Making the most of being on location

Photo: Tella Photography   website: http://tellaphotography.fotomerchant.com/

Photo: Tella Photography   website: http://tellaphotography.fotomerchant.com/

One of the fundamental tenets of being a Professional Photographer is continuing the journey of the craft through on going education. Photography is an ever changing industry and keeping on top of things is a mandatory requirement for members of the Australian Institute of Professional Photography. Continuing education can take on many forms: Gear, techniques and business education are just a few things Professional Photographers must keep up to date with to keep an informed and competitive edge.

Last month I travelled to my old stomping grounds of Townsvile to attend a workshop with the amazing Damian Cagnlia, you can see Damian's work here.

The workshop was amazing and was great to meet fellow North queensland members of the A.I.P.P. 

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Return to Japan

Well it is that time of year and, I am heading back to a place I have very fond memories of. Japan! Land of the Rising Sun...This is a pleasure trip this time so I am traveling very light photographically speaking for me. My partner is traveling with me so it is a little unfair of me to expect her to go through the sometimes hours of shooting that I would normally do.

So this trip I will be mainly just grabbing bits and pieces of video on my phone as we travel Japan together...

 

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AIPP Accreditation Complete

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A little over two years ago, I set myself a personal goal of becoming an Accredited Professional Photographer. I can now proudly display the logo as an APP. I have learned many new skills along the way, especially new business skills, so I can better serve my future clients.

Celebrated Master Photographer and AIPP Ambassador Nick Ghionis adds,

“Advancements in cameras and shooting techniques over the years have essentially meant that anyone looking to set up as a working photographer could do so very easily. Sadly as a result, many clients have been burned by poor quality work or bad business practice, because they have had no official standards to look for in advance. Certification changes this. Finally we are a recognised profession and the AIPP logo can stand up as a measure of quality and business practice that the public can trust. I’m hugely supportive of the AIPP’s work in the industry and proud that this development helps to raise our profile further."

ABOUT THE AIPP

The Australian Institute of Professional Photography (AIPP) is Australia’s leading industry body for professional image makers, and is the only body in the country that offers a formally recognised Accreditation process in order to become an Accredited Member. The group works year round as advocates for the industry to improve the standard of the profession and offers members a range of benefits including development workshops and events, industry publications, business listing services, and ‘peer review’ Once accredited, members can also use AIPP visuals to demonstrate that they have been assessed to a professional standard and abide by a published Code of Professional Practice.

Some great advice...Some from yours truly!

Through a Photographer’s Eye: 10 Photographers Share Their Advice

BY FUJIFILM AUSTRALIA ON AUGUST 3, 2017 • 

Over the last 10 weeks you would have seen ten interviews forming series two of Through a Photographer’s Eye. In each interview, we heard from a handful of Australian photographers and how they use Fujifilm X Series cameras to photograph the world around them.

Before Series Three of Through a Photographer’s Eye begins next week, let us take a look back at what advice was shared when each photographer was asked the question:

If you have some advice for someone starting out in photography what would it be?

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Get Ready to Rumble...Townsville V8's

I was lucky enough to be invited down to Townsville V8's this year and to do so in the air-conditioned Coopers Brewery corporate box directly above pit lane! I didn't specificaly go for photography so I took it a little easier than usual and took the opportunity to be a "tourist"...Although I am a Cairns photographer, I spent a large chunk of my life in Townsville, so it was also good to catch up with family. 

Interview with Fujifilm

I was recently asked by Fujifilm Australia to give some thoughts on shooting with Fujifilm equipment. The interview also discusses some of my photography and thoughts on photography. I am super excited about this interview. Being a Cairns Photographer can be difficult to see your work gain exposure outside of the local area. Have a read here

Vroom Vroom!

So this here is a mighty little car I was lucky enough to photograph today! This is actually the first time I have been asked to do vehicle photography. I suppose when you are a Cairns photographer you never know what will come your way. I was also very lucky to go for a bit of a 'Fang' in this little blue beast. I know if I owned one my licence wouldn't last long at all!!!

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Dfine has new wheels!

Being a Cairns Photographer isn't always easy on a motorbike!

Being a Cairns Photographer isn't always easy on a motorbike!

So being a Cairns photographer when your only transport is a motorbike isn't always easy! This is very obvious when the wet season comes calling...So after 22 years as a motorbike rider, I have finally relented and got a 'cage'...

Oh!, the bike is still with me, it just shares a garage now with 'Fifi La Belle' the cheeky little French Renault. Jealousy has been kept to a minimum, with the understanding that this is a work car, and the bike comes first in all other respects...

This little car is definitely making carting all the gear around just a little easier, she will be off to the sign writers soon for a little extra bling...

Through A Photographers Eye (Fujifilm Global)

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Well let's just say I am a happy little camper...I have been selected as one of the featured photographers in the 2nd series of "Through a photographers eye"  published on the Fujifilm Global website. It will be published in about three months and will include an interview with me on Fuji equipment, my photography and some thoughts on photography.

Photography with meaning

In the age of the 'Selfie' New York Photographer Richard Renaldi has been working on a series of photographs that involve approaching, and asking complete strangers to physically interact while posing together for a portrait. Working on the street with a large format eight-by-ten-inch view camera, Renaldi encounters the subjects for his photographs in towns and cities all over the United States. He pairs them up and invites them to pose together, intimately, in ways that people are usually taught to reserve for their close friends and loved ones. Have a look at this amazing project here

The struggle..

Any creative. Be they an artist, writer or dare I say even a photographer, I am sure could relate to this video. Zack Arias is one of my favourite photographers. I love his work, but even more I love his style, his philosophy on photography. I like that he admits to his doubts and anxieties as an artist. When I find myself struggling photographically I often give his video another watch. Give it a watch, you just might find an interesting perspective...