Born from the love of photography and travel comes a community that brings together the best of both worlds; a place to learn, meet new people and have fun in the pursuit of your passions.
We recently had the opportunity to pick the brains of photography master Tommy Kuo on how to take stunning Instagram-worthy pictures, while collaborating in an out-of-this-world location shoot at the captivating Cactus Country, Australia.
That was when I bought my first camera, a (now discontinued) Samsung NX-500.
I started learning the ins and outs of my camera, as well as composition and lighting,
taking it everywhere with me on the streets of Seoul and Busan.
I fell in love with the craft, and since then I have been taking all kinds of photos.
Nowadays I specialise in portraits.
paired with soft angled lighting or even at golden hour.
for the last two years for all of my shoots. It’s my favourite focal length to capture
a portrait subject in their landscape, and it has a great bokeh (depth of field).
Melbourne. One day a Brisbane based photography community reached out to me
and said “we want you to host one under our brand in Melbourne”,
and I agreed to the task. We organised a road trip to the Great Ocean Road,
with 10 photographers, 2 models, 1 bus. We traveled to three amazing locations,
took many great photos and had an amazing creative journey filled with collaboration.
We arrived back in the city for dinner and had a discussion around the table.
"This was amazing, let’s continue doing this under our own name." So we had a
think of what kind of title would suit our newfound community, and that’s how
Good Shot Mate was born.
or a camera you have at home. Learn the ins and outs of it and try to use it as
much as possible to grasp the principles of photography.
- 1/ Take photos as often as possible; practice is everything
- 2/ Learn from the greats; follow photographers that inspire you
- 3/ Join photography events to learn skills from others, as well as network and make friends
- 4/ Don’t be afraid to ask others for advice/collaboration
- 5/ Don’t stop!
Then I use Adobe Photoshop for any retouching work or image manipulation.
1/ Use different angles to your advantage. Try a variety of high, medium and low angles and see which one works best in each scenario.
2/ Try to stick to a colour palette. Some colours go better together than others, so it would be good to know what you’re working with and how it can make the photo more interesting.
3/ Try to capture an emotion. Facial expressions and body language are key communicators of emotion in a photo.
destination and running out of juice!