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Capture Magazine | Australia’s Top Photographers Award

Ok ok, so I’m a wedding photographer, but thats not all I photograph. I have been known to shoot the odd spot of advertising photography. In fact, I was just voted Australia’s number two emerging advertising photographer by the most established advertising photographers in Australia… and that’s kinda cool. This poll is run by Capture Magazine annually. Being a photographer, I figured I may as well take the mag somewhere nice and snap a few pics of it!

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Kellee - Congratulations!

Ricki Lee, ummm, I mean Lykke Li

Ok, so it did take me a while to decide who I should be blogging about, in the end Lykke Li won out, mainly due to the fact Ricki Lee said I “can’t touch it” … of course I also happen to love this song by Lykke Li.

In tribute to talk show host Ricki lake… “GO LYKKE!… GO LYKKE!”


Stal Kherr - I adore this song. Video ain’t bad either. You have good taste.

Yeah Yeah YEAH! (s)

So, another song worth turning up… I adore Karen O’s voice, as a matter of fact Karen if you’re reading and you feel some strange yearning to marry me thats cool, I’ll photograph our wedding facebook style holding an iphone out infront of us and snapping away. Hmm, perhaps that could become my new thing, Iphone wedding, any takers?

P.S. Karen i’m not really creepy, you’d have to buy me dinner first.

P.P.S. This song may require semi-naked interpretive dancing around one’s bedroom.


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Bliss N Eso – Down by the River

Whenever I’m driving around, which seems to be quite a lot, I’ve always got either Triple J or FBI tuned into the radio. One song I can’t help but turn up is Down by the River by Bliss N Eso… I’ve been a fan of a number of their tunes and am really loving this track at the moment.

Ok ok… so even though I may crank up the radio on occasions I do turn it down when i’m stopped at lights… I don’t wanna be one of “those” guys. Hmmm, now I’m one of those people who puts things in quotation marks… damn. Don’t worry, I didn’t do the quotation mark “fingers”

… whats happening to me. Sigh.




Julianna - So cool – I love it!

Sydney Storm Photography

My 2nd shooter Rachael and I like to get out once a week and explore a new location, see what ideas we can come up with and generally push ourselves to stay fresh and continue exploring and growing as photographers, the ideas of which we can then bring to our wedding photography. Yesterday we headed out to South Head on what was a gorgeous sunny Sydney day. After wandering around for an hour or so we could see heavy clouds rolling in over Sydney’s skyline. Perched up on South Head gave us a great vantage point where we sat and watched the dramatically changing weather.

Rain was clearly coming our way and we were faced with the decision of heading back to to the car and missing some awesome shots or waiting around, grabbing some photos and taking cover in a nearby bunker left present from world war 1 (I believe)… We chose the latter option… here we sat for an hour waiting for the storm to pass, we were joined by 2 other randoms and later during the storm a wet shirtless backpacker!

Anyway, it was beautiful overlooking Sydney Harbour as the storm rolled through, we had a great day and our equipment came home dry… WIN!

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stephen henry - those clouds look ready to punch some lights out

Amy Tickle - I LOVE these Sam!! I miss Sydney storms.

michele bowman - wow, these are such beautiful and dramatic photos!!

Photoshop tutorial – Changing eye colour

Hi everybody! (Hi Doctor Sam!!)

Here is a neat tutorial video I made to show you guys how to change eye colour and enhance eyes using Photosho CS4/CS5

Hope you learn something.



Sam - No Probs Sharolyn! Thanks for stopping by to check my blog out… I have a whole bunch of tutorials I’m going to put together when I have the time, it’s good to hear they are useful.

Sharolyn - Hey Sam, I checked out the tutorial, great job. I look forward to more of these as I have so much to learn and you really seem to have a great grasp on things. Thanks for putting the time into it.

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