Beautiful White Swan

As you may remember earlier this month I posted the Beautiful Black Swan… this is my follow up photograph.

I am pleased to announce:

The latest FREE fine art photograph is ready to be downloaded.

December 2012 – White Swan.jpg


You can use the photo for whatever you like. Enjoy.


Beautiful White Swan

Until Next Time – Happy Shooting


Free Fine Art Photography – November 2012

The latest FREE fine art photographs are ready to be downloaded.

November 2012 – Rottnest Island.jpg

November 2012 – Quokka.jpg


Free Fine Art Photography - November 2012 - Quokka

Free Fine Art Photography - November 2012 - Rottnest Island

I hope you enjoy the photos and feel free to use them for whatever you like.


Nikon D5200 Review

Nikon have officially announced the new Nikon D5200. Here is some information from Nikon about the camera:


Breath-taking image quality

 The third camera in its series, following the D5000 and the D5100, the Nikon D5200 offers a massive leap in image-quality. In addition to the 24.1-megapixel DX-format CMOS sensor for finely detailed images, the new EXPEED 3 image processor provides high-speed operation and excellent, rich colour reproduction – as well as enhanced movie recording. The high ISO sensitivity (100-6400 which is extendable to 25600) delivers brilliant shots in dark or poorly lit environments as well as producing clear images of fast moving subjects.

The Nikon D5200 shares an AF system, metering sensor and scene recognition with the Nikon D7000 series, giving this camera a new level of performance and much enhanced image quality. The superior accuracy of the 39-point AF system and nine cross-type sensors delivers razor sharp images by focusing precisely on the subject you choose. Meanwhile, the 2,016-pixel RGB metering sensor provides precise data to the camera’s Scene Recognition System, which optimises exposure, autofocus and white balance immediately before the shutter is released.

Nikon D5200 with standard Kit lens

Nikon D5200 Black with 18-55mm lens

Image creations from any angle

 The Nikon D5200’s versatile 7.5cm (3-in) vari-angle LCD monitor provides the ultimate freedom and flexibility to take beautiful shots and movies from virtually any position. You can flip, tilt or turn the swivel monitor to get really creative with your angles. In addition, the Nikon D5200 is an intelligently designed lightweight camera, with clear menus and superior ergonomics, making it a pleasure to maneuver and shoot with.
The rotating screen on the Nikon D5200

Wireless connectivity to share your creations

 Wirelessly transmitting images from your camera to an Apple™ or Android™ smart device is possible by using the optional WU-1a Wireless Mobile Adapter. This means you can share images that you are proud of with friends via social networks and email for instant reactions. It is even possible to control your camera remotely from your smart device to help you take beautiful shots without disturbing your subjects.
A rear view of the Nikon D5200 with Wifi Adapter

Distinctive HD movies

 Effortlessly alternate between shooting stills and Full HD movies with smooth (up to 60i/50i) recording at the flick of a switch. The camera’s subject tracking of moving objects in three dimensions, with full time servo AF (AF-F), ensures focus of moving objects throughout filming. Adding to that, creating movies to be proud of can be achieved with in-movie editing and the camera’s built-in stereo microphone.
The Nikon D5200 Video setup  with a microphone attached

Inspirational Effect and Scene modes

 Be even more original with the Nikon D5200 Effects mode. A range of seven special effects: Selective Colour, Miniature, High and Low Key, Silhouette, Colour Sketch and Night Vision can be applied in real time to images and movies through Live View so you can see what your final creation will look like before you shoot it. In addition, in-camera High Dynamic Range (HDR) and D-lighting capture detailed images of high-contrast scenes, increasing creative possibilities. You can also select from 16 different Scene modes – they optimise the camera settings, such as shutter speed, ISO and aperture – to the situation you are shooting. It is great for a quick shot or if you are still learning about D-SLR photography.
Nikon D5200 with standard kit lens
The Nikon D5200 Bronze with 18-55mm lens 

Easy User Interface with Live View Feature as an option

Nikon D5200 Rear Display
Nikon D5200 Rear Display

Key features

– DX-format, 24.1 megapixel CMOS image sensor with EXPEED 3 for exceptional quality
– Vari-angle LCD monitor: View life at a unique angle with a high resolution, 7.5cm (3.0-in), 921k dot vari-angle screen
– Compatible with Wireless Mobile Adaptor WU-1a to transmit images from the camera to AppleTM or AndroidTM smart device and remote shooting¹
– High ISO (100-6400) extendable to 25600: keeps the detail with low noise in low-light situations
– Razor-sharp 39-point AF system with nine cross-type sensors in the center. Offers fast and precise autofocus coverage across the frame
– 2,016 pixel RGB metering sensor delivers highly accurate metering for exact exposures and provides precise data to the camera’s Scene Recognition System
– Scene Recognition System optimizes exposure, autofocus and white balance immediately before the shutter is released
– Continuous shooting at 5fps: so you do not miss that fast-moving action shot
– High dynamic range (HDR): Gives detailed shots of high-contrast scenes by combining two shots taken within a single shutter release
– Active D-Lighting: Retains details in highlights and shadows for well-balanced images, even if the subject is moving
– D-Movie: Full (1080p) HD movies with smooth (up to 60i/50i) recording and a built-in stereo microphone
– D-Movie AF modes: Live View autofocus works when shooting movie clips, keeping subjects in sharp focus
– In-built stereo-microphone for improved sound quality
– Updated new generation GUI Design
– 16 Scene modes: Automatically adjusts camera settings, including Picture Controls and Active D-Lighting, for optimal results
– Effects mode – seven effects including Selective Colour and Miniature, which can be applied in pre-shoot, for more creative movies and stills
– Compatible with WR-R10 Wireless Remote transceiver and WR-T10 Wireless Remote transmitter that let you control key camera functions from a distance
– GPS compatible: Records the exact location of the camera when a picture is taken by using the optional GP-1 unit
– NIKKOR lenses: take advantage of Nikon’s legendary NIKKOR lenses and make the most of the camera’s 24-megapixel resolution. Capture photos with vivid colour and striking contrast. Shoot movies with crisp detail or experiment with cinematic effects
– Available in three colours: black, red and bronze
– Lightweight body (505g) with an intelligent design and superior ergonomics

¹ Compatible with iOS™ and Android™ smart devices. This feature requires use of a dedicated Wireless Mobile Utility application that can be downloaded for free from Google Play™ and the Apple App Store™.

Sample Photos from the Nikon D5200

Nikon D5200 Sample Image for the camera

Nikon D5200 Sample Image for the camera

Nikon D5200 Sample Image for the camera

Nikon D5200 Sample Image for the camera

Nikon D5200 Sample Image for the camera


For more information about this product visit Nikon’s site here

Parts of this post were supplied by Nikon Press.

Until next time – Happy Shooting!

New GoPro Hero3 – Black Edition

GoPro Hero3 – Black Edition

The new Go Pro Hero 3 camera - black edition

I can’t wait to get one of these GoPro Hero 3 cameras! I have the GoPro Hero 2 which should work along side the Hero 3 (most of the new accessories like the new LCD touch screen should also work with the new one once firmware has been updated).

I am planning to use the WiFi remote to control both cameras at the same time so hopefully in the near future you will be seeing more of me!


Until next time – Happy Shooting.

Free Fine Art Photography – October 2012 – Circular Pool

The latest FREE fine art photograph is ready to be downloaded.

October 2012 – Circular Pool.tiff


You can use the photo for whatever you like. Enjoy.


Circular Pool in the south west of Western Australia

Until next time – Happy Shooting

Sony A99 Sample Photo

Over the next couple of days I will have a few more photos to post that I captured using the new Sony A99. Of course as always I have styled the jpeg file using Photoshop. Thanks to Sony for an amazing night of photography.

Sample photograph taken with the Sony A99

Sony A99 – Sony 28-75mm f2.8 SAM Lens – ISO 160 – 1/60 sec – f2.8

Its back to editing weddings now.

Until next time – Happy Shooting