Archive for February, 2008
Starting in Auckland, the largest number of photographers ever to attend a photography seminar in New Zealand, set the scene for what would be a momentus seminar tour. For the past 3 years I’ve been speaking to sold out crowds in the US, UK, Japan and Canada -sometimes to crowds of over a thousand people- so you think I wouldn’t be nervous anymore. This was the first time I had presented my seminars in Australia and NZ though, and I seem to get more nervous on my home turf. Australian and New Zealanders are a notoriously tough crowd – but feedback was great.
Thanks to EPSON, DES, ADOBE, EIZO, Sandisk, Corel, the Edge, Photo Mounts and Albums, X-Rite and Better Photography, who all came on board to not only take my own seminar to four cities, but added to the event with a mini-tradeshow, showing what I believe are some of the best products on the market. I’ve used these organisations and their products in our studio for many years. They have helped me grow my business and my craft to where it is today so it is great to involve them in my seminars because I really think the tools and technology that they have will help others to produce better results.
While on our trip to Noosa, Brisbane photography couple Sonia and Chris from Sterling Studios were celebrating their very own wedding. Not missing out on this opportunity, after photographing the Noosa North Shore, Parker and I, Ian Wilkinson, Ben Clarke, and Rob Heyman, joined the official photographers, Cath and Richard from Vivid Photography just in time for an amazing sunset location shoot along Noosa’s Main Beach.
There were so many photographers, Sonia and Chris started to draw a crowd of onlookers who probably thought they were major celebrities!
Congratulations Sonia and Chris!
Close friend and one of the finest photographers in the world, Parker Pfister (www.parkerjphoto.com) visited Brisbane to share his talent with Australian photographers at the annual Queensland AIPP Hair of the Dog photography conference. I was lucky enough to have the chance to take Parker and his wife Missy, to Noosa Heads for a few days to show them some of the beauty Australia has to offer. We wandered through Noosa National Park and took some landscape shots and textures. I’ve posted a couple below. Some of these went on to win me Queensland Landscape Photographer of the Year – Thanks Parker!
BEDE and TARRYN Wedding, Gold Coast Australia
As a teenager, I was your typical Aussie boy who wanted to be pro-surfer, spending weekends at the beach, and holidays packing my camping gear and grabbing my board on surfaris with my mates. So I was pretty pleased to have pro-surfer, World No.2 Bede Durbridge choose me as the photographer for his wedding in February.
Bede married his childhood sweetheart Tarryn at his local beach break on the Gold Coast.
The Private reception was held at Avica Resor Gold Coast. http://wwww.avica.com.au