My life’s journey to this point has taken me to some beautiful places but nowhere is as enchanting as Tasmania. As soon as I stepped of the Spirit of Tasmania I knew I was home. I love driving around this magnificent state, with all its natural beauty and charm, discovering the out of the way places. It seems that with every bend in the road there is something new to see, even if I have passed that point many times before.
I have had an interest in photography for most of my life but it is only recently that I have begun to explore my world through the lens. I am now 38 and just beginning to discover what this world has in store for me. The camera is a part of that and most times I can be seen wandering around with it around my neck or across my shoulder and quite often it is stuck to my face as I view the scenes before me through the viewfinder. I like to mainly capture landscapes and find the overall scene to be most pleasing. I will quite often take Panorama style images. In saying that I also enjoy getting up close and personal and can be found bum in the air if something small catches my eye.
Most of my photographic experience has come through the hands on method but I completed a photography course when at high school where I learnt to shoot in black and white format as well as developing my own film. I have also undertaken studies in photography through the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology (RMIT). This has taught me technical technique and helped me to understand the elements of scenes better. I am a member of many photographic websites and I like to read through the forums and get new tips and techniques to try when using the camera.
I love to share what I see and I hope that the feeling I am experiencing at the time comes through in the beautiful vistas I shoot.
All art,clothing and calendars are the copyright of Shane Viper. No reproduction is permitted without first gaining my permission.
I currently own my dream camera, a Pentax K20D, and have 5 lenses…
Pentax-F 35-80mm 1:4-5.6
Pentax DAL 1: 3.5-5.6 18-55mm
Sigma 1: 4.5-5.6 80-200mm Zoom
Sigma 1: 2.8 24-70 mm
Pentax M 1:3.5 135mm Prime
SMC Pentax-M 1:1.7 50mm