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The Landscape 500 closes Today at Midnight.

31 Oct 2010 at 9:17am

Don’t miss out on your chance to win. At this stage you have a one in fifty chance of a prize. Better than the odds for lotto. At midnight tonight the competition will close and I will instruct the judges to start scoring at their earliest convenience. Good luck everyone who has or will enter. It has been a great competition and hope to make it bigger and better next year.

Thanks guys and gals!

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Today and Tomorrow To Enter “The Landscape 500”

30 Oct 2010 at 11:08am

With only 239 people entering this competition so far the odds of picking up a prize are pretty good. Now if you think you have the goods, $50 is a pittance to pay for an awesome prize. Remember you have to be in it to win it and the judges want to see something unusual, different or just bloody brilliant. Go for it before it is too late.

Go to www.landscape500.com to enter.

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Tasmania Workshop – One Spot has become Available

28 Oct 2010 at 9:58am

Thats right. We have someone drop out for this exciting workshop on the Apple Isle. It is going to fill pretty quickly so if you can make it let Nick know now. Nick Rains Photography

The Bunker Bay workshop we held in January was very well received and we got a lot of excellent feedback. Nick and I thought long and hard about where to hold a follow-up event and I knew that Freycinet Lodge in Tasmania would be perfect. It’s a terrific hotel, it’s on the coast and the wonderful Freycinet Peninsula is right on its doorstep. What’s not to like about that!

A full itinerary can be seen here

Cost is $995 per person and includes Morning and afternoon tea as well as lunch on both days.

Dates: December 4 & 5 2010

What an amazing 2 days. You and Christian work so well together. It was great watching you bounce ideas of each other. It was fantastic that two such amazingly talented photographers are willing to share so much. I was expecting a lot of shooting ideas and help and I certainly got that. But what I gained from the talks on Lightroom and Photoshop just blew me away. You both have so much enthusiasm and are able to pass on so much knowledge in a fun and very easy to listen to style. I was never overwhelmed by the immense amount of information you both gave. My brain is in a spin and I can’t wait to put it all into practice. The only complaint (a good one) is the shopping list has reach $1000 and is climbing. I can’t wait for all my goodies to arrive.

Please let me know if you and Christian are joining forces again. I bow to the masters and thank you so much.


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4 Days to go to Enter the Landscape 500

28 Oct 2010 at 9:08am

Don’t forget your entries into the Landscape 500

So far we have only 200 entries so that is pretty good odds. Remember even if you don’t win every photo is scored by the 4 judges. It is a great way to find out just exactly how your images are rated by four of the best in the industry. Nick Rains, Tom Putt, Peter Eastway and David Evans. Between them there are decades of knowledge.

Attached is a photo of an old ute I found inland from Noosa. I gave myself a task, photograph something that could have been shot years ago and make it look like it! Think it worked ?

This is a photo that could be entered into the competition.

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Noosa Workshop with Nick Rains

26 Oct 2010 at 9:15am

Nick Rains and I held our Noosa workshop over the weekend and it was a fantastic couple of days. Thanks to everyone who attended. You were a great group of people and obviously had a sense of humour as you laughed at most of our jokes. Nick impressed with his brilliant knowledge on all things technical and I impressed with the amount of cakes one person could eat. If you want to see some photos from the event have a look at Nicks website here.

Some of the kind words we have received so far from the attendees –

The major factor in making this workshop a success was the interaction between Nick and Christian and the way they were able to deliver information from a different perspective. I feel this enhanced the learning experience. They are both personable and more than willing to impart their expertise.

With Janelle and the staff of Eumarella Shores working in the background, providing food and drinks of the first order, this workshop lacked nothing.

A few workshops we have attended continued the hard sell to attend additional events. There was none of that here and that was a pleasant surprise and much appreciated.

The bottom line is, was this value for money, the answer, YES. Whether you are an experienced photographer and PS user or relatively inexperienced, your photography and image making will improve attending one of their workshops.

Thoroughly enjoyable. – Mark and Rosie Hopgood

As one of the lucky participants in this workshop, I just want to say a great big thank you to Nick, Christian, Janelle and the people at Eumarella Shores – and of course to the other workshop attendees – for making this such a great event. Everyone took away bucketloads of information and inspiration from the two days – I have pages and pages of notes and a memory card full of photos that I’ll be going through for some time to come. Unfortunately some of us also took away a few extra kilos around the midriff – the food was spot-on.

It’s one thing for experts like Nick and Christian to simply impart some of their knowledge, but to do it in such a friendly, open and encouraging way is what makes workshops like this far more than worth the price of admission.

To anyone considering attending one of Nick and Christian’s workshops, all I can say is DO IT!

Bob Simpson

Hi Janelle,
And a huge thankyou to you, Nick and Christian for putting on such a great workshop. I thoroughly enjoyed the whole experience, particularly meeting such passionate and knowledgable people who were so willing to share their experiences and expertise.
Thanks again,
Grant Higgins

Just arrived home, thanks for the info, and wanted to say a huge thank you to yourself, Nick and Christian for a fabulous weekend.  I was so inspired from the weekend I even stopped on the way home, at a little spot I have been meaning to get to for a while now and actually took some shots, that I must say looked pretty sharp!!  After an 11 hour drive I was most impressed, must be that great tuition!All the information that was passed on over the 2 days was great, mind boggling, although great.

So thank you once again, it was lovely to meet you all and look forward to catching up some time in the near future.  If you are ever in the Whitsundays don’t be a stranger!

Trish 🙂

What a fabulous week-end! I would sincerely like to thank you both, Janelle and all the other attendees for such a wonderful opportunity for me to re-connect with my own photography again. You both were so very generous with sharing information and helping us all to develop our skills to take photographs and process our images. Although I realised at the workshop I was more competent than I initially thought with regard to processing images, there were a few ‘light bulb moments’ which have now enabled me to address some issues which were hindering me from creating the images I want. I now have the tools and understanding to overcome these hurdles and am very excited about diving into my photography again.  Instruction was exemplary and the venue absolutely perfect in relation to accommodation, tuition space and taking photographs. The food was amazing. Pity I’ll have to swim a few extra kilometers to burn all that extra off!!! There was such a wonderful sense of fun and camaraderie within the group. I would wholeheartedly recommend this workshop for not only those starting out in photography but those who want to push the development of their images further.    Thank you both so much.  Julie Stephenson

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AIPP Conference

16 Oct 2010 at 3:07pm

I’m off again tonight, (Saturday), to attend the AIPP national conference. There are some amazing speakers so it will be a hoot. On the following weekend Nick Rains and I are running our two day workshop in Noosa. So once again I will be away from the emails to some degree so I’ll be even more behind. If anyone else is heading to Noosa too I’ll see you there.

Two of the guys in this photo will be speaking, Tony Hewitt and Peter Eastway.

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The Media has a lot to answer for

15 Oct 2010 at 9:37am

Bob Brown was in Broome this week to talk about JPP, here is the story from the West


Here is the story from the ABC


Here is the story from the Sydney Morning Herald


Now is it just me or is the story in the West a bit biased to the inevitability that the gas plant is going in at James Price Point? I wonder why??

hmmm thats right Don Voelte is a director of the West !! Surely just a coincidence!

Here is a detail shot I took last week. These compilations can work well to strengthen the images.

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Some News from my Buds at Team Digital

15 Oct 2010 at 9:00am

As of this weekend Team Digital will be opening on Saturdays 9.00am to 1.00pm.

Along with our Saturday trading we also have planned a number of Workshops/Seminars that will run on Saturday mornings as well.

Heres just a small sample

Flash Photography Fast-Track 23rd October

Fully booked 

NIK’s Software seminar 6th November

This is a free seminar on NIK software

Pano Weekend 13th November

This workshop goes through the Gigapan Auto Pano system

Epson Weekend 20th November

Every thing you would want to know about printing with Epson

Studio Photography Fundamentals 27th November

Great workshop for people starting with Studio flash

We will have more details on all of these seminar/workshop in the next few weeks

If you are interested in attending any of the new courses please contact


Some great workshops there. The Nik one would be worth going to as I use the Nik software quite a bit these days.

Oh and I don’t know if I am allowed to say anything yet but there is a new printer coming out from a certain company and I am going to order 2!!

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