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"The Breathless Blog"

Welcome to "The Breathless Blog" - the place where my pursuits as a very amateur runner unlock creative & reflective thoughts as a professional photographer.

So why is it that some of the most creative and thought provoking ideas pop into my head as I'm battling away during a run? I don't know either, but it's time that I started to get these internal monologues out in the open for some fresh air.

I've created these blogs to share my passion for photography and offer some insight as to what my life as a professional photographer looks like, week to week. If you're a photographer yourself (be it as an amateur or professional), or you just love connecting with people and their stories, then you've come to the right place.

I hope you enjoy sharing the journey with me, and I'd love to hear from you too - so please feel free to leave a comment or send me an email.

Episode #1 - Here we go!

Thanks so much for stopping by. This week, the Breathless Blog kicks off with a look at how this crazy concept came to be and why comparing our photography with what we do ourselves (rather than to others) is the way to go.

Episode #2 - Rest is Best

My approach is always one of putting emotion and story first, and letting my technical knowledge shape the style of image I can create. But this method requires bulk energy on my part - which is totally ok! Just as long as every now and then, I take the time to recharge the batteries to avoid becoming flat.

Episode #3 - Preparing to Shoot a Wedding

A little sneak peak into how I go about preparing to deliver a great experience for my clients, as well a beautiful images.

Episode #4 - Managing Expectations & Approval of Others

Join me as I share some of my story and how it's led to a revolution of creativity later in life.

Educational Adventures!

Some of my earliest memories as a child growing up in rural Australia are of shearing time, so what better place to jump into the world of vlogging than back where I grew up, just outside the tiny town of Deepwater in northern New South Wales.

In this episode I'll be looking to capture all the action of a day in the shearing shed through the medium of photography. My primary goal is to produce a set of images that not only honour the current owners of 'Yarramundi', but the many generations of wool growers and shearers here in Australia.

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Winter in tropical North Queensland is just sensational! Crisp nights, warm days in the mid-20's and breathtaking landscapes make for some beautiful days of exploring with camera in-hand.

In this vlog I'm playing with the approach of stitching together several images in portrait orientation to make a single panoramic image, whilst wandering through serene Mossman Gorge.

This time around I'm back at another of my favourite locations to shoot; Yamba, New South Wales. Even after the countless times I've visited this little gem, I still left with something a bit different thanks to the weather, mixed in with a beautiful sunrise.

The impromptu theme of the morning was; how to get creative with varying shutter speeds to convey the feelings and emotions you get from the environment around you.

It's easy to get comfortable and premeditated with the skills we have, which can often cut off a genuine connection to what we're trying photograph.

This episode offers some insight as to how we can connect some technical photography knowledge with the story we're trying to tell.

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