About me & my gear

​I’d class myself as an enthusiastic part-time landscape photographer.

Having bought my first DSLR in October 2008 when my son was just two for taking more ‘creative shots’ of my family, it wasn’t until early 2013 that I ventured outside to take some dedicated photos of the stunning sunset at my parents home in Motueka.

After that a fuse was lit and I started taking more landscape photos and seeing the world differently and began seeking out great light and environments to capture.

I also saw photography as a great companion skill set and service to offer my clients as part of my own web design business. But photography is becoming a bigger part of my overall business and I have been working with local tourism businesses in Rotorua and have sold licenses to companies around the world and even have a photo of mine printed as a 40m wide mural on a rooftop garden in Shenzhen, China.

Nowadays you’ll most likely see me out shooting around Rotorua during golden hour when I’m more likely to get amazing colours in the sky.

I enjoy taking photos of landscapes, long exposures, panoramas & astrophotography. I have a slight obsession with documenting the many jetty’s around the Rotorua lakes district.

Photo by Mack Photography NZ

Cameras

  • Nikon D750
  • Nikon D600

Lenses

  • Sigma 8mm ƒ/3.5 EX DG Fisheye
  • Samyang 14mm ƒ/2.8 ED AS IF UMC
  • Samyang 24mm ƒ/1.4 ED AS IF UMC
  • Nikkor 16-35mm ƒ/4 ED VR
  • Nikkor 50mm ƒ/1.8G
  • Nikkor 70-200mm ƒ/2.8G ED VRII

Other

  • Manfrotto 190XPRO3 Tripod
  • Manfrotto 054 Q6 Ball head
  • TriggerTrap Mobile Kit
  • Nodal Ninja 3 + RD8 Rotator + Ezy Leveller
  • Meke 3-Piece Macro Extension Tube Set

Flashes

  • Nikon SB-800

LEE Filters

  • Pro ND: 0.6 (2 stop)
  • Hard Grad ND: 0.6 (2 stop)
  • Soft Grad ND: 0.3 (1 stop), 0.6 (2 stop) & 0.9 (3 stop)
  • 10 Stop ND – Big Stopper
  • 6 Stop ND – Little Stopper
  • Landscape Polariser
  • Field Pouch

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