Fine Art Limited Edition Print Phantom of the Opera

By request, I have added the ‘Phantom of the Opera’ Snowy Owl photograph for sale on my website at Melrakki Publishing. The first several in the edition of 25 are already SOLD. Like my large gallery prints these smaller A2 prints are also Limited Edition with each print hand signed and numbered. These prints are a more intimate offering designed to showcase the highest possible craftsmanship of each photograph in a smaller footprint – more suited to the average sized home. They are perfectly suited to framing and sized for the average wall space in either the home or office. Can be ordered online HERE.

Photo of the Month May 2021 Phantom of the Opera

The photograph of the month for May 2021 is my winning image from the Natural World category in the 2021 AIPP Silver Lining Awards. Photographed in Canada in Winter in early 2020, I spent a lot of time experimenting with different shutter speeds to capture blur in the wings, but maintain sharp eyes and focus on the face. The ideal shutter speed ended up being 1/800th of a second at f5.6 in combination with panning with the subject. The key was try and keep focus on the eyes and not on the wings (which are the highest point of contrast). This photograph is pretty much straight out of camera with only a white and black point tweak and a slight white balance adjustment.

AIPP Level Up Post Production Preview

Early next month the AIPP will be presenting an exciting online training event on Post Production – Level Up! The event will be run between the 7th and 8th of May 2021 on the AIPP TV network. Keynote speakers David and Luke Edmonson, Ben Shirk, Kris Anderson and Peter Eastway.


Everything you need to know to take your post—production skills to the next level! Covering topics including Photoshop, Lightroom, Capture One, Colour Management, Setting up your Wacom, Planning your image and more!

There will also be pro tips from legends like Renee Robyn, Steve Scalone, Colin Smith, Gee Greenslade, Karen Alsop, Robyn Campbell, Ian Van Der Wolde, Joshua Holko, Jannick Clausen and Bruce Moyle!


You do not want to miss this event and the opportunity to take your post production to the next level.
Book Now: https://aipp.com.au/event/aipp-tv-level-up-post-production/

AIPP Level Up Post Production Guest Speaker 2021

Early next month the AIPP will be presenting an exciting online training event on Post Production – Level Up! The event will be run between the 7th and 8th of May 2021 on the AIPP TV network. Keynote speakers David and Luke Edmonson, Ben Shirk, Kris Anderson and Peter Eastway.


Everything you need to know to take your post—production skills to the next level! Covering topics including Photoshop, Lightroom, Capture One, Colour Management, Setting up your Wacom, Planning your image and more!

There will also be pro tips from legends like Renee Robyn, Steve Scalone, Colin Smith, Gee Greenslade, Karen Alsop, Robyn Campbell, Ian Van Der Wolde, Joshua Holko, Jannick Clausen and Bruce Moyle!


You do not want to miss this event and the opportunity to take your post production to the next level.
Book Now: https://aipp.com.au/event/aipp-tv-level-up-post-production/

Happy World Penguin Day 2021

Today in most of the world (April 25th) is World Penguin Day. This celebratory day coincides with the annual northern migration of Adelie penguins. This intrinsic migration pattern is conserved across generations. Native to Antarctica are six breeding species, Emperor, King, Chinstrap, Adelie, Gentoo and Macaroni penguins. Most penguins are monogamous and have distinct calls, enabling them to locate their mates in large groups. Penguin species lay up to two eggs per mating season with the Emperor and King penguins laying only one egg. Alarmingly, of the 17 recognized living species, 11 have been listed as Vulnerable or Endangered. The Yellow eyed Penguin pictured below (photographed January of 2020 in the sub-antarctic islands is the worlds most endangered penguin.