Download FOTOFEST exhibition map here

To Inspire



Celebrating Craig Ford

Craig,What is your favourite time of day or location to shoot?

Phone or SLR  ? preference/ reason why for you
DSLR becasue In like to shoot in RAW format

One tip that is always your go to when shooting
Use a tripod in low light conditions

Do you have any photographers you follow or admire that inspire you ?
Ansel Adams, Max Rive and Rach Stewart

Tell us about one of your images. How and where you shot it, time of day, anything that inspired you to get this shot. Is there a story you could share ?
I shot the SS Gairloch shipwreck image near ŇĆakura beach in Taranaki during a stormy weekend in June. I was crouched under an umbrella in torrential rain just before daybreak when I finally got a break in the weather. I used a neutral density filter to get a long exposure as I really wanted to create a mist, stormy and ethereal feel to the image that would complement the rusting skeleton of this old shipwreck.

What do you enjoy most about taking photographs?
I enjoy being out in nature and the serenity that often comes with being out early in the morning or late at night.