Five at Five – Brian Dodd of Bushboy Photography

This week’s Five at Five Intro features Photographer Brian aka as Bushboy Photography. Brian’s About Page says:

This blog began a while ago where I wanted to write stuff.  It has evolved into my main interest photography. I love photo challenges. I try to do a wrap-up of stuff I have found during the month, sometimes you will need your favourite drink and a snack to scroll through the month. Every now and then the poet in me arrives especially when a photo just needs some words.

This bushboy has found a place in the world and is content to be able do what he wants and be able to share stuff with you……yes stuff is a word that gets used a bit as it is the universal word for everything.

Five at Five Questions

  •  When and how did you start on your photographic journey? 

I was about 10 or so I guess and was given a little cheap camera called a Snappy for Christmas. Took B&W photos of stuff around the place with my sister who had one as well. I don’t know where the photos ended up. Maybe there’ll be some in the box of family photos I have somewhere. The next camera was an Agfa Instamatic. It used a cartridge film and was in square format. I must have some of those photos somewhere. I used to get onto the roof of the house to photograph sunsets. When I started working, I showed some photos to a bloke I worked with who was into photography. He sent me to a mates second hand camera shop, and I bought a Canon TLB. My first SLR and away I went.

  • What subject do you like photographing the most? 

I am a nature photographer. I did take photos of people, but everyone said “I look terrible, get rid of those photos. Plants and animals don’t complain. I do love macro photography.

  • Have you been influenced by other photographers, if so by whom and why? If not, who is your favourite photographer? 

This is a hard question. Almost anyone who takes photos is an influence.

  • What is the go-to camera equipment that you use regularly and what software do you use to process your images? 

I only have one camera I use all the time; one I use as a back-up and rarely my phone. I love my Canon PowerShot SX70HS which is the third one I have bought. I started with a SX30HS. They are small and easy to use and great for all round photography. The other is a small hand size Canon PowerShot A1200 which I saw in a shop as I walked past, and it was only $75.00.

My software I use Corel PaintShop Pro Ultimate 2022. It has so many function that I have never used and some I use all the time. if I want to try something the Discovery Centre and Tutorials are easy to understand. I really want to do more especially collage 

  • What is your favourite method of processing an image? (i.e., colour, monochrome, saturated, dreamy look etc) 

Probably the main one I use is called Smart Photo Fix which has sliders to manipulate an image and shows the result as you do it. The other main use is Photo Effects which has around 50 different themes. I probably use vignette or selective focus the most. Sometimes I use the other effects if I want to get arty farty.

Another favourite I haven’t used as much recently is Selective Colour.




Thank you, Brian, for participating in the Five at Five Introduction Series.

Next Week’s Intro is John of Las Vegas Photography


36 responses to “Five at Five – Brian Dodd of Bushboy Photography”

  1. 👌👌👌📷✒️🌹

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  2. Lovely interview with Brian!

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  3. Thank you for the opportunity Bren ❤

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    1. PS I not sure where the reference to Dorothea Lange came from as I have not heard of her 🤔

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      1. Sorry about that… It was a part that was left over from Cee’s interview… That’s the only thing with these blocks… sometimes when you highlight and then then copy and paste it doesn’t remove the block. I’ve amended it now.

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        1. No worries Bren. I did think I had seen that before. Blocks can be tricky 🙂 🙂

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          1. It’s like a whole new learning game .. these blocks. I’m loving the full site editing feature but it can be tricky as you say.

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    2. You are welcome… It was a pleasure xx

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  4. Reblogged this on bushboys world and commented:
    It was fun to be part of Brens five at five

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  5. Lovely to read more about Brian and his photography. This is such a great feature 🙂 Would it be cheeky to ask if you’d be interested in featuring me one day???

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    1. Thank you… I would love to feature you xx… If you could send me your answers to the questions and your favourite 5 photos… I will get the post up within the next couple of weeks xx

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      1. Will do – thank you 🙂

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        1. Looking forward to featuring you xx

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  6. Great interview with Brian. He is such a sweet person. And I adore his photography ;D

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    1. Thank you… He’s lovely and I love his sense of humour xx


  7. I am seeing some familiar names. First, it was Cee and now the “Bushboy.” Cee’s and Brian’s response to the third question was similar to mine.

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    1. It is fun to host and I would love to feature you and your photography. I’ve just found your questions and will be featured on the 21st .

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  8. […] Five at Five – Brian Dodd of Bushboy Photography […]

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  9. Nice to learn more of Brian from behind the pictures. I’m enjoying reading this series of posts.

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  10. Lovely to read and know more about Brian and photography style 🙂


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  11. Gritty&Graceful avatar

    You take beautiful photos!

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  12. I’ll look at his blog.

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  13. I have followed Brian for a while now. Excellent photographer and chronicler of the nature around him. I also had an Agfa instamatic – given to me as a birthday gift as a child. It really did trigger a love of taking photos.

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    1. Sorry for not replying sooner… I can remember her the instamatic cameras… Having to pay for processing really made you think about the shoot 😂😂


      1. There are so many treasured moments that I missed as I had to ration the shots that I would take, lest I run out of film. You had to be so much better at your craft then.

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  14. Reblogged this on Bacardi Girl and commented:

    From our photography blog


  15. Great photography and lovely interview of Brian!

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