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Fancy a holiday to escape the winter drudgery?

30 May 2012 at 12:11pm

Nick Rains and I have some spots left for our super two day workshop in Port Douglas.

Over the weekend of July 21-22, 2012 we will be repeating the intensive photo workshop that we held last year near Noosa, QLD. This time we are holding it at the 5-Star Peppers Resort in Port Douglas in Far North Queensland

Bob Simpson had this to say after completing last year’s workshop:

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!

No that isn’t Nicks boat on the left but when you have finished with the workshop you will have all the skills necessary to make enough money to buy something like that!!!

To book your place head over to Nicks website www.nickrains.com

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The Fujifilm X-Pro1 loves Melbourne

28 May 2012 at 1:24pm

I had a full day to myself today so I decided to walk the town and see what I could find. I just love this sort of shooting. The light was perfect for what I wanted to do.

Tonight is the awards night, I won’t come away a winner but everyone who enters learns something about their work and themselves. Peter Eastway is on cloud nine. He got a higher score than me and thats all he needed to do to put me in my place. Still as he tells me, “it’s just a game!!” The best thing is Tony Hewitt beat him so I’m on cloud nine! Rainsy came away with 3 silvers and would have done better if he hadn’t listened to me. The one of his that got 79 was the one I said he had to enter. Sorry mate. What do I know!

 

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Melbourne Cityscapes

27 May 2012 at 5:59pm

Well Melbourne has been fun. The APPA’s have gone well. Managed 2 silver and 2 silver distinctions this year. Not as good as last year but thats how the game goes. Ya win some ya loose some !

I enjoyed walking around the city this afternoon snapping away with my favourite street camera the Fuji X-pro1. Thanks to all those who stopped to say hello at the fuji stand over the past 3 days.

Here are some pics I like. No waterfalls no rainbows, just man made grunge. My favourite subject matter these days.

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Pearce Airshow

21 May 2012 at 9:06am

Last weekend was the Pearce airshow so I drove up to join Michael and his boy along with Markie Stothard.

I wanted to try and shoot something other than the planes and made a tast of just using one camera and one lens. I took my Fuji X-pro1 with the 60mm lens and that was it. No tripod nothing. It was great fun trying to see something other than the obvious. I have a bunch of shots I like so will post them up as I can.

This one interested me with the backlighting and the large insignia of the US Airforce aircraft looming powerfully above the people. The orange flags showing us the direction we are to be herded  and forming a barrier between us and any control we think we have of our lives. Phew all that from a photo, I’m so deep!

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Latest vision from ND5’s Southwest Light project

17 May 2012 at 10:23pm

[vimeo]http://vimeo.com/42308700[/vimeo]

A year on since ND5 (Ninety Degrees 5) was formed and Southwest Light is nearing completion.

South West Light is a collective of five creatives journey through Australia’s Southwest photographing this spectacular region to share its wonders to a worldwide audience.

The association of these photographers was born from the origins of ‘The Pilbara Project’, an ongoing journey through Western Australia’s North West mining region, facilitated and curated by FORM in Perth. It was because of this opportunity the five creatives, Les Walkling, Tony Hewitt, Peter Eastway, Christian Fletcher, and Michael Fletcher felt compelled to continue the connection they made whilst traveling the Pilbara.

Australia’s South West region is a pristine environment of forests, beaches, farmland, and river systems. The diversity of landscapes and stark contrast to the Pilbara made it a desirable choice to photograph. Along the way we invited great photographer and friend, Nick Rains to join us as a guest photographer.

As Southwest Light comes to fruition the next phase of its evolvement has started, being the post production of many images. Follow our journey at nd5.com.au

Australia’s Southwest along with Tourism Western Australia have been fundamental in facilitating this journey. Without their ongoing support this expedition have’ not ‘of eventuated.

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Crank the music as the BASS is awesome from these artists. Buy it if you like it. I did…

Music score

Touch and Go (Sonver Mix), by Animat from the album “A Promise of Snow”
Purchase album here. itunes.apple.com/au/album/a-promise-of-snow/id350000246

Timestretch (Westcoast Low Fi Mix), by Bassnectar from the album “Timestretch”
Purchase album here. itunes.apple.com/au/album/timestretch/id361080282

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Heading to Melbourne for APPA

10 May 2012 at 9:01pm

I was thinking about APPA this year being held in Melbourne and I just subliminally ventured on to some images I had taken there on a previous trip. I know this isn’t my usual fare but it was fun anyway. I went to my first PMA about 5 years ago. This year they have asked me to do a presentation. How times have change for me. Joining the AIPP was the best thing I have done for my photographic career.

 

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Limited places left for Freaky Photoshop Workshop

3 May 2012 at 9:21am

I only have three spots left for my Saturday Photoshop workshop, seems to be the popular day. Friday has a few more than that.

Now is the time to get in and book. Send me an email to confirm your place christianfletcher@westnet.com.au See below for more details.

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