Tracy Jay is a photographer
of all things curious, specialising in macro and nature photography. Trained in the old school photography methods and mechanics of the 35mm SLR with traditional darkroom film and image development, Tracy Jay still dabbles there, although with the advent of the digital age she transferred her skills to digital photography in the '90s.
NIKON (Dl) produced the first digital SLR in 1999, at a price of $6000 American dollars; this was the year that Tracy Jay had her first digital images published in a wildlife magazine. Specialising in macro photography, and with a curiosity for anything unusual, Tracy Jay loves to pay forward the knowledge gained along the way from experts who nurtured her expression.
How it all began… Michael started writing short stories and verse at age 15. After leaving homeat 17 he worked as a photographer’s assistant for the prominent 60's Sydney fashion photographer, Allan Nye Studio’s at Woolhara. The artistic streak continued in the following years with writing, learning guitar and piano and experimental drawings on the interior walls of a rented house in Sydney, accompanied by random verse (late 60's graffiti art!).
Photography continued as one of the many creative tools used during the decades that followed the sixties and becoming the medium for the bulk of Michael’s artwork since early 2000.
- Several photography solo exhibitions -
North by North East || Inverse || Field of Vision
- A collaborative Exhibition with Tracy Jay
The Hungry Ocean
- Song of the Sea
- Written and self published three photography lifestyle books.
- Several photography/poetry books
- Runner up Southern Cross University photography competitions 2013 and 2014
Michael Bryant December 2011
The concept of Curious Digital Photography was borne from the motivation to encourage and enhance creative, artistic and photographic skills.
Gold Coast artist, Tracy Jay and Kingscliff artist, Michael Bryant are the business partners of CDP. They commenced regular photography workshops structured for beginners to advanced level in March 2012.
Definitive(Advanced) and Master Class courses are available for students completing the Photography Fundamentals course.
The workshops are assignment driven sessions enabling participants to gain understanding of the principles of photography together with a deeper knowledge of the equipment they are using, be it Digital SLR/Point and Shoot or Film cameras.
With diplomas and degrees in Fine Art, Creative Arts, Digital Media, IT, Graphic Design and Education, Tracy and Michael have decades of collective experience in the arts industry. Together with this artistic background they bring decades of photographic experience both in film and digital cameras to their photography workshops.
A high level of creativity and FUN are integral to CDP