The 'holiday snaps' we capture are sacred possessions and we proudly show them to those who stay at home and steer clear of the local travel agent or airline booking office. If you are ambitious enough to class yourself as a photojournalist you demand both sides of the brain work together to seek out the ideal picture material and formulate a saleable, readable story that will appear as a magazine feature - you must train your 'critical eye' to submit the most effective images to the editor.
My travels have taken me to the well-trodden locations in Far North Queensland - Normanton, Croydon and the channel country, to the deserts of Western Queensland - the Verdun Valley and the remote isolated towns. Travelling south to the coastline to explore the rich diving at Byron Bay and South-West Rocks with the migratory families of Grey Nurse sharks - further on to the Bass Strait community of King Island with the numerous convict ships wrecked on the fearsome west coast. More great diving trips, many more photographs.
Travelling overseas, diving and photojournalism is hard work - the prospect of losing something important is always with you but once you start taking good pictures the fun starts. The globe is scattered with great dive locations: the Red Sea, Scotland, the Solomon Islands, Guam and Truk Lagoon all offer superb diving and photography. The Middle East, Turkey, Iran, Pakistan and India all have exciting histories with many a story to be told - if you are willing to do the research and take a good pic.