Author: The Overrated Photographer

I am a forty something year old Melbourne based photographer covering a broad range of genre’s from sports to portraits and travel. My introduction into photography started with doing some kitesurfing photos, but with the arrival of my first daughter, my focus shifted to family and the vast majority of my photos are either family or street. I still try to get extreme sports when I am not kitesurfing myself. My current non-personal photography work is confined to charity and not-for-profit engagements where I am engaged in photography for a number charity events to give back to the community and help support fund raising for these organisations. These include the homeless and cancer events. I do not currently do any paid commercial work as I run a successful non-photography business and this allows me to explore my personal creativity with photography.

Taking camera photos on a budget

Introduction I’m often asked how I get my gear photos. People like showing off their gear and as a result, camera photos have become more popular. There is obviously a lot of work (and gear) that goes into good stock camera photos, but are also ways to produce good photos

The A9ii – Are our expectations to high or did Sony fail us?

The A9ii announcement has come and gone. There has been a floury of people saying Sony under-delivered and a number defending Sony and saying the user expectations were too high. So who is right? At the risk of opening myself up to criticism, when you have to ask the question

Distinguished Gentleman’s Ride with the Sigma ART 35mm f/1.2 and 135mm f/1.8

35mm and 135mm are my favourite focal lengths. When this years Distinguished Gentleman’s Ride came up and I had a chance to get involved, they became the natural choice for my camera bag. For those who aren’t familiar, the Distinguished Gentleman’s ride is an event that raises money (and awareness)

Get out of your comfort zone and learn how to shoot flash

I can’t count the number of times I’ve heard the phrase “I only shoot natural light”. In photography circles its normally use for one two reasons: The photographer in question knows how to use off camera flash but prefers natural light because it works better for the way they take

What is ISO? (via Shotkit.com)

As mentioned, I’m doing some writing for Shotkit so this is the first article I’ve put out. There should be some more articles coming soon What is ISO? (via Shotkit.com) The shift from automatic to manual can be pretty daunting for many new photographers. As you start to get your

Writing for Shotkit.com

I wanted to let people know that the kind people at http://www.shotkit.com offered me the opportunity to do some writing and reviews for them.   It’s a great website run by photographers with a focus on gear so it’s great to be able to contribute to them.   I like

Our extreme focus on image quality over purpose

I saw a post the other day, questioning whether the A7Riv out-resolves the G Master and G lenses and whether people would need to upgrade lenses as a result. Yeah, I know what you’re thinking…who the hell cares? Apparently some people do. 6 months ago they had the sharpest lenses

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