Category Archives: A Photo a Day

A Photo a Day usually just for fun

2nd October 2011 Michelle and Aaron Sneek Speek

Photographed a lovely wedding today at the wonderful roof top terrrace of Sails at Redcliffe. What a fantastic location, what a fantastic day and what a fantastic wedding. I enjoyed ever minute of it. Here are some sneek speek photos straight from the camera. Over the next few weeks we will finish these photos and many […]

View full post »

no comments

22nd September 2011 The Big Time

How does any professional photographer know when he has hit the big time? The answer of course is when Councillor for Deagon Ward in Brisbane, none other than Victoria Newton herself arrives at your studio asking for new photos to be taken of her. No pressure at all but I think if I stuff up, […]

View full post »

no comments

21st September 2011 Organised Chaos

Today I spent on my graphics tablet in my production room at the studio so I thought i would take a picture of it. You would never know it to look at this photo, but I am the fussiest person I know when it comes to a workstation. Everything is just right for me to work […]

View full post »

no comments

20th September 2011 Photograph Love

Out of all the emotions I get to photograph, the greatest of these is Love.  My life being devoted to photograph love in different situations, an engagement, a wedding, a newborn baby, a family and the list goes on … So we were doing the beach today and I was thinking about taking a photo […]

View full post »

no comments

19th September 2011 Big W Photoshoot

Kids are off school, wife complaining that I have spent no time with them all weekend due to photographing two weddings, so decided I would have the morning off and take some pictures of them. So I asked my 6 year old where we should have photos taken and she replied “Big W”.  For those […]

View full post »

no comments

18th September 2011 Red and Blue Above Green Below

I have a love of natures colours. Just look at all the colours here. Basically a Red and Blue Sky and Green Grass but actually when we examine these natures colours we find something much more complex. In the sky here are not just 2 colours but actually millions of colours, amazing hues, luminosities and […]

View full post »

no comments

17th September 2011 Bush Fire Sunset

I love my sunsets, maybe ervyone knows this already, but today was a sunset sent from heaven. It was a combination of sunset and the results of a bush fire … wow. The Sunshine Coast Hinterland recent bush fire had created a natural filter and caused the light from the setting sun to be very […]

View full post »

show hide 4 comments

Helen Marsh Gorgoeus…what more is there to say!! Great capture Paul. Will look amazing in their album or on their wall!!

udazotxjea Never seen this colour in the sky before

atavjuntxk wow cool colour man

npmsrxodmk Wow i hear about aussie bush fires on the news. Great photo

16th September 2011 Half Silhouette

Today’s subject, a couple in Love. How nice is that. It was also a great opportunity to xreate a Silhouette shooting straight into the sun. A word of warning before we continue …. NEVER try this at home. NEVER shoot straight into the sun without proper training and guidance. Blindness is not worth getting a perfect […]

View full post »

no comments

15th September 2011 Better than Disneyland

What’s better than taking pictures of your family at Disneyland? the answer is of course taking pictures of your everyday life. I have said it before, but many families will associate going on holiday with a need to take photos to remember it by. Thats great and when I am on holiday I take photos […]

View full post »

no comments

14th September 2011 Sunrise over Flinders Parade

Such unusual bold colours coming from my image here. Lovely reflections on the water, I should call this photo, “when a sunrise is not a sunrise” Can you guess what time of day this was taken (Sunrise today was 5.47am) so any guesses? The answer is of course at 8.25PM or about 3 hours after […]

View full post »

show hide 1 comment

13th September 2011 Silhouette Photography

Today I gave myself the day off and so decided to travel into Brisbane to visit a photographic exhibition of the wonderful Street Photography of Henri Cartier-Bresson. I spent two and a half hours looking at his amazing Black and White images and loved every minute of it. But just before I went into the […]

View full post »

show hide 2 comments

johnc I am taken back by this photo. Would love it on my wall

Marion Impressive with that camera!!!

12th September 2011 Photograph Flowers

Today was a dull overcast day which in my opinion is a great day to photograph flowers. The gray clouds is natures own softbox lighting source and takes away the harsh direct sunlight that makes flowers  look, well harsh! I got out in the back garden and saw the colour coming of these wild flowers. […]

View full post »

show hide 3 comments

pachete quality blog mr copsey photographer sir .

TFj Thanks for very informative website.

Marion The use of the torch gives that extra Zing! Lovely!

11th September 2011 Nine Eleven

Today being the tenth anniversary of Nine Eleven (9/11), saw the collapse of the twin towers in New York and the loss of the innocent. My photo here shows the full moon on 9/11 displaying the light, and hope,  against a sea of darkness and I think that’s all I want to say about what […]

View full post »

show hide 12 comments

Marisol Pritchard Wonderful pic,love the grain. Interested to use you used ISO 80 but you could have used ISO 6400 to get similar grain

Paul Copsey Hi ya, Yes correct I could have used a very high ISO but as I had a tripod with me so I prefer to add it later in Photoshop just incase I ever want to do a version with less/no grain.

Jovan Charpentier RIP

Doyle Schwier you should take part in a contest for the finest blogs on the web!

Video Production You can definitely see your expertise in your work At all times follow your heart.:-)

Photos Hello there, You’ve done a fantastic job. I?ll definitely digg it and personally suggest to our readers

hyip Paul Copsey you are just too excellent.

Gabriela Lovette RIP to innocent peoples

buy images Fantastic quality images! and just email us if you want to sell any photographs

john Pretty nice photo and tips. I’m hoping you write once a day forever!

Nicol Stokan Love the photo Paul. Thanks for permitting me to comment!

Zwjw87 wonderful

10th September 2011 Kids Birthday Party

No weddings booked today, how unusual for a Saturday in September, but a kids birthday party instead. Here is the birthday girl with her good friend. I like this photo because I think it shows what good fun kids parties are.   Here are my tips on how to

View full post »

show hide 5 comments

Jae Chisnall excellent fun picture. i will remember what you say about getting down to their level. thanks

Scott Vansyckle what splendid tips in your posts paul, Have an awsome day!

Helen Marsh Awesome shot Paul. I totally agree I find involving the kids & showing the image in camera on the back a real winner! Enjoying your blog…keep them coming!

Madge Dermady This actually answered my problem, thanks!

Marion Great shot! Their eyes are stunning!

9th September 2011 Rain and Neutral Density

Today was a rainy, windy day which gives different opportunities for photos. I took some photos of palm tree leaves in the rain and then went into town as I visualised a photo of someone struggling with their umbrella. I took the tripod as I wonted to render the scene sharp expect for the person and umbrella. […]

View full post »

show hide 12 comments

fujifilm x100 Hi there, love your photos and what you have wrote on another page of the Fuji X50 Cheers!

Blaine Ravel Hey, I really like the rain in photos. Not many people bother taking photos in the rain Cheers

Bradley Dyreson Looking forward to reading more from you Mr Photographer!…

Palmer Pendergraft you top photographer !!

maternity photography Hello there, I find you really informative and think a lot of other folks will be benefited from your writing. Cheers!

Marion Looker Hello, I really enjoyed your comments above. Keep up the excellent work ! Thanks Very Much.

Panasonic TZ20 Hi, i think that you should expand this site to camera testing. You would make a excellent camera tester

Sjove billeder Great blog here!

Damion Hegarty You have motivated me to take pictures in the rain

Kemberly Mintreas Thanks for making me aware of these neutral density filters

Erin Dauzat great pic

Judy Got it! Thanks

8th September 2011 Happy Birthday Peter Sellers

Today is Peter Sellers birthday, comic genious. Most people agree his best performances was as Chief Inspector Clouseau in The Pink Panther film series,  unless your name is Prince Charles in whcih case his best performances was as verious characters in the Goon Show. Either way he is one of my all time comic genius heroes, up […]

View full post »

show hide 17 comments

Tera Sivic I visit your site every day now. Your site should be called “Free Photo Tips” or “Free Photo Training”. Thanks Tera

Chantel Chhoun Hah only difference was that in the original a broadsheet newpaper and yours was a tabloid. Anyway excellent

Paul Copsey Yes well I think the subject matter was better in the original, also his eyes were lit and I put mine in the shade for more mystery as my subject (which was me, a self portrait) has no mystery about him in real life :-)

LJ Images awsome post, awsome photo

Asparagus Nutrition I really your posts, well informed, but also entertaining!

Michelle Very nice Paul, i suggest setting up a forum on your site, so that us photographers can talk and communicate.

Paul Copsey Hi Michelle, this site has only just been set up so I dont think we have the visitor numbers as yet for a forum. Thanks for your interest. If … or when maybe … we get say 1,000 visitors a day then I will consider Cheers Paul

Garland Munce cool tri-X lives on

birthday wishes I agree with you Paul Copsey, fantastic post.

Antigua TT nice light, as you say, harsh, yes but good effect

Birgit Sisto Paul
Good photography tips

Rosina Mulvahill Hey! I am a Peter Sellers fan! a huge thumbs up for this post.

Arthur Caveness Paul you are as entertaining as PS himself

best photo scanner Hello there, simply continue using your fav old film like TRI-X then scan it to get the benfits of digital further processing. Best of both worlds. Cheers!

Paul Copsey Absolutely, I am with you on this one. Thanks Paul

Bono Creeatd the greatest articles, you have.

Marty entertaining post and picture!

7th September 2011 Jimbo

Today I am all alone in the studio with no one to go lunch with. Everyone is out doing something and my wife is having her hair done. BIG NOTE TO SELF – dont forget to comment on hair later. So decided to buy a sandwich to eat at a nearby beach with my boy, […]

View full post »

show hide 5 comments

Canon Camera Deals Love it and would love to feature you on our web site. Ok by you?

Paul Copsey Sure, as it says at the bottom of the page, you dont need permission to link to any of my pages. Please dont copy text or photos without my written permission though. Thanks Paul

baobao897 very good publish, i actually adore this website, carry on it

Brandy Ahhh cute … i want one … then I want to be able to take a nice picture of him

Jenay Hey, I never knew about the light for my dog photos. Kudos to you!

6th September 2011 Henri Cartier-Bresson

Long day at the studio today, 13 hours to be exact. Managed to grab 20 minutes between a quick meal and seeing a wedding client. Made my way down to our local train station and watched people poor off the 5:38 arrival. Not much inspired me so unfortunately my sunset light had now gone and […]

View full post »

show hide 7 comments

Camberos Great article. HCB is one of my heroes too

vimax very natural paul and just the way i like it

SteveG you just gained a new reader

TC Photos I could read your blogs for hours. great job!!! :)

Demetrius Barnette Hey! I just wanted to say you have a nice site :-). Me and my friends follow it we kinda like it. Cheers!

Dan hello

I will be celebrating my birthday on October 08th 2011, So I want your service on my birthday party photographer, i would like to know if you are available for the date.

Dan lawson


Paul Copsey Hi Dan, thanks very much and I have just sent you an email. Kind Regards Paul

5th September 2011 Phone Box in Decline

This photo depicts a young lady on the phone no doubt to her boyfriend whilst another young lady waits her turn to use the phone. This scene is a thing of the past. Now days everyone has a mobile phone even school children. Gone are the days when you had to find the right change […]

View full post »

show hide 12 comments

Ugg Boots i might have some boots for you to photograph. Keep up the good work!

P.Lann Thanks for posting, I like this blog!

godecy worce wow wow wow

Wilfred Kinn Oh paul you are surely the master of your craft

Matt Cutting I think you should put more images on your blog, but besides that, it is really great. Cheers.

Paul Copsey Matt, Thanks for your lovely comment but one photo of the day is all i can cope with :-)

Camera buy Info Bravo! Please allow me to express my satisfaction with your blog and your images

Mario hello there, great post, and a really good location for a photo! definitely one for my book marks.

Mitchell Awesome contribution

rebmoshe wonderful and I see from your camera page that you have a 5D so why didnt you use that SLR instead?

Paul Copsey Hi ya, My 5D’s are in use all the time but sometimes its just great to travel lighter. The G11 can go with my anywhere and everywhere. That can be an advantage. Also the G11 has a smaller sensor to get more in focus (greater depth of field) and it has a flip out screen which I used here as I placed the camera on the ground with a bush behind me. Flip out screens are really cool … now why doesnt a 5d have that ?

Kenelm Heck yeah this is so cool.

4th September 2011 Fathers Day

Its fathers day here in Brisbane Australia so lets wish a happy fathers day to all dads around the world. Here is a picture of an Aussie father, my brother-in-law Andrew. Ok, it shows a father on fathers day but a photo is about story telling and this ordinary image tells a story of typical

View full post »

show hide 5 comments

Jerome Shields are you sure he is aussie? he doesnt have a beer in his hand

Paul Copsey haha ok a good “social documentary” point you make Jerome

Hosea Leiding Thanks good point you make and I will remember that when taking photos next

Jeremy Klepper WOW, Never thought that before. Thanks for opening my eyes to some new photo possibilities

Lexine Alright alright alright I should have taken a photo of my dad !!!!