Simons Photography - New Zealand Photographer
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The First Selfie

The First Selfie

Snapped in New York on the roof of the Marceau Studio on Fifth Avenue, across the street from St. Patrick's Cathedral, this picture features five mustached photographers holding an antediluvian analog camera at arm's length. Because this camera would have been... Read More »

100 Tips from a Professional Photographer

100 Tips from a Professional Photographer

This list is for me to re-read at my leisure, but you can read it too :p   Just because someone has an expensive camera doesn't mean that they're a good photographer. Always shoot in RAW. Always. Prime lenses help you learn to be a better photog... Read More »

The First Photo Ever

The First Photo Ever

Boulevard du Temple, a daguerreotype made by Louis Daguerre in 1838, is generally accepted as the earliest photograph to include people. It is a view of a busy street, but because the exposure time was at least ten minutes the moving traffic left no trace. Onl... Read More »

Photography Cheat Sheet

Photography Cheat Sheet

  Want to capture excellent photos? Then you need to understand three things — the aperture, the shutter speed, and the ISO.    The aperture controls light that passes through your camera lens. If you shoot with the aperture adjusted to the s... Read More »

Shooting Levick in the face

Shooting Levick in the face

Had a great afternoon yesterday once again shooting Simon Levick for his soon to be launched website. I have permission to post a chunk of the shoot later on once we have sorted through what is looking like a very productive afternoon.... Read More »

Long focus test

Long focus test

Testing my long lens in low light

Lots of shooting

Lots of shooting

I've had a busy few days - shooting in Puhoi and its famous cheese shop (as yet not uploaded), Wenderholm park (as yet not uploaded) and today at the Stillwater Raft Race.  For the raft race I have added a new category since it involved so many shots (as... Read More »

My Camera

This is my camera (Canon 600D) having a rest on the beach.