All aboard

All aboard, well almost….waiting for the train to arrive in the heart of Bangkok…

Workin’ hard to make a livin’

Burleigh Morning

This morning I got off my bum about 5:30am to go down the beach and take a few happy snaps. I must say it was a wonderful experience once again, the perfect way to start the day.

I haven’t been down there for a few months since it’s been quite cold in the mornings here (I know VERY whimpy excuse) but when it comes to the cold I’m a whimp!! 🙂

Anyway, here’s a few of my photos from this mornings outing. I was there for probably 30-45 minutes. It’s soooo peaceful and special to see the sun come up again.

I know I have quite a few of these type of photos that look pretty much the same but I love them and don’t tire of taking them, especially when I get to take part in this beautiful way to start the day. I hope you enjoy my photos and have a moment to leave a comment below.

Another one of my little lifeguard lookout.
Lense: Tokina 10-17mm Lense at 14mm, 5.0 seconds exposure, f/10, ISO 200

Above is another one taken with my Tokina 10-17mm Lense, 14mm 20 seconds exposure, f/10, ISO 200.

The water shot with my 24-105mm Lense, 1/250 sec, f/4.0, ISO 400.

This beauty was shot with my 24-105mm Lense, 1/320 seconds, f/4.0, ISO 400.

And to finish up I have to include a Black and White one:

This one was shot with my 24-105mm Lense at 105mm, 1/200 seconds, f/4.0, ISO 400.

I hope you enjoy my pics from this morning 🙂 Have a GREAT day.

Begging on the Streets of Bangkok

Liberation through the Lens

This morning I got out to the beach pretty early. Well, at least an hour after my alarm went off but all the same it was still nice and early, the air was fresh, the beach was beautiful aaaahhh I couldn’t help but feel so recharged and energized by the early morning sun. Just me the beach and my camera. There is something really liberating about being with nature and away from the computers, the telephones, TV’s, social media and all that other mind numbing stuff.

Here’s a few of the pics I took this morning. I’ve done some work Post Production as usual on them to further enhance or go for a type of look that I liked at the time of editing. Please leave a comment at the bottom with your thoughts.

There’s something about the image above that I love. Maybe just the simplicity, the texture of the ground or the beautiful blue sky. Oh and of course I LOVE MY FISH EYE LENSE! 🙂

You know me and fishermen. One of the beauties of getting up early is seeing the fishermen in action. Perfect conditions for the fish and they were biting too!

Just checking out the surf. On this image I’ve really pushed the post-processing aspect of it but I hope you like it!

Skate & Scooter

Check out the HUGE Air!!

This morning I started off at Pizey Park, Gold Coast to see if there was any skaters, BMX or scooter guys out doing cool tricks etc. I met some cool people as you’d expect and snapped a few pics.

One of my new scooter buddies who graciously pulled of some sweet airs for the camera 🙂 Thanks man…

The Varsity Lakes boys.

Getting some nice air! (I love the shadow!)

Love this shot!

This dude was awesome! Down from Mackay QLD for the holidays ripping it up at Varsity Skate park.


Nothing like a HUGE Flip! In this shot I was actually laying on the ground and he flipped right over the top of me! Crazy stuff but lots of fun!

Great day of shooting

Met this great guy out the back of the golf club today when I was shooting the graffiti on the wall off to the right. We had a good chat and of course I took his photo!

Kurrawa Through My Eyes

More adventures from the barefoot photographer, this morning I went up the road to a different location. The Kurrawa Surf Club. It was another amazing morning. Some nice clouds to make for some more dramatic shots. Today I was shooting predominantly with my Fish Eye lense. I’m loving it lots!! Kinda feels like Christmas already for me.

Good Morning Kurrawa

Feel free to leave a comment below.

I love these stairs and the textures of the wood. Plus the lighting here was very cool with the lights from the sunrise plus the artificial light from the surf club.

A morning walk on the beach! It doesn’t get much better.

More cow shots! For some reason the cows were a bit scared of me this morning. Maybe it was my sunglasses, or maybe my bare feet! LOL


More from Burleigh

This morning I went to Burleigh Beach. It was a weird morning. Not that many people out compared to normal. Maybe the wet weather has been a deterrent for some. Either way, today I wanted to use my new Fisheye lense. All 3 shots you see here are taken with my Fish eye lense.

I think my favourite shot today is of the stairs above. But all of them have their unique feel to them. I hope you enjoy. Please leave a comment below 🙂

3-Day Workshop for Wedding Photographers


I’ve Been in discussion with Brett Florens Photography (Brett is one of the Top 10 Wedding Photographers in the World)!! CONFIRMED Brett to come over here to the Gold Coast, Australia from South Africa to run his 3-Day Intensive Workshop for me & my clients!!! If you’re interested in going let me know ASAP. ONLY around 10 spots available!

This is going to be AWESOME. Brett is a great guy, photographer and teacher.

The workshop will be held in September here on the beautiful Gold Coast, Australia.

Wedding Photography Training Workshop

The “Nikon Behind the Lens Wedding Workshop” is a fully intensive 3 day workshop covering everything from marketing and shooting the wedding, to post production. It is an interactive course with me, Brett Florens, which will include

  • Live shoots using models at a simulated wedding

Plus, Brett will give you close personal attention regarding your portfolio and marketing material.

The first day deals with your kit requirements as well as advice on running a sustainable business, marketing and dealing with the client. In the afternoon we shoot an engagement session with models concluding around six o’clock in the evening.

The second day deals with lighting and preparation for the real wedding, the afternoon is filled with shooting the wedding with the couple that we had shot the previous day. We shoot the bridal preparation and then off to the ceremony. We break for dinner and then get going with some creative night shooting, after a very long day we finish up at around eleven o’clock.

The third day deals with postproduction and post wedding sales. We chat about the relationship with the lab and how to get great print results. We then go through your images and marketing material, in a constructive open session. You may use all the images shot whilst on the workshop for your own marketing and advertising purposes.

Brett Florens is looking forward to sharing and learning with you!

Shoot me an email ( for more information.

Here’s a couple of Brett’s images below.

Broadbeach Morning Fun

Once again another sensational sunrise. This morning wasn’t quite the same though as there were very few clouds. But all the same it was a real blessing to witness it again. This morning I went to Broadbeach. I took the wide angle shot above that came out well. I hope you like it. The blue line/section off to the side was totally natural too.

There was a small swell with a few surfers out and of course plenty of early morning walkers and people exercising.

The sun just poking thru the horizon, couple of surfers out there enjoying the sunrise too!

This young fella taking an early morning walk.

This group were enjoying their early morning stretches and exercise.

I couldn’t resist, on the way home I drive past this kind of farm thing a few kilometres from the beach. This cow was just begging to have his photo taken!

Enjoy and have a wonderful day!

Burleigh Morning Swim

These young fellas went our for an early morning swim and body surf, armed with their flippers and body surf boards (strapped to their hands with mini fins underneath). The water was 24 degrees this morning with the outside temp around 19 at 5:50am or so! The water was beautiful, glassy with a small swell. A whole group of these guys went out for their early morning swim and body surf to come back in afterwards to a delightful breakfast cooked by their lovely wives!

In the background is Surfers Paradise, Queensland

This one speaks for itself! Beauty, peace and serenity. Early morning Burleigh Beach.

There wasn’t a real big swell this morning but enough for quite a few people to get out for an early morning swim and body surf.

The lone ranger bottle in the brown paper bag!! haha I couldn’t help take this one. This bottle of grog sitting there on the ledge watching the most amazing sunrise all by itself! I had to have a chuckle to myself.

This one is titled “The Lava Sunrise”, as soon as my daughter Jade saw this pic she said “WOW! That looks like lava.

Currumbin Beach Sunrise

This morning, another 5am start, I was a little slower getting out of bed this morning. But once I was moving the excitement kicked in again. Today I ventured down to Currumbin Beach. It’s one of my favourites. It’s a great place to walk and there’s beautiful rocks, rock pools and if there’s a good swell there’s normally plenty of surfers out. There was a little swell this morning.

I found another fisherman today as you can see below. Enjoy the pics and feel free to leave a comment below

The photo above is not a real person. It’s actually a statue! 🙂

The fisherman caught a small shark! He threw it back. He didn’t kiss it first though haha

My tripod and flip flops (thongs). As I mentioned before I have a real soft spot for black and white photography. Hope you can see the grain in this photo. There’s something about grain that I LOVE!! 🙂 Have an awesome day.

Surfers Sunrise

This morning Jade (my 7 year old daughter) and I got up around 5am and went out for the sunrise again. It was a kind of bleak, rainy, dark kind of morning. We still got a couple of nice shots.

The first one is from near the Gold Coast City Council looking towards Surfers with the sun rising behind. This is actually just before sunrise around 5:42am.

The 2nd shot below is from the beach in Surfers Paradise. I hope you enjoy them.

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