NSW Central Coast Photographer – Panning

My April ‘Once a Month’ project is a technique called Panning. Panning is where the image suggests motion, a fast moving car, a runner, a bike rider etc. The background will be blurred to create the movement while the subject is the main focus. A couple of years ago I took a panning shot of my husband riding a pushbike up our street. It was so much fun but I haven’t really tried again since then. I’m currently taking an online workshop with Deb Schwedhelm and she is pushing us to try new things, explore ourselves and create the photographs we love to create. I’m being challenged so much and I’m loving it. I can see my photography style evolving to something that I am so passionate about. I used the Panning technique for this weekend’s exercise and I’ve remembered how much fun it is to really push yourself and try new things. I’m so excited about what the future holds for my photography work!


NSW Central Coast Photographer – Saving Zali

In May last year I was asked if I could take some family photographs at Avoca Beach. Luckily I was available and we organised a date to take the photos.  When I met this amazing family, I was blown away by their story and their courage. Lisa was then writing a book about their beautiful daughter Zali, who at 18 months of age was diagnosed with an extremely rare form of cancer that is resistant to chemotherapy. Zali was given very little chance of surviving and the family were told to say their goodbyes. Zali is now a beautiful, happy 6 year old thanks to some quick thinking doctors, extreme medical treatment and her amazingly strong family who never gave up. More of Zali’s story was in yesterday’s Daily Telegraph which you can read here. Lisa’s book is published by Pan MacMillan Australia and will be available in bookstores on 1 April 2014.

When the publisher called me to say that they had seen my photographs and would love to use one as the cover of Lisa’s book I was so excited. To see my photo on such an inspirational book means the world to me. And they have included another family image inside the book too. My copy arrived in the mail today and I’m so excited to start reading this amazing family’s story.


April 11, 2014 - 1:17 pm

Amy - Kathryn,

What an amazing story! That is so awesome to see your photo on the cover!! Nice work!

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