This series is something I've been looking at doing for some time now but there just hasn't been the conditions to make it possible. I find looking down on the coast so mesmerising & inspiring, its such a thing of beauty to witness the ocean constantly changing its form creating a perpetual dance of light & shadows. I will be releasing collections of prints in future as I feel they really complement each other on a wall or throughout an office or house.
Here is the first collection called the "Surf Series" & to celebrate I am offering 8x12 Inch prints at $49 & 12x18 Inch prints at $99 for a limited time. These are printed on Kodak Endura Metallic photographic paper & I just love the way they look. Heres a quick video showing some of the first orders which came in today-
So.... I've gone & bought my self a drone & I love it. I love it so much it's been 3 weeks since I've picked up my Nikon & taken a photo from the ground. This is something I have become extremely passionate about & I can see a big future in this industry.
There are new drone laws coming in on the 29th of September which allow people like me to sell the photos I take in the sky so long as some guidelines have been followed. Before this a week long course was mandatory to get a licence if you were to profit from flying a drone. While this is still necessary for larger drones above 2kgs I think it's a positive change, although I still think people flying these things should require some kind of training before flying near anybody, they can just be so dangerous in the hands of somebody inexperienced.
I will be sharing a lot more content now these laws have been introduced & regular (usually daily) updates on my instagram account https://instagram.com/p/BKsfpAtjv9n/ . I will still be getting my operators licence as I plan to buy a much larger drone for taking up an array of different camera equipment.
Check out some of my recent shots from above the Sunshine Coast in the landscape images gallery 😀
We've certainly had some crazy conditions on the east coast lately with some of the biggest surf we've seen in a long time. Heres a few snaps from Coolum Beach.
An intense storm cell rolls through Peregian Beach. I noticed this flashing coming from the back yard & couldn't believe how many times it was striking, it must have been 5-10 strikes per second. I rushed straight down to the beach to get a better view & was blown away by the shear intensity of this storm cell. I managed to stand there for nearly 3 hours constantly hitting the trigger as it rolled passed me & headed out to sea. It was something Ill never forget & I'm so glad I was able to witness & capture such a beautiful moment from mother nature.
We named this shot "Unleash" after one of our customers contacted us for a print of this storm. It just happened to roll through on the same day she started her new Real Estate business. What an amazing way to commemorate a new beginning in her life.
Ive only ever been lucky enough maybe twice to be able to get shots as a storm has just passed & the sun is setting. As a photographer Its absolutely electrifying clicking away in these conditions, its almost like you just can't take a bad shot! When I think back to taking this photo It immediately reminds me of the excitement & adrenalin I was feeling that day. I love taking photos, but its days like these that truly lights my soul & makes me feel "Alive".