Monday, November 30, 2009


Dear Beanie,

Where are you? I think the last time i saw you was on this day when i was sipping on coffee and eating to my hearts content at ripples cafe at Pyrmont.

Have I left you somewhere in the car? Have I left you on a park bench? Sorry.

I will miss you greatly in winter. hope you come back soon.


Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Sydney Wedding - 21/11/09

Hi ya'll, 

So I tagged along with Dexter and his brother from Elusive Photography to see what it was like to be a wedding photographer. It started at 8:30am, i walked out the door and realised that i had left my camera on my table and was carrying a full bag of lenses, flash, food and no camera. good start. 

Anyways, the day started at the bride's apartment where it was already packed with relatives and 'sisters' who was getting the bride ready. Next came the games that the boys had to play to gain entry up to the apartment consisting of the groom having to dress up as a pink fairy and screaming 'i love you' from the ground. Needless to say, it drew a crowd. A few pictures captured tea ceremonies at both bride and groom's places and me experimenting on how to do close up of peonies on the staircase. 

The ceremony was at a lovely church out at waverly where it had lovely large murals and interesting statues lining the ceiling. They had 2 sets of adorable page boys and flower girls with a lot of fussing parents in between. The couple opted for a full mass which was nice, but some of the kids were worn out by the heat. 

We then went to Botanic Gardens to get some shots of the couple, funnily enough Harbour Life was on at the same day so we attracted some attention from passer-byers. Still trying to learn how to NOT get other ppl in the background of my shots. I guess i just need to move more. My feet were at this point in pain - supersoft shoes are not that super soft. 

On to the reception at Sheraton on the Park with a nice quartet playing and a pretty fluid order of activities. Highlight for me was when they played games during the night and watching the little kids on the dance floor wreaking havoc. 

So for my first wedding experience as a non guest taking photos it was quite interesting, I learnt a lot about lighting, composition, settings and generally what skills you need to be a wedding photographer. it was quite a lot to take in one day, but i am glad i survived. thanks again to the boys at Elusive Photographyfor letting me tag along!

Hope you enjoy the photos!

that's all folks! let me know what you guys think!

First Wedding as a tag along photographer

More photos to come...but this is one of my faves.

But boy was it a hot stinking day!


Wednesday, November 18, 2009

The Runners Up, Again

Team Photo, originally uploaded by mindy_w.
Sorry. Perhaps i am the bad luck charm that haunts this women's basketball team. At least they got cool hats. sorry i cut off your face sharlene - not intentional.

Game was pretty interesting, the opposition had one leggy 16 blonde girl that was on fire. She dominated the paint and she was awesome at the outside shots as well. Blame youth. and potentially puberty.

anyways, storyboard i made of the photos i liked best.

Monday, November 16, 2009

Getting to know you...

50mm-Lens, originally uploaded by mindy_w.
Hi all,

It is currently 1:22AM, and i am post processing and blogging. I have been slack with post processing and did an awful job with marissa's basketball game photos which i will be posting up tomorrow.

Anyways, my lovely bf bought me some goodies from HK awhile ago - a sample shown in these photos. He got me a 50mm f/1.4 lens and a nifty flash and some other stuff.

These are the first few shots I took with my new gear. Today I played around with the SB900 flash - man so many terms and different settings. Who knew a flash could have so many things going on...

I am a bit sad that we didn't make it to Sculptures by the Sea today. we drove around and around looking for a park but alas, to no avail. Instead we bought 12 bottles of wine.

Anyways, will be posting marissa's basketball finals and also my trip with minty to NOOSA, a few funny photos to see.

Hope your weekend was well.


Monday, November 09, 2009


Crikey! What a ripper. I should stop reading the steve irwin book...

Tuesday, November 03, 2009

It's a dog eat dog world...

This was posted on my computer screen when i came back to work. I was quite upset. My flat dog is used for wrist purposes so I do not get RSI! No ransom note was delivered. When i came back from my meeting all had been restored. Hoorah for flat dog!

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