Monday, 2 July 2012


Oliver plays for the Leichhardt Saints. He has scored a goal in every game this year including 2 hat tricks.

SOF III 'Mr. Smith'

Game 3, Wednesday, Suncorp Stadium
watch it on ch 9 from 7.30pm.
I also shot with Paul Gallen NSW captain, however the sky blue jersey won't be seen here.

Wednesday, 20 June 2012

Tuesday, 19 June 2012


                                                           Charlie is now 7 months old

Wednesday, 30 May 2012

Rapids EP

'Holland Air' RAPIDS

Follow this link to a great new sound. Rapids are a Sydney band featuring Jamie, Gus, Remi and Will.

Great music, good actors and they can cook!

listen to the album ~ watch the music videos ~ see them live 

Best Ad Sydney 2012

Dogs & Cats takes out best ad award in sydney

Director Damien Toogood Come to Mama was awarded best director for this moving video highlighting the sad reality facing a lot of pets left at rescue centres in Sydney. Dogs & Cats - 'Getting to zero' also won the Animal spot award in Rome 2011 and is nominated at Cannes this year.
I filmed this spot on a RED MX camera with Cooke s4 lenses.

Dogs & Cats - 'Getting to Zero'

Monday, 28 May 2012

'Spirit-ED' - coming soon

SprirtED the movie

I worked on this proof of concept movie last year.( along with fellow dp's John Brock, Franc Biffone and Simeon Bryan ). Our director and creator Pete Mether  has produced an amazing trailer. Shot on 16mm film with the assistance of Lemac Rentals and a dedicated crew the results are a credit to all involved. While similar to a series of famous books this story leads us down a different path, dealing above and beyond the clouds in both style and story. All the best of luck Pete. 

Sunday, 27 May 2012

' i do... '


Saturday, 19 May 2012

'State of Origin'

On Wednesday l travelled to Suncorp Stadium in Brisbane to shoot with the king, Wally Lewis.
A great man with an even better stare. Dinner in Brisbane was at 'cha cha char', one of Wally's favourites. Along with 9 sport creative director Alex Rolls, we had a great dinner. Not easy to get a good steak, mid week, after 10pm in Brisbane.
Friday travel back to Sydney and out to ANZ Stadium to shoot blues legend 'Joey' Jones.
These screen grabs will be part of the Channel 9 opener for the series.
The State of Origin series kick's off in Melbourne next Wednesday.
Camera equipment - Arri Alexa set to rec709, recorded to sxs cards at 50fps. 800ASA daylight balance
Lemac Brisbane and Sydney supplied the camera and a set of Cooke S4's.

Saturday, 12 May 2012



starring ~ Jessica Tovey, Ryan Corr
director ~ Kain O'Keefe
camera ~ Ashleigh Carter

for a full HD version please go to  ~  Ashleigh Carter Videos

Thursday, 10 May 2012

'Balloons are fun!'

which way...
are you sure you can see me
this is my favourite hat

I like taking photos, l have a couple of professionals cameras and some great friends with free models. Last week the search was on for a wall, worthy of 3 balloons. 

Thursday, 3 May 2012

I entered the photo competiton 'Glitter and Glamour' with these images. I took them in a studio in Sydney with a Canon 5DMK11, 50mm EF/f1.2. I used 2 - 1' LED light panels balanced to daylight.
LED lighting is not my first choice for 'beauty' shots, however they allowed me to work very close to the models and bring out the subtle colours used in the make up, without making the make up run.I don't do backlight, i find it distracting. 

Tuesday, 1 May 2012

'Everything looks better in black & white...'  Dean Semler asc,acs. It's hard to argue with the great man!
I have shot b&w stills (both film and digital) and l love the simplicity of it.
Shooting is a selfish passion. Express your style, sure look for inspiration in other work, but please make it your own. Your name is on it.
I was asked to shoot one of the 3 video clips to be included on the new RAPIDS - EP.
The guys wanted to make a short film, not just a performance clip. Once again teaming with director Kain O'Keefe we set about developing the look for the film.
Did someone say B&W- great, love it.
Jessica Tovey and Ryan Corr where cast, and both actors were fantastic.
I took this photo to be used as a grading reference. I had a 2k tungsten lamp outside through some 216 on the bathroom window. And that's it. A 50mm lens at 2.8, l like contrast and try to not to shoot at the widest t stop.
The shoot, last Saturday, started at 3pm in Sydney's west. Bump the gear in, start to set up a beer or two and were off.
The clip was shot with a Sony F3 and compact primes generously supplied by GearHead We filmed 4:2:2 pro res to on board sxs cards.
The edit is well under way and i will post a finished copy of the short very soon.

Wednesday, 21 March 2012

Autumn Racing Carnival , CYCLOPS FILMS

I really like this spot. Firstly l shot it with my friends. Director Paul Cutter and Producer Lucy Verity from CYCLOPS FILMS. Pim Kulk was my camera assistant, who left towards the end of day 1 to become a proud father for the third time, while this was a little early the Kulk family is home safe and well.
Thanks to another good friend of mine, Mike Vlack from GEARHEAD I was given 2 ARRI Alexa's and a full set of Master Primes to use. However the heroes of the racing footage are the GOPRO cameras. Paul bought one, which became two and then three. We mounted these cameras all over the best camera operator we could find. Firstly 'Runway, Runway'(the horse) but most importantly champion jockey Corey Brown. The footage we shot is inter cut with real race footage. The grade is slightly desaturated and given the inclement weather we faced I think the spot has come together very well, thank you everyone.

Friday, 24 February 2012

Tuesday, 14 February 2012


The weather app on my phone promised a famous Sydney storm. I went to the Kirribilli ferry stop, set the camera to 5 minute exposures and waited. Some cloud but alas no storm.

Friday, 10 February 2012


I shot this clip for a friend of mine - director/actor Kain O'Keefe. The band is The Rapids and the song is 'Get Better Than That'. Three of the guys share a house, which we used as the location. The lounge/instrument room has large windows which provided the key light. Some practical lamps, art work, props and off we went. The clip was shot with a Canon 5D and the help of a case of Heineken. The band had a gig the night before so fast food and beer helps with an early start. Ahh to be young again. I hope you like the song and clip. 

'The Philip, The Hawk' was my second chance to work with the band. I love this clip!
Really nice energy, great location and a great sound.
Once again teaming up with Kain O'Keefe, who along with Directing duties also edited and operated the second camera. I used the Canon 7D set to 60 frames. We built a poor man's steadicam rig, which l operated on location. Back at the studio/lounge room I was lucky enough to get Nic Owens along with his rig for the band's performance. Thanks Nic.

Wednesday, 8 February 2012


This painting is a great example of using light to add dimension to a frame. Ross Emery, ACS, posted this image as a way of explaining and defining the 3D world we find ourselves in.

I love the colours in this painting, however it is the use of top light rather than backlight that really caught my eye.