I get asked more and more often and I see posts online about how much to charge for photography work and images. I cringe when I see people confessing to doing work for nothing and even I have been asked to work for no fee with the compensation of a “Free holiday”. I know this can sound really tempting, and a lot of people jump at the opportunity. However, before you go signing your rights away, consider that firstly, you are ruining the business for people who are doing this as a fulltime job, to pay actual real bills and living expenses as well as take into consideration what you are actually worth.
This is something I have been wanting to do for some time. Lets call it a little experiment. I took a similar shot firstly on my I-phone, as is, then on my camera, as is, and finally the camera version edited in Lightroom to compare the results.
Considering Hervey Bay is only a short 30 minute plane flight or 4 hour drive up the road from where I live on the Gold Coast and so many people talk about this region, I can’t believe I have never been there before. It’s not for any reason in particular, but I guess it was just never on my bucket list.
Whistler. There’s a reason why this is one of the most popular ski destinations in the world, particularly for the many Australians that visit to escape the extreme down under summer heat.
I was born in Darwin. My family lost our home and all our possessions in Cyclone Tracey and were forced to leave. In more recent times, I have travelled there every year for the Supercars at Hidden Valley. They are held in winter months. The Dry season when the weather is considered perfect. Gorgeous sunshine days, warm temperatures, little rain and great for exploring the vast outback surrounds of Darwin such as Katherine, Litchfield and of course, Kakadu National Park.
Tokyo is Japan’s Capital and the world’s most populated city with over 35 million residents. Yet somehow, they manage their numbers well and unlike many other popular tourist cities, you don’t feel overwhelmed by crowds. In addition to its size, Tokyo is also one of the safest cities in the world with crimes against tourists very rare. You can feel comfortable in walking the streets at night with the lowest per capita crime rate in the world. These are just a couple of the reasons that Japan is considered one of the world’s greatest cities to visit, but there’s plenty more.
Noumea – capital of New Caledonia. It’s about a 2 hour flight out of Brisbane, east and with a similar climate to South East Queensland, the September holidays are the perfect time to visit. Noumea is the capital of New Caledonia’s main island and located in the south of the island on a deep water harbour.