World Photographic Cup Selection 2021 – Nature Category

Very excited to announce today that one of my photographs has been chosen to represent Australia for the third time in the World Photographic Cup 2021. One of my Nature images was selected back in 2015 and subsequently not only made the finals, but went on to win the bronze medal for Australia. I was also selected again in 2019. Quite honestly, I had never expected to be selected again to represent Australia and am deeply honoured that the selection board has chosen one of my photographs to again represent my country. I can’t as yet share the actual photograph as judging in the cup is still underway, but will post an update as soon as possible. The photograph below took out the bronze medal in the 2015 Reportage Category.





Canon EOS 1DX MK3 Firmware 1.3 November 2020

Firmware Version 1.3.0 incorporates the following enhancements:

1. Enables 2nd curtain shooting sync during radio transmission wireless flash shooting when the Speedlite EL-1 flash is attached to the camera.
2. Enables manual flash output (excluding high-speed sync and optical transmission wireless flash shooting) to be selected and set up to 1/8192 from the camera menu screen when the Speedlite EL-1 flash is attached to the camera.
3. Improves compatibility of HEIF images recorded in the camera with MIAF (Multi-Image Application Format) standards.
4. Fixes the phenomenon that may result in the occurrence of time-out under certain conditions during FTP transfer.

Firmware Version 1.3.0 is for cameras with firmware up to Version 1.2.1. If the camera’s firmware is already Version 1.3.0, it is not necessary to update the firmware.
Once the EOS-1D X Mark III is updated to Firmware Version 1.3.0 (or later), it cannot be restored to a previous firmware version (Version 1.0.0 to 1.2.1).

The following Applications have been updated accordingly:
・Digital Photo Professional 4.13.10
・EOS Utility 3.13.10
・Camera Connect 2.7.20
・Digital Photo Professional Express 1.4.0
Please download the Applications as well as the latest firmware.

Gura Gear Chobe 2.0 Pre-Order now Open!

I am very pleased to announce that Gura Gear is launching the long-awaited update to the original Everday Carry, Chobe 2.0 on the Kickstarter platform and it is now available to Pre-Order! This is without doubt one of the most anticipated and requested camera bags on the planet. The original Chobe has been my go to carry on accessory bag for nearly a decade now and I am really excited to get my hands on the new model with all of its improvements. Perhaps best of all, the Chobe can now be ordered in either a 13″ or 16″ version to suit your travel laptop – perfect. Chobe can be ordered online by clicking on the image below.

Photograph of the Month November 2020 Emperors Call

The photograph of the month for November 2020 comes from deep in Antarctica during one of my expeditions to photograph Emperor Penguins at Gould Bay. This was a photograph I initially overlooked in my early edits and only recently discovered and processed. I am not quite sure why I missed it in my first editing passes, but it is a photograph I am extremely pleased with. The combination of golden light with soft cool snow and the juxtaposition of the adult and chick really work well together. The key to these type of photographs is patience. Once I find the wildlife I want to work with and have chosen the background it is then a matter of setting up and waiting for the right gesture or moment. In this case, the call of the adult Emperor and the lowered head of the chick work perfectly in opposition to each other.

Gura Gear Chobe 2.0 Coming Soon to Kickstarter

It isn’t very often I get excited about a camera bag these days; but today might just be an exception. Gura Gear have just announced the worlds best carry on travel accessory bag for photographers is about to be re-released in an upgraded an improved 2.0 version – The Chobe 2.0.

I have been using the Chobe for years as my ‘go to’ carry on bag for my laptop and accessories when travelling ever since it was first released. It has been to every continent on the planet and done well over 250 flights. It has been kicked around ship cabins, thrown into hotel rooms, soaked in zodiac rides and buried in snow. It is probably the first camera bag I have owned that I have literally worn out and I have been waiting for a replacement for some time now. The Chobe 2.0 is going to be available in both 13″ and 16″ sizes to accomodate either a 13″ or 16″ Macbook Pro and should be available to preorder shortly.