Simons Photography - New Zealand Photographer
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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 »

How to be an Opportunistic Photographer

How to be an Opportunistic Photographer

It's all in the eyes.    I believe you first need to be the kind of person who not just notices things, but has a second look at things with an expectation of wonder, perhaps you could learn this simply by slowing yourself down a bit and really tak... Read More »

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 »

Drive-by Shooting

Drive-by Shooting

As my car is out of commission, I initially found shooting from a moving vehicle bit of a challenge, especially ending up with power poles in what could have been a great shot. To overcome this I used what I have learn over the years as a gamer - lead the targ... Read More »

My Camera

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

Photography and Filters

The other day I posted a sunset on Facebook and I was asked how much saturation I must have put on it to get it so red - this has prompted this post.  I don't really do a hell of a lot to my photos I take with my camera - sometimes I might go as far... Read More »