It has been a while since I have written a blog post. 2016 has been quite a crazy year now with nearly 12 weeks spent on the road all around Tasmania including Flinders Island and Kind Island, the Northern Territory and New South Wales for various tourism campaigns, holidays and general photography trips. I recently spent 8 days around Sydney and further south as far as Bermagui for a photography road trip with @lake_of_tranquility, and also to attend an astro photography workshop run by @tscharke and @jaydidphoto, two of the leading landscape and astro photographers here in Australia. Along the way I met and got to know other incredibly talented Instagrammers and photographers like @_danieltran_ and @stephenmcasey, as well as many more. The trip also coincided with Vivid Sydney, which gave me the opportunity to photograph something a little different to normal and to come home with memory cards full of images I will no doubt still be editing and processing months from now.
Some of the locations we visited on this trip included Camel Rock, Horse Head Rock, Glasshouse Rocks, Bombo Quarry, the Sea Cliff Bridge and many locations in and around the Sydney Harbour. I cannot remember a more memorable moment for me in photography than when a perfect rainbow appeared over Camel Rock. Its hard to describe the feeling I had inside of me when I saw the images of the rainbow combined with the ocean swell appear on the back of my camera. Seeing the Milky Way over Bombo Quarry, the sunrise over Horse Head Rock and and the stunning sunrises and sunsets in multiple places along the coastline gave us the opportunity to capture so many fantastic images.
My new years resolution to myself was quite simple – I promised to spend as much time as I possibly could honing my photography skills and stepping outside of my previous comfort zone for post processing, and seek out different locational opportunities than I regularly shoot at home in Tasmania. I am lucky enough to already earn an income from photography specifically through tourism marketing and various social media campaigns, but there is always room for improvement and so much knowledge to absorb when it comes to photography. This is partly what this trip was about – to meet and spend time with some very skilled and gifted landscape photographers whose photography inspires me every day, to continue developing my skills for night photography (living in Tasmania, this is very useful particularly for the Aurora Australis and Milky Way), to shoot different locations which then challenges me to continue learning new techniques and to develop my post processing skills in both Adobe Lightroom and Adobe Photoshop as well as other specialised photography software.
I am already planning more trips for this year for tourism campaigns, to meet many more great photographers, and to continue photographing as many stunning locations as possible. I cannot wait to continue this photographic journey, to continue learning as much as I possibly can, and to meet many more incredible people along the way. For now, here are 10 images I captured on this recent NSW road trip. I hope you enjoy looking at them as much as I enjoyed capturing and processing them.