I’m a professional photographer based in Melbourne, Australia.
See more of my photos at photos.gilliver.net
You can also read random ramblings on photography on Facebook
I’m primarily a portrait photographer so you’ll probably see my best work on my website.
Photographers: I am tentatively planning to run my 7-part 6-week Photographic Lighting course in early 2014. You can find more information about the course and how to sign up at my website When I have enough expressions of interest, I’ll get in touch to schedule it. I need a minimum of 5 students.
I prefer to avoid image editing with Photoshop, so most of the images you’ll see here are direct-from-camera (they’ll be marked as ‘unedited image’). My philosophy is usually: if it needs Photoshop, I must have stuffed up.
For the record, I hate the expressions “nice capture”, “great capture”, “lovely capture” etc. Very few of my photos are accidental so I don’t like the implication that I was merely lucky.
It’s been a while since I finished any writing but I’ve uploaded some older pieces here.
photo of David by Kit
Last year I ran my first 6-week “Photographic Lighting” course at the Melbourne Camera Club. / It’s happening again from late May through to late June, this time at a venue in Carnegie on a series of Tuesday nights. / If you’re comfortable with your camera but haven’t played around with lighting before, this course may be for you. / You can find full details about th…
As I work in IT, I’m completely comfortable with computer technology. As such, it’s hardly surprising that I jumped into photography by buying a digital camera. At the time it was just my latest tech toy but this turned out to be one that stuck. I used to go to gigs and take bad photos with my little digital camera and then when I got home I would crop and tweak mercilessly on the com…
One rule I try to follow when taking photos is: if you can’t fight it, go with it. / So if something isn’t working when I’m shooting, I try to acknowledge the problem and then work out how to incorporate that problem into my shot. I want to make the problem work for me because it’s often much easier than trying to correct it. / For most people, shooting fireworks involves …
I have kinda added images to Redbubble as an afterthought, usually after I’ve added the same images to my personal website and to my flickr account. / I probably should take Redbubble a little more seriously if I want to try and generate some sales of images. It would be nice to have this photography hobby pay for this photography hobby. / I’ve just started adding some comments to som…