Entries by SteveH


Great Guitars

I am constantly being asked where to buy guitar gear. People want to know the most reliable source for online musical equipment. To be honest the very best I can come up with it Amazon. They not only are the biggest online market place they have the biggest range of equipment you can imagine.   […]

A Short History of Photography

Photos through the ages When you see videos of the early developers of photography, it is pretty funny especially in light of photography today. In those old movies, to get a picture, the camera was as big as a computer is today. The photographer had to put his head under a sheet and hold up […]


Perth Happenings

A Home Studio to die for: My great friend Nunzio Mondia from Perth Western Australia has created a masterpiece. Normally a masterpiece for Nunzio is a composition carefully structured on his Fazioli piano. However he has gone one step further and built a state of the art recording studio behind his home. Nunzio was able […]

Concert photography-Shooting with changing lighting,

  Concerts with Changing Lights When photographing live performances in small venues where the lighting changes continuously, try using Manual Exposure and Auto ISO Sensitivity Control. Auto ISO Sensitivity Control allows the camera to adjust ISO sensitivity automatically if optimal exposure cannot be achieved at the value currently selected by the user. To use Auto […]

Steve Hilliar Concert Photography

Concert Photography Part One   I get a lot of requests to talk about concert photography so I decided to find some existing video that has already been created on the subject. Anthony Morganti has made a three-part miniseries on concert photography. In the first part he talks about why you might want to become […]


Tommy Adderley

Tommy Adderley was a well known singer and entertainer who sadly passed away on February 5th 1993. Tommy had immigrated to New Zealand many years earlier and become well known very quickly. His ability to sing and play the harp was unequaled in this country. During 1985 during Queens birthday weekend Tommy along with others […]


Peter Caulton

Peter Caulton another sensational New Zealand entertainer was sadly farewelled today in Auckland. One of the real great New Zealand artists who deserved far more recognition in this country passed away on March 13th 2018. A former member of Stage Door Trio, Country Flyers, and Good News, Peter Caulton performed regularly at local pubs and […]

Hank Marvin Gypsy Jazz

In 2013 I met these incredible people and we have seen each other on many occasions since. Hank Marvin (ex Shadows) and his incredible ensemble of talented musicans reside in Perth Western Australia. As well as their main gallery of photos in my portfolio I thought a little reminder on the blog was valid. I […]

More on Glyn Tucker

Glyn Tucker is one of my oldest friends. We meet in the very early 1960’s when I worked for Concord Electronics in New Zealand. Glyn went on and created Mandrill Recording Studios in Parnell Auckland. This photo of Glyn is one I took at the Monaco Diehards Reunion held in Auckland on December 10th 2017. […]