13 Jul 2009 at 3:47am
Hi Bloggers it’s Mike Here. You know the not so famous twin who shoots a bit of video with the 5D MK2. I’m wondering if any of you guys are interested in a course run by Apple guru Stuart Harris regarding the 5D and how you produce and work your video through to a final edit through Final Cut Express/Pro. Yeh!! I know you still guy’s don’t rate us video guy’s but with the video capabilities of the 5D wouldn’t you like to know how to make some money from it? Hey if I new that it would get Christian off my back.
Brendan is looking to run a course in Perth at PRA and whilst Stuart is here I’m going to try and whisk him off to Dunsborough to run one down here. Now I’m sure Brendan can fill a course in Perth but is there anyone interested in traveling to sunny Dunsborough for a much nicer experience?
Can you please leave an expression of interest on this blog so we can see if we can do something. It would be a waste not to get involved with this Guru from Apple as he taught me two things I didn’t know at PMA in about 10 minutes. Now if he can just teach me how to make money?????????
13 Jul 2009 at 3:18am
I am finally going to get together some photoshop tutorials to show my workflow, this will probably be the first one. Will let you know when it is on-line. This image was taken on a rainy morning down near the inlet in Port Douglas. It looks cold but it was kind of balmy. Had my eye out for Crocs but I don’t think there were any about. Still it makes you a little twitchy!
11 Jul 2009 at 12:38pm
Hi all, thanks for your comments on this possible competition. To make it all work I need to get at least 140 people to enter. The entry fee will be $50 and that allows you to submit 4 images, so 4 chances to pull off the big prize. What is the big prize? Read below
Welcome aboard the magnificent True North in magnificent Sydney Harbour. Enjoy a sumptuous dinner as you are treated to an evening cruise on one of the finest harbours in the world!
New Years Eve
Visit Sydney’s famed Taronga Zoo or take-off in the helicopter for a scenic flight over the Harbour. Spend the afternoon swimming and beach combing on Quarantine or Store beach as the chefs prepare a barbeque lunch like no other!
Then enjoy a leisurely cruise to Middle Harbour before taking up one of Sydney’s best vantages to witness the Harbour Bridge fireworks display – Happy New Year!
After an early morning cruise along Sydney’s revered northern beaches – enjoy breakfast in the beautiful surrounds of Pittwater. Morning activities will include a walk to the Barrenjoey Lighthouse, beach combing and a scenic cruise past the Pittwater Yacht clubs. There may also be a chance to walk from Longnose Point to Flint & Steel Bay through the Ku-ring-gai Chase National Park – Australia’s second oldest national park.
A helicopter flight to the Hunter Valley and wine tasting at our feature winery is sure to be a cruise highlight!
Whilst you are enjoying lunch the True North will cruise to Maitland Bay. Enjoy a swim or a bush walk through the surrounding national park. Sunset drinks and hors d’oeuvres will be served on the beach before an evening cruise to Jerusalem Bay.
Wake up to the shrill of the Jerusalem Bay cicadas. Join the crew for a bush walk along the Jerusalem Bay Bush Trail or head out in the tenders for sight seeing and swimming. Then savour a lunch on the sparkling waters of Cowan Creek, or join the heli-flight to the Blue Mountains and enjoy lunch at Echoes Boutique Hotel – 2007 winner of “Restaurant of the Year”!
In the afternoon the True North will anchor at the mouth of the mighty Hawkesbury. From here we head out to Glenworth Valley for your choice of horse riding, kayaking, abseiling or quad bike riding. Or, maybe a visit to a local oyster farm is more your style?
And in the evening something special – a live band to make your last night onboard a night to remember!
Day 4 The True North will cruise back into Sydney Harbour for 0800 disembarkation.
So that is the scoop on the major prize and remember it is for you and a friend, would be a great place to propose or maybe that second honeymoon or just take your mother (if you have no mates). I will be getting some other sponsors to get on board to offer a range of other big prizes so your chance to win something would be pretty good. Forget the APPA’s this comp will deliver, no printed certificates just kick @r$e prizes.
As it stands now we have had roughly 50 people put their hand up to enter, this is without knowing the cost to do so. So we need another 100 odd so if you have any friends that might like to enter and you know there is know way in hell they will beat you get them to express their interest.
So what do I get from all of this, nothing but peace, love and harmony.
8 Jul 2009 at 6:39am
After reading the comments about the Canon APPA awards I am thinking about running my own dedicated landscape awards. Now it is just an idea at this stage but I have just had a meeting with Mark Stothard from True North and I am thinking of offering one of the cabins on True North as the prize. This will be for the winner and their partner. I still need to look into the legalities of running such a competition but what I would like to know right now is who would be interested in entering. So all you people who visit my blog but don’t post a reply can you please leave a ” yes I would be interested” so I know it will be worth running. The APPA awards are for pros that are members of the AIPP. That excludes most of you out there so these awards could become the non industry standard and the must enter event every year. The judging will be by a panel of three and everything will be done on-line. If this first event goes well then we may offer the whole of True North up to win for 18 lucky photographers and their partners. How good would that be. Let me know what you think.
4 Jul 2009 at 9:26am
Thanks to everyone who has tuned into my blog over the past year and a half. It is a long way from my first day and 70 odd hits. I really enjoy contact with you all and think we have a great community of photographers that help each other out and spread the love we all share, photography. Heres to the next 200,000 hits!
Cheers guys and galls, Nikon and Canon users and the odd fortunate that can afford a medium format back, thats you Pete, hang on didn’t you get given one??? or Two???
3 Jul 2009 at 9:07pm
This is a short interview with the man who has perfected night photography. Sorry about the sound quality. Shot this at Jurrasic Park and the swell was pretty big, hence the noise.
3 Jul 2009 at 3:06am
This was a spot Brent took me after Canyon X, lots of potential on the right day.
3 Jul 2009 at 2:59am
Seems like every beach in Sydney has a bath or two. I love them and how cool would it be if WA had more. There used to be one at Cottesloe Beach but it never looked as good as these. A stitched image taken with the ND and ND Grads. Nice sunset and the first of the many soakings my shoes got.
3 Jul 2009 at 2:51am
The landscapes, seascapes, cityscapes, peoplescapes Sydney have to offer are just amazing. Probably my favourite place to shoot on this whole trip. No wonder there are so many good photographers here. Love this shot. Used my ND and converted the raw image to a tungsten WB.
3 Jul 2009 at 2:42am
Took this pic the day I flew into Sydney. This old guy was walking to sit on the bench and I had my camera on the seat next to me in the car. Another of my favourite drive by shootings. Things happen fast, make sure your ready for them.