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29 Jan 2010 at 4:24am

We have had a cancellation for our workshop at Bunker Bay being held with Nick Rains and I at the last minute so we have a spot available for one person who can get to Bunker Bay tonight for a 4.45am start Saturday morning. If you can make it ring me urgently on 0400 591 550 and let me know your coming.


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True North Rotto workshop Extravaganza

27 Jan 2010 at 6:42am

Well the Rottnest workshop is over for the year and I think it was a great success. There was a great turnout for the day and the speakers, the crew, the food and Boat were awesome. I had a fantastic time and hope you all gained a bit of information and motivation throughout the day. A big thanks goes to my good bud Markie Stothard for having the vision to believe this could work and for having the perfect platform to hold such an amazing workshop. Nothing like a 50m luxury boat to “Go wild in Style” The day went pretty smoothly and when I left at 10pm the staff were still working cleaning the boat. They work so hard and you should see what they do on a True North cruise. Hopefully a lot of you will soon experience what it is like to travel on this amazing vessel, to some amazing locations and be treated like kings.

Thanks to Tony Hewitt, Nick Rains and Glen Cowins for putting on great talks, my wife said Glen was the best, we are now filing for a divorce!!

Now don’t forget the sponsors, Benny and Trevo from Team Digital and Paulie Paul from Fitzgeralds. These guys have given you some stuff in the show bags to chew over and make sure you support them as they have supported us and the photographic community at large.

Also to Muzz for organising the best video ever, I was blown away and so humbled by the effort he and the others put in to make a awesome video and probably the funniest thing I have seen in years. Thanks to the crew that submitted videos, I think Merv’s accusation might have some truth in it. As for Tommy Putts, that is definitely true, go the pink feather Boa !! Brent your much too kind and the line at the end re Nikon was a beauty! Cheers for that. Tony, you will need more than a wire cage to hide your secrets from me, you are an inspiration. As for the others, Peter Eastway, Ken Duncan and Peter Lik, I’m sure given more time something could have been done to personalize the messages a bit more but being the best in the game we have to agree you probably are too damned busy. Pete, do you know the story of Pinocchio??

Thanks to everyone who came along to share the day with us.

The photo of True North was taken by Jon Davison What a great shot!

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The Blog is Moving

22 Jan 2010 at 8:41am

Hi all,

My blog is going to be moved into my christianfletcher.com.au site and this process has started. Luckily I have the super team at Clever starfish the best web designers on the planet and Judd Exley of Jex Analytics the SEO superstar looking after me. These guys are the only ones to go to if you need a new website or some refining of the old one. They literally ROCK!

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Don’t forget the Boat Trip!!

22 Jan 2010 at 7:07am

As if that is going to happen!! Just so you all know where you have to go to get on the boat, here is a map of the street it is on.

True North will depart from North Port Boat Lifters at 1100 hrs.

Guests should plan to arrive in plenty of time say by 1030 hrs.

The address at North Port Boat Lifters is:

Sultan Way North Fremantle: Take the first right past Port Beach on the Coast Rd at Rudderham Drive, turn right into North Mole Drive and then left into Rous Head Rd. Sultan Way and North Port Boat Lifters is the second Road on the right.

Paul from Fitzgeralds has told me he has some great specials on all his printing and mounting services so it will be great to have him on board to add some value.

I also want to thank Mark Stothard and his staff for allowing us to get on what will be the benchmark for photographic workshops in Australia. You all know Markie through his blog but make sure you get to say hello to him on the day as he is probably the most motivated person I have ever met. Let some of that rub off on to you and the world will be your oyster.

The other big thanks goes out to Ben from Team Digital
Ben is a guy who puts serve into service! He is here on this planet only to serve us hungry photographers. I have known Ben for almost 20 years, half my life you could say, and he has been nothing but helpful and generous with his time. Make sure you have a chat with Ben during the cruise and discuss your needs, his knowledge of photography and all its processes is second to none. And do you know what, with all that talent, he is a bloody good bloke too!

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Rocky Point, Eagle Bay

20 Jan 2010 at 8:01am

Taken a few days ago after I managed to drag myself away from the gallery to get some new landscape images. This scene is a short walk from Eagle Bay and on the right day you get some pretty cool waves there. Still with the recent sightings of a great white and two hammerheads 200 metres off shore it is better to just imagine what the water would be like.

I wonder if the guy on the yacht is happy………………………. probably a big YES!!! Hell the rest of us were working. Even me!! This was a hard shot to take as the flies kept getting in the way. Forget dust spots on the ccd, I was spotting flies!! It was also hot, oh I wish I had a 9 to 5 office job, anyone want to swap???
Hmmm air-conditioning, fluro lights, bosses, bad tea, annoying co-workers, peak hour traffic, thats the life for me.

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Update on True North Rotto Workshop

20 Jan 2010 at 4:57am

Well the True North Rotto experience is only around the corner, I can’t wait to get back on the boat and experience the fun and excitement I had when cruising the Kimberley in August last year.

Our mates at TEAM DIGITAL have managed to put together some pretty cool stuff and some extra special deals for the day. Check it out-

Nikon will be supplying 110 bag ( for a Showbag )
110 x NIKS software trail discs
1 NIKs Full suite to give away. Value $ 765.00
2 x 3880 printers which can be sold on the day I think that will be at around $ 1650.00 inc which is great value.
These units will be new commissioned on the day to run a few prints through and then sold to who ever gets in first on the day.
We have a Manfrotto tripod to giveaway as well. 055/322 rrp $ 550/600
Canson will have some sample packs as give aways not sure how many yet.
Hoping to have a top of the range Epson projector to use and display.
We will be bringing a selection of Manfrotto and Gitzo tripods which again will be discounted on the day. We will also have an ongoing discount for the month of Feb on Manfrotto, Gitzo Hoya and Pelican . There will be a flyer with those promo prices on.
We will also be bringing our hire equipment
Possibly our Canon 300mm yes include the 300mm
Which people can book for short periods to try out.
We may have a deal from Spyder as well working on that.

As you can see you will be getting great value for your entrance fee and we are expecting some great deals and savings from Fitzgeralds also. Stay tuned for that.

Everyone coming on the day will go into the draw to win one of these amazing prizes, good luck!

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Eagle Bay This Morning

19 Jan 2010 at 7:39am

There wasn’t a lawyer, doctor or sports star in site this morning and I had Eagle Bay to myself. I guess that happens when it’s still only 5am. We had some nice cloud down here today and even a little rain. The old 5D2 isn’t that bad a camera you know, I guess I can live with it for a whilst. I like this image as it is your typical hot humid stormy summer morning. The cloud was better above me and not so interesting on the horizon. Oh well you can’t have everything. More of the “Landscapes” to come.

oh and BTW can you all go and visit Dylans blog again, the poor bugger isn’t feeling the love!

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Bunker Bay

15 Jan 2010 at 7:40am

I decided to give the emails and blog away yesterday, seemed like a great day for a stroll on the beach, as it turned out it was a brilliant day for a stroll. How lucky I am to have this in my backyard. Hardly anyone around, sunny, blue water, ah it is the life.

Bunker Bay is a perfect beach and those coming on the workshop with Nick Rains and myself will get to experience this in a couple of weeks.

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True North Australia Day Itinerary

13 Jan 2010 at 7:56am

Hi to those lucky enough to get on True North for the Rottnest Island sojourn. Attached is the itinerary for the day courtesy of Mark Stothard and True North.

I will also be giving away 8 TNFP shirts, so if I like you and your lucky you will have something to brag about!

Click the link below to open the itinerary document
True North Australia Day itinerary

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