I like to photograph a wide variety of subjects but primarily with a nature theme. So that’s where I started when looking at more local subjects to photograph. When ‘stuck’ around home it can be useful to try out new techniques, camera settings etc by photographing flora in the backyard as an example but in the end if that’s not a subject that gets you excited then your more likely to have fun and produce more interesting results by seeking out subjects that do grab your attention.
Intentional camera movement (ICM) is something that I like to play around with as a creative outlet and the beaches here offer an opportunity to find different colour tones at all times of the day so I have spent time experimenting with that technique and have created some nice new abstract work. This is definitely all about having fun with your photography and not taking any of it too seriously!
Drone photography is seen everywhere these days but an ability to take to the air with a camera doesn’t automatically make for a better photo and a lot of what is shown on social media is pretty generic and not very creative so I have been challenging myself to look for ‘art in nature’ and try for some more interesting compositions both at Noosa and on a couple of hiking and climbing adventures in SE QLD. You can decide from these photos if I’ve been successful or not, but I have certainly enjoyed the process and the challenge and have come up with work that is a bit different, for me at least.