Coogee Pool Art photography

Hi everyone,I just wanted to thank everyone who bought this piece of art, it is now my most popular art piece in my Coogee Pool series. If you are interested in seeing more, I am exhibiting again in October in Cafe Japone in Randwick. If you can not wait till then, you can order by email at This print is limited to 20 and there are only 12 left, so be quick if you are interested.

A few tips on pet photography

Hello, I thought I would give you some useful information today, well I hope you find it useful. Just a few tips to get great images of your pooch.
First, give him/her a very thorough wash and blow dry. The cleaner the dog, the shinier the coat will come up in the shots.
Next, keep his/her favourite treats at hand, preferably contained so the treats are not the focus until you need them.
Ok, so now your ready for shooting. Pick a location where the background is not too cluttered. Take out garbage bins, rubish etc, the less distractions the better. If your at your local park, try to keep away from other dog walkers and picnickers etc so your pooch can focus on the job at hand. Oh yeah, bring someone to help you, very important.
Now take out your camera. Use a very fast shutter speed, especially if you want action shots, try for 1/500th or faster.
For the portrait, get your dog to sit and pay attention by giving commands that your dog will react to, like “walkies” “where’s the cat” etc etc. If this doesn’t work, it is time for the treats.
If you are wanting action shots, the more you shoot the more luck you will have with getting great images.
So I hope that was useful, let me know if you have success!
Until next time

Cup cake heaven

Yesterday I was photographing cup cakes for Donna Harvie from Coogee Creative Cakes. There were beautiful bright coloured designs and cute and zany themes like Doctor Who and Harry Potter! The beauty of food photography is of course sampling a few goodies after the shoot. Great flavours Donna, well done. My son wants the recipes, he would prefer your cupcakes over my muffins!!!!

Donna - 03/08/2012 - 4:36 pm

Looks Fantastic – Great Photography!

Honey - 03/08/2012 - 5:31 pm

Thanks Donna.

Peter - 03/08/2012 - 6:28 pm

The photos and cakes look great!!