Clifton gardens

Day +882: Clifton Gardens

Clifton Gardens is located in Sydney’s north, near Taronga Zoo. It’s easily accessible by car, with parking directly at the gardens (for a fee), or in one of the nearby streets (connected by a steep stairway). It’s a great place to bring your family for a picnic, a little dip in the ocean, or for […]

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Day +617: Boxing Day Portrait

Continuing on from yesterday, I took some more family portraits. The backdrop is distinctively Australian countryside. The image was shot on a Canon 6D with 50mm lens at f5, ISO 100, 1/125th. The subjects were lit by an off-camera high-speed sync flash + softbox. I was using my wife’s gear for this shoot, because there […]

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Day +616: Crazy Christmas photo

The silly season is called this because there is a bunch of people who get together, over-indulge, and act like fools. And it’s usually the parents / grandparents who ask for a group photograph. Most of the time, this picture is horrible, because it is the silly season, and people get together, over-indulge, and act […]

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Day +607: Family

Pictures of the entire family can be hard to get; we succeeded tonight with one half, and we’ll try again at Christmas with the other. Not only does an extended family photo include getting all the people in one spot, but everybody has to be co-operative (ie. no tongues sticking out, face-pulling, etc). It’s like […]

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Day +564: The CUTEST family!

  Getting a nice picture of your family, or just the kids, especially with you in it, can be next to impossible. Kids don’t co-operate, they don’t want to be in photos, and sometimes, they’re just in a downright bad mood. As family portrait photographers, it is our job to get great images, even given […]

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Day +352: Birthday Fun

Family fun day in the city, turned into a little impromptu photoshoot behind the Art Gallery (we were going to go inside, but they wanted me to check in my backpack with my camera gear to the cloak room). Sorry, I don’t post photos of my daughter here… Oh BTW, in the featured image above, […]

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Day +338: Easter

Yesterday, we went to the Royal Easter Show. It has been years since we last went, so we thought we would check it out. Historically, we have felt that the show was a crowded, hot, disorganised mess; it was a pleasant surprise that things have improved a bit. Any carnival / theme park has a […]

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Day +185: Cooma

This weekend, we went to Cooma, my wife’s hometown. In Winter, Cooma becomes a hub for skiers who pass through on the way to the Snowy Mountains. At other times of the year, it slumbers. The scenery is nice, but there’s not much there. Even the ice cream isn’t that good. This is the garden […]

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