Having grown up in Hong Kong, i am used to spending every night staring at the most beautiful skyline in the world. Sydney certainly has some tough competition, but on a crystal clear night in the heart of Circular Quay, Sydney sure knows how to put on a good show that never gets old!
Sometimes you just need to see the world through different eyes.
Do you normally shoot in black and white? Try a splash of colour! Love shooting landscape scenes? Try focusing on small subjects instead!
It's easy to get stuck in a rut when photographing the same objects, so by setting yourself little challenges and unique missions, you can achieve some pretty interesting results, whilst getting your camera mojo back!
A big part about looking through old photos for me is not only to re-live memories, but to learn from my mistakes and see how far I've come over the years.
While there are certainly minor adjustments that I'd make to the framing and mood of this photo, it excites me to see that even in my earlier days, i was driven to try and find unique perspectives to take photos of Sydney's iconic sights!
Being a photographer requires patience, persistence and a little bit of 'right place at the right time.' On my to-shoot-list, I wanted to find a creative way to incorporate people into a Harbour Bridge composition, and although my trusted Telephoto Lense is certainly not my go-to for capturing landscapes, it allowed me to squeeze everything i desired into this tight frame (including a perfect fluffy cloud above the folks on the bridge!) 😊👌
On my visit to the Royal National Park a couple of weeks ago, i had a list of Instagram hotspots that I had to visit. Upon visiting Wedding Cake Rock and other famous sights, i realized that my photographic journey is about much more than ticking off a list of sights that the world already knows. I decided to make my day out in the National Park about discovery, and was blessed to find this heavenly scene at the end of my walk 😊
Every time I approach Circular Quay and the Sydney Opera House, I marvel at its beauty, but also want to make sure that i never take the view for granted! By challenging myself to photograph it under different light, through a different frame and with different lenses, i try my best to also keep my subject interesting for myself and the loyal followers who enjoy my photographic journey!
During a beautiful wedding ceremony that I attended last week in the Megalong Valley, we were blessed with a perfect sunset glow that perfectly highlighted the breath-taking mountain ranges on the horizon. For anyone looking to get away from the city buzz, Dryridge Estate Winery is certainly worth a try!
The best time to capture landscape moments is often when you least feel like it. We are so used to being outside and enjoying the places we love on a perfect sunny day, but it is the fog, lightning and stormy clouds that add that extra dimension to your photos! Instead of running for cover, i decided to stick around, and was rewarded with this lovely moment that i was lucky to capture.
One sunday morning, i stumbled across the harbour bridge walk. It dawned on me that I had driven over it hundreds of times but never crossed it by foot.. so off i went!
The views from up there are breath-taking, but the security and amount of protective fencing was quite intrusive (from a photographic perspective anyway). Rather than letting the challenge get in the way of my goals, i embraced my hate for the fence and used it to my advantage instead - tada! 😊
Since returning back from Antarctica, i have been creatively exploring my boundaries and experimenting in types of photography that take me out of my comfort zone. Not only was this my first proper long exposure, but also my first intentional sunrise shoot (a miracle considering how much i love sleep!). Coogee beach was wild and moody on this particular morning, and i sure got soaked. Note to self, learn to read waves before they hit you, not after.... nonetheless, a memorable morning and a fun start on my creative journey!