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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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Great New Competition from Kayell and Canson

2 Mar 2012 at 1:58pm


Kayell Australia and Canson are giving 5 lucky people the opportunity to win all expenses paid trips to Paris.


The winners of the EVERY PRINT A MASTERPIECE COMPETITION will be flown to Paris where they will participate in activities spread over 3 days and nights. The first item on the schedule is a guided tour of the Louvre where you will see some of the world’s masterpieces.


The second item on the schedule is a visit to one of the most famous photography museums in the world, the Maison Européenne de la Photographie, this museum hosts cutting edge temporary exhibitions and has a huge permanent collection on the history of photography and it’s connections with France.


This trip would not be possible without the support of Canson so we will also visit the historic Arches paper mill. The Arches mill was founded 1492 and through the years, the history of Arches has been closely linked to the history of France.


This all expenses paid trip will be one not to be missed so we hope you enjoy the Canson Infinity range of inkjet papers we have made for your printing enjoyment.


There are two ways to win the prizes on offer; one is to enter the 2012 Canon AIPP Australian Professional Photography Awards in the Wedding, Portrait, Landscape or Illustrative categories. You must print your entry on a piece of Canson infinity inkjet coated paper and you must win one of the above-mentioned categories.


The fifth prize is a random draw open to all Australian residents over the age of 18 years.

To enter you must Print an image of your liking on a Canson Infinity inkjet coated paper (no smaller than A4). You must supply your full name, phone number and email address on the back of the print and post it to: Canson Australia Pty Ltd, 13-19 Keysborough Ave, Keysborough, Victoria, 3173.


For more detailed information and the dates that this competition will run till, please go to






Robert Gatto
Kayell Australia on behalf of Canson

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Another Great Photo Competition

19 Oct 2011 at 9:57am

Better Digital Camera Magazine have a fantastic competition coming up, and the prizes are CASH baby! , Oh yeah, thats wot I’m talk’n bout! Get all the details here Better Digital Camera Photo Competition

The editors and publishers of Better Digital Camera magazine proudly present a brand new photography competition for non-professional photographers around the world. Judging is online and the process of entering your best photographs is really easy. There is also a choice of categories to enter, and you can enter as many photos as you like in all five categories!

Perhaps most exciting is that every entry receives a score out of 100. The Bronze Award (70 – 79) represent a high standard of photography and winners are to be congratulated. The Silver Award (80 to 81) is what a professional would aspire to, but only a handful of photographers are able to win the elusive Gold Award (90 to 100). Can you do it?

This is a great way to test yourself and all Gold, Silver and Bronze Award winners will receive an official certificate by email which they can proudly print and display.

We trust you’ll find all the information you need on these pages. Entry is just $15.00 per image.

Good luck!

Peter Eastway
Co-Publisher, Better Digital Camera Magazine

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Last week to get your entries in

18 Oct 2011 at 11:13am

The Golden Shopping Trolley awards are just about finished and now is the time to get your entries in to Team Digital

There are some great prizes

1st Prize is shiny new Epson Pro 3880 A2 printer valued at $ 2195.00
2nd Prize is a super-light weight Manfrotto Carbon Fibre Tripod 055CXPro4 valued at $ 795.00
3rd Prize is the Complete Collection of NiK Software valued at $ 699.00

Do it now, and remember not every photo has to have a shopping trolley in it. It just needs to be an Altered Landscape.

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The Golden Shopping Trolley Awards

16 Aug 2011 at 9:23am

Team Digital is very pleased announce the Golden Shopping Trolley Awards or Photo competition.

This has been in the making for some time , the awards them self come from discussions with Christian Fletcher. Basically how to have a competition and have a lot fun doing it.

The theme is Urban Landscape or “Landscapes that have been touched by man” . Im sure you will all agree that this gives you a lot scope to come up with something out of the square.

We did want to make this competition different not only from the subject point of view but also the way it is judged. So we have came up with the idea of having the top 20 images judged live at Gala Evening ( Beer and Sausage Sizzle  at Team ) held on the 29th of October starting at 6.00pm  So you can come along and hear what the judges had to say about the images . Also the 20 finalist will be printed on Epson of course . And during the night we will have a large screen displaying all the entrants.

What could be better than that , how about a whole swag of prizes over $ 4000.00 worth
1st Prize is shiny new Epson Pro 3880 A2 printer valued at $ 2195.00
2nd Prize is a brand new Manfrotto Carbon Fibre Tripod 055CXPro4 valued at $ 795.00
3rd Prize is the Complete collection of NIK’s Software valued at $ 699.00

Wait there’s more, we have two other section. these are extra sections so you will entered into the main section as well.
The first is the X-100 Award which basically the best Urban landscape shot on the amazing Fuji X-100. This is a mounted Fujiflex print up to 60 x 90 cm valued at $ 550.00.
The second is the best Urban Landscape image that contains a shopping trolley. Canson have sponsored this section with a $ 250 media pack.

Now cost of entry $ 25.00 which allows you to enter 4 images and this includes a ticket to the gala evening.

You can put your entries in via a link on the Team Digital blog. That will be up and running by the end of the  week. Entries must be by the 21st of October.

Happy landscaping

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Great Competition worth Entering

2 Feb 2011 at 8:41pm

Hi Christian, I hope you’re well. This is just a quick email to let you know that there’s a $10,000 holiday to the Grampians up for grabs which includes a full-day photography master-class with Nikon Ambassador Mark Watson! Launched today by Tourism Victoria and Australian Geographic magazine, the promotion highlights the fantastic nature-based experiences on offer in the Grampians and includes return flights from a capital city; guided kayaking and cycling; a 4WD Wild Nature Tour; a guided tour of Halls Gap Zoo; a 10-course degustation at the Royal Mail Hotel including an overnight stay and three nights’ accommodation at the five-star Boroka Downs. A highlight is the full day master-class with Mark Watson, one of the country’s most reputable photographers. For over 12 years he has been capturing commercial and adventure sports imagery for the likes of Australian Geographic, Red Bull, The North Face, Oakley and Nikon. Mark will give the winners a unique insight into the techniques that have made him one of the country’s hottest landscape and adventure photographers. For more information about how to win this priceless experience, and The Grampians’ bounty of breathtaking nature-based attractions, go to www.visitgrampians.com.au I thought the readers of your blog might be interested, so it would be great if you could spread the word as it’s a fantastic prize. Please note that the comp closes on Tuesday 1 March. Many thanks,Cynthia Lucas

Account Executive

Sport, Sponsorship, Tourism,
Entertainment & Major Events

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Australia Day Rotto True North Workshop

27 Jan 2011 at 10:35am

Had an awesome day out on True North yesterday. The workshop was well received and everyone went home happy. We had a ball too and it was great to meet so many people for the first time.

Big thanks goes to the True North Crew and Skipper Brad. Thanks for giving up your Australia Day AGAIN, it was brilliant service as usual. I always feel a sense of loss when I get off True North, sort of like chopping off a leg, you just don’t want to do it. To those people who signed up for a cruise, lucky buggers, it you need personal photo tuition please let the owners know, I am more than happy to help out, although I think Markie will put his hand up for that, Doh!!!

Also a huge thanks to the Sponsors, The boys at Team Digital, Epson, Roddy Thomas and the amazing F-Stop bags and Fitzgerald Photo labs. Trev, hope your feeling better mate, migraines and sea sickness aren’t fun but it was good to know you only spewed twice. Good effort!!! I felt sorry for you mate I really did.

Now to the photo competition open to only those on the boat

1st Prize Epson 1900 printer valued at $1000 or the equivalent value off another Epson Printer (I would Buy the 4900)

2nd Prize an awesome F- Stop Bag. The best bag I have ever owned

3rd Prize a 14×50” Acrylic mounted print – valued a bit over $400.00

So what do you do?

Send your resized photos (max of 3) to Ben at Team Digital. Make them 1500 pixels wide @ 72dpi and the email address is ben@teamdigital.com.au

You have until the 4th of February to get your images in. We will select the top 10 shots from the day and they will be posted on my blog. You will then be able to vote for the top three and these will become the winners by popular vote.

The shots have to have been taken on the day and we will be checking to make sure this is adhered to.

Here is a shot of Flemming Bo Jensen an F-Stop bag evangelist shot on the island yesterday with my Phase one P65+ and the Amazing Elinchrom Ranger Quadra lights.

See the boys at Team Digital for all these products. Ask them about the new Phase One IQ180 digital back.

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