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True North Rotto workshop Extravaganza

27 Jan 2010 at 6:42am

Well the Rottnest workshop is over for the year and I think it was a great success. There was a great turnout for the day and the speakers, the crew, the food and Boat were awesome. I had a fantastic time and hope you all gained a bit of information and motivation throughout the day. A big thanks goes to my good bud Markie Stothard for having the vision to believe this could work and for having the perfect platform to hold such an amazing workshop. Nothing like a 50m luxury boat to “Go wild in Style” The day went pretty smoothly and when I left at 10pm the staff were still working cleaning the boat. They work so hard and you should see what they do on a True North cruise. Hopefully a lot of you will soon experience what it is like to travel on this amazing vessel, to some amazing locations and be treated like kings.

Thanks to Tony Hewitt, Nick Rains and Glen Cowins for putting on great talks, my wife said Glen was the best, we are now filing for a divorce!!

Now don’t forget the sponsors, Benny and Trevo from Team Digital and Paulie Paul from Fitzgeralds. These guys have given you some stuff in the show bags to chew over and make sure you support them as they have supported us and the photographic community at large.

Also to Muzz for organising the best video ever, I was blown away and so humbled by the effort he and the others put in to make a awesome video and probably the funniest thing I have seen in years. Thanks to the crew that submitted videos, I think Merv’s accusation might have some truth in it. As for Tommy Putts, that is definitely true, go the pink feather Boa !! Brent your much too kind and the line at the end re Nikon was a beauty! Cheers for that. Tony, you will need more than a wire cage to hide your secrets from me, you are an inspiration. As for the others, Peter Eastway, Ken Duncan and Peter Lik, I’m sure given more time something could have been done to personalize the messages a bit more but being the best in the game we have to agree you probably are too damned busy. Pete, do you know the story of Pinocchio??

Thanks to everyone who came along to share the day with us.

The photo of True North was taken by Jon Davison What a great shot!

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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
D3S
D3X
14/24
24/70
70/200
1DMk4
5Dmk2
16/35
24/70
70/300
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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