I haven’t posted a Combat Pic in quite some time. I took this image during the fighting season in 2008 whilst on assignment as a photographer in Afghanistan. The Chinook helicopter, also called a Chook had landed and picked up Coalition Forces to extract them after an operation against the Taliban in Southern Afghanistan.
I like the world press photos when they come out every year. All of the images are amazing and I wonder how does a photographer get himself into the right place at the right time to capture these amazing images. The taking of these images must come at some degree of danger to the photographer because not all are in hospitable countries or the environment is inhospitable to the photographer.
All I can say is well done to all the photographers and World Press Photo for showing us these amazing images.
Well, this one comes with a warning to, some of these images are quite graphic and some of you out there may find them disturbing, so if you are feeling a little queazy at the site of blood, do not click the image below. You have been warned.
Yep, that’s right, Digital Downloads are now available from Thief Images.
Digital Downloads are priced so you can download them and use them as screen savers, backgrounds or even have the professionally printed on canvas or print them on your favourite photo paper so you can have them framed to hang on your walls.
How to Download your favourite image.
obviously go to www.thiefimages.com
1. Select your favourite image.
2. Click on “add to cart”
3. The Cart opens where you can select either “Prints” or “Digital Files”.
4. Click on “Digital Files”
5. Select what size digital download you would like.
6. Proceed to Checkout and the image is automatically downloaded.
And, because I am a not only a nice guy, I have priced them to make them affordable to everyone.
Why you ask, well I am the same as you, hurting in the hip pocket, paying high costs for fuel for some unknown reason, fed up with watching governments come up with new and different ways to extract money out you (tax you) so I believe that everyone should have access to art, paintings, sculptures or prints of images for a decent and fair price, not the price where you need to go and get a bank loan ! that’s why. Oh and I am a nice guy or did I say that already.
Pretty simple, check it out.
I have this small problem, I either watch or read the news several times a day for many reasons. and this is one of them. I found this on the news.com.au website and I must admit these images in this gallery are amazing and fabulous look in the past.
All of these images were taken in or around 1942 and this article explains how the photographer went about setting up the shot and what they went through to get that shot.
Well worth spending time reading the news if you ask me !
I must admit that the last month has been very busy but also very productive and this is why I haven’t posted much here lately. I was contacted to shoot for a client as the photographer they originally had could no longer do the shoot for them. So, literally overnight, I packed my bags, all the camera kit that I figured that I needed and headed north for what turned out to be just over a month. The shoot was planned for the first two weeks of the month which I did. The shoot went extremely well and the client was absolutely stoked on how fast the turn around was as I got them either prints or the images burnt to DVD. So I left the client happy and all the delivered.
But here’s the funny thing, I have had two family portraits fall out of the work for the original client. Both approached me on the same day, asked if I could do a shoot for them before I left, of course I said Yes, no problems, all I had to do was change my flights. Once again both clients were extremely happy with the end results and the families had a ball doing the shoots.
Since then, I have been contacted on several occasions for use of some images, one of the images that I have supplied clients with is going to be published in 3 different publications. One of the publications has an audience/readership of about 4 million people throughout Australia plus online. I asked to credited with the work which the client was more than happy to do so I will hopefully create more work and drive traffic to my website.
So being consistent is slowly paying off and work is increasing on a daily basis.
I don’t know what it is but when I saw members of Thai Army, nearly all of them had a smile on their faces everyday, maybe they were happy to go to work much like this guy who was riding his scooter to work in the morning.
Or maybe its just the Thai’s in general are a happy people and that smiling everyday is well, just normal.
The laneways of Melbourne are the stuff street (graffiti) artists dream of, Space to openly contribute art without repercussions. And for the the photographer it is literally a spot to go with camera and tripod because of the colour that has been splashed on to the walls of the lanes. The area is quite busy with people drinking coffee in the small cafes that litter these lane ways. It is also fairly common to see photographers using the lane ways to shoot commercial, portrait and wedding shots. I must admit that its not hard to spend all day there shooting and drinking coffee. I am looking forward to going back and doing it all again.
The two links below, link to a photographers guide which is an awesome source for photographers all over the world. These two links provide excellent information before stepping out of the door. I have also written about this previously here.
I took the above image whilst I was there early in 2010.
Whilst wandering around in the central deserts of Australia, I found this old Holden car which nature had started to reclaim. Rust was slowly eating away at the panel work and all of the valuable parts had also been removed. Some one also had decided that it was a good spot to set up camp and sleep in the car. I figure they must have been desperate to sleep in it but when I got there the only thing living in the car was a dirty great big snake. I don’t know who was more surprised, me or the snake. The snake left and I decided that I had walked to far not to come away with at least a couple of shots.