I have just stumbled upon your site and I have to say I am beyond impressed. I absolutely love your work and your commitment to learning and growing your skill. I photograph property for a living, but my passion is definitely for nature. My wife and I share this passion and we are on a learning curve at the moment… Trial and error :)
I will be spending a lot of time on your site and can’t wait to see all there is to see. We live in Brisbane and would love to catch up in the future.
Your photographs are inspirational. I want to start learning how to work in macro. The type of photography really excites me. I’ve had a fascination for bugs for a long time, even have a pet stick insect. And well photography has also just been there in the back ground, something I was always going to really get into one day. I’ve just completed a basic photography class, and have just purchased my first macro lens. I just want to have fun learn more and do it purely for enjoyment. I would love to get some invaluable advice and tips from you. I could only ever dream to get the results you achieve but I’d really appreciate any guidance.
Hello April. The place to start is http://beingmark.com/macro-illustrated/ if you haven’t already. It’s the rundown on what and how I do it. After that, and you still want and are in Brisbane, get in touch and we’ll take it from there. Or where are you?
I might be travelling after the summer, to Kakadu and beyond. And other places or directions next year. I’d be willing to meet up with people on my way if that’s what works. I’ll post my intentions so it might be an idea to subscribe if you are interested, top right of page and confirm by email.
Mark, I am moved by your site. It has a quiet, peaceful and sometimes sad mood, and by the sometimes sad, I mean that as a compliment. Sad can be beautiful too. The photography is stunning and your words are gentle. Would love to hear your adventures when you travel in your van. Am thinking of doing something similar but probably not this year.
No doubt about it. In our time money comes first and subverts the simplicity of being, of love, complicates it with the fears of self. It’s really an avoidance of love, or peace, or being. That’s sad, or …, until it doesn’t matter any more.
We wouldn’t know it if it was all the time, it’s the contrast that allows realisation and spurs the will to resolve, eventually. Because the imperative is to improve, finally. So sad doesn’t mean hopeless.
i like your blog, it’s different from other photography blogs around the traps.
i think, like me, photography seems to be your “out let” an escape from life (rat race & all). it’s a lovely quiet & inspirtional thing you have going on here & i will be back to visit more
Just wanted to say that I have thoroughly enjoyed the time that I have spent reading your website and being presented with the opportunity in the busyness of everyday life ( something that I still allow to keep me separate ) to reconnect with the simplicity and beauty of creation.
Coming back to the present moment and reading allows my busy mind to become in tune with life not being about the dream and illusions of the world but that my heart opens and my mind quietens to remember my essence, the unified self and my oneness with God and that that is all that matters.
I feel truly blessed that we have crossed paths I have found your site inspiring and will continue to read.
I am not able to come to your gathering at Brunswick Heads due to prior commitments but would definitely be interested in catching up sometime in the future.
You have a beautiful day and thank you for taking the time out to contact me. I am hoping it is okay to pass your sight onto others that I feel maybe interested.