Hi there, my name is Alex and I’m a Sydney based hobby photographer. I work in cybersecurity giving companies advice on how they can improve their cyber capabilities, and after that, I love to get out and wander around with my camera. I love the beach so now that we are moving into summer I will find myself snapping pics around any of the Sydney beaches when I can.
What gear do you use?
I use the Sony a7iii with a 16-35 gm and 85mm lens. I also love to shoot with my Nikon Fe film camera.
What type of photography are you into?
Living close to the city I love to take photos of anything around the Sydney CBD and when I can, it’s great to get to the beach. Something that’s a little trickier at the moment is travel photography. I love to document my experiences and share those with friends and family.
How did you start photography? What inspires you?
My photography unofficially kicked off with my 2 megapixel Nokia slide phone when the mission to get the perfect phone wallpaper began. Fast forward to a couple of years ago when I was in my first year of uni, I purchased my first DSLR, a Nikon D5500. This is where photography really started to turn into a hobby and found myself researching (procrastinating) throughout my exams to understand how the basics of photography all come together and introducing new techniques into my style.
Top 3 photo locations?
- Sydney beaches – there are always plenty of subjects to photograph and when the weather is nice, it creates the perfect spot for a walk.
- Hong Kong – I haven’t been here for a little, however, the cityscape is one of a kind and there are photo opportunities around every corner.
- Sunset to blue hour anywhere
Top 3 photo/editing tips?
- Don’t be afraid to try different types of photography. There could be a little niche with your name on it
- Get out and take as many photos as possible. More photos equal a greater likelihood of a more perfect shot.
- Draw on styles and techniques from your favourite photographers/designers/artists to help express your style.
What has been your most memorable experience?
A couple of years back I hiked up to Annapurna Base Camp in Nepal. After a few days of hiking and being pressured to get up quickly so that we would miss the road closures with the election soon happening, taking the afternoon to soak in the mountains around me at close to 5000m on a clear day was something very special.
If you had superpowers, what would yours be?
It would have to be flying. I have always been fascinated with flight.
What have you been doing at home during this time?
Starting to get more into film photography and actually learning how the different conditions will affect the end result. After a couple of wasted frames/rolls, it has been nice to see a progression in more of the shots coming back exposed properly!