Month: April 2013

  1. Noosa National Park – A Photographers Guide

    April 30, 2013 by Bob Simpson


    Noosa National Park is one of the most visited National Parks in Australia. The Park is split up into several sections, but by far the most popular, and the subject of this article, is the headland section with its rugged coastal scenery and beautiful beaches. Avid seascape photographers will find plenty here to keep them entertained. A network of walking tracks criss-crosses the park, the most popular being the Coastal Track which closely follows the coastline from Noosa Heads around to Sunshine Beach, a distance of approximately 5.5km. Like any good walking track, there are some ups and downs, but the track is well made and won’t pose any problems to anyone with a moderate level of fitness. The one caveat to that is at the Sunshine Beach end where there is a long flight of concrete steps followed by a rocky, uneven section of track leading from the beach… | Read the full article

  2. Go Wide Angle For Impact

    April 23, 2013 by Bob Simpson


    What is it about a photograph that grabs your attention? It’s a big question, and there are lots of different answers we could all come up with. The basic elements of a photograph, like colour, shapes, textures, perspective and subject matter are all important, but more than any particular element, the answer often lies in the way these things combine to evoke an emotional response in the viewer. One of the things I love about a good landscape photograph is the sense that you could step right into the scene, pick up the pebbles in the foreground and feel the sun and breeze on your face. It is a goal of landscape photographers to try and create this sense in their images, to put the viewer on the spot, but it is not always an easy thing to achieve. Despite how simple and effortless a well constructed image of this… | Read the full article