Next events, previous events & office opening hours

February 27th, 2020

Discuss what you’d like & book early, to avoid disappointment. Some engagements are listed below while there’s others awaiting confirmation before being made public. You receive personal service as I have no staff. If I’m taking photographs for you or you’re attending a workshop, you have my undivided attention. Remote area & overseas travel can […]

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All agricultural conferences must now be in regional areas. No excuses!

February 9th, 2020

You think the ‘buy from the bush’ campaign is a good idea? Here’s an equally useful way to shift large amounts of money into the bush. Agricultural conferences have traditionally been run in capital cities for sound reasons. Because back when ag conferences started to crank up: Regional flights were less frequent and a lot […]

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How to judge & how to enter rural photography awards & competitions

February 2nd, 2020

Photography competitions can be incredibly useful in rural and regional areas. The multiple potential benefits range from encouraging existing talent to inspiring new photographers, to educating re agricultural industries and promoting the uptake of new methods and best-practice, improved environmental management, heritage protection plus tourism and event attendance. I enjoy judging photography competitions as much […]

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Irrigation schemes in Australia

January 30th, 2020

Irrigation is vital in Australia; it’s the only way we can produce a lot of our food, due to our naturally erratic rainfall. And in dry years, it’s the only way a lot of livestock can be kept alive, or fattened. But it’s very frustrating to hear politicians and others yet again spruiking the idea […]

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Videoing the public (including at events) – legal & ethical issues

January 27th, 2020

As is often the case these days, laws have not kept up with rapidly evolving technology. In the case of videoing the public and uploading to social media accounts, generally accepted etiquette hasn’t kept up either.  In most circumstances it seems obvious to ask people close enough to feature in a film if they mind […]

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What is the best drone for beginners?

January 24th, 2020

I’m often asked two slightly different questions regarding purchasing drones: What is the best drone for beginners to learn to fly? What is the best drone for a particular purpose? (Commercial or recreational  – eg common farming uses, mapping, photography or travel recording.) If you want to upgrade or just buy one drone to suit […]

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Practical tips for public speaking – conferences & workshops

January 18th, 2020

This is part of a series aimed at passing on what I’ve learned to help others get started with public speaking – to pass on what they know to others. Particularly women, as most of the events I attend have 70-90% male speakers. Many conference organisers are actively looking for more women to ensure greater […]

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What is the best drone to buy?

January 16th, 2020

I’m often asked ‘what is the best drone to buy?’ Whether for: entry or advanced level commercial or recreational purposes photography or agricultural purposes or mapping rural or urban use And many are asking online for opinions.  Often, people: Only recommend what they’ve used themselves, which may not even be a current model Are unfamiliar […]

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Why do cities exist and bushfire protection

January 3rd, 2020

It seems many Australians need a good think about why large towns and cities came into being because the fundamental reasons why are still relevant today. But rarely discussed. A reminder of the principal reasons may help more thoughtful decisions be made about where and how to live. When looking for a house to live […]

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Drone safety & drone laws

December 31st, 2019

All countries have a national aviation authority, in charge of anything man-made that is airborne, apart from small kites and party balloons.  While each country makes their own drone laws there are discussions between individual countries and via the IATA (International Air Transport Association), so most have a similar height limit for drones plus other […]

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