<![CDATA[Geoff Tripp Photography - Blog]]>Tue, 02 Feb 2016 16:05:05 -0800Weebly<![CDATA[Time to refocus]]>Sun, 07 Sep 2014 12:41:05 GMThttp://www.geofftripp.com/blog/time-to-refocusFor those who know me personally, know that I am a person who struggles to say no, I hate to disappoint others.

However I recently signed a contract with a client to become their official photographer, whilst this contract doesn't restrict me from accepting other jobs, it does restrict my availability.

My love of photography and sport go hand-in-hand and I now need to refocus my energies at fine tuning my skills in perfecting this art of being a sports photographer.

If you're looking for an amazing wedding, family, baby photographer, please feel free to let me know and I'll send a few recommendations your way.

Regards

Geoff


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<![CDATA[Timelapse: Sun sets on Queenstown]]>Sat, 16 Aug 2014 10:37:21 GMThttp://www.geofftripp.com/blog/timelapse-sun-sets-on-queenstownMy last night in Queenstown and I decided to capture the sun setting over this amazing and beautiful city.

This is my first time doing some timelapse work, we were 2500 feet up and it was bloody freezing, moisture started to form on the front of the lens towards the end.

Anyway, turn up the volume and enjoy!
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<![CDATA[Sydney Uni Flames!]]>Sat, 19 Jul 2014 05:50:11 GMThttp://www.geofftripp.com/blog/sydney-uni-flamesYou know what, dreams do come true! 

I am so proud to be able to share with you that Geoff Tripp Photography has been selected to be the official photographer for the Sydney Uni Flames in the 2014/15 Women's National Basketball League season.

I am so humbled that I am able to combine two of my life passions together, photography and basketball.

Agh, still can't believe it...

This is truly, truly a massive honour...
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<![CDATA[2013 Sydney NYE Fireworks ]]>Wed, 01 Jan 2014 13:36:36 GMThttp://www.geofftripp.com/blog/2013-sydney-nye-fireworks Here's are some behind the scenes shots of ABC TV capturing the 2013 New Year's Eve celebrations from the Sydney Opera House.
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<![CDATA[Suggested camera settings and tips on capturing Fireworks.]]>Wed, 01 Jan 2014 04:59:51 GMThttp://www.geofftripp.com/blog/suggested-camera-settings-and-tips-on-capturing-fireworks
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<![CDATA[Choosing a Photographer]]>Wed, 15 Aug 2012 10:31:51 GMThttp://www.geofftripp.com/blog/choosing-a-photographerPicture
On a recent business from Perth to Melbourne I was working on my laptop going through some photos and the passenger next to me asked a me a question, "So you're a photographer", well as a matter of fact I am!  His next question however compelled me to write this blog, "So what makes you different from the rest, why should I choose you?"…

So here are my tips on how to choose a photographer, a wedding photographer.

Firstly don't feel pressured, take your time and shop around, compare all the different types of packages available, Google to your hearts content and create your own library of all the types of images you like.

I also strongly believe it's all about the Vibe, do you get a good feeling about the photographer?  There are so many photographers out there in the market place and they will all be bidding for your business, you will need to find the one thing that makes you feel really comfortable and gives you a great vibe that they will deliver you more than just a great photos.

A wedding is about the Bride & Groom, it's your special day and the photographer you choose should be someone that you feel relaxed and comfortable with, in my experience and if you have given your photographer a good brief, they will in some cases end up running your wedding day, as they need to help with keeping the day flowing as a means to ensure that they get all the shots you want.  It is important however that the photographer will do this tactfully and without being an interference or upsetting your family and friends on the day.

The next thing I would consider is style, every photographer will have a different style - some may focus on more the traditional set type shots, whilst others may focus more on capturing the emotion of the day.  Ask the photographer to show you their portfolio and not just wedding photography.

If you have been able to see samples of their work, by now you should be able to asses the quality of their work, ask your photographer how many of their images have been edited (PhotoShopped), do they plan on editing your photos - some brides to be are looking for every image to be good enough for the front cover of a magazine, if so, that's great - but that type of look may come at an additional cost.

Last but not least it's about the overall package the photographer has to offer, set packages with set number of shots in my opinion should be avoided.  This is about your special day and a unique day at that and your photography package should be just that as well, unique.

So to recap:
1) What sort of vibe do you get from the photographer
2) Personality of the photographer
3) Style of their work
4) Quality of their work
5) Packages available

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