Neutral Density Filters (ND’s) are an essential bit of kit for anyone wanting to get right into their landscape photography. In particular, for sunrise and sunset when there is extremely high contrast (a very bright sky and a very dark foreground) the camera struggles as it simply cannot handle the “dynamic range”, that is, the range from the brightest white to the darkest black… Read more →
The circular polariser filter is one of the most useful filters available to landscape photographers and is surprisingly uncomplicated to use, and provides quite a dramatic effect in your images. The two shots below highlight this difference.
When to use a circular polariser filter (CPL)
Out of all my accessories, the CPL is the one I use the most… Read more →
A Field Guide to Tasmanian Fungi is the ultimate resource for those keen on learning a little (or a lot!) more about the fascinating autumn denizens of the forest floor – the fungi. Along with the all-weather “Fungi Flip” these guides should be able to help you identify almost any of the strange forms you might find while bushwalking in the cooler months of autumn and early winter… Read more →
I recently spent a night under the stars giving the Pentax K1 a solid workout, and here are some of the results. I used the Pentax D-FA 24-70 and for my ultra-wide angle needs, the Samyang 14mm 2.8 which is known as a very capable lens for night sky photography – especially for the cost ($500)… Read more →
This years Dark Mofo festival has come and gone and one of the features this year was seeing the Tasman Bridge lit up in red for the duration of the festival.
I shot from Lindisfarne as I did two years ago when the “Articulated Intersect” light show was on… Read more →
After years of speculation, early last year it was announced that a full frame Pentax camera was in the works and now the details have been officially announced!
Pentax K1, 36 MP full frame camera available April 2016
The camera will be sporting a 36MP sensor, and as usual with Pentax cameras there are some quite new and exciting twists compared to other cameras on the market… Read more →
The eagerly awaited Pentax full frame camera is now officially scheduled for release early in 2016. The Pentax brand of cameras are truly flourishing under the stewardship of Ricoh Imaging, with the brand new Pentax K-3II DSLR turning heads at the APS-C level, and the medium format 645Z an absolute winner, receiving nothing but outstanding reviews… Read more →
The Milky Way is always a mesmerising subject to view and to photograph and the dark skies of Tasmania are an ideal location to view not just the Milky Way but the neighboring “dwarf” galaxies the Large and Small Magellanic Clouds… Read more →
Long exposure photography is extremely rewarding visually and involves the use of a massive array of filters and accessories. To start experimenting with extremely long exposures the following items should be added to your kit bag:
Accessories required for Long Exposure Photography
1: Neutral Density (ND) filters
ND filters reduce the amount of light entering the camera and therefore extend the exposure time required for a suitable exposure… Read more →
With the Pentax K3 astrophotography has been given a boost with the “Interval Composite” shooting mode. Interval Composite, as the name suggests, allows you to stack a number of images in camera to produce one single RAW file which contains all the exposures… Read more →