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Back to my Roots

13 Mar 2013 at 8:59am

Back to my Roots



This has quickly become a popular image in my galleries. This storm was heading straight for Dunsborough but at the last moment headed east towards Capel. It formed a mini tornado that cut a swath of destruction just south of the town. If you are driving down south you will see it just the southern end of Capel on the South West Highway.

I was with Nick Rains and my brother when this shot was taken.

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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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The South West Project

19 Sep 2011 at 12:37pm

Well it has started, a couple of weeks back we had our first of several trips to photograph the South West like it hasn’t been seen before. The same team from the Pilbara Project have gathered along with guest shooter Nick Rains. We have a super team of Landscape photographers

Christian Fletcher – M. Photog AIPP – Australian and Western Australian Landscape Photographer of the year 2011
Michael Fletcher – Australian Fusion (video) Photographer of the Year 2011
Tony Hewitt – GM. Photog AIPP – Western Australian Landscape Photographer of the Year 2004, 2008
Peter Eastway – GM. Photog AIPP – Australian Landscape Photographer of the year 1995, 1996, 1998,
Nick Rains – M. Photog AIPP – Australian Geographic Photographer of the Year 2002, (Guest photographer on this project)
Dr Les Walkling – Artist, Educator, Consultant

Farmland Busselton

The first trip started in Albany and worked its way back to Bridgetown shooting all along the way. Next we are heading inland and following the old country towns to Bremer Bay. For that trip we are taking our own Cessna 172 and Pilot. We hope to shoot a lot from the air as this gives you such a great perspective.

As a group we all have so much fun, the banter between us is constant and having cb radios in the car it only stopped when we were asleep. Here are some pics of the boys. Thanks to Tony  and Nick for some of these images.

Stay tuned for more stories to come from the project as well as announcements on the exhibition dates and a super workshop that will blow your minds!!!


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Nick Rains Printing Workshop

2 Nov 2010 at 10:10am

My good mate Nick Rains is holding a printing workshop in Perth. If you want someone who really knows what he is talking about then Nick is your man.

Go to his blog here http://www.nickrains.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=164:canon-print-workshop&catid=17:workshops&Itemid=26 to get all of the details.

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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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Some Housekeeping before I head off to The Kimberley

25 Sep 2010 at 8:45pm

I just got back last night at Midnight from an awesome trip to Karratha shooting Altered Landscapes with some of the best Art Photographers in Australia.
Karratha is the place to go if you want to do this style of photography. I can’t show you the best stuff as it is been kept aside for an exhibition in February. This is an aerial shot from a Cessna we hired for a couple of hours. I love the simplicity of this image.

I am now repacking my bags and head off tomorrow for a couple of weeks up in the Kimbereley including a stay at James Price Point to see what it is all about. If you are meeting up with us or are wanting to, we are meeting at JPP at around lunchtime on the 1st of October. We will be camping out there for a few days at least. Come along if you can make it. Should be great fun and a good opportunity to shoot together.

I have just announced a second Bunker Bay workshop on the 15th and 16th of January 2011 with Nick Rains. The first workshop filled in 4 hours and this one is already half full. If you want to book it go to Nicks Website and register.

Lastly my email account has maxed out at over 350 when I got back last night from Karratha. It is going to be impossible to reply to everyone so if I miss you out please resend your inquiry in a couple of weeks time when I will be home. Sorry for those that have been waiting for a reply. It is just out of control at the moment.

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Arts Freedom Australia Sydney Rally

1 Sep 2010 at 3:50pm

The rally in Sydney last weekend was a huge success with what seemed like a thousand people turning up to support the rights of artists to go freely about their business without overly restrictive and expensive laws. All the big guns were there and of course the biggest gun of all Tommy Putt, ok I mean’t Kenny D Duncan. I had the unenviable job of saying a few words to the crowd after Ken and was thinking having my arm chewed off by a pit bull with braces would have been more fun. I have never been so nervous in my life. There were cameras and videos everywhere and it was a little daunting. I had a speech organised but because Ken covered everything I was going to say that went out the door. Oh no I thought, I’m going to die in front of every photographer in NSW. As it turned out I didn’t but I didn’t set the world on fire either. I don’t think anyone laughed at my jokes and that confirmed my fears that people on the East coast have no sense of humour!! Couldn’t be because I ain’t funny! Could it?

If you look closely at this photo kindly sent to me by amazing photographer Gavin Blue, you can see none other than the great Thomas Putt in the dark shades. He was my body guard for the day and made sure I had all the right hair products available at all times. Nick Rainsy Rains is next to me and Leo Meier is just to my right. Also there protesting was some West Aussies, Sandra Herd, Matt Matty Saul and Adam Monk. Also Brent Pearson, Antonio Ranieri and Dan Capobianco were there. Pete Eastway turned up to hear my speech, the last I saw he was pissing himself, at my expense. David Oliver was there also, he said, You have to make a speech?, what have you got to say? Then laughed uncontrollably! There were so many other people there too many to mention and it is always great hanging out with your peers.

Thanks to the crew from Arts Freedom Australia, especially Renee for doing so much for this day and pulling it all together. And to Kenny D, you are the man! The rest of us mere mortals could only hope to have your profile. Your a great ambassador for photography. Nick, your a great MC, a little bit of rap now and then, scratch a few tunes and you could do the wedding circuit. You are the man after the main man!

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Noosa Workshop almost full

2 Jul 2010 at 2:22pm

Hi everyone, sorry to be away from the blog for so long, I have been up in the Pilbara again. This time though it was pretty damned cold.

Nick Rains and I have only 3 spots left for our Noosa Workshop if you are keen to come along you need to speak up now. It is an awesome workshop in an awesome location and it will be a lot warmer in the North East of the country.

See the flyer for more details and book with Nick at www.nickrains.com

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