14 September 2015
Hello, my name is Dwight D’Cruz from Crisp Image 4tography.
My dad was an avid photographer and I guess that is where my photography journey started. My first DSLR was a Canon 30D around 6 or 7 years ago and I’ve been hooked ever since. Life got busy, and my photography took a back seat for a while, but my passion was recently reignited when life hit a speed hump, when I had a motorcycle accident in June 2014, fracturing my C7 vertebra.
I had a lot of time off work to think about what I wanted to do, and passions I would like to follow and I picked up the 30D and started with a few snapshots in my back yard and around the house. The photography bug bit again, and it wasn’t soon there after that I upgraded to the Canon 5D Mark III and Crisp Image 4tography was born.
It was hard to get around at first and my partner would take me to where I needed to go to capture my images, but as I recovered I took the reigns and being a Sydney local, discovered there was so much of the area that was still left to explore. Hidden waterfalls in urban areas, groves and gullies on the outskirts of Sydney, the Northern Beaches that always offered a sunrise and harbour inlets where the sun sets in the west…
Early morning starts, especially in winter are sometimes a bit hard to get used to, but once I have grabbed my gear, reached the location, captured the images and then looked back upon them at home, it is all worth it. I love the engagement I receive by sharing my photography – hearing peoples stories of their visit to the location, or wanting to visit, just by seeing my photography. Every time I photograph Sydney Harbour I discover another spot on those travels that I need to visit next time and just when I think I’ve discovered everywhere there is to go, I find that it isn’t true, and another location presents itself. Sydney is wonderful to photograph in the fact that history meets modern, landscape meets cityscape, and icons surround the shoreline near and far. The beaches offer wonderful sea/rock pools, coastal outcrops, caves and ledges, nature, fauna and flora, bush walks, wharves, light-houses and inlets that are all unique in their nature and a reason why Sydney is one of my favourite places to play.