Rod Thomas Photography


Rod Thomas Photography

Born and raised on The Central Coast, NSW, Australia, I was lucky enough to get my first camera at age 15 to take pictures of my mates surfing. It was from that moment I knew I wanted to be a photographer of some sort. As time went on I gradually brought more camera gear and sold some older equipment to fund my camera addiction. I travelled to Europe when I was 25 years old and that only enhanced what I wanted to do.. and that was take photos.

I returned from this trip and brought a Linhof 617SIII which is a specialised panoramic film camera and I was in love again. I never fell out of love with photography, but using this camera made me appreciate it more as it was fully manual. It had no batteries, no metering system and it really made you stop and think about what you were doing when taking photos.. I loved it. Family life was getting busier in my late 20's and this camera was just sitting around, so I sold it. Something I still regret to this day.

With digital photography making inroads against the traditional film cameras, I armed myself with a Nikon D100 and off I went, travelling around again. The travelling side of what I do is amazing. It has allowed me to make friends all over the world and for that I am forever grateful. I am now using the Nikon D810 and a range of Nikon Pro Lenses.

My printing and custom framing needs are taken care of by the awesome guys and girls at Created for Life. At Created for Life, their specialist-framing studio elevate framing standards and quality to extraordinary new heights. They were established specifically for discerning photographers who demand the highest standards of excellence and archival permanence and their highly qualified framing team possess a wealth of expertise, with many years of experience in all aspects of framing.

CFL consistently deliver the highest standard of framing to all photographers and artists who desire excellence and quality. I use the Hahnemülle Photo Rag Paper for all of my work except for the Acrylic Facemount range, and for that I use Metallic Paper.

Founded in 1584 Hahnemülle are the oldest German papermakers and have been manufacturing papers for traditional and digital artists for centuries.