Thursday, December 29, 2011

Pic of the month - January 2012

Happy New Year!

We hope everyone has had a wonderful Christmas and are looking forward to the New Year's Eve Festivities!

Since we are currently promoting the Portrait & Wedding photography side of our business, I thought I would show a photo from a recent Portrait session as our January pic of the month. This session was a lot of fun, as you can see from the photo!

Our aim is to have fun during our sessions. If the client is relaxed and having fun, it will certainly show in the images.

We wish everyone a very happy New Year! And to all my Norwegian friends, jeg ønsker dere et Godt Nyttår!

Have fun and stay safe! We look forward to catching up with you in 2012!

Monday, November 28, 2011

Photography tip # 1

Photography Tip # 1

This is the first in our series of photography tips aimed at helping you take better photos.

Portrait photos outdoors

When taking portraits outdoors, it is always a good idea to use the flash to fill in dark shadows on your subjects face. This may be a problem with some compact cameras, since the flash may only fire automatically when there is insufficient light, but check your manual and see if it is possible to manually fire the flash.

Alternatively, you may have a portrait setting that will take care of this for you.

Try it out and let me know how you go! Happy snapping! :)

Pic of the month - December

OK. So it may not seem very imaginative using the same pic as the one for our Calendar! But I love this shot, so I couldn't resist!

I took this on the island of Phi Phi Ley back in June 2010. I was on a holiday in Phuket, Thailand and decided to do the touristy thing and jump on one of the day-tours to Phi Phi Island.

Whilst it is a tourist trap, and maybe not for those who prefer the road-less-travelled, it is still a great day out! And the scenery is amazing!

This was taken at the spot where we had stopped for lunch. I had a bite to eat and then decided to wander down the beach where I saw a row of these beautiful fishing boats.

I love the way the bow of this boat almost seems to jump out of the photo! And of course, the decorative colours and the pristine, tropical setting just made for a beautiful photo!

You can see more of my Thailand pics by clicking on this link:

There are more photos to come, so remember to bookmark the page and check regularly for more updates...!

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

New Facebook page!

new i4 images facebook page

Due to changes in Facebook, we have had to update our page. The old one will still be there, but will no longer be updated and will soon be archived.

If you want to check out our new one, please click on the link below:

This link is also on our website. We will be uploading more photos and fun stuff all the time, so remember to always check back!

Thanks for visiting! :)

Monday, October 31, 2011

i4 images calendars now available!


Our first photo calendar is now available! We have selected 12 of our best travel images for these limited edition calendars (well, 13 with the cover!)!

These are now available from the website for the bargain basement price of just AUD$29.00 plus postage.

These make great Christmas gifts, but you'll have to be quick to snap up one of these beauties! We would hate you to miss out, so order yours today!

Details are on our website (

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Pic of the month - November

The Great Wall of China

The pic of the month for November is a shot I took of the Great Wall of China, when I was there around this time last year.

This particular section of the wall is known as the Mutianyu Great Wall and is probably the closest section to the city of Beijing (about 80kms).

Once you arrive at the base of the mountain, you can hike up to the wall, or take the chairlift. Unfortunately I was on a tight schedule, so I took the chairlift, which was pretty scary since it was quite old and in need of a good spit and polish (plus a grease and oil-change, paint job etc etc)!!

Admission costs 40 yuan (about AUD 6.00) and the chair-lift costs 80 yuan (about AUD 12.00) for a round-trip, but if you are up for it, and have the time, I would hike up.

The great thing for me was that I was there right when the ticket office opened at 8am, so there was no-one around and when I got to the wall, I had it all to myself - well, for about an hour at least! If you don't get there until 10am, expect to battle the crowds!

And I even had mobile phone coverage on the wall, so I could call friends and family!! All in all, an amazing experience and highly recommended!

Thursday, April 7, 2011

Kasauli, India - Hill station in the Himalayas

Kasauli, India

This is somewhere where I believe you will see the true India. A "Hill Station" as they are called (village in the hills). Amazing photo opportunities at every turn. One thing that amazed me about Northern India - people loved posing for photos! I have never found it so easy to get great portrait shots, and with amazingly interesting characters! This monkey even posed for me! This place is a must see for the avid traveller who likes to get off the beaten track!
Check out my galleries for more photos...

Thursday, March 24, 2011

Thailand & India trip - March 2011

Hello all,

I have just returned from a trip to Thailand and India. Most of the time was spent in India - in the northern states of Punjab and Himachal Pradesh.

It was an amazing trip. India is a fascinating place.

One experience I had was on a trip to Kasauli - about 2 hours drive north-east of Chandigarh. I was visiting a temple at Monkey Point. I had hiked up the 100 or more steps (felt like 1000!!!) up to the temple and after having a brief "moment" of silent contemplation at the hilltop temple, I started back down the steps.

That was when I noticed a group of monkeys following a us back down the steps. Amongst the group was one monkey who had no arms! It appeared like it was born that way, and had adapted quite well. I was marvelling as he hopped over rocks to make his way down the hill. Then suddenly, he hopped up onto a wire (presumably a telephone cable) and proceeded to slide down the wire, hopping off at the tree below!! I was amazed!

Unfortunately I was not allowed to take my camera, as there is a military base there, so no photos allowed. :( Funniest thing I saw the whole trip and I didn't have my camera with me to capture it!!

There are many other fantastic images I did capture, so please keep checking back at my site or the Facebook page for new images.

Bye for now!