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I often get asked questions about my photography - the gear I use, the locations I shoot - and so I wanted to put together a mini guide of sorts. I've just written a new Q&A blog over on my site, so feel free to head on over and check it out. I hope you find some value in the answers, and should you have any further questions needing an answer, feel free to get in touch!
Sony A7RII • f11 • 0.5 sec • ISO 100.
It's no surprise to learn the majority of my images focus on vivid colours within classically beautiful scenes. And while this photo may seem a little out of place within my gallery, for me it represents what photography - and art in general, for that matter - is all about. It's about capturing and conjuring emotions. Whether it's a sense of awe at the beauty of our natural world, or the love between a newly engaged couple.
This photo was taken on our recent trip to Tasmania. The area around Arthur River was flattened by severe bushfires earlier in the year. The surrounding scrub was decimated to dust. The trees were scorched from bottom to top. A somber reminder that even in their ascent skywards, they remain at the humble mercy of nature.
Sony A7RII • f11 • 1/80 sec • ISO 100.
Given all the rain we've been having these last 3 weeks, it was nice to head out to Kiama boat harbour this morning for sunrise with @craiggreenphotography. A small gap on the horizon allowed the morning sun to shine through and light the clouds from underneath.
I've just added this photo as a print over on my website: www.mitchgreenphotos.com So feel free to head on over and check it out in all its uncropped glory.
Sony A7RII • f13 • 1/100 sec • ISO 1600.
With all the rain we've been having, yesterday saw me venture out with @andrewmcintoshphotography to go chase some local waterfalls. Somewhat ironically, there was actually too much water, flooding the old Helensburgh tunnel, and making a whitewash of Kelly's Falls.
Here's an older photo of Carrington Falls in full flow. Taken in the middle of the day, I used a polarising filter to cut down the glare, and a 3 stop ND filter to reduce the amount of light for the long exposure.
Sony A7RII • f10 • 0.8 sec • ISO 100.
Light Finds A Way.
Inside the breathtaking stone walls of Arizona's Antelope Canyon, it still remains almost midnight black, even in the middle of the day. Yet small cracks in the canyon overhead allow light to shine on through, illuminating the mesmerising carved walls.
It's one of those experiences that fully lives up to any preconceived notion of how beautiful the place is. That is if, like me, you lag behind the tour group waiting for a tourist-free shot like this one..
Slow Ocean 🌊
Question Time! For my next blog I will be doing a bit of a Q&A. So, if you've got any questions about my photos, or photography in general, now's the time! Send me a message or leave your question below. I'll try my best to respond to as many as possible in the next blog 😊.
My 86 year old Grandpa was kind enough to let me take his portrait over the weekend. He's a craftsman at heart, and one of the most generous people I know, both with his time and expertise. Two traits I sought to capture. I hope you like it, Papa.
This photo inspired a new article on why I photograph over on my blog (link in bio).
Since my last piece on Instagram for Photographers, I've taken the time to consider, why do I actually photograph?
The what is easy.
Golden sunrises out over the ocean. Artistic shallow depth of field portraits. Or postcard scenes from far away lands.
So too is the how.
Checking the weather forecast. Arranging models in the most flattering light. Researching the optimum viewpoints in advance.
But the why has eluded me. Or rather, it's been overlooked..
The Harbour City on dusk, from Milsons Point..
I’ve just written a new article over on my blog (link in bio), looking at Instagram for Photographers: The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly.
Instagram has become one of the most powerful tools for modern artists. Yet, as much as we may prefer to remain ignorant, the platform isn't all sunsets and rainbows for photographers.
It’s a bit of a lengthy read, so if you’ve got a spare few minutes, feel free to head on over and check it out 😊.