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It’s been a funny time

It seems I’m a bit all over the place at the moment. The blog is taking a bit of a back seat and while I don’t mean it too, I am finding myself distracted by other things. So let’s have an update and see what is happening.


Banyule Flats Book

Things are coming to a head with it and I feel like we are on the run to the finish line. I don’t have a date for completion, some things that are out of my control have happened, but I continue on and get it as close to completion as I can. We have a layout, we just need to work on that now.

So, right now I don’t know when the book will be published, but hopefully you and I won’t have to wait too long.


Dynamic Range Magazine

I’m also very busy getting the next issue of the magazine ready. I realised the other day that the magazine has been a reality for over 12 months now. The idea was conceived about this time last year. Took a while to get the first issue out, but we did. Now we are getting the fourth issue ready to publish.

Writers Wanted and Ideas for Articles

We just wanted to let you know that we are always looking for writers. There are guidelines on my website, or here is the link. Not everyone can write for a magazine, but if you are happy to work with us, we are happy to work with you. That might mean that you have to rewrite your article several times, but we want the best we can get from you.

We are always looking for suggestions too, so if you have any ideas for articles, then let us know as well. You can send your ideas to


Changes to the Blog

I’m thinking of making some more changes to this blog. Time is short and I’m finding the Introduction posts hard to do. I have trouble finding people sometimes, so we might just do them once a month.

I think I want to do more on my other blog, the one on my website. I like the idea of sharing ideas and my artwork with you there. It has been great to see lots of you over there, so please keep going. The rest of you, would love to see you there as well.

I might even start doing monochrome madness over there. I don’t know at this stage. I have more space and more control over on that blog. Someone here said recently that they are getting sick of all the changes that Automatic are doing and I have to say I am too. You never know what you will wake up to.

So please, if you like my work and like what I do please consider subscribing here.



Last weekend I spent Sunday night teaching someone how to use a DSLR. They had never had one before, so it was all new. Still good fun, which leads me to the photos for this article.



The photos were taken in the city last week. We started late in the afternoon and we went until it was dark. We spent our time along the river, which is always a great place for photos, especially at night.

All images were taken with the Nikon 28-300mm lens.

Book on Banyule Flats: The end is near

It is almost time for the book to be finished that I’ve been doing on Banyule Flats for the last year and a bit. It was meant to have been completed last December, but I was given an extension to the end of April.

As the book is about the seasons I didn’t have many photos for the season of High Summer, which is . . . .

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More Shots of Melbourne as We Catch Up

This last week seems to have gone by in a blur. I can hardly remember what I’ve done. There were meetings, images to organise and other things. The weather hasn’t been great, so it has been good not to have the temptation to get out and take photos.


Formatt Hitech Featured Artists

I am very proud to announce that Formatt Hitech invited me to be one of their featured artists. I knew the week before, but couldn’t say anything until everything had been put into place. I am now on their website with some of my work. You can look at it here, Leanne Cole.

It was quite a hard thing to work out which images to use, but I’m happy with the ones that are now there. The bio was also interesting to write as well. I always find those things hard.

Long Exposure Photography Lessons

I’ve been asked a couple of times recently if I could teach that person how to do long exposure photography and I have to say, I think I’m ready to do it.

I now have two brackets and a selection of step up rings, so the time has come that I can start doing individual lessons on how to do them. I need to get some information up on it, but if you are interested in having me teach you, then please email me,


Book on Banyule Flats

We had a meeting with the Wurundjeri Elders the other day to show them the images and to work out how they can put some stories to some images.

It is all coming together now, it is quite exciting. I can’t wait for it to be published.


Instagram and your email

This is more a warning, but the other day I was trying to log into my Instagram account and couldn’t remember the password, so I pressed the Forgot Password button. I was putting in my email address and getting to reset the password, but I still couldn’t log into it. The I realised that when they were sending me the emails they were saying Hi to someone I didn’t know.

I eventually clicked that I was using the wrong email, but the mystery remained, my everyday email had an Instragram account and the name on it wasn’t mine. Someone had stolen my email address to set up their own Instagram account. I initially let them know that I knew by changing the user name to include email stealer, and the bio to say that the person had stolen my email address.

Then I had a thought, why not use the account myself. I thought it could be fun to have a place to experiment and try things out and if no one ever saw it, who would care. So I changed the name to


So now I have somewhere to put old art work and things I’m trying out without having to put it on my main one. I like this.

The warning

If you have an email account and don’t have an Instagram account attached then check it out. Someone might be using it for porn, or waiting to use it. Shut them down by changing the password.



Today’s photos are from a trip to the city last Sunday morning. We were hoping to get a nice sunrise, but we got a strange one instead. Then we just wandered around the city and the river.

I hope you are enjoying your weekend.




Latest News and Photos from Melbourne

It seemed to go down well last week combining the Bits and Bobs post with the Weekend Wandering one. It seems that time is becoming something that we are all struggling with and with so many places to go and see work it almost seems selfish to post too often. I am also enjoying have more time to work on my photos and promote myself on other platforms.

Dynamic Range Magazine

I have to start with this, only a week to go and it looks like we are all set to publish issue 3 next Sunday. It was a hard one to get together, but we got there. It looks fantastic and, if I say so myself, the best one yet. We are so excited about what is in it. There really is something for nearly everyone. I like it having lots of variety. I have part of the cover for you.


It looks great, and we are so lucky to be able to showcase some of Julia Anna Gospodarou’s work and I was also very privileged to interview her.

With only one week to go don’t forget that subscriptions are now available. You can subscribe and get the 4 issues over the year for $25. If you are interested in just getting a link sent to you to download the magazine, then click the following link.


Subscribe to Dynamic Range Magazine for one year. Price: $25

The magazine is still available to buy individually and it will be for sale next Sunday for $7.

Book on Banyule Flats

It is getting to crunch time and I’m feeling very pressured to get the book done now. It is great that it is finally coming together, but it also means that I have a lot to do. 

We are now at the stage of meeting with the Wurundjeri Elders to get some stories that melbourne-architecture-shops-wide-angle-5617will go with quite a number of the photos. That is almost the final stage and then it is finalizing the layout and sending it to the printers. I am looking forward to the finished product, but I am also looking forward to it being finished. It will give me some breathing space which is something that I could do with.

One on One Photography and Editing Classes

I’ve been getting quite a few more inquiries about these, especially since I’ve bee doing far more architectural photography. There seems to be many people who like that work from me and want me to show them how. It is very interesting.

If you are interested in learning from me, go to my website and find out how to buy classes.


I was in town the other day with a client and we were taking photos around the city. I was teaching her about ISO and that meant going inside and outside many places around the city. I used my 14-24mm wide angle lens to see what I could get. So I have some of the photos for you.

Bits and Bobs Starts for 2016

What is that saying, “there’s no time like the present to start things”, or something along those lines.  I guess I should get back into what I’ve been doing.

Dynamic Range Magazine

This is such a big part of my life now. I am learning so much from doing it. Who knew that I would be able to put together a magazine like this.Every time I look at it and see how it looks, and reads, I am amazed.warburton-lalafalls-rain-forest-macro-123

It has been wonderful to find so many people who have wanted to help out with it, but also because they feel passionate about the cause as well. It is nice to know that I am not alone and that many women do feel they get a raw deal in the photography industry.

We are getting ready for the third issue now and the articles are starting to come in. We have a bigger variety of them this time. I’ve been busy writing one on Long Exposure Photography, sort of a beginners guide to what it is. It is fun trying to put what you know into words.

Now if you have purchased the last issue and want to put some photos in for the Reader’s Gallery then take a look at the instructions in the magazine. Also, the same for the chance to win the Lowepro bag.

warburton-lalafalls-rain-forest-macro-121So I hope you will continue to support the magazine and buy your copy of it. Here is the link again.

Banyule Flats Book

It is all starting to come together. The photos have been edited for five of the six seasons and I’m about to start getting the photos for the last season. I have to say I was really surprised when I started going through the photos. My memory of them was that they were nice, but as I started editing them I was so happy with what I had. I love seeing all them and I am so excited about the book now.

I’ve contacted the Wurundjeri (the traditional owners of the land) now that I have the photos to see if we can get some stories to go with some of them. I think that will really add warburton-lalafalls-rain-forest-macro-146something to the book.

It should all be done in the next couple of months, will let you know when you can buy it and from where.

Digital Photography School

My latest article that I have written for them has been published. It is a tutorial on making landscape planets, or how to turn your landscapes into something that looks like a planet.

How to Make a Little Planet Using Photoshop

Neutral Density Filters

A new ND Filter arrived for me the other day. I got the Formatt Hitech 10 warburton-lalafalls-rain-forest-macro-141stop filter. I know I have the Lee Big Stopper, but the blue colour cast can be a bit annoying sometimes, so I thought I might try the Formatt Hitech one. I have so many of their other filters and have been so happy with them. I’m off today to try it out.

I’m really looking forward to getting out and taking some photos. Should be a nice day along the beach.


The photos for the post today were taken just over a year ago on a trip to Warburton and La La Falls. I had just got my macro lens not long before it so I had a lovely time taking photos of the macro world.  I hope you enjoy seeing some of them again.

Happy New Year

That is it, the end of 2015 and now onto 2016. I’ve learned in the 50 years of my life that nothing ever really goes according to plan and there are always massive ups and massive downs, and some in betweens. I used to be called pessimist, someone close used to say to me ‘you are always so negative’ and I would respond that being like that meant you were never disappointed. It would still happen, but in amongst it are some great things and last year had many of those.


I don’t want to dwell on the year that has been, but thought perhaps I could look at the year ahead and what my plans are. I have no New Years Resolutions, but I do have things I want to do and achieve in the next year.

Book on Banyule Flats

The photos are pretty much sorted, just need some editing and then organized into book form. The woman who is now doing the magazine will be doing that as well.  So it isn’t far away. I’m looking forward to it being finished.

Dynamic Range Magazine

This is where most of my focus is going to be in the year to come. I want to make it as successful as I can. I still think the idea is strong and I know that there are people out there interested in it.

I still can’t believe that I have done this, put together this amazing publication. I have found people to write for it, also people who just think it is a great idea and what to be part of it. I really have to thank all of those who have helped out with it. It is not something I could have done on my own.


I would also like to thank everyone who has purchased it and helped to make it possible. It has been wonderful to get that support.

The next issue is due out in February. We are trying to get the subscription part working so those of you who want to subscribe for the year can.

Another thing that has come up is putting the magazine on the Google store so if you don’t want to pay with PayPal  you can purchase it there as well. I’m still looking into that, but it sounds like a good option.

Social Media

Much of my spare time these days is taken up with learning all I can about Social Media and how to use it for marketing. I am fairly certain it is helping me, but I also need to get it working for the Magazine as well. So 2016 is my year to becoming a social media expert, or wannabe, not really sure yet. I guess we will find out in 12 months.



After my trip, after my most amazing trip, to the US last year I have to admit I would like to do some more travelling. No definite plans yet, but I am hoping to get to Tasmania later in the year. I would also like to go to Venice, and now I have to work out how to make that possible. I might have to look into some grants, or maybe try some crowd funding.

I found the trip to the US had an unexpected effect on me and I really like the way my work is going right now. New York had a much bigger influence than I thought it would.


I am going to be making changes to the blogs. This one will continue with the 3 to 4 posts a week. They will be the Introductions, Monochrome Madness, the post on what I’m up to and one Weekend Wandering post.

On my other blog, on my website I will be doing more posts on my actual images and why I do them. I may do some tutorials, not absolutely sure yet, but the posts will be more about individual images. I have the sticky post at the top of this and in that I put what the latest posts are over there.

It has been great to see many of you going over there and saying hello.


My Photos Today

I have a collection of nine photos. On Instagram you can find out your best nine photos for 2015, and it seems the ones in this post were mine.

Happy New Year, and all the best to you for 2016.

Tuesday’s Bit and Bobs: The Day Has Arrived

We have been working very hard and I’m really happy to say that the magazine is finally ready for release. I feel like I’ve done nothing else for the last couple of months, well since I returned from the US. It has been all systems go to get that done.

Dynamic Range Magazine - Issue 2, Nov 2015 - cover pageHere is the cover again for those of you who didn’t see it before. The image of the cover in the sidebar is also a link to the products page.

We have more articles this time and a couple of new things that we hope we will continue in the future.


You can now purchase it. It is the same price as before, AUD$5. Someone asked why Australian dollars, and I said that it was because I was in Australia. It works out really well for the rest of the world, $5 Australian is only $3.50 US, so even more of a bargain for most of you.

You can still only purchase it with PayPal. I know a lot of you were hesitant about that last time, but seriously, PayPal is the best way to buy anything on the internet. They have the best record for protecting the buyer and they do look after you. You don’t have to open an account. You can just purchase with your credit card. I took a screen grab for you.

When you go to PayPal and get the description on the right you can see I have circled a section. If you don’t already have an account then you click on Pay with a credit or debit card. It is optional to open an account, you don’t have to do that.

I hope that helps people work out how to pay for it. Unfortunately, because I am in Australia I can’t give bank details or that sort of thing. It really is the best way to pay for it.


Very easy to do, just go to my website and click on the Add to Cart and go from there.

To find where to do that follow this link.

Purchase Dynamic Range Magazine.

We are so excited about this issue and worked so hard on it. I’m sure you will find it really interesting too.  We have had one review so far, and I was given permission to share it with you.

Congratulations to you and the contributing & editorial team on your second issue of Dynamic Range.

I wanted to just say that the bit I loved most about the first issue and also this one, was the section on the history of women in photography. I never realized that image of HC Andersen on the commemorative stamp was made from a photo… and even less that it was made by a photographer who was female.

History doesn’t recognize enough, the contributions of women. Photography is no different in this regard. Thank you for calling attention to this with your mag.


Charlene Winfred

I will stop going on about it now. As you can tell no other news really. I’ve been so concentrated on getting it done.


Now that I have the second issue out of the way it is time to get working on my book. I have a lot photos to go through and I’m really looking forward to working out which ones to put in it. I can concentrate on that now for the next month or so.


The photos I have for you today are from a trip I did to Eildon about 12 months ago.  It was one where we just drove around and stopped to take photos when we saw something we thought would be good. One of my favourite ways of taking photos.