About Me

Scott Maxworthy

Hi, my name is Scott Maxworthy, thanks for visiting my photography site.

A bit about me

I’m a born and bred Sydney lad originally from “The Shire” and the beaches of Cronulla and now live on the beach at Sans Souci, about 15 mins south of the Sydney Airport and 25 minutes south of the City. 

I started taking black and white photos when I was 11 years years old and have rarely been without my camera ever since (over 30 years now).

I shoot a wide range of subjects but love shooting portraits, fashion and glamour – either in a studio, outdoors, or on location.

Regular clients include the St George Illawarra Dragons; local businesses and organisations and hundreds of models and actors.

So if want a photographer who is deeply passionate about your shots then please give me a buzz on 0414 792 072

Cheers and I look forward to seeing you soon.


My Sydney Photographers Day

I’ve a new potential client meeting today in my home city of Sydney and decide to also take my camera (Canon 7D) along just in case I get some time to take a few Sydney Harbour photos.  

You can travel the world sticking your camera everywhere but it feels sort of funny being like a travel photographer in your own town.  

Anyway, I’m travelling light, just my Sigma 30mm f1.4 lens and the 7D – the lens is great at the shallow focus effect we see a lot on Instagram photos.

The best (cheapest) short term Sydney parking is at the Sydney Opera House and also the most beautiful walk to the CBD.

I walk out of the carpark and no matter how many times I see it I love this view – it’s stunning.

It’s raining and there’s mist across the water  – the Sydney Harbour Bridge is covered in a fine cloud.  A P&O cruise ship is docked at Circular Quay.

Iphone and Instagram

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Canon 7D with Sigma 30mm f/1.4 – post production Lightroom, Photoshop and OnOne Software

The meeting was a waste of time but I did manage to get a couple of OK photos – I hope you like.

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I love Instagram (and Pinterest)

I love Instagram – to me it’s a bit like Twitter but with pictures.  The ability to quickly capture, get a bit creative and then quickly share via social channels what we see.  In many ways it’s a democratisation of photography and published pictures.

In Innovation School we learn about disruptive technology – over the last 20 years > the PC, mobile phone and Internet convergence; then upon this foundation the Web and progressively Google dominated; now on top of that – “the social layers” – Facebook, Twitter, Google+ and games

Finally, today creative social convergence Instagram; Pinterest; global social games.

What’s next who knows? 

Note:  This is just a very quick short list – you have to also consider the role of YouTube in any disruptive Internet innovation.  The web flattens everything.


I’m also loving Pininterest

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Life Changing Moments – It was right at this time that Capt Kitty fully understood the gravity of the current situation.

The fact is the image above was shot using my Canon 7D, edited in Photoshop and then saved to my mobile phone for social distribution.  It’s not about the camera it’s the communication intent – the story you tell.

Wake Me When It’s Over

I’m rereading Susan Sontag’s “On Photography” and Cinematic Storytelling as I’m working on some more ideas for The Naked Punt video project and a subsequent blog and conference presentation on social video creation.

Like photography the aim is to tell a story – to capture attention, engage you the viewer and generate an action – ie to Like, comment, share and influence the further narrative. 

Today’s marketing content mandate – If it doesn’t spread it’s dead.