Passion for Australian Landscape Photography
From an early age, I have had an intense passion for nature and the great outdoors. Originating from New Zealand, I quickly developed a love and appreciation of the rich colours in this fantastic world we live in. I am completely self-taught and have spent countless hours exploring South East Queensland, Northern New South Wales and other areas throughout Australia in the search for the most striking, most beautiful landscape images.
I am a Brisbane Based, Australian Landscape Photographer.
Teaching Landscape Photography and Photographic Workshops
In 2008/2009 I started a small photography tuition business with fellow Brisbane photographer David de Groot. During the past 5 years we have hosted 100’s of workshop sessions and small guided tours throughout Queensland and New South Wales. For more details visit: Photography Workshops and Photography Tuition. One of our key areas of focus is Brisbane landscape photography.
My Background – How I started – Landscape Photography
I don’t remember how old I was when I first picked up a camera, but I must have been young. My grandfather was a successful painter/artist so I think my creative drive and respect for nature must have come from him. In my teens I saved some money and bought myself my first SLR camera, I bought a 2nd hand Vivitar v3000 with a few lenses and other accessories. Shooting film was very expensive (especially for a teenager making $10 a week working in a camera shop) and rather wasteful by today’s digital standard, however I pressed on and shot roll after roll.
Around 2003 I bought my first digital SLR camera (Canon 400D) and I never looked back. More recently I decided to shoot film again, and as of about mid 2013 I’ve been shooting with a Fotoman 617 panoramic film camera, paired with a Schneider 90mm lens. Why do I shoot film?
I’m proud to have photographed during years before digital was mainstream, and I have a huge respect for the photographers who continue to use this medium.
Photographic Gear, Outtake Images and Landscape Photography Videos
Browse through the tabs below for more detail on my photographic equipment, some outtake images and a few videos from various photographic outings.
Tasmania September 2011
Michael Reed, Matthew Stewart and Kane Gledhill spent 8 days traveling around Tasmania. The trip was planned around tides and moon phases, the weather was average at best. Locations visited included:
- Binalong Bay.
- Arthur River.
- Cradle Mountain.
- Eaglehawk Neck.
- Mt Field.
A Morning Swim
Michael Reed and Kane Gledhill spent a day visiting the various islands in and around Moreton Bay, QLD. We both took a swim out to some trees that looked interesting at the time.
- Canon 5D MK II DSLR
- Canon 50D DSLR
- Canon 17-40 f/4 L Lens
- Canon 70-200 f/4 L Lens
- Canon 24-70 f/2.8 L Lens
- Fotoman 617 Medium Format Film Camera
- Schneider 90mm f/5.6 Lens
- Schneider Center Spot Filter
- Cokin x121s Filter
- Fuji Velvia 120 (50 and 100 ASA) Film