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Shooting through glass with the sun at a low angle in the sky

Kulinda the cheetah, prowling in the early sunshine. She helps me demonstrate one of the problems with shooting into morning sunshine through glass. No, she wasn’t being showered in rays of light by Hollywood SFX – that’s flare compounded by shooting through thick glass. You can see where the sun was, and how low it …
PositivityJul 2, 2022

Hippos playing follow-the-leader

Three hippos leave their night quarters, plunge into cold water, and head out for a spot of quiet grazing. Given that it’s before breakfast, two of them are not particularly interested in thinking about where they are going, so they just follow in single file. You can see the shine of their wet hides. This …
PositivityJun 30, 2022

Tree-top dining

When you are this tall, you have to look down on the world.
PositivityJun 28, 2022
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Series: Vivid 2022

ByByChris ThamJun 1, 20221 min read
Vivid Sydney is an annual festival that celebrated its 12th year in 2022, Vivid Sydney fuses art, innovation and technology and features a set of light installations scattered around the city.

Series: Japan 2008-2018 Retrospective

ByByChris ThamAug 8, 20211 min read
This is a series of articles featuring photographs taken across several trips to Japan spanning 2008-2018.

Series: USA Film Retrospective

ByByChris ThamJul 1, 20211 min read
This is a series of articles featuring photographs mainly taken in 1990s using a variety of film cameras, ranging from compact cameras such as the Canon Sure Shot to SLRs such as the Pentax PZ-70.

Series: Reflections

ByByChris ThamMay 26, 20211 min read
This is a series of articles that feature reflections, or sometimes the absence of reflection.

Series: The Dams of Greater Sydney

ByByChris ThamMay 1, 20211 min read
This is a series of articles exploring the network of dams that provide water to Sydney.

Series: Exploring our 5km bubble

ByByChris ThamOct 19, 20202 min read
This is a series of articles on images captured within a 5 km radius from our house in Sydney, Australia. On 2 August 2020, a state of disaster was declared in Victoria due to the significant rise in COVID19 cases, and stage 4 restrictions were imposed on metropolitan Melbourne. As part of these restrictions, during …

Series: Floriade 2020

ByByChris ThamOct 15, 20201 min read
In 2020, Floriade has been reimagined (due to COVID-19) with the celebration moving from its traditional home in Commonwealth Park to bloom across Canberra.

Series: Celebrating 21 years of Digital Photography

ByByChris ThamJun 17, 202010 min read
This is the first of a new series of articles celebrating a selection of photographs taken in the last 21 years, from the very first digital camera we purchased in 1999 (a Kodak DC-220) to the current portfolio of cameras that we use daily. Join us over the next few weeks as we trace a personal journey following the evolution of digital photography from infancy to the amazing camera technology available today.

Series: A Quiet Sydney

ByByChris ThamMar 26, 20201 min read
This is a photographic series featuring how the city of Sydney has been impacted by the CoViD-19 (novel coronavirus) outbreak.

Series: Sydney Open Day 2019

ByByChris ThamDec 23, 20191 min read
Sydney Open is a weekend long celebration of architecture and exploring Sydney’s most inspiring and significant buildings and spaces.

Series: Events

ByByChris ThamMay 1, 20191 min read
This is a series of articles featuring artistic and photography related events that we have attended.

Series: General

ByByChris ThamApr 1, 20191 min read
This is a series of general photography articles.

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