We’re opening our photography business this year; the name of our business – PhiNess – captures the enduring relationship between myself (Phill) and my wife (Ness) as well as the skill, craftsmanship and sophistication of what we do. Now, after investing in Pro series DSLR and working on completing the Photography Institutes course in professional photography, I realise just how much more there is to learn.
Every shot taken is a new step, a learning, its a journey to create, and Im sure it never ends.
After 7 months research for what I needed in professional capable equipment coping with a multitude of differing lighting and situational circumstances, I have chosen the Nikon D3s with FX 14-24, 24-70 and 70-200 Nikkor lenses, soon also to buy the 200-400 FX to complete my kit.
I have an abiding passion for photographic journalism, particularly capturing the region which I call home, Eden NSW situated on the far south coast.
My choice and significant investment in camera and equipment is already well justified as I see just how capable the camera is in low light and high speed photography respectively.
I try to capture both my land and sea scapes from differing view points, as I do with my portrait subjects. I believe in endeavouring to capture images that are not a standard view, not something a passer by would see. I am aften found outside the bounds of a tourist spot, a lookout or a walking track trying to find that “certain perspective” that will capture a particular view. I love and appreciate studio photography, however I work hard to find alternatives, showing individual’s uniqueness, their own sense of self and what they want portrayed of “who they are.” This essensce of capturing and reproducing the very way a person views themselves is what drives me to new levels of finesse in my photography … Phill Small PhiNess Photography Eden