The Occasional Photoblogger

A collection of photographs and stories by Invercargill photographer Rick Harvey

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Meet The Occasional Photoblogger

Hello – and welcome. My name is Rick Harvey – aka The Occasional Photoblogger . Home for me is Invercargill in the deep south of New Zealand. By the way, that’s me over to the left – but it is a very old photo…

I take photographs for fun and I blog here at The Occasional Photoblogger for fun too.

As an opportunist photographer who enjoys taking photographs of ordinary things I see around me, I try to make them appear a little less ordinary and interesting. That doesn’t always happen though!

While it is always nice to have others appreciate my images, my primary goal is to take photographs that make me happy.

To quote American photographer David Beckstead:

I believe that every time I press the shutter, I create for myself.

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Cobwebs And Kingfishers

Quite some time ago I wrote a post about the best camera is the one you have with you. A few nights ago takeaway Indian food was on the menu for tea, so off to Bombay Palace I headed and while I was waiting I had a wander around outside and snapped off a couple of...

Five Reasons Why I Ditched My DSLR For My Smartphone Camera

On a recent trip through Europe I ditched my Nikon D5100 and took most of my travel photographs on a smartphone camera. Find out why…

Two Old Doors

I had to fork out for a new cellphone a few days ago after I dropped my old one in a muddy puddle. Have just been trying out the on-board camera with a few random shots around town…here is one I took a couple of days ago – with a little bit of a “touch-up” to give it...

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