Like a few others involved in the industry, I’m in the enviable position of combining my life’s passion, photography, with my job. And, even though I spend too much time in front of a computer, it remains one of the best occupations in the world…
Born in the UK, I’ve spent more than half my life in Sydney. I began work in Australia as a cameraman in the audio-visual business, then as a freelance photographer. In the nineties I worked as a contributing freelance writer for several photo publications, then as a full-time magazine editor for more than eight years. In 2000 I started my own publishing business producing Australia’s best-selling specialist digital photo techniques publication: Better Digital Camera magazine.With this I aggressively pursued the goal of producing clear, well-illustrated information written in simple English and continued to develop this plain-speaking style in another specialist magazine, Better Photoshop Techniques.
I have also written a number of software-centric books including Adobe Photoshop Elements 2020 for Packt Publishing (available through Amazon).
Nowadays I mostly write, teach and run specialist small group photo tours to photo-centric locations in Africa, Japan, Iceland, Ethiopia, Madagascar and Cuba.
When not travelling I run photo workshops, teach digital photography, video and post-production classes online and in face-to-face classes locally through Sydney University.