Tools of the Trade

Click Click, Bang Bang – A Photography Podcast – EPISODE 6 Show Notes What do Beyoncé and Donald Trump’s impeachment hearings have in common? Well, both are watched by millions and both have been photographed by photographers using film cameras. But why would anyone use a film camera in those situations? Mez and Toby discuss […]

Travelling Italy with Ilford

My latest contribution to the offical Ilford Photo online magazine is LIVE. You can read it here or below! A MEDIUM FOR THE MOMENT  I always travel with my 35mm SLR and a stack of Ilford HP5 and Ilford FP4 film. I definitely prefer the look and process of shooting film when traveling and photographing […]

A film connection

I am honored to be a new contributor to Ilford’s online magazine, my first blog went live last week. Read it HERE or below!   A FORMER LIFE . . . Before my life as a photographer I worked in Social Services for many years advocating and caring for adults with severe intellectual and psychical […]

Streets of Siena

A Tuscan Treasure As we open to shutters of our Siena apartment we are greeted by the most extraordinary sight, The Duomo of Santa Maria Assunta. This cathedral dominates the hill that Siena is built on. The town’s medieval gothic architecture is a sight to behold and makes this Tuscan town one of Italy’s most […]

Hybrid Shooting

I’ve been giving a few different presentations at photographic societies and clubs around Sydney over the last 6 months, so I have decided to put them up on my blog for anyone who wants a read.   The first presentation is on Hybrid Shooting.  I consider myself a Hybrid Shooter – meaning I shoot both […]

Florence, Italy

Entering central Florence, walking through the cobbled streets, looking up at all of the magnificent architecture, I’m taken back in time.  As I’m walking I’m wondering what it would have been like wandering these streets in the late 14th Century and casually passing Donatello or Michelangelo in the street.  ‘Heeeyyyy D, what up?!’ Ok maybe […]

Lake Como, Italy

I’m finally getting a chance to go through and edit some images I took while away in Italy last September/October.  Like every trip I take I always have my 35mm film camera (Pentax Spotmatic SP 1000) with me and a digital camera – this time I brought a small option with me – Canon 550D […]

Venice on film – Part II

Venice is a colourful city, but so much of its charm and essence can be beautifully captured in black and white. From the people endlessly roaming the streets, to the workers and the stunning architecture, this city has an old world charm that cries out for a medium which can capture its rawness, history and beauty…  

Venice on film – Part I

I have recently returned from Europe where my husband and I toured around Northern Italy before heading north to Estonia to see my family. We got to spend two days in Venice, and it definitely lived up to the hype.  It is an extraordinarily vibrant and beautiful city. We spent hours and hours wandering and […]