JAS Photography: Blog https://jasphotography.zenfolio.com/blog en-us (C) JAS Photography jasphoto@mac.com (JAS Photography) Thu, 08 Feb 2018 12:59:00 GMT Thu, 08 Feb 2018 12:59:00 GMT https://jasphotography.zenfolio.com/img/s/v-5/u194356265-o376010672-50.jpg JAS Photography: Blog https://jasphotography.zenfolio.com/blog 80 120 The Porch Sessions https://jasphotography.zenfolio.com/blog/2018/2/the-porch-sessions PorchSessions110118_023-ExposureTim Hart performing to perfection!


Words cannot describe the beautiful music to which our ears were treated on a balmy Sydney evening in mid-January,

at the Sydney Porch Sessions.

Watch and listen to Tim Hart here:

Watch and listen to Stu Larsen and Natsuki Kurai here:

and you may even recognise a few people (and our car!) here:

Click to read more about The Porch Sessions.

Enjoy! But get along to a Porch Session if you possibly can. It is an evening that you will never forget!!!!



jasphoto@mac.com (JAS Photography) ryan martin john porch sessions stu larsen tim hart https://jasphotography.zenfolio.com/blog/2018/2/the-porch-sessions Thu, 08 Feb 2018 12:56:12 GMT
Musical Mystery https://jasphotography.zenfolio.com/blog/2018/2/musical-mystery MM_1192Inspector Emily and Detective Dean

Comperes for an exciting upcoming music show for children entitled "Musical Mystery", Dean and Emily put on their crime fighting uniforms to pose for my camera! We had a lot of fun! I will publish details of the show here in dues course!

jasphoto@mac.com (JAS Photography) https://jasphotography.zenfolio.com/blog/2018/2/musical-mystery Thu, 08 Feb 2018 11:32:14 GMT
Busy times and Orange Spotted Tiger Moth! https://jasphotography.zenfolio.com/blog/2017/10/busy-times-oktoberfest-and-orange-spotted-tiger-moth A great wedding and a delightful family portrait session, more of which later, and yesterday a visit to Ken Duncan's gallery on the Central Coast.

Today. I spotted a beautiful creature in the grass.....an orange spotted tiger moth! I rushed inside and grabbed a macro lens and here are the results:




What an exciting weekend!



jasphoto@mac.com (JAS Photography) https://jasphotography.zenfolio.com/blog/2017/10/busy-times-oktoberfest-and-orange-spotted-tiger-moth Sun, 15 Oct 2017 12:28:11 GMT
Susanna in the sunshine! https://jasphotography.zenfolio.com/blog/2017/7/susanna-in-the-sunshine My advice to photographers is always "be ready and look for the light!" We arrived home from spending a fabulous day with our great friend and Master Photographer, John Laham (johnlaham.com). What a view from his balcony!!!

Barangaroo from The Highgate.

The front lawn was bathed in beautiful late afternoon sunshine. Susanna was my model and my Fuji X-Pro2 with the new 50mm lens went straight into action. We had a ten minute time period to make use of this gorgeous light! I hope that you like the results!!!


jasphoto@mac.com (JAS Photography) https://jasphotography.zenfolio.com/blog/2017/7/susanna-in-the-sunshine Sun, 16 Jul 2017 11:50:04 GMT
HAPPY NEW YEAR! 2017 here we come!! https://jasphotography.zenfolio.com/blog/2017/1/happy-new-year-2017-here-we-come Welcome to JAS Photography 2017!

The last few months have provided some great photographic opportunities, including:

The Crucible

The CrucibleAnother brilliant King's/tara School Production! and a trip to Tasmania:

Hamlet DownsBeautiful reflections Hamlet DownsInfra-Red Black and White

The world famous Russell FallsDon't forget a tripod and neutral density filter! Horses at Hamlet Downs On the road to Strathgordon Dam Version 2Christmas Bells with Lake Gordon in the background The view from Strathgordon Dam We stayed at THE most beautiful location and treated to the most delicious food by our host Jenifa. If ever you go to Tasmania, Hamlet Downs is THE place to stay, at least for a couple of nights. Located an hour and twenty minutes north of Hobart, you have easy access to New Norfolk, Mount Field National Park and Lakes Pedder and Gordon. Further information can be found here: Hamlet Downs

With so many family members around at Christmas (six children and two grandchildren) there is always an opportunity to take portraits!

A thoughtful Lydia

Ralph really loves the water!Splash! Splash!

Thank you for popping in to read the latest news.

Wishing you every success, in whatever you do, for 2017.

God Bless,



jasphoto@mac.com (JAS Photography) Children Hamlet Downs Holidays Portraits https://jasphotography.zenfolio.com/blog/2017/1/happy-new-year-2017-here-we-come Thu, 05 Jan 2017 04:19:10 GMT
REMF Brighton v Palace Supporters Charity Match https://jasphotography.zenfolio.com/blog/2016/10/remf-brighton-v-palace-supporters-charity-match OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

Another great day of football and fun!

jasphoto@mac.com (JAS Photography) https://jasphotography.zenfolio.com/blog/2016/10/remf-brighton-v-palace-supporters-charity-match Sun, 30 Oct 2016 10:50:48 GMT
A tempestuous performance! https://jasphotography.zenfolio.com/blog/2016/5/a-tempestuous-performance TempestPerformance_007TempestPerformance_007 I was privileged to witness, and photograph, a brilliant performance of William Shakespeare's The Tempest at William Clarke College, a couple of weeks ago. Shakespeare is never easy to perform, and the whole cast excelled in producing a night to remember. Congratulations to everyone concerned!

jasphoto@mac.com (JAS Photography) Performance Shakespeare William Clarke College https://jasphotography.zenfolio.com/blog/2016/5/a-tempestuous-performance Tue, 31 May 2016 10:28:33 GMT
Another fabulous King's/Tara musical! https://jasphotography.zenfolio.com/blog/2016/3/another-fabulous-kings/tara-production On Friday night, I was privileged to witness (and photograph) another extraordinary performance at The King's School Theatre. The Addams Family production was simply superb in every aspect. Amazing performances by the students of King's and Tara, stunning sets and moody lighting, magnificent music and creative and imaginative directing. It was just sumptuous and very funny entertainment. Congratulations to everyone involved, for what must be one of the best productions ever to be witnessed at King's.


jasphoto@mac.com (JAS Photography) https://jasphotography.zenfolio.com/blog/2016/3/another-fabulous-kings/tara-production Sun, 20 Mar 2016 01:32:34 GMT
Emily and Edward's Wedding https://jasphotography.zenfolio.com/blog/2015/12/emily-and-edwards-wedding Wedding Photography Sydney On a beautiful sunny Sunday morning, our Emily was married to her beloved Edward and officially became Mrs McKnight! Balmoral Beach was bathed in glorious sunshine and everyone had a wonderful time. My great friends, Paul Briton (video) and John Laham (photos) recorded the event in superlative style. One of John's 1000+ amazing images is featured above. If you are reading this and a wedding is looming in the near future, John Laham will be your man! Contact John Laham, the world's best wedding photographer, at johnlaham.com. Not only is his photography style unique, he is just a delightful fellow to have at you wedding. A huge thank you to the Bathers' Pavilion too, the reception could not have been more sumptuous in every way. Contact Rob at bathers pavilion.com.au. Wonderful food and brilliant service was provided every second and what a view. So 4 down and 2 to go! God Bless, John

jasphoto@mac.com (JAS Photography) https://jasphotography.zenfolio.com/blog/2015/12/emily-and-edwards-wedding Tue, 01 Dec 2015 21:30:00 GMT
Photography and Football The Ultimate Evening? https://jasphotography.zenfolio.com/blog/2015/1/photography-and-football-the-ultimate-evening Now if you know me, it could be said I am a passionate football fan! Photography, yes, I have a passing interest and a little expertise! So when My Nikon Life offered me the chance to photograph the Asian Cup 2015 match between Australia and Oman....Oh Man did I take that opportunity. I must acknowledge and thank Nikon Australia and particularly Kylie Dredge, Delly Carr and Richard Bulley for their organisation, enthusiasm and great company. You can see more of my images in the Asian Cup gallery, but here are three of my favourites:

Man of the Match!Robbie Kruse has a shot on goal

A great tackleIvan Franjic makes a times his tackle to perfection!

Captain Courageous!Tim Cahill dances his way past a couple of Oman players


jasphoto@mac.com (JAS Photography) Asian Cup Australia Football Socceroos https://jasphotography.zenfolio.com/blog/2015/1/photography-and-football-the-ultimate-evening Wed, 14 Jan 2015 07:56:52 GMT
Year 10 Formal and a Greek Christening!!! https://jasphotography.zenfolio.com/blog/2014/12/year-10-formal-and-greek-christening Luckily both not at the same time! It has been a busy few weeks, with Susanna having her Birthday, then Yr 10 School Presentation Night, followed by her Year 10 Formal. She looked gorgeous in her lilac dress, although the weather poured with rain to give the chance to use my new LED Light Cube!

This weekend I was asked to photograph the Christening of a friend's two children. Having photographed Greek and Macedonian weddings, a Christening was a new, but incredibly wonderful, experience for me. It was just a beautiful and moving event and it was a real privilege to witness and record two new Christians being admitted to the faith.


So Christmas is nearly with us and I would like to wish all our valued clients God's rich blessings and a wonderful Christmas and every good fortune for 2015.

jasphoto@mac.com (JAS Photography) Baptism Christening Greek https://jasphotography.zenfolio.com/blog/2014/12/year-10-formal-and-greek-christening Tue, 23 Dec 2014 09:27:29 GMT
Football and families https://jasphotography.zenfolio.com/blog/2014/11/football-and-families On Saturday 25th October I had two fun photographic events. In the morning the annual charity match between Brighton and Crystal Palace "Down Under" supporters took place at The King's School. The game provided an opportunity to try out my new Olympus OMD EM-1 (catchy name!!) and it did not disappoint as you can see from the gallery images. In the afternoon, a family portrait was the assignment. We wandered down to a creek on the Great Northern Walk at Pennant Hills. The light was beautiful and the company was simply delightful.

Seagulls 4 Eagles 2

Jane & Mal

jasphoto@mac.com (JAS Photography) https://jasphotography.zenfolio.com/blog/2014/11/football-and-families Sun, 02 Nov 2014 06:50:09 GMT
Emily and Edward are engaged to be married!!! https://jasphotography.zenfolio.com/blog/2014/10/emily-and-edward-are-engaged-to-be-married Last weekend we received the exciting news of another wedding on the horizon - September or October next year! So off the four of us, that included assistant Susanna,went into the garden in Westleigh for some engagement shots. I had a chance to use my brilliant new Olympus OMD E-M1 camera, which did not disappoint!

jasphoto@mac.com (JAS Photography) https://jasphotography.zenfolio.com/blog/2014/10/emily-and-edward-are-engaged-to-be-married Sun, 19 Oct 2014 12:17:33 GMT
What an amazing creature! https://jasphotography.zenfolio.com/blog/2014/4/what-an-amazing-creature We arrived home and who should be waiting on the verandah......yes this little green fellow, Peter the Praying Mantis. Fuijifilm X100s into immediate action and he is "captured" for eternity! Not my usual style of portraiture, but he did me the honour of looking straight at me. I was clearly within his focusing range of 20 metres!


jasphoto@mac.com (JAS Photography) https://jasphotography.zenfolio.com/blog/2014/4/what-an-amazing-creature Thu, 17 Apr 2014 10:41:35 GMT
Hairspray at King's 2014 https://jasphotography.zenfolio.com/blog/2014/4/hairspray What a performance!!!! Well, we (and you) know how professional the drama is at The King's School. Yes, they have done it again with a stunning rendition of Hairspray. So brilliant was the performance, it took all my concentration NOT to take my eye off the viewfinder so that I could enjoy the show. The galleries are now available, with free downloads, so enjoy!!!

jasphoto@mac.com (JAS Photography) Hairspray Musical The King's School https://jasphotography.zenfolio.com/blog/2014/4/hairspray Thu, 03 Apr 2014 06:14:00 GMT
A Special Service for Father James at St. John the Evangelist, Balmain. https://jasphotography.zenfolio.com/blog/2014/3/a-special-service-for-father-james-at-st-john-the-evangelist-balmain On 30th March, Father James Butt farewelled his parish after 15 years of dedicated service.

I was present to capture this important event, using my fabulous Fujifilm  X100s camera!

jasphoto@mac.com (JAS Photography) https://jasphotography.zenfolio.com/blog/2014/3/a-special-service-for-father-james-at-st-john-the-evangelist-balmain Mon, 31 Mar 2014 09:36:00 GMT
Your very own iPhone app! https://jasphotography.zenfolio.com/blog/2013/4/your-very-own-iphone-app Wouldn't it be great to take your favourite 20-30 wedding/portrait images with you to show off, wherever you go? Well this is now possible and JAS Photography will provide this service for you for no additional charge! After your wedding/portrait event simply choose the shots that you would like included and the app will be made for you! It works on iPhone/iPad or in an internet browser page. An Android version will be available soon.

Here is a sample:

jasphoto@mac.com (JAS Photography) app iPhone photography portraits weddings https://jasphotography.zenfolio.com/blog/2013/4/your-very-own-iphone-app Fri, 26 Apr 2013 08:25:52 GMT
Xanadu https://jasphotography.zenfolio.com/blog/2013/4/xanadu The King's School production of Xanadu was my next assignment. Lasers and lots of different lighting presented a challenge. Shooting on Aperture priority and adjusting exposure by dialling in compensation ensured fast shutter speeds and good exposures preserving detail. Using RAW files processed in Capture One (Version 7) produced some outstanding results, as you can see!

jasphoto@mac.com (JAS Photography) The King's School Xanadu https://jasphotography.zenfolio.com/blog/2013/4/xanadu Mon, 01 Apr 2013 09:39:59 GMT
We are off to America!!!! https://jasphotography.zenfolio.com/blog/2013/3/we-are-off-to-america We have we been lately you may ask?! Well not "Sailing to Philadelphia" (Mark Knopfler) but "Flying to Philadelphia". I had a conference to attend and so Alix and I  jetted off to the USA. We haven't seen snow for 26 years......so a flurry one morning was a pleasant surprise. It was bitterly cold on some days, but the air was fresh and clean and the people just delightful!

jasphoto@mac.com (JAS Photography) Philadelphia USA https://jasphotography.zenfolio.com/blog/2013/3/we-are-off-to-america Thu, 14 Mar 2013 09:29:00 GMT
David & Jessica's Wedding https://jasphotography.zenfolio.com/blog/2013/2/david-jessicas-wedding

What a wonderful Christian Wedding! Dave and Jess were married at MBM St. Alban's Anglican Church at Rooty Hill on 9th February. The reception was held at Old Government House in Parramatta Park, a simply sumptuous setting. We wandered around the park before being allowed to use a couple of the original rooms in the House. The building is Australia's oldest public building dating back to 1799. You can read all about its history here: http://www.oldgovernmenthouse.com.au

jasphoto@mac.com (JAS Photography) David Government House Jessica Old Wedding https://jasphotography.zenfolio.com/blog/2013/2/david-jessicas-wedding Sun, 10 Feb 2013 11:59:35 GMT