Bec Reid Photography

Monday, January 16, 2012


My Grandad was pretty much the first person I met that did more with their camera than taking happy snaps on holidays, or quick pics of people. He is definitely the only photographer in my family (unless you count me) He mostly takes Macro photos. For a long time, he was focused on bugs and insects and such. You can see some of his work here.

While I find it fascinating and beautiful and the way he makes boring little bugs look colourful and alive really does make him an artist- I could never have the patience to do that. So I respect the ability to do so a lot.

Along with not having much luck with creatures smaller than my little fingernail, I also don't have much patience for landscapes. I gave it a shot at the Japanese Gardens yesterday, when my husband, brother and I all trekked up to Toowoomba to visit my Grandparents.extreme glare, yesterday, and a uniform white sky.

Ahh not sure I should share this - but it is what it is.

Monday, January 9, 2012

Paul Colman Trio!

First of all - I need to say how awesome this band is. Aside from being very talented - they are the nicest guys I've ever met in the music industry.

I had really good access at this gig (another nod to the Trio - lovely people that they are!) so getting a lot of great shots was definitely do-able. I posted a whole bunch on my photography Facebook page here, let me know what you all think.

I had an absolute blast. Was pretty much like hanging out with a bunch of mates. Instead of the glares I often get from performers who spot me taking their photo - I got grins and thumbs-up gestures and other nice things.

 PC3 - currently my favourite band to photograph!

Saturday, January 7, 2012

Exactly how I wanted to ring in 2012...

Watching Dead Letter Circus on stage at the Coolangatta Hotel, with a camera in my hand. I don't think it gets much better than that! (would be poetic to say I also had a drink in my hand but I rarely drink alcohol at all, let alone when photographing)

The band was fantastic - as usual! (DLC always are) the venue was actually surprisingly nice (heard bad things about the Cooly Hotel before I got there) and I had no issues getting in. I couldn't find my confirmation email before I got there (wifii is patchy on the M1...) but I rocked up to the front door and no probs! On the list. Always a good thing (!)

Didn't catch much of the support band, Jericco I think they were called. They sounded okay though.

DLC though...always blown away. It was my third time shooting them, my fourth seeing them live. Hoping for more in 2012!

Tonight it's the Paul Colman Trio at Gateway Baptist. Can't wait!