pk / sydney, australia

@pat_kay
experience chaser #teamsony / @globalnightsquad / @createexplore 👇🏼 My new short film! “Hong Kong: Chapter 1”
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@pat_kay photo The best adventures are out
The best adventures are out there. Go find them. 🛣 . @ohhbillyboy, @itchban and I cruised down to Wollongong with the Ford Mustang. Windows down, smashing tunes, unleashing the roar of that beastly V8. It’s the ultimate summer car for the best road trips. Fun times. What’s the latest adventure you’ve been on? . #mustangroadtrip #fordaustralia @fordaustralia #sp . . . . . #natgeotravel #natgeo #earthfocus #earthofficial #ourplanetdaily #thevisualscollective #stayandwander #visualsoflife #folkgood #passionpassport #vzcomood #openmyworld #exploretocreate #roamtheplanet #thecreatorclass #awesupply #forthecreative #watchthisinstagood #lifeofadventure #welltravelled #mkexplore #justgoshoot #hbouthere #peoplescreative #lifewelltravelled #hsdailyfeature #earthpix
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@pat_kay photo Aerial summers ⛱ . My entry
Aerial summers ⛱ . My entry to @itchban’s @adobe @lightroom editing contest! . Here’s some tips about this image: . Tip 1: This image was shot on a @djiglobal Mavic Pro. In addition to mastering editing, remember that even smallest sensors can capture great base images in the right light. Lighting is everything. . Top 2: I like to shoot slightly overexposed for top down wave shots. This allows me to really harness the most out of the dynamic range of the sensor with low noise, whilst complimenting the fact that I like my waves to look a little blown in the highlights. . Tip 3: Master the adjustment brush. The adjustment brush is an absolutely critical part of my workflow. I use it on almost every image for lots of different tasks like accentuating subjects, removing highlights off distracting elements, darkening parts of the image to draw your eye elsewhere, adding colour and much more. It’s by far my favourite tool in Lightroom. . Tip 4: Understand the ‘Dehaze’ tool. It’s like free contrast, without the addition of noise. Can you tell where I used it in this photo? . Let me know if you have any questions about the edit in the comments! . #shootyourstory #lightroomcc #SYDfromabove . . . . . #skysupply #djiglobal #dji #djimavic #droneoftheday #droneofficial #dronejunkie #dronenerds #fromwhereidrone #dronemultimedia #dronewise #dronegear #flightography #importdrone #dronestagram #spheredrones #droneglobe #dronedose #skypixel #dailyoverview #natgeotravel #natgeo #earthfocus #earthofficial #ourplanetdaily #thevisualscollective #stayandwander
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@pat_kay photo Hong Kong: Chapter 1 is live
Hong Kong: Chapter 1 is live on YouTube! 🇭🇰 Check out the full film! Link in the bio and story 😊 . It’s my first video ever, so please go easy on me 😅😇. Here’s to making strides in 2018! . Also, huge shout out to mr @itchban for pushing me to finally put a video out there in the world and putting up with my non-stop barrage of shit questions. Go check out his Japan video too, it’s amazing! . #pkfilms #patkayinhongkong #teamsony #djiglobal . . . . . #sonyalpha #sony #sonyaustralia #sonyimages #sonyalphasclub #sonyphotogallery #skysupply #djiglobal #dji #djimavic #droneoftheday #droneofficial #dronejunkie #dronenerds #fromwhereidrone #dronemultimedia #dronewise #dronegear #flightography #importdrone #dronestagram #spheredrones #droneglobe #dronedose #skypixel #dailyoverview
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@pat_kay photo Associative thinking. ⚡️ .
Associative thinking. ⚡️ . Launching my first ever video tomorrow. I’m so excited! …and kind of nervous. 😅 Subscribe to my YouTube channel to be the first to see it! Link in the bio 😊 . #HKfromabove #patkayinhkongkong . @djiglobal #Phantom4ProPlus 24mm - 1/50 - f4 - ISO 250 . . . . . #hongkong #discoverhongkong #instameethk #ilovehongkong #hongkonglife #hongkonginsta #allabouthongkong #skysupply #djiglobal #dji #djimavic #droneoftheday #droneofficial #dronejunkie #dronenerds #fromwhereidrone #dronemultimedia #dronewise #dronegear #flightography #importdrone #dronestagram #spheredrones #droneglobe #dronedose #skypixel #dailyoverview
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@pat_kay photo Yo! I'm so excited to
Yo! I'm so excited to announce an FFA! ⚠️@SonyImages FFA 2018 ⚠️ featuring: @AroundQ @DemasRusli @Pat_Kay @ZeekYan @PhilNgyn @VincelimPhoto . Here's how it works: 1. Click the link in @SonyImages bio and download the files. 2. Edit the images however you want. 3. Post the image with #SonyImagesFFA2 and MUST TAG the photographer 4. Win Prizes . The 6 photographers will then choose a winner. ONLY USE the images provided. Contest ‪ends Wednesday, Jan 31st‬ Follow our sponsors below. . GRAND PRIZE $250 Gift Card from @BHPhoto Aluminum Tripod @vanguardworld $150 Gift Card from @AdoramaPix Backpack from @Wandrd Filters from @mygobe Blanket from @gorumpl Feature on @SonyImages @GlobalNightSquad @BHPhoto . 2nd Place $100 Gift Card from @BHPhoto $100 Gift Card from @AdoramaPix Travel Tripod @vanguardworld Feature on @SonyImages @GlobalNightSquad @BHPhoto . 3rd Place $100 Gift Card from @BHPhoto $50 Gift Card from @AdoramaPix Backpack by @vanguardworld Feature on @SonyImages @GlobalNightSquad @BHPhoto . . . . . #staycinematic #globalnightsquad #patkayinhongkong #teamsony #sonyalpha #sony #sonyaustralia #sonyimages #sonyalphasclub #sonyphotogallery #hongkong #discoverhongkong #instameethk #ilovehongkong #hongkonglife #hongkonginsta #allabouthongkong #travelhk #unlimitedhongkong #visithongkong #ig_hongkong #hongkonginstagram #capturehongkong #explore_hongkong #ig_color #ig_world_colors #night_shooterz
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@pat_kay photo #1 // 2017 TOP 10 Thanks for
#1 // 2017 TOP 10 Thanks for sticking with me through my top 10 for 2017. Here we are, my personal favourite image I’ve taken this year. To many, it may seem like just another geisha shot. But to me, it’s so much more. This image for me sums up my entire year. On the left, we have hard work. Grace. Dedication to the craft. Mastery. On the right, we have me. A fast follower and learner, forever a student of life - trying to be as in sync with the world and absorb as much as I can. This image to me is ‘the process’. Master and student, life and learning. . Again, it may seem like just another geisha shot, but behind this image was an intentional setup. Hiding in a sun lit back alley, practicing the angles to get the sun flare just right, setting up the frame, waiting for the right moment. It could have never happened. It could have happened too early. I might not have been prepared. But I was, and it came out exactly as I had expected - from mind to pixels. . This image also represents the gratitude I have towards each and every one of you. I’ve had nothing but support from all of you throughout the journey, which encourages me to try harder, keep practicing and keep sharing what I’ve learnt. Much love to all of you. Thank you so much for 2017. I’m forever grateful. 🙇‍♂️ . As for tomorrow and the rest of 2018, I’ve just dropped a new thank you blog post. You know where to have at it. As for tonight, Happy New Year, and thank you for spending 2017 with me. . ❤️, pk . #patkaytopten2017 #patkayinjapan #teamsony . @SonyAustralia A7R II // 70-200mm G Master 76mm - 1/400 - f2.8 - ISO 320 . . . . . #sonyalpha #sony #sonyaustralia #sonyimages #sonyalphasclub #sonyphotogallery #japan #tokyo #visitjapan #igersjp #instagramjapan #visitjapanau #japanrevealed #discovertokyo #japan_vacations #japan_photo_now #ig_color #ig_world_colors #colors_of_day #streetclassics #streetphotography #streetphotographers #streetphotoforum #natgeo #earthfocus #whpresolutions2018
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@pat_kay photo #2 // 2017 TOP 10 In April, I
#2 // 2017 TOP 10 In April, I finally visited Japan for the first time. I feel like my entire life had been leading up to that point. If you’ve been following me for awhile now, you already know this story, but, I feel like Japan has been a part of me ever since I was a little boy. Remembering back to the times where my friends and I would play fight on the front lawn, making up silly games inspired by Japanese cartoons. We’d then stay up all night, playing games, button-mashing and eating snacks and drinking too much Coke. We’d grow into reading manga and watching anime and yet the only Japanese we’d remember were the swear words… I can’t help but smile and feel a sense of light-heartedness when I think about the past. . As an adult, I follow the pervasiveness Japanese influence has upon the world. I chase form, simplicity, cultural values. I chase understanding, discipline, craftsmanship. I chase ramen. A lot. I look at now and then, and realise that throughout my entire life, most of the subcultures I’ve identified with have had their origins or maturity in Japan. And that’s why this country is important to me. . I can’t believe I’ve waited so long to go, but nevertheless, it lightens my soul to have gone twice this year, and to have loved it both times. I’ll definitely be back again in 2018, and hopefully every year after that. . This image represents what I had always pictured Japan to look like. Bright, colourful, busy; but welcoming, clean, and orderly. Chaotic, in a way that makes perfect sense to me. . Completely re-edited. Go check out the original down in the feed somewhere if you’ve got time 😌 . #patkaytopten2017 #patkayinjapan #globalnightsquad . @SonyAustralia A7R II // 16-35mm f4 Zeiss 30mm - 1/60 - f4 - ISO 640 . . . . . #sonyalpha #sony #sonyaustralia #sonyimages #sonyalphasclub #sonyphotogallery #japan #tokyo #visitjapan #igersjp #instagramjapan #visitjapanau #japanrevealed #discovertokyo #japan_vacations #japan_photo_now #whpresolutions2018 #citygrammers #citykillerz #visualambassadors #urbanromantix #streetshared #cityunit #citylimitless #streetactivity #fartoodope
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@pat_kay photo #3 // 2017 TOP 10 Down to the
#3 // 2017 TOP 10 Down to the last 3! I’ve witnessed some absolute banger sunrises this year. Fiery skies, cotton candy clouds and rays for days. This image is the complete opposite of that. White, mostly colourless - but also my favourite sunrise this year. We hiked up Hong Kong’s tallest mountain - Tai Mo Shan. When we reached the top, the view was decent, but then, misty. Foggy. Blank. You couldn’t see more than 10 metres in front of you. We were swallowed by cloud. So, my favourite sunrise of the year was not through my own eyes, but through the eyes of my drone. Once the Mavic broke free, up, through, and over the cloud line, what we saw was nature at it’s finest. Omnipresent and awe inspiring. Surrounded by inversions, cloud rolling over the peak, over the observatory, over us. Everywhere. The kind of conditions you dream about as a photographer. The kind of mornings you just can’t forget. . #patkaytopten2017 #patkayinhongkong #HKfromabove . . . . . #skysupply #djiglobal #dji #djimavic #droneoftheday #droneofficial #dronejunkie #dronenerds #fromwhereidrone #dronemultimedia #dronewise #dronegear #flightography #importdrone #dronestagram #spheredrones #droneglobe #dronedose #skypixel #dailyoverview #hongkong #discoverhongkong #instameethk #ilovehongkong #hongkonglife #hongkonginsta
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@pat_kay photo #4 // 2017 TOP 10 Japan will
#4 // 2017 TOP 10 Japan will always hold a special place in my heart, and so will this image. This image won the Abstract category of the Sony Alpha Awards this year. It was a huge deal for me. Not just in terms of recognition, but in process. It really cemented my belief that half the battle of a great image is the edit. Everyone can go to epic locations at the right times and take similar decent compositions to the other decent photographer standing next to them. You’ll both walk away with a good image, but what really separates you from them? For me, it’s the edit. For this image, it’s utilising 42 megapixels, spinning the image into a creative crop, and grading differently. Editing is important 😊 . Before and after in the story! . #patkaytopten2017 #patkayinjapan #teamsony #globalnightsquad . @SonyAustralia A7R II // 16-35mm f4 Zeiss 28mm - 4sec - f4 - ISO 100 . . . . . #sonyalpha #sony #sonyaustralia #sonyimages #sonyalphasclub #sonyphotogallery #japan #tokyo #visitjapan #igersjp #instagramjapan #visitjapanau #japanrevealed #discovertokyo #japan_vacations #japan_photo_now #night_shooterz #rsa_night #nightphotography #longexpo_addiction #longexposure_shots #longexpoelite #amazing_longexpo #longexpohunter #longexposureoftheday
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@pat_kay photo #5 // 2017 TOP 10 We’re half
#5 // 2017 TOP 10 We’re half way! Hope you’ve been enjoying the countdown so far. This is a shot of one of my favourite beaches, Tamarama. Right around the corner from Bondi, Tama is a tiny beach, but it has everything you need, plus it’s not chock full of people like Bondi is (most of the time). It’s also surrounded by roads on a cliff, which make it look super secluded. There was nothing special about the day I shot this, but I love it because the composition is fairly unique and I love the colours. Sometimes images can be meaningful simply because they’re aesthetically pleasing! . #patkaytopten2017 #SYDfromabove #djiglobal . @DJIglobal #Phantom4ProPlus 24mm - 1/50 - f4 - ISO 100 . . . . . #skysupply #djiglobal #dji #djimavic #droneoftheday #droneofficial #dronejunkie #dronenerds #fromwhereidrone #dronemultimedia #dronewise #dronegear #flightography #importdrone #dronestagram #spheredrones #droneglobe #dronedose #skypixel #dailyoverview #natgeotravel #natgeo #earthfocus #earthofficial #ourplanetdaily
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@pat_kay photo #6 // 2017 TOP 10 Sometimes,
#6 // 2017 TOP 10 Sometimes, bad weather can be a blessing! When @hotherside and I were in Japan in August, on this particular day the weather was overcast and flat. As a side effect, I think it kinda thinned out the hordes of people who usually come to visit the Great Torii. With some still water and formless clouds, I tried to make the most of it by creatively grading this image. This entire edit was done in @lightroom only - just a grade, no manipulation. That’s kinda why I love this image. You always gotta make the most of what you’ve got, right? 😊 . Before and after in the story. 🇯🇵 . #patkaytopten2017 #patkayinjapan #teamsony . @SonyAustralia A7R II // 16-35mm G Master 35mm - 1/60 - f5.6 - ISO 100 . . . . . #sonyalpha #sony #sonyaustralia #sonyimages #sonyalphasclub #sonyphotogallery #reflectiongram #loves_reflections #reflections_masters #reflection_perfection #splendid_reflections #japan #tokyo #visitjapan #igersjp #instagramjapan #visitjapanau #japanrevealed #discovertokyo #japan_vacations #japan_photo_now #minimalmood #minimalism_world #natgeotravel #natgeo #earthfocus
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