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.

Sigma 70mm ART Macro Review (via Shotkit.com)

  As mentioned previous, I’m doing some writing and reviews for the awesome guys at Shotkit.com so this is the 2nd article and my first review to go live. There are more articles and reviews coming up. Sigma 70mm ART Macro Review (via Shotkit.com) The great thing with open camera

Dear Sony Users – It’s not Apple’s fault you can’t update your camera

Recently the forums and facebook groups have been littered with complaints about Apple. Yes, the evil people at Apple made their software incompatible with a whole heap of other software, and it’s all their fault. Except its not. Nearly a decade ago, Apple starting transitioning to 64-bit processors. The last

Melbourne Shooting Locations (Australia) – Part 1

Introduction I apologise to my non-Australian or non-Melbournian followers, but this article is dedicated solely to Melbourne, my hometown location as I focus on some of my favourite Melbourne photography locations for shooting. Most of these are portrait locations as I can’t cover any of the sports stuff. These locations

Changes to look of the webpage

Over the past month you may notice some changes to the page. I’ve been experimenting with various themes and unfortunately some of them haven’t really made the grade so I have had to turf them. I apologise to anyone who is getting frustrated by this.

Why Sony’s A9ii strategy​ makes no sense

There have been a floury of Sony apologist rushing to defend Sony with the disappointed fan base and the A9ii release. The excuses provided have been along the lines of: Sony needed a better backend workflow for professional users The A9 was good enough that not much was required This

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

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