pleasing to see that the glass elements had not been damaged by the fungus &  cleaned up like new.


I can’t wait to get the light seals fitted so I can shoot it!


Still shooting film! (Been a while between posts)

It has been a while since I posted on here partly because I have been shooting on film and partly because I have been busy.
The more I shoot on film & the more photos I get back from being developed the more I am liking shooting on film so I’m going to leave this post with a shot taken last year but only developed a couple of weeks ago.

My fave film camera, A Nikon FM2 shot on Ilford Pan 100.

I have a fair few rolls of film to go through so I will be making posts on here more regularly now as I have some content to post.

Manly-Wynnum Walk (More Photos)


Before I head out on today’s adventure I wanted to post some more photos from last weekend.

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