Photographic Intentions: My Goals to Improve as a Photographer

by Dean Wormald December. 13, 2016 4835 views

I'm an Australia, semi-professional photographer, and photography writer here on (check out my articles!).

Canoe Pool at Newcastle Ocean Baths

Canoe Pool at Newcastle Ocean Baths

Since 2009 I've been addicted to photography, after my first trip to Japan. I wanted to find a way to communicate the amazing atmosphere of different places and times, and set out on a non-stop mission to improve my photography.

Landscape, city and architectural photography is what I enjoy most. While I've dabbled in other forms - like cars, portraits, astrophotography, macro and more - I keep coming back to landscapes.

Photographing a sunset scene at Newcastle Ocean Baths

Me shooting a sunset scene at Newcastle Ocean Baths

My goals as a semi-professional photographer are to:

  • Continue experimenting with different photographic styles, to see what else is out there that I might be into.
  • Expand my portfolio and showcase my skills to clients, to attract new paid shoots.
  • Chase beautiful light, get outdoors and see the world at the most stunning times of day (sunset and sunrise).

I'm always learning, so please feel free to critique and criticise my work - don't hold back! 

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Shimna M 4 years, 2 months ago

Hi Dean :)
Great photo. Look forward to learning more from wonderful people like you.
Thanks for inspiring a newbie like me
<3 Shimna

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Grant Lawrence 4 years, 3 months ago

I grew up in Newcastle. Nostalgia everywhere here. Great work Dean.

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Ram Ya 4 years, 4 months ago

I am so glad you have joined the platform to showcase your work. Looking forward to learning from your future blog posts, Dean
Both photos goes to my favorites, I especially like the fact that you included behind the scene shot in #2 :)

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Arif Rudiana 4 years, 4 months ago

love your pic, i really enjoying your pics..

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Amy Daniels 4 years, 4 months ago

I like the linear aspect towards the sun

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Holly Crocker 4 years, 4 months ago

Your first image is poetic. Amazing composition!

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Ben Mckechnie 4 years, 4 months ago

Hi Dean! Great first post. I'm a massive Japan fan too - will be arriving in just 3 weeks for my next visit.
Can't wait! Looking forward to seeing more blog posts from you. Cheers,

4 years, 4 months ago Edited
Dean Wormald Replied to Ben Mckechnie 4 years, 4 months ago

Thanks mate. I'll do some shameless self promotion here - check out my Japan blog ( for some inspiration for your travels!

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Helen Hooker 4 years, 4 months ago

What a beautiful image and it's great to see how you shot it. 😊

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