Sony Digital Imaging Advocate
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Jay is a Professional Landscape and Nightscape Photographer based in the Blue Mountains west of Sydney with a passion for Milky Way, Star Trail and Night Sky photography.

As a keen guide, educator and conservationist, he is an accredited Uluru–Kata Tjuta National Park (UKTNP) tour guide and licensed tour operator, and maintain tour operator licenses to NSW National Parks and Northern Territory National Parks, preserves special access to capture the natural landscape and night skies over some of Australia’s most iconic landmarks and World Heritage listed locations.

Jay is a Sony Digital Imaging Advocate, and works alongside a number of photography stores to organise and manage events and is also a judge in the annual Sony Alpha Awards.

Jay is one of the founders of working in partnership with Luke Tscharke to provide signature Astrophotography and Nightscape workshops across Australia.

Endeavouring to expand his photography services, Jay recently completed a Certificate IV in Photography and Photo Imaging and is currently studying towards a diploma. This has seen Jay’s photography services expand across commercial projects in Product, Lifestyle, Portrait and Studio based works. Check out Jay’s portfolio pages for sample images and a resume of his professional commercial works.

Our Services

Photography Workshops

We offer Photography Workshops focusing on Landscape, Seascape, Nightscape and Astrophotography at some of Australia’s most sublime locations including our signature AstroWorkshops hosted with Luke Tscharke.  With one of our workshops you are provided with expertly selected locations as well as on location photography tuition and post processing classes to help you develop your photography skills while capturing some stunning imagery of our natural environment.

Photography Tuition

As a passionate photographer and educator, Jay is no stranger to organising and leading photography workshops and educating photographers of all levels in developing their landscape and nightscape skills.  Jay is available for individual or group photography tuition across Australia and is able to provide distinctive content on equipment, setup and capture, and provide sessions on some forgotten necessities including photographer safety, as well as teaching post processing workflows for landscape, nightscape, waterfalls and long exposure photography.

Photographic & Fine Art Prints

Capturing the natural beauty of our world and universe makes no sense unless you can see the results in print. Browse Jay’s print store and gallery for that special image for your wall at home or in the office or come and visit us at one of a number of Blue Mountains Makers markets hosted throughout the year.

Event Creation, Coordination and Hosting

With many years experience creating signature photography workshops and tours, Jay can work with you to create, coordinate and host your own photography events. As well as creating unique and distinctive experiences for attendees, Jays experience ensures events are setup with all the necessary permits, licenses and insurances, elements that are often missed by others.

Photography Tours

With a passion for ecotourism, and access to a number of photographically beautiful locations, including Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park and NSW National Parks, take a look at some of our regular or private tour itineraries.  As an accreddited guide, even none photographers will be engaged with interpative content teaching you about the natural and where appropriate the cultural values of our beautiful National Parks and World Heritage locations.

Photo Licensing & Stock Photography

We are able to provide images for digital or print media, with licensed images or commissioned work, and also provide stock photography for use in web design or illustration.

Camera Club Talks and Judging

Jay is no stranger to public speaking giving key presentations on the art of Nightscape and Astrophotography to camera clubs in NSW including talks at the 2019 Head-On Photo Festival in Sydney.

Jay’s expertise in composition and the technicalities of landscape and nightscape photography also makes him an excellent judge for competitions and is a judge for the annual Sony Alpha Awards.

Product and Lifestyle Photography

Jay has found a passion in commercial Product and Lifestyle photography whether in studio or on location, with or without talent, his use of creative lighting techniques, compositions and editing will provide you with some unique and attractive images for your product catalogue, online store, social media or marketing materials.

Real Estate

Jay is an experienced Real Estate and Architectural photographer, providing services for Real Estate agents for both sale and rental properties, and specialising in AirBnB / Short term let imagery to help sell your tourist hangout.

Enjoying the view at the Sea Cliff Bridge

Hoping for some fog amongst the Sugar Pines

Ankle deep capturing the ocean. My Happy Place

Scouting the perfect comp at Boat Harbour

Contemplating the swell at Zenith Beach

Sad that the SS Signa wreck is no longer there

“We need a model” they said….

Business Information

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ABN : 95 709 386 415
Address: PO BOX 101, KATOOMBA, NSW 2780
Phone: 02 4786 0476