Category: General

New Studio – Surry Hills

Happy new year! I have a new location for meetings and photo shoots – 70 Mary Street in Surry Hills. Open by appointment only for family photos and viewing wedding albums etc.

Highlights of 2009

Happy New Year! I am really looking forward to 2010…..but first a look back at what an amazing year 2009 was! Below is a highlights clip that shows some of most memorable moments of the year for me. Thanks again to all the wonderful couples who have shared their wedding day with me. Like to share this with a friend? Either send them a link to this blog page or click the “email to friend” on the bottom right side of the slideshow! You can also become a fan of McKay Photography on Facebook by clicking here!

Canon World Press Photo Competition

The Canon World Press Photo Competition is currently being exhibited at the State Library of NSW. I went along yesterday and can’t recommend it more highly! There are some amazing photos from all corners of the globe, covering a wide range of events such as the Beijing Olympics, war (in too many places), politics (the shots of Barrack Obama are fantastic), general portraits and wildlife. Well worth a look! Entry is free and it runs until the 31st May. Here’s a website link with more info: Canon World Press Photo.

Ansel Adams book

I found a real gem at my local book store last week – an old Ansel Adams photography book. Quite exciting as Ansel Adams is generally considered one of the best photographers of all time. His pioneering work around the 1930-50s features stunning black & white landscape images of the American south west. Here’s a link to a website with a number of photos if you want to check out his work: Ansel Adams gallery Adams used to do a lot of darkroom post-production on his shots – the historical equivalent of all the computer photo processing we do nowadays. Dodging and burning the film reproductions often helped Adams transform his photos – I still use these same techniques….but all within Photoshop. If you’re in the Manly area and are after a good read, check out Desire Books at 3/3 Whistler Street (ph 9977 0888). They’re a block from my Read more…

Canon 5D mk II

Canon recently announced an upgrade to the 5D – very exciting for all photographers and I cant wait to get one….. but I’ll have to as this is a VERY popular camera and many stores in Sydney wont have stock until early 2009, oh well. Check out some specs on the Canon website: 5D mk II Aside from some great enhancements with ISO and megapixels, a real feature of this camera is it’s ability to capture HD video as well as stills. It remains to be seen how useful this can be for weddings, or other photography, but check out this amazing video shot only on the 5D using existing Canon lenses: Reverie (a word of warning, it’s a big video file and takes some time to load)


Hi there everyone! I have started this blog to show people more of my photos, from weddings to new borns and some landscapes from around Sydney and (hopefully) some travel shots when I have time to get away. I hope you enjoy the photos, for more info about me or my photography you can visit the “about” page or browse through my main website: McKay Photography You can subscribe to updates by clicking here: Darryn

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