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True North Filling fast!

24 Jan 2011 at 10:08am

Hi all there are only 23 spots left now for the True North Workshop, might be an idea to book today!!

Paul from Fitzgerald Photo Labs has just upped his prize to a 14×50” Acrylic mounted print – valued a bit over $400.00

Now that would be worth winning. You have to be on the boat though to be eligible to enter.

See you on Wednesday.

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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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The Cartoon Look

29 Jul 2010 at 8:15pm

Have you ever wondered how photographers get that cartoon look in some of their portraits. That gritty dirty contrasty look. I have been trying to work it out for ages. I think I am almost there. Am I going to divulge the secret?? Hmm, you might have to get on my next workshop! Well thats if you like this look. If you don’t, and I suspect you won’t Hazel, then you won’t care a bit!!

I like it, it is fun to do and creative.

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Sunshine Coast Workshop with Nick Rains

18 Jun 2010 at 9:53am

Nick Rains and I are running another of our two day photographic workshops this time just south of Noosa on the Sunshine Coast. See the flyer below and if your keen to learn how to get professional results and be inspired to take your photography  to a higher level, let Nick know as soon as possible. Our Tasmania workshop filled in a couple of weeks so this one will be even more popular. There are some beautiful places to photograph on the Sunshine coast and we will be doing some shooting to get photos we can work on during the day classes. The location for the workshop is unbelievable and will be a perfect place to relax and learn. Nick and I both will be staying at the Eumarella Shores Resort so it would be the perfect place to be for the workshop and for the social times after the busy day of shooting and post production.We will have a printer with us and will be teaching you everything you need to know about colour management and fine printing. It will be one not to miss. See you there.

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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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Hot Workshop News

21 Dec 2009 at 8:48am

Hi all

I am running another of my workflow workshops the details are as below

WORKFLOW 2010 – (includes all the work I do from capture to printing, the software, techniques and tips to get your photography to the next level)

Date : 17th of January 2010
Location : My Dunsborough Gallery Shop 4/ 27 Dunn Bay Rd
Time : 7.30pm till Late
Cost : $250 per person, (includes free wine, notebook and desert)
Reply to this email to book your spot.

Also I have had places become available for my other workshop happening later in 2010.

BUNKER BAY WORKSHOP – (With – Nick Rains as guest presenter. The total imaging workshop)

I have one place become available for the 30th and 31st of January to be held at the Bunker Bay Resort. This workshop has been very popular and the cost is $995 for the two days. Doesn’t include Accommodation but includes morning and afternoon teas and lunch. We will have your photography to a professional standard by the end of the weekend. Hands on shooting and photoshop techniques will be the order of the day with advanced colour management techniques and printing.

KARIJINI WORKSHOP – (the ultimate for landscape photographers, with Tony Hewitt, Peter Eastway and now as an added bonus Brent Pearson and his night painting photography)

I have one spot available for this workshop. This sold out in record time such is the quality of the presenters. 4 days we will spend shooting and learning all the skills needed to become “master” photographers.
$3500 total cost includes accommodation at the Karijini Eco Retreat and all meals. This will be the ultimate workshop and the best time shooting you will ever have. Throw in the best scenery on the planet and you will kick yourself if you miss out.

Let me know if you can make any of these three workshops and I will book you in. Make sure you get back to me asap as these things fill in a few days.

Merry Xmas and a happy new year

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One spot left on the True North Rotto Gig

30 Nov 2009 at 1:23am

That means if you haven’t started dialing the number you are probably going to miss out. It is going to be brilliant with all 4 speakers confirmed and the champagne is now officially on ice for the celebrations. If you want to know what it will be about have a look at this promotional video of how boat trips of this nature should go!! Now for all you kiddies out there be warned there is some bad language in the said video! You have been warned!!! I’m on a Boat

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Tone Mapping

12 Nov 2009 at 11:24pm

vineyard workers HDR tone mapping photomatix hdr

I have been bitten by the HDR bug, I mean everything can’t be Australian Landscapes, there has to be some people in there too. This is an image tone mapped in Photoshop thanks to the Photomatix plugin that comes with photomatix. This was a single image and it sort of came out how I wanted, that gritty illustrated look. I obviously have done some work in photoshop to further stylize the image. I plan on learning everything there is to know about Photomatix and will be making that my subject for the workshop on True North.

On that subject I hope you have booked. The last I heard there was only 30 spots left.

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Photoshop Layers Explained

26 Jul 2009 at 11:35am

photoshop basics pic

This is a tutorial for those who open photoshop and go “what do I do now” A bare bones look at layers in photoshop, how to use them and why. Forget all the other hard learning stuff. This will get you working your images into masterpieces in a few simple clicks of the mouse. This is for people who have little knowledge of photoshop not the intermediate to advanced users, however you might just find that one tip to make your day. Download the $5.99 tutorial now. Buy Now

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Dangar Falls Tutorial

24 Jul 2009 at 3:37am

dangar tutorial

This tutorial is available now. As you can see a lot of work has gone into getting the most from this image. Dangar Falls is amazing but this is the only place to get a good view from the top. The platform has such a high rail on it you can’t look through the viewfinder to focus, thank god for live view!!! You can purchase the video tutorial for $12.95 Buy Now

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