What awesome skillz do I have?
(Yeah that’s a ‘Z’)
I’m lucky enough to spend a lot of my time travelling the globe in search of the perfect place to take unforgettable photos. I also run a website to help other photographers learn – with a focus on travel photography – NeverEndingPhotog.com
I do heaps of other things (like marketing and filmmaking) too, but photography is very close to my heart and something I’ve been doing for over 9 years now.
I didn’t actually get into photography until later in life. It was when I studied film & TV (I completed my BA in Multimedia at Charles Sturt University) that I picked up a DSLR for the first time. But once I did, I was hooked. I had discovered something that I not only loved to do, but through the power of visual storytelling, also brought joy to everyone around me. A win win!
What gets me out of bed in the morning?
(Besides my awesome Garmin alarm watch thingy)
I could talk all day about why I love photography so much (don’t worry, I won’t!) but if I had to sum it up, it comes down to one simple reason. Photography is the way I’m best able to bring joy and inspiration to the world. Whether by encouraging budding photographers, motivating people to travel and have more adventures (and to better capture the moments when they do), or simply by putting a smile on someone’s face. Sure, it may sound cheesy, but it’s the honest truth!
So head on over to NeverEndingPhotog.com to learn more and get inspired or find out more about me here. You can also see some of the projects and jobs I’ve had the opportunity to be a part of below.
I’m like most people around the world that love to travel to see new places and meet interesting people. What makes me a little different – and lucky – is that I do my job while I travel which lets me do it more often than most. I love this aspect of my work and if I had to choose one thing to do for the rest of my life this would be it.
Highlights have been climbing Mt Fuji during the off season and living to tell the tale (with some very sweet photos as well), soaking in the sights and sounds of the Pushkar Camel Fair in India as well as camping my way around New Zealand in the summer.
During a long stint at the U.S. Embassy I had the chance to photograph celebrities and VIP’s from all around the globe. A notable one was Barack Obama twice during his presidency. These are considered one of the toughest photography gigs (along with an Olympics which I’m yet to do… yet) and I happened to do it twice.
I also got the chance to photograph Buzz Aldrin, a Wiggles concert, several sporting matches and so many other crazy experiences all because of my work. I still love shooting these types of jobs – nearly as much as the travel work even!
While I love photography, filmmaking comes a close second. Spending time telling a more in depth story has become something I’m very passionate about. Slow travel is a huge focus for me and filmmaking works in perfectly with that process.
I’ve interviewed Ambassadors and Football stars as well as the local hot air balloon owner and love every single piece of work.
This is a site I run to help people learn photography with a travel spin while we do it. It’s much easier learning how to use your DSLR or iPhone camera better when you either know you’re about to head off overseas or you’re already there and are inspired to get better.
You’ve invested all that money in a quality camera (whether it’s your smartphone or a DSLR) so why not figure out how to get amazing photos?