My First Video Job - Dyer Wedding

Earlier this year I was asked to help document a wedding, now I have photographed a few weddings over the years. However this time round I was asked to film the wedding! This was something that totally took me out of my comfort zone, but I had a lot of fun on the day. I learnt a lot during the day, I thought I knew my old Sony A7, but this taught me more about the limitations on this older model. I am hoping to be able to film some more weddings in the future, video is a totally different beast compared to photography, and it is a creative challenge that I am ready to take on! I hope you enjoy the movie, as much as I enjoyed making it.

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3 Generations of Photographers.

Photography is something that has played a major part in my family for a long time, my interest in it started while I was just starting high school but didn't really bloom until I had finished studying. I started off shooting digital but later made the 'backwards' step into film photography, shooting with both 35 and 120 film and am not in the process of learning to develop my own film as well. My Father and Grandfather also both had a strong love for photography, so I believe that it was only natural for me to have followed suit. In this blog post I will talk about 3 very special cameras I have acquired over the years and the connection to my family.

Rolleicord_IV
Pentax ME.jpg

This is the camera that started me down to path of Film photography, and the camera that started my Camera Collection, it used to belong to my Dad. His Pentax ME, from the late 70's, there is also plenty of family history captured on this camera. It's been used to photograph 2 of my Aunts weddings, it's been used by my father while was in the army, and it's also captured the early years of myself and my brother. For the most part the camera still works very well, it meters correctly but due to some openings in the body there are some minor leak issues.

LeicaM6

And this is my Leica M6, my favourite camera in my collection and the one that I have travelled with, and used the most. Using the serial number, this camera was made sometime during 1996. There is no special history behind this camera other than the fact that I, as many photographers have, had heard about Leica and been captured by the 'mystique' of the brand. When I started shooting more film it was my dream to own a Leica M camera, I was lucky enough to find this particular camera on eBay for a fantastic price. I has been a lot of life and hadn't been taken care of all that well, but after a service it works perfectly, I am not one to buy something and not use it. A camera is meant to be used, so a little wear and tear didn't bother me, but that said I do take care of my things so I intend to be shooting with it for many many years still.

So that was just a little post about 3 generations of my family and their cameras. Each of these camera's is very special to me in many ways and as such are cameras that I would not ever sell, they are going to be handed down to my kids.

Mike.

Model Shoot ... from 2016

Ive been looking back through some of my older draft blog posts, this series was from a photo shoot I did in 2016. I completely forgot that these were sitting deep in my Draft Posts ... I definitely need to get better at posting these images.

Pemberton 2017

A couple years ago some of my close friends went on a boys trip down to Perth’s South West to celebrate my Bachelors Weekend away. It was an amazing trip, with many laughs, below is the video I made while we were down there, along with some photos from the trip as well. I am playing Catch Up on a whole bunch of Posts that I had started ages ago but never got round to finishing. So let this be the first of many posts.

Engelberg

SNOW! This was my first thought getting off the tour bus at our hotel, I hadnt seen snow in over 15 years so I felt like a little kid again when I was crunching over the snow walking to the hotel. Switzerland is a country that has beauty where ever you might look, it was hard to take a bad photo while there. As much as I loved the snow, I would like to go back to Switzerland to see what the country looks like when the green is popping!

Gold Mine Shoot

It seems like every one of these blog posts starts this way ... earlier this year I was given the opportunity to go to photography one of the gold mines in Pilbara, North Western Australia. It was a great trip, I met some great people, saw and learnt a lot. These are just a few of the images that I took over the course of 3 days, I had some really positive feedback on the images that were sent through to the client. Im looking to increase my client listing and get out to do some more of this kind of photography.

Gibson Family Shoot

Im lucky enough to come from a pretty big, & close, family, and I am even luckier to have married into a family that is also as close and special. We may a trek out to the Wanneroo Pines for a family day of drinks, eats, laughs and photos, as I have continued to photograph more of these kinds of shoots I have become more confident in what I shoot and how the end results come up. I am really happy with how these images turned out.

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