About The Occasional Photoblogger

Hi, and welcome.

I am Invercargill photographer Rick Harvey – aka The Occasional Photoblogger.

I consider myself an opportunist photographer and enjoy taking photographs of ordinary things I see around me, and try to make them appear a little less ordinary and interesting, and 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.

My Gear

Digital gear:

My primary camera is an ageing Nikon D5100 which I purchased about 5 years ago, along with two standard kit lenses – a Nikkor DX 18-55mm zoom and a Nikkor DX 55-200mm zoom.

I also have a Nikon fit “plastic fantastic” Holga 60mm f8 lens which I occasionally use for lomography style digital photography.

As a digital back up for the D5100 I have a Fujifilm XF1 compact, and as a back up for the back up I use the camera on my Samsung Galaxy S4 phone.

I occasionally shoot film:

Currently I have a collection of three 35 mm film cameras – a Canon EOS 1000F with 35-80mm zoom lens, an Olympus Trip 35, and a Nikon F75 with a 28-70 zoom.