Simons Photography - New Zealand Photographer
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Not so blissful

Not so blissful

The default Windows XP wallpaper containing rolling green hills, blue sky and fluffy white clouds is a real photo, taken by a real photographer - Charles O'Rear, now 73.  You are probably thinking OMFG he must have lolled all the way to the bank? Wro... 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 »

How hot is it?

How hot is it?

It's been hot. It's been humid, sticky and fucking hot.  I don't mind heat but humidity on the other hand, in what is classified as a sub tropical country (NZ) can turn into a nightmare.  I've been trying to get some work done, not so easy when there... Read More »

Delorean Hot Wheels Found!

Delorean Hot Wheels Found!

So I finally, after around a year of searching local shops, found some Hot Wheels BTTF cars.  While I am super happy about this, I really wish the BTTF1 car had been the car from the start of the movie, and not the end of the movie. These two (see photo)... Read More »

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 »

Hot Wheels Retro Entertainment Series

Hot Wheels Retro Entertainment Series

A while ago Hot Wheels started producing movie/tv cars under the category Hot Wheels Retro Entertainment Series.  Normally I only collect1/25 scale cars, but since the 1/25 BTTF cars are also priced well above all the others, I thought this might satisfy... Read More »

Arkles Bay ReShoot

I spent the day at Arkles Bay again today, took around 1400 shots and got super sunburnt. More soon.

NZ Photography Laws

NZ Photography Laws

So last week in Pak n Save I was told that I am not allowed to take photos. Turns out that legally, as long as I'm not shooting people, this is not accurate, even if they have a 'no cameras' sign on the front door.   You can check out what the five-... Read More »

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