Friday, August 17, 2018

Architectural Photography Anywhere

There are some basic 'rules' in architectural photography (which are often broken of course) but they do have some merit most of the time. Guiding principles are probably a more apt term than rules. For instance, hold the camera level, try to keep vertical lines vertical, pay attention to the overall composition and chose an interesting subject.  If there are people around include them in the photo.  Try not to have anything poking in or out at the perimeter of the  picture space (e.g. people half in/out, light fixtures, furniture etc). After that it gets technical, but a decent architectural photograph can be taken with any camera if you follow the guiding principles.  This photo was taken in the Gallery of Modern Art (GOMA) in Brisbane using the iPhone Hipstamatic.

Friday, August 10, 2018

Wheel of Brisbane

The Wheel of Brisbane is a 60 metre diameter Ferris Wheel built by Bussink of Switzerland.  It was erected in 2008 along the northern entrance to South Bank Parklands along the Brisbane River.  I opted for this non-traditional photo showing the wheel reflected in the glazing of an adjacent building,

Friday, August 3, 2018

Australasian Swamphen

If you're going through life being called a 'swamphen' you'd better be good looking.  This photo was taken in the Brisbane Botanical Gardens.

Friday, July 27, 2018

Recent Projects - Blind Enthusiasm Brewery

Last summer I photographed the Ritchie Market which features a brew pub called Biera; the beer on offer at Biera is brewed on site by Blind Enthusiasm, an Edmonton craft brewery.  This will be their off site brewing operation just a few blocks to the west of Biera.

Thursday, July 26, 2018

Byron Bay Lighthouse

The Byron Bay Lighthouse is located at the most easterly point of Australia.  Heading east from here the next landfall is the west coast of Chile some 7400 miles away.

Gallery of Modern Art Brisbane

The Gallery of Modern Art (GOMA) is located in the South Bank area of Brisbane and is part of a cultural precinct in an area of Brisbane that was once a bit of an urban wasteland.

Saturday, July 7, 2018

Tenth Anniversary - a Look Back

I photographed this heritage apartment building for the City of Edmonton several years ago.  Currently it is being considered for demolition to make way for an Modern high rise apartment building.