Featured Photographer: Samuel Scrimshaw

13 January 2016

I’m originally from Halifax, England but have been in Sydney since 2014 and love it here –it’s a photographer’s dream. I currently live in Manly and catch the Manly ferry to work so get world-class views at least twice a day, as well as the occasional dolphin!

My interest for photography came from my first job after graduating University. I was retouching a lot of other photographers work, and through doing this learnt great post-processing skills, a good workflow and basic rules of composition.

I only really began shooting for myself when I decided to leave England and travel the world in 2014. I’m lucky enough to have carried a camera across Brazil, Peru, Bolivia, The USA, Fiji, New Zealand and now Australia. I learnt a lot through doing this and have been hooked ever since.

I’m currently shooting with a Canon 6D and try to carry it with me wherever I go, because Sydney ticks nearly all the boxes for a photographer. There’s beaches, wildlife, people, stunning architecture, interesting skies, waves, thunderstorms and some absolutely unreal sunrises. To not bring my camera means I’m missing out on capturing something, and for me there’s no worse feeling than that.

One of my favourite things to do is get up and shoot the Manly surfers at sunrise, having them catch waves in front of a huge, rising sun is a pretty amazing sight and is well worth the 5:30am wake up.

I’m currently working for a Social Media Agency in the city, and my role involves a lot of product photography, so between work and play I’m almost always taking pictures – which is fine by me.

If you want to know more feel free to drop me a line on Instagram!

instagram.com/samscrim

Dudley Page Reserve - Eastern Suburbs

Dudley Page Reserve, Dover Heights – Eastern Suburbs

Kirribilli

Kirribilli

Manly Beach, Northern Beaches

Manly Beach, Northern Beaches

Sydney Opera House from Milsons Point

The Sydney Opera House from Milsons Point

Palm Beach, The Northern Beaches

Palm Beach, The Northern Beaches

Sydney City from Watsons Bay

View of Sydney City skyline from Watsons Bay

The Sydney Harbour Bridge, Bridge Climbers

The Sydney Harbour Bridge, Bridge Climbers

Manly Ferry, North Head National Park

The Manly Ferry, North Head National Park

Taronga Zoo

The faces you’ll see at Taronga Zoo

Manly Beach Sunrise

Manly Beach Sunrise

Manly Cove

Manly Cove

Milsons Point, Sydney Harbour Bridge

Under the Sydney Harbour Bridge at Milsons Point

Sydney Opera House

Up close with the Sydney Opera House

Beautiful water at Watsons Bay

Beautiful water at Watsons Bay

Sydney City Skyline

From the Manly Ferry, Sydney City Skyline

Manly Beach Sunrise

Manly Beach Sunrise

Manly Sunrise

Manly Sunrise

Manly Beach Waves

Manly Beach Waves

  • http://www.instagram.com/robmulally Rob Mulally

    Amazing Photos Sam!