SUP with reef sharks in the crystal clear waters of Moorea, French Polynesia

Some of my favourite images are those that I have pre-visualised beforehand.  No doubt there is something fun and exciting about turning up somewhere and seeing and photographing the unexpected, but being able to create an image that I already have in my head is even more of a thrill for me.  Especially when it comes out as great as this one. Paddle boarding is a huge sport that is taking off around the world and I am a keen fan myself.  Ever since getting my… READ MORE >

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During a recent trip to Alaska with Dean Fitzpatrick of Wildlight Safaris I was once again witness to the amazing Aurora Borealis (or Northern Lights) known to this area. Having photographed them before, this time I also wanted to capture some time lapse footage as a better way of sharing with others just how incredible this display of light really is. Dean and I were in Alaska to scope out an itinerary for a Photo Tour we are putting together for 2016 which will include the… READ MORE >

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We made you all wait a little bit longer this year, but the 2014 Travel Photography Awards are now open for entries!  With an all new-look website, new prizes and new judges, we can’t wait for you to jump online and check us out. Visit the new website here – www.travelphotographyawards.com. French Polynesia Awaits you!  1st place winner (Amateur category) will be jetting off to French Polynesia for a personalised photo tour of the region alongside renowned travel photographer Chris McLennan.  Includes flights, accommodation, meals and… READ MORE >

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This was a fun shoot with a lot of logistics involved together with problem solving to reach the final result. My client, Angel Fire Ski Resort in New Mexico, wanted a new night ski/boarding image so I captured some more “traditional” style images on the mountain whilst night skiing was in operation. However I had conceptualised an idea in my mind some time ago that took this idea to the next level.  I wanted to capture an action ski shot at night – freezing the action… READ MORE >

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I recently completed a photo shoot in Glenorchy (in the South Island of New Zealand) for a NZ company “FX Bikes” to shoot their prototype, super light, go anywhere, 60 kg “Mountain Moto” motorcycle. It was great to be able to work in such beautiful locations as there are on offer in this area.  Glenorchy is a personal favourite of mine and I love every opportunity I have to get back there.  On this shoot, I photographed two motorcycles as a father and his 12 year… READ MORE >

Castle Hill, Arthurs Pass, South Island, New Zealand

Those of us who have been born and raised in this wonderful country – colloquially titled “Godzone”, as well as many who have traveled here at a later stage – often to remain, are already convinced of the wonders this distinctive nation offers.  For me, it is a feeling that is reinforced every time I arrive home after a trip away.  But never more so than when I have the opportunity to return to the South Island and my true “home of homes” – the peaks… READ MORE >

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Its that time of year again and we will shortly be kicking off our 2014 Travel Photography Awards!! And with quite a few changes this year… New look website (see below), Pro and Amateur categories this time, new prizes, new judges… Its all very exciting as we put the finishing touches on the website ready for launch in February. If you want to read about the prize winner Dana Allen’s trip to Tahiti last year then have a look at this post here. Otherwise, start putting… READ MORE >

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I was once again back in Fiji and looking forward to working for a number of my regular clients.  First stop was Manta Ray Island Resort with the aim of creating some great new images to show sun, sand and crystal clear waters – all of the vital ingredients required for a tropical escape.  The weather gods had not been particularly kind on my previous shoot there, so with the sun out in full force I was excited to be making my way north to the… READ MORE >

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Been dreaming of that special trip… The one that has been sitting on your bucket list for a while now? Don’t wait any longer! Treat yourself this Christmas by booking a place on our 2014 adventure to the arctic with Journeys Unforgettable to see and photograph the mysterious and mighty polar bears. Over half the trip is sold already and the remaining seats will be snapped up soon due to the very unique and special nature of this once in a lifetime adventure.  Visit our Photo… READ MORE >

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Well we’ve all been caught up in the whole Car-L phenomenon for the past couple of weeks, but that doesn’t mean I’ve forgotten about all of the other exciting projects we’ve had going on lately…  Not least of which was our Travel Photography Awards 2013 Prize Winner Dana Allen’s trip to Tahiti with Chris. I touched base with Dana recently to hear how their adventure went, and to see some of the amazing photos he captured on his journey around French Polynesia. Having traveled from Zimbabwe… READ MORE >

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Wow! Isn’t it great when you come up with a new project that ends up being way more fun than you anticipated, and then takes on a life all of its own! Makes all the hard work seem worth it that’s for sure. And so began the life of “Car-L”…  I first had the idea of using a remote control vehicle to get a camera up close and personal to wildlife after a trip to Africa in 2012. A friend gave me her son’s old remote… READ MORE >

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