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.

TAMRON 70-180MM F/2.8 DI III VXD REVIEW (via Shotkit.com)

I don’t get many pre-release lenses, so when the opportunity arises to test one, I jump at it. When that lens is the long-awaited Tamron 70-180mm f/2.8 Di III VXD, it makes it all the more exciting. The problem in Sonyland is that there aren’t any other real alternatives to

Samyang 18mm FE AF Review (via Shotkit.com)

This is my review on the Samyang 18mm from Shotkit.com In August, the new Samyang AF 18mm f/2.8 FE lens was announced. It’s one they claim is the smallest and lightest full-frame on the market. So who are Samyang? While they may be somewhat new to the autofocus game, they’ve

Peak Design Everyday Messenger Review (via Shotkit.com)

My review on the Peak Design Everyday Messenger published on Shotkit In 2016, over twenty-five thousand backers put their hard-earned cash down on the Peak Design campaign making it one of the most successful Kickstarter campaigns in history. The bags were delivered as promised, and the range went on to

Wandrd DUO Daypack (via Shotkit.com)

This is a review I put together for shotkit.com The Wandrd DUO Daypack serves a particular crowd… Which crowd? Well, there’s a large proportion of photographers that will never take on a full-time career in photography. Some of us would love to take it on as a career, but the photography

Tamron 70-180mm High res samples

I know a lot of people have been waiting so I thought I’d post some high resolution shots. Nothing exciting. I’ve had it for 24 hours and the weather was miserable. Many of the photos are mediocre. I shoot sports and portraits and it’s not an ideal time to get

Goodbye, Apple, it’s not me, it’s you…

Image: From AMD’s Ryzon 3900X Product Page So I’m here at the point of replacing my current aging Macbook Pro 15″ and I’m stuck with a dilemma. It’s been running as a desktop for a while and it’s getting to a point where it needs a bit of a kickstart.

The world is changing – wishing everyone well

I don’t normally write non-photography related posts on this blog, but I think were all facing an unprecedented crisis in the coming weeks and months. Life as we know it will change and some of the freedoms we take for granted will disappear temporarily. I’m going to avoid a doom

ThinkTank Retrospective 15 Backpack Review (via Shotkit.com)

It’s been nearly eight years since I found my first camera bag love. It was a Think Tank Retrospective 20, and one of the first bags I found that didn’t look like a camera bag. It started my love affair with stylish camera bags – one that has turned out

Morality and professionalism vs Legality – The Hillary Duff question

For those who don’t know, there has been some publicity around a situation where Hillary Duff posted a video to her followers of her confronting a random photographer who was filming a sports event that her child attended. https://pagesix.com/2020/02/22/hilary-duff-blasts-creepy-photographer-for-taking-pictures-of-her-kids/ Now I don’t want to get into whether he was paparazzi

Sigma 24-70mm f/2.8 DG DN ART Review (via Shotkit.com)

This is a review I put together for shotkit.com In 2019, Sigma released their first DG DN lens – the Sigma 35mm f/1.2 DG DN ART. This was one of the first Sigma lenses to be made for a full-frame mirrorless mount, as opposed to the DSLR lenses Sigma produced

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