About me - APS Photography

I was born and bred in the most livable city in the world - Melbourne. It has a fantastic vibe and multiculturalism about it. I always grew up with a passion for taking photos.

I have worked with two major Australian airlines, Ansett Australia and more recently Qantas, for a total of 14 years as an Aircraft Maintenance Engineer - (Avionics). I worked with the Bureau of Meteorology as a Technical Officer - Engineer, and was based at Davis Station in Antarctica for 13 months during the 2016 Winter 2017 Summer seasons. Undertaking an Advanced Diploma in Photography (part time). I also love the weather. From observations, forecasting, to storm chasing and severe weather photography.

The majority of my photography is landscape photography. I do also love severe weather, wildlife, travel and photojournalism photography. I have traveled the world to the extremes like the island of Svalbard in the Arctic circle and the Antarctic Peninsula in the Antarctic circle to get some amazing photographs. Storm chasing in Tornado Alley to the tropical waters of the Bahamas.

The majority of photos taken with my Canon 7D Mk2 and 5DMk3. All of my images and content are protected by both the Australian & international copyright law and cannot be used in any manner without the permission of APS Photography.

I also like taking photos of peoples pets as a keep safe for future memories. Please contact me for more information. I am also up to consultation with companies for my services/photos.


Photography Highlights

Bureau of Meteorology - Australian Weather Calendar 2020

For the second consecutive year I have been a lucky winner of this photography competition. My winning photo selected from over 900+ entries. My aurora photo from Davis Station, Antarctica features for the month of January.  More information about the photo can be found at http://www.bom.gov.au/calendar/photos/january.shtml

To purchase a copy, go to https://shop.bom.gov.au/

Bureau Of Meteorology - Australian Weather Calendar 2019

One of the 13 winners of the Bureau Of Meteorology Australian Weather Calendar competition with over 900 entries. My photo from Davis Station, Antarctica features for the month of January.  More information about the photo can be found at http://www.bom.gov.au/calendar/photos/january.shtml

To purchase a copy, go to https://shop.bom.gov.au/

Illuminate Gallery

A selection of my Antarctica photos on display and sale. Visit Illuminate Gallery for more information.

ANARE Club Aurora Journal - Autumn 2017

I wrote an article for the ANARE Club on aurora chasing and photography which was published in the latest Aurora Journal. My photos featuring on the front and back covers. The article is below for those who wish to read.

BBC Earth Ch 5 - Weather Terror - Brits In Peril, TV Series

My video of the Burwell tornado was purchased to feature in the new 6 part tv series of "Weather Terror" by BBC Earth Ch 5 (UK) 2015.

Worldmark Films - Caught on Dash Cam - Series 2

My video of the Burwell tornado was purchased to feature in the new series of Caught on Dash Cam. UK 2018.

US National Weather Service - North Platte, Nebraska

I feel very honored to be contacted by the NWS asking to use my video of the Burwell tornado for educational purposes as part of the 2015 Storm Spotter Training sessions over a two month period (March - April 2015) throughout Nebraksa. Below is the link to the training schedule and the video being used. My video shows how this EF-2 tornado dragged in nearby precipitation around it (Rain curtains, Rain Wrapped Tornado) and become invisible behind the rain. I have posted a link to the full video showing the various stages, formation, becoming rain wrapped and cycling around the mesocyclone. This dangerous EF-2 tornado had estimated peak winds at 125 MPH, Path length/Statute 1.6 Miles, Path width/Maximum 700 Yards.

Air services Australia

This photo was purchased by Air Services Australia and now hangs on the wall in the foyer of the new Melbourne International Airport aircraft control tower for the workers and many visitors that pass through each year to see.

Animal Eco-Warriors

One of my photos of an elephant seal taken during the process of attaching scientific equipment was published in a children's book which talks about humans and animals working together to protect our planet. (2017). Thank you to Nic Gill and Clive McMahon.

ABC Radio National - Blueprint for living, In season: Winter

One of my aurora australis photos taken at Davis Station Antarctica was used in an on-line article which featured our station leader talking about living in Antarctica over the winter months. Click here for the article and to download the audio.

Newspaper Articles

2018 Australian Severe Weather Association (ASWA)- Conference and AGM - Adelaide

I did a presentation on Severe Space Weather - from auroras to impacts on the earth and its climate.

2017 Australian Severe Weather Association (ASWA) - Conference and AGM - Brisbane

I did a presentation on my 13 months living and working in Antarctica.

Podcast:

Aurora Australis and Antarctica A podcast interview conducted by "Dave the grave hunter" finding out information about what it's really like to work and live in Antarctica and what the Aurora Australis viewing opportunities experienced at Davis Station. Audio link here.


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