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I am located in Wellington, New Zealand. I am a Licentiate member of the Photographic Society of New Zealand (LPSNZ) and a member of the Wellington Photographic Society.

The images on this site are a broad representation of my day to day personal photography including travel, sport, music, public events, landscapes, streetscapes and anything else that takes my interest.

My archive presently contains around 460,000 images of which about 30,000 are hosted here, including a new image posted to my Photo Blog on most days.   In a typical month, visitors make up to 100,000 image views, occasionally more.

Photography is a hobby. I shoot what interests me, purely for my own enjoyment, not as my job. However, in response to requests I will sometimes sell prints or licenses to use some of the images on this site if I have the right to do so.

Feedback, questions and enquiries are welcome by clicking the e-mail icon in the menu bar or using the Message Me! panel below.
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My Tools

Micro four thirds camera system:
  • - Olympus OM-D E-M1X, OM-D E-M1, OM-D E-M1 MkII and OM-D E-M5 Mk II camera bodies
  • - Olympus M.Zuiko Digital ED 7-14mm f/2.8 PRO ultra wide zoom
  • - Olympus M.Zuiko Digital ED 12-40mm f/2.8 PRO wide/medium zoom
  • - Olympus M.Zuiko Digital ED 40-150mm f/2.8 PRO telephoto zoom
  • - Olympus M.Zuiko Digital ED 60mm f/2.8 macro prime
  • - Olympus M.Zuiko Digital ED 75mm f/1.8 telephoto prime
  • - Olympus M.Zuiko Digital ED 300mm f/4.0 PRO extended telephoto prme
  • - Olympus M.Zuiko Digital MC-14 1.4x teleconverter
  • - SanDisk Extreme Pro UHS-1 633x and Lexar Professional UHS-2 1000x 32GB SDHC memory cards
  • - Tamrac 'Rally 7' shoulder camera bag

Point and shoot 'grab shot' camera:
  • - Sony RX-100
  • - SanDisk Extreme Plus Class 10 16GB SDHC memory cards

Other on-location equipment:
  • - Kata Shootout and Tamrac Expedition 7 camera backpacks
  • - Manfrotto 679B monopod
  • - Manfrotto 055DB tripod and 029 head
  • - Lightsphere II PJ flash diffuser
  • - Kase Wolverine magnetic circular filters - polariser, and neutral density (3, 6 and 10 stop)
  • -  MacBook Pro ("early 2015"), 2.9GHz, 16GB, 13.3" display, 1TB SSD, macOS 12.2 (on-location storage)

  • -  Mac Pro ("late 2013"), 3.5GHz 6-core Intel Xeon E5, 16GB, 1TB SSD, macOS 12.2
  • - BenQ SW271 27" 4K display
  • - Promise Pegasus2 R4 disk enclosure, 2 x 8TB Seagate Ironwolf and 2 x 4TB Seagate Barracuda drives
  • - Seagate Backup Plus 4.0TB disk drives (2x, off-line file backup)
  • - DXO PureRAW v1.5 (raw conversion and file enhancement)
  • - Adobe Lightroom Classic v11.1 (image management and enhancement)
  • - Capture One Pro 22 (15.0.0) (raw conversion and image enhancement)
  • - Canon Pro9000 A3+ photo printer
  • - Logan 301-S matt cutter

Message me!

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  • Ross Collins

    on July 9, 2018

    Thanks Julian. I agree completely - it's an abomination. But before the building has even been put into service, the Airways Corporation has said its intention is that all New Zealand aircraft movements will be controlled from one central point, as there is no longer any need for aircraft controllers to be able to see any airport. So the thing is redundant before it is even completed!

  • Julian Ward

    on July 9, 2018

    Nice picture of the new control tower. I do wonder why a utility building has to lean.

  • Ross Collins

    on January 23, 2017

    Thanks, Wayne!

  • Wayne Symonds

    on January 23, 2017

    I love your photos.

  • Ross Collins

    on April 5, 2016

    Thanks, Spooky - be my guest!

  • SpookyBooStudios

    on April 3, 2016

    Oops, I mean comments on the About page

  • SpookyBooStudios

    on April 3, 2016

    New Smugmug user just exploring other's sites. Beautiful job! (I may steal a couple ideas..I like your Tools list and comments on the contact page.)

  • Ross Collins

    on March 7, 2014


  • photohounds

    on March 6, 2014

    Hi there Ross,
    Enjoy your work - photohounds.

  • Ross Collins

    on August 22, 2013

    I'm pleased to report I have now migrated my previous guestbook and visitor comments across from my "legacy'"SmugMug site to this site built with "new" SmugMug!

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