About Boudist

Daniel Boud

UPDATE: This site is now retired and functions as an archive.

I (Daniel Boud) started Boudist in 2003, not knowing what it would become. I still don’t.

It’s primarily a place for me to share photos i’ve taken. It used to be my only personal publishing output, but as i’ve evolved and the internet has too i have a presence in all sorts of places. A portfolio, tumblr, facebook, instagram and other places i’ve since forgotten.

In 2003 I was a web designer with a passing interest in photography. Ten years later that interest has grown into a full blown obsession and a full-time photography career.

My main job is Chief Photographer for Time Out Sydney.

I’m available for freelance work.

I live in Sydney, Australia.

I look like the guy in these photos.

My photography

I love taking pictures. I’ve been doing it since I was a kid but it’s not something I took seriously until I bought my first digital camera. That was just a simple Canon Ixus V, but I used it almost every day, snapping ordinary things in my life.

I love seeing live music so would take my camera along and shoot pictures from the crowd.

I upgraded to a Canon 350D in March 2005 on a trip to Austin for SXSW. I wangled myself a media pass and shot dozens of gigs. SPIN and Rolling Stone magazine found some of my SXSW photos online and asked to publish them.

I’ve since been published again in SPIN and Rolling Stone plus other press including NME, The Sydney Morning Herald, Dazed and Confused, Nylon and dozens more. I used to work a lot for Drum Media and Mess and Noise.

I now shoot a wide range of things from portraits, to events, food and whatever else comes my way. But i still retain a love for shooting musicians in action on and off the stage.

Organisations i’ve been commissioned by include Sydney Festival, Foxtel, Vivid Sydney, EMI, Laneway Festival, Destination NSW, General Pants, Sydney Opera House, MTV, University of Sydney and many more.

I’m represented by Sarah Ewing Agency.

I’ve got a BA (Media and Communication) from UNSW but no formal training in photography besides a short course in lighting from ACP.

My photography gear

The most common question i get asked is “what camera/lens do you use?” I don’t think it matters a great deal, but if you’re curious, this is what i have in my kit.

I have a Multiblitz studio lighting kit and hire other gear as necessary.

The Tech Specs

The blog is built with WordPress, with the Ink theme from Codestag. My portfolio is built with virb.com.

Hosting is by Dreamhost.

You can also find me at:

Awards, gallery shows and conference speaking

Some press

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